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Summary

The is ambiguous. After reviewing the current questions, the tag wiki should be updated.

Progress update I have retagged over 1700 questions. We need a better tag wiki excerpt. If no-one proposes a generic tag wiki (excerpt), I'm going to edit the wiki to the JavaScript prototype, since I'm not skilled enough in other meanings of prototype.

Even the smallest suggestions (comments?) are appreciated.


Re-tagging help and tools
The tag covers 2.3k questions, and is used to mark and questions. The ambiguity of this tag has been discussed before [1].

I decided to review the tag. Since this tag contains many questions, I'd appreciate any help.

To increase the efficiency/speed of retagging, I have created this Userscript.
An explanation for the tool can be found at the linked userscripts.org page. These two screenshots (question.png and tag-overview.png) show the effects of the tool.


Tag wikis
When the ambiguity has disappeared, the tag (wiki) has to be improved, to avoid future confusion.

  • Prototypes are mainly used for JavaScript-prototype questions. Should the tag be generalised, to also cover other prototype-oriented languages?
  • Should become a synonym of another tag, or vice versa?

Expected answers: Suggestions for an improved tag excerpt + wiki.


[1] Related meta questions

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Current progress: 548 edited questions. At the end of the trip, the prototypejs tag will cover more on-topic questions, resulting in a correct tag usage. I've done enough for today. –  Rob W Dec 27 '11 at 22:44
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Thank you for helping keep SO clean! :) –  Adam Rackis Dec 27 '11 at 22:56
    
643 remaining questions tagged prototype, as of now. @Community If you're skilled in the relevant topics, please correct the tags (filter tags at the right side of the page). –  Rob W Jan 6 '12 at 10:33
    
This has been annoying me too recently so I've spend quite a lot of time today retagging the latest questions (of which there were quite a few). As of right now, I don't think there are any prototypejs questions wrongly tagged with prototype. –  James Allardice Jun 11 '12 at 22:10

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I have replaced the outdated tag wiki with the following, because tagged questions started to pop up again. The current tag wiki is showing how to find the right questions / audience efficiently, without explaining the Prototype concept.

Can anyone improve this?


Tag wiki excerpt

In prototype-based languages, the prototype of an object is a set of properties which is inherited by all objects which are based on this object.

Tag wiki

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prototype-based_programming

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