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I don't see any need for the tag. I think it should be merged with the tag.

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Considering the description is the same for both the tags, I would think there is no need to have two different tags. –  kiamlaluno Dec 30 '11 at 18:00
Why did somebody downvote this question? Perfectly legitimate. –  Jim G. Dec 30 '11 at 18:44
Just means they don't think the tags should be merged. Not that the question is badly written or anything. See meta.stackoverflow.com/faq#vote-differences –  Kate Gregory Dec 30 '11 at 18:48
As unpopular as this was originally (and ultimately futile since MS changed the name anyway), the tags were merged at some point. Go figure. –  Shog9 Mar 8 '13 at 0:09
@Shog9: Thanks, man. Like I said - I had the best of intentions. –  Jim G. Mar 8 '13 at 0:11

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Before the release of Windows 8, there was a tag. It was used for something to do with Java and Tomcat. People started using it for the Windows 8 Metro style anyway, which I think was the wrong choice. At some point the tag wiki was edited to describe the Windows 8 Metro content. That seems to have made redundant; but what's happening to those questions tagged that have nothing to do with Windows 8?

These questions are drowned out by Windows 8 ones; but perhaps we should be retagging the ones that are Windows 8 focused to use instead.

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So just to clarify, we'll use [metro-ui] for both Windows Phone apps and Metro-style apps in Windows 8, aye? I ask because someone has tagged a handful of questions with [metro-style-app], but I don't think we need another tag for the Metro design language shared by both platforms, and we have the [windows-8] and [winrt] tags for categorizing those particular questions anyway. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Feb 8 '12 at 13:49

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