I'm cleaning up the vb tag, as it is ambiguous. Questions tagged
vb would be better off tagged one of
vb6 (and rarely an older version), or
vb.net instead. However, there are a couple tag synonyms that point to vb:
microsoft.visualbasic, which will make this difficult.
The latter synonym especially troubles me, as it's just plain wrong. Microsoft.VisualBasic is a specific namespace included with the core .Net Framework, and isn't in any way limited to VB.Net. I suspect a large number of the the questions originally tagged
Microsoft.VisualBasic are actually from people asking about using this namespace from C#, and have nothing to do with
vb at all.
I looked, and I didn't see an obvious way to suggest this synonym be removed. This can't be the only bad synonym. Indeed, a search here on meta showed several other questions about bad synonyms, with no way to remove them aside from moderator/developer intervention. Can we have a way to nominate tag synonyms for removal?