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Earlier today, someone created . Being a new tag deletionist, I swooped in to determine if there was a better, already-existing tag.

I found three others. Four! , (had about 20 questions), (had about 10 questions), (had about 8 questions).

Thinking that the newest tag was the least ambiguous, I went through all of the other questions and retagged all the questions about the Client Profile for .NET 4 into , and moved all the questions about either 3.5 or that weren't version-specific into .

Then BoltClock pointed out that 4.5 is around the corner, which makes the very specific 4.0 tag slightly too specific.


How should this be fixed? One catch-all tag? Given the relatively low volume of questions, it could work. We probably don't need version tags here. Probably. If so, should it remain just ? To me, that seems possibly ambiguous. Are there better alternatives?

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springs to mind.

BoltClock is right, once .NET 4.5 is released, it makes a version-specific tag such as too specific for questions about the .NET client profile in general.

With it will address all versions of the client profile in .NET.

If there is an issue specific to one version of the client profile in .NET, then I'd say it can be tagged with and the framework-specific version tag (e.g. , , etc.)

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Accepting this one because the versioned .net tags make an amazing amount of sense and I disagree with the synonym idea. Now, who wants to do it? I could go through all of the questions again and edit them, but you guys are moderators and could do it faster... – Charles Jan 10 '12 at 18:53
@Charles You did ask the question.... Just because we are moderators doesn't mean we have super-edit abilities. – casperOne Jan 10 '12 at 19:09
Just checking before getting started. – Charles Jan 10 '12 at 19:10
@Charles There's also .net-client-framework which seems to be synonymous as well. I'll help retag now. Once these are done, put up a meta post asking to burninate these four tags. – casperOne Jan 10 '12 at 19:11
Thanks for the help! I'm not going to ask for burnination separately, I doubt that the old tags will spring back to life before they're recycled automatically. – Charles Jan 10 '12 at 19:21
@Charles No worry, I'll do it. – casperOne Jan 10 '12 at 19:22

I'd go with , without the version. We already have version tags handy, which users already use when tagging their questions and can use along with it.

I should also think it's safe to make and synonyms of that, since so far there hasn't been any usage of either tag to refer to technologies other than the .NET Framework.

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I'd disagree with making them synonyms; burninate them, as another technology might come along one day where "client profile" is more appropriate, or it might become something that is standardized. – casperOne Jan 10 '12 at 18:16

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