What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 122 Stack Exchange communities.

The tag already has a helpful wiki entry I would assume that all 6 question tagged with pertain to the same thing.

Please make cscript.exe just a synonym of cscript.

share|improve this question
I wonder, does there really need to be a [cscript.exe] tag? I'd be in favor of just retagging those 6 questions to use the "parent" [cscript] tag and let the old tag die. –  Jeff Mercado Jan 30 '12 at 7:16
@Jeff - you are right, but since there are already 6 question with this tag, I guess chances are that it'll pop up sooner or later again. So maybe the synonym would be more future-proof? –  Martin Jan 30 '12 at 9:16
But still, is [cscript.exe] needed as a tag? Is it distinct enough that [cscript] doesn't do the topic justice? Are they exactly the same just with the ".exe" extension added? If it was a situation similar to [vb] and [vb.net], then I would understand the need for the tag. But if it was something like [notepad] (referring to the Windows notepad program) and [notepad.exe], then the tag shouldn't exist. –  Jeff Mercado Jan 30 '12 at 14:59
@Jeff - sorry, I'm confused: "Is it distinct enough that [cscript] doesn't do the topic justice?" --it's not distinct. It'S obviously completely the same thing as [cscript]. That's why I asked for it (cscript.exe) to be made a synonym of [cscript]. –  Martin Jan 30 '12 at 19:00
Just because people tacked on ".exe" to the end of the tag on 6 different questions doesn't warrant keeping it that way. That's like saying someone decided to create the windows.exe tag -- which is to refer to the windows operating system -- and synonymizing it. We don't need to add a synonym just because it exists, in fact, we should burn the other tag because it's not a common way people refer to it. I'm just going to go on ahead and retag those questions... –  Jeff Mercado Jan 31 '12 at 3:01
@jeff . So instead of having the system automatically retag the synonyms for future qs, we do it now and'll have cscript.exe reappear sooner or later?? –  Martin Jan 31 '12 at 10:29
add comment

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .