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See here: Proposal: to discourage the "mdb" tag for problem description.

Having done dung-beetle work of manual retagging about 150 "mdb" questions (took me about 5 months), I hereby announce the "mdb" tag as extinct and I'm asking to lock it permanently, due to ambiguity of the acronym.

The tag was used in the meaning of:

  • message driven bean (about 70%),
  • MS Access database (about 30%),
  • a Unix debugger (twice).
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I synonymized --> , since it's a file extension.

Banning is usually reserved for meta-tags, off-topic tags and other similar nonsense.

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Have the headache and frustration tags already been blacklisted? –  Rob W Feb 11 '12 at 15:58
That's the problem - it cannot, as you'd have to synonymize it to multiple tags. –  MaDa Feb 12 '12 at 10:17
Not really... We pick one tag, and go with it. –  Robert Harvey Feb 12 '12 at 18:19
So, who's going to go through and fix all those message-driven bean questions that now claim to be about access databases? –  Donal Fellows Feb 13 '12 at 1:22
@DonalFellows: Link, or it didn't happen. –  Robert Harvey Feb 13 '12 at 1:23
Thanks. I'd synonymize it to "message-driven-bean", but the most important thing is that it's clear now. –  MaDa Feb 13 '12 at 13:30

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