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A bulleted list is a type of html list. So please make a synonym of . Thanks.

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A bulleted list is not the only type of HTML list, and an HTML list is not the only kind of bulleted list. The two are not synonyms.

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Do we have to take the definition of a synonym literally? A synonym is useful in making a one-way relationship. –  Bryan Dunsmore May 9 '12 at 23:00
@dunsmoreb If they're not used interchangeably, then it's not a good candidate for a tag synonym. –  Bill the Lizard May 9 '12 at 23:31
Argh. Fine fine. –  Bryan Dunsmore May 9 '12 at 23:38

That's a tricky one. It's not referring to just the general term "bulleted list" but an actual language construct "BulletedList" which exists in the ASP.NET language.

This isn't specific to HTML (there were a few HTML questions incorrectly tagged). Someone who has HTML list experience may not be useful at all in those questions and vice-versa, but synonymizing them would cause those questions to be highlighted as favorites for anyone who has an html* identifier listed in their favorite tags.

I don't think this would be beneficial.

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While there is a BulletedList class, it has to do with creating bulletted lists in HTML. –  Bryan Dunsmore May 9 '12 at 22:57
@dunsmoreb: Just because it creates HTML in the end doesn't mean someone who knows HTML will be at all helpful there. –  animuson May 9 '12 at 22:58
I don't think that should be tagged as bullettedlist. There seems to be a problem where tags added just because it has that word in the question. –  Bryan Dunsmore May 9 '12 at 23:00
I agree that it's a problem tag, but pushing it into [html-lists] isn't going to improve it. –  animuson May 9 '12 at 23:03
Well the only other solution is to remove it because it is too specific to be useful. –  Bryan Dunsmore May 9 '12 at 23:03
How is a tag about a specific language construct "too specific to be useful"? –  Cody Gray May 9 '12 at 23:16

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