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Today I discovered a tag called . As far as I know, it is not an English word, but exists for example in French and must have been added by mistake. It currently has 35 questions.

I suggest we make it an synonym of or burninate it.

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It's authentication, Jamaican style. –  Pëkka May 15 '12 at 7:19
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its an original Elliniki (greek) word coming from the αυθέντης [Ηρόδοτος Α117]. From this word coming the αφεντικό that means "the boss", that is the one that have the right to enter their account. "Authentication -> the permit to the boss of the account." –  Aristos May 15 '12 at 7:37
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That's a pretty common problem for French people - "authentification" is the French term for this. –  Mat May 15 '12 at 8:01
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Burninate...... –  casperOne May 15 '12 at 10:50
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It's also the german term by the way... –  H.B. May 15 '12 at 10:59
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I love that there is a burninate-request tag. –  Andrew Barber May 15 '12 at 13:04

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There is no need to make it a synonym. At 32 questions, it doesn't have so many entries that it needs one.

Also, let's not forget that English is the official language of Stack Overflow, and that includes its tags.

Annnnd... That tag is gone (I've also created a synonym from to in the process as well).

Unfortunately, there's still this problem:

http://stackoverflow.com/search?q=authentification

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Wow. There's some. –  kapa May 15 '12 at 11:09

In two minds about this one.

  • On the one hand, having it as a tag will potentially help French speakers searching for questions and answers.
  • It is not an English word

On balance, I'd probably make it a synonym, as with 35 questions I guess the tag does get some use.

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I have proposed it as a synonym. Let's vote. –  kapa May 15 '12 at 9:10
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@bazmegakapa I've created the synonym for auth, but deleted the one for authentification; it's not an English word, and English is the official language of Stack Overflow. –  casperOne May 15 '12 at 11:18

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