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I've seen a lot – really a LOT – of questions on Stack Overflow that have the tag, but are not related at all to the architectural pattern. Instead, they seem to refer to some .NET technology (I'm a Java guy, so maybe I'm wrong here). Some examples:

What's the proper thing to do when I find these questions? Retag, or just ignore because it is a general practice?

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Related: Vast majority of questions tagged [] and [mvc] should be tagged [] (except in this case none of the questions have the [] tag) – BoltClock's a Unicorn May 16 '12 at 16:45
I always confuse it with motor vehicle collision, and these questions have nothing to do with motor vehicle collisions. I support your retag request. (there are also [jsp] and [mvc] questions, so this isn't a problem restricted to .Net) – user7116 May 16 '12 at 16:53
You may want to participate in… as to the tag cleanup. – BalusC May 16 '12 at 17:06
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Actually, ASP.NET MVC does use the MVC architectural pattern.

If it really bothers you, just retag them

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"just"? :) There are pretty a lot. – BalusC May 16 '12 at 17:05
I guess the real question is: Which of those questions should just be retagged, and which are genuinely asking about the MVC pattern (whether or not they're asking in the context of You'd have to actually read them all to know the answer to that, and as @Chichiray says, there are a lot of them. – Spudley May 16 '12 at 21:55
Any questions that have the tags [] and [mvc] are almost certainly about the [mvc] pattern, as specifically implemented in []. Alas, there are no automated retagging tools that would make this any easier, but it's simple enough to find these questions. – Robert Harvey May 16 '12 at 22:19

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