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Right now is defined as:

The underscore, Unicode Character 'LOW LINE' (U+005F). For questions about Underscore.js, please use the underscore.js tag.

Is that really a useful tag? At all? I looked at the questions tagged with it and they were all supposed to be tagged instead. At this point only seems to add to the confusion with no real benefit.

Should the two be merged together, and just drop the silly "low line" character tag?

Edit: Yes, there is a related question from half a year ago, but the problem has manifested itself yet again. I really think this is a clear indication that something more permanent should be done to fix this.

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I looked at the questions tagged with it and they were all supposed to be tagged underscore.js instead -- Not quite. There are at least a handful that discuss the underscore character specifically. –  Robert Harvey Jun 28 '12 at 16:57
    
But not the majority by any stretch; besides do we really need a tag this specific, especially when it conflicts with a well known technology name? Who would subscribe to it? –  Blindy Jun 28 '12 at 17:04
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While I don't think we need a tag for every possible punctuation mark, underscores do have special significance in programming. –  Robert Harvey Jun 28 '12 at 17:05
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It might be useful to change [underscore] to [underscores]; I think that might provide a hint to users that we're not talking about the library. –  Robert Harvey Jun 28 '12 at 17:07
    
That sounds like something that would help, sure! My main issue is that it's so easy to confuse the two, I mean I didn't even know until just now that there were tags for specific punctuation characters (yes, there's also caret and star and so on, I checked..) –  Blindy Jun 28 '12 at 17:08
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Or since there is a [double-underscore] tag, you could also rename it [single-underscore] :-) or more seriously maybe [underscore-character]? That would be similar to [null-character] for example. –  assylias Jun 28 '12 at 17:32
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Well, of the 92 questions that had the [underscore] tag, 62 were actually about underscores. :/ I should've made you fix them. :P –  Robert Harvey Jun 28 '12 at 17:49
    
Might be better to have underscore as underscore-character, rather than underscores. Should tags be pluralised? –  Cameron Martin Jun 28 '12 at 20:24

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Completed: retagged questions having to do with to , and synonymized to

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The irony is I never once made a post about the underscore character or about underscore.js, was just my OCD kicking in. Thanks! –  Blindy Jun 29 '12 at 14:13

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