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I am reviewing suggested Edits this morning and came across one where the editor has removed the tag from this question: Sage Accpac Ireport method failed

They left this note:

sage tag only is for sage math software ( To whoever moderates this - what would a good tag for the accounting software be? Clearly one is needed, this happens about once a week.

I personally don't know anything about either piece of software so I figured I would pass along their question here to bring more attention to the matter.


P.S. props go to kcrisman for bringing this issue up.


More information about the 2 different software that may refer to:

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This could use disambiguation; our company uses Sage products too and I wouldn't have thought of sagemath upon seeing the tag 'sage' – Ben Brocka Jul 16 '12 at 13:55
I thing sagemath and sage-erp would be good disambiguation. – nhahtdh Jul 16 '12 at 13:58
Just as an FYI, there continue to be a problem like this every month or so. How do things like this get resolved? – kcrisman Jun 5 '13 at 12:32
@kcrisman You pointed to this post to justify your edit, but I don't see any conclusive answer. – Gray Oct 31 '13 at 13:16
@Gray - You are correct. I don't really have authority to make up lots of new tags. But the current tag description itself is pretty clear. See my suggestion below - I don't know how to migrate all current sage tags to sagemath, nor which of the possible sage-accounting etc should be used for that product. Do you have a suggestion of how to resolve this? Trust me, I don't edit these tags because it's fun, I do it because I think it's necessary to avoid ambiguity for people searching for help on either product on stackoverflow. – kcrisman Oct 31 '13 at 14:44
I definitely don't mean to imply that you have anything other than good intentions. I was just a little thrown off by the seemingly circular justification for the edit. I edited that question to have a sage-erp tag because it seemed appropriate. In the future, if you see a mis-categorized sage tag, then you can use that one. I suppose if it turns out to be wrong, then it can be fixed somewhat easily as long as they are categorized somewhat. I am just making suggestions here because I have neither the authority or knowledge to make this decision. I think it's a step in the right direction. – Gray Oct 31 '13 at 15:28
Please see for a followup. – kcrisman Aug 20 '15 at 21:29

I like @nhahtdh's answer, and suggest upgrading it to have

  • sagemath for Sage math
  • sage-accounting for the whole suite of Sage accounting software
  • sagepay already exists for the UK online payment version of the Sage accounting software, apparently
  • sage would then be a disallowed tag somehow, if that's possible.

As long as all current sage tags are migrated to the proper new tag, I think this would be acceptable to those of us who answer Sage (math) questions. I don't think that there is a Sage accounting answering community in the same way ;-)

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Here's yet another question which has this problem. The folks have a lot of products, so it would be hard to know how many different tags to have... – kcrisman Sep 18 '12 at 15:22
Now that Sage math is SageMath (see this answer makes even more sense. How could one implement it? I don't have enough rep to suggest synonyms or certainly to retire a tag (though sage definitely is just too ambiguous at this point). – kcrisman Mar 17 '15 at 1:39

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