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I just noticed that we have two tags for the same scenegraph library. Namely with 29 tags and with 48 tags. Often they are even used together. I can go ahead and retag them all since that seems to be the most popular.

I have since gone ahead and retagged everything appropriately. All content tagged was indeed related to OpenSceneGraph. There is no longer any content tagged .

Given that the library is often referred to as OSG (and all code resides in a similarly named namespace) could we go ahead and make them synonyms of each other? I fear that otherwise the tag might created again.

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Thanks for the retagging.

Since doesn't exist anymore, there's no point in making it a synonym. A 3-letter acronym that isn't massively popular has a high risk of being ambiguous, and is in any case unclear to the unitiated. Acronyms should be used when the acronym is better-known than the full expansion. Otherwise it's best to stick to the full name.

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Well, in fact the library is often referred to as OSG (and it is the namespace used throughout the code). I fear that it will simply be created again. – Bart Aug 7 '12 at 11:18
    
And my fears have been proven wrong. So there you go. ;) – Bart Oct 3 '13 at 14:20
    
Test comment (for issue discussed in chat). – Duncan Nov 4 '13 at 15:39

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