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I think we can consolidate these tags; keep , and set as synonym.

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If you read each tag's wiki, you'll see they have virtually nothing to do with each other. –  meagar Oct 23 '12 at 13:14
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Yes, I see that now. I've been spending so much time looking at session-timeout questions that I momentarily couldn't imagine the other uses of timeout. –  Eyal Oct 23 '12 at 13:19

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and are not synonyms, as the first doesn't imply there is any session involved. is specific enough to exist as separate tag.

I cannot tell you if is really helpful, but merging the tags is not the solution.

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I don't see how they have much to do with each other aside from the word "timeout"

Session timeout could have something to do with a login and saving to a session etc, whereas a timeout can have to do any number of timers.

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