Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 157 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

A few months ago I asked about the possibility of retagging old questions to (which is obsolete technology) thus allowing the merging of the and tags.

See Updating obsolete tags (javafx vs javafx-2)

People continue to use wrong the tag and nobody responded to the mentioned question. So I wonder if it's allowed for me to write and run a script (for example, Greasemonkey) which will retag all old questions?

Or I would be banned for spamming, cheating or hacking activity?

share|improve this question
2  
there's already such a script, btw – Sathya Dec 3 '12 at 13:53
    
thanks, was it tried for large amount of tags? – Sergey Grinev Dec 3 '12 at 13:55
3  
while I used it for retagging couple of tags on Super User, I did exercise discretion - used it for not more than 10 for every few hours so as to prevent front page flooding. YMMV. – Sathya Dec 3 '12 at 13:58

Site admins have automated processes to do all of this, and regular site users can propose synonyms; have you proposed a tag synonym between the two? The advantage of this route is that it doesn't spam the front page.

However, since there are zero javafx-1.3 questions, it doesn't seem to be in huge demand... once the javafx-1.3 tag exists, a synonym can be created.

Note that in all of this I make no comment on whether that is a sensible synonym / substitution : I don't know javafx well enough to comment.

share|improve this answer
1  
There is no javafx-1.3 questions because they are currently marked as javafx together with JavaFX2 questions. This is the problem I want to fix. Synonym wouldn't work here as it's needed to retag old javafx questions, not all of them. – Sergey Grinev Dec 3 '12 at 14:10

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .