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is a general term.

I think it should be deleted.

Strangely enough, some users seem to use it as a synonym for error, although most use it in addition to error.

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I agree! However, I think this should be a half-burnination/half-retag. The tag might be legitimate for some use cases. So use your judgement to decide whether to just remove the tag, or replace it with .

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Should fatal-error be a synonym for error? –  George W Bush Feb 20 '13 at 22:41
@GeorgeWBush: probably –  Linuxios Feb 20 '13 at 22:45
A fatal-error smells a bit like an unhandled-exception to me. –  tchrist Feb 21 '13 at 18:50
@tchrist: That too. –  Linuxios Feb 21 '13 at 21:06
@tchrist: Some languages do not have exception handling. –  Robert Harvey Feb 24 '13 at 19:37
@RobertHarvey: Very true. Especially ones like C. –  Linuxios Feb 24 '13 at 19:54
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I've gone through the list of questions tagged + and there are now only 15 tagged questions left (mostly in / ).

I don't know Java that well, but as I see it they can either be retagged or . So if somebody from the Java tag could please clean up the last questions that would be great.

That would leave us with:

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I would go with as it is valid in / .

I have fixed the / posts. Now the 3 remains.

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