While tagging questions, it appears that there are both singular and plural tags for plenty of terms as stated in this question. Assuming that there is no semantic difference between the singular and plural state of the tag, which one should we prefer? The one which was used more or the one which was used less up to that time?
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In cases where there's no semantic difference, I vote for using singular, just to save typing the extra letter.
Sometimes there is a difference - one example is "assembly" - in the singular this tends to mean "assembly language", in the plural it seems to mean something related to web services programming (although sometimes people annoyingly use the singular for this too).