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I was playing around with my stackapps app and noticed a trend that a .Net tag is largely useless and mostly follows [c#]. Have a look at Jon Skeet or Marc Gravell. There is a clear correlation between the two but instead of what seems logical - that c# questions are a subset of .Net questions, it's the other way around. It's almost as if some users tag their questions with [.net] and some don't.

I guess what I am trying to say is whether or not there could be some smarts included in the tag system in the way of "tag A implies tag B". Or even something more elaborate like "C# implies .net OR Mono, you must pick one of those".

Does that make sense? Would it be usable?

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Duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/53331/…. – delete Jul 8 '10 at 13:15
Looks like both hierarchical tags and .Net tags have been discussed before. I guess those few related questions kinda answer my question. – Igor Zevaka Jul 8 '10 at 13:28
This one is most useful - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2781/… - except for it's about half of C# questions that are tagged [.net] and the other half ain't Mono – Igor Zevaka Jul 8 '10 at 13:38

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I think they can or should be logically different.

A question which is about the C# language doesn't really need the .NET tag.

A question about how to use a particular API doesn't really need the C# tag - although it may help in terms of suggesting the language for code samples.

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