SO has currently
451 444(??) posts tagged with
15 0 posts tagged with
idea. The latter list used to be longer until 2 days ago, when I browsed through it, noticed that the majority of the posts were about IntelliJ IDEA anyway, and retagged the rest (AFAIR 7 posts, including for example this, this and this) to
I also suggested
idea as a synonym for
intellij-idea, but today I became a bit hesitant about this.
Obviously "idea" has a much more general meaning than IntelliJ's product. So I am afraid automatically converting
intellij-idea in the future may be wrong in some cases. Can we expect that users will notice and use
ideas when they mean to, instead of ending up incorrectly associated with
intellij-idea? Based on its actual usage, the current consensus seems to be leaning towards
intellij-idea, but still it is sort of kidnapping a word... What does the community think?
As I just realized, there are precedents to this question. And the logical consensus seems to be to separate such terms into two (or more) distinct, unambiguous tags. Which in this case are already present:
I have already done
part of the renaming , and I can do the rest. Then, this answer mentions the possibility of blacklisting tags - to me this would be the best final solution in this case.