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There are currently a few year tags that should be removed (unless the year or number itself is an issue), probably added because of versioning.


  • -> Done by jjnguy
  • -> Done by KennyTM
  • -> Boom, no more!
  • -> Has popped up at least once on 2012-01-20
  • -> Done by jjnguy
  • -> Done (and done again 07/21/2011, it came back...)

Dangling version:

Many of these are just [product]-[year] without the hyphen or [product][year]. In the 2010 category, Visual Studio 2010 and Sharepoint 2010 seem prevalent.

Ultimately, can we add a ban on these tags?


Other dangling tags (be careful, as some may be genuinely intended):

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See this question, and specifically my answer. – Jon Seigel Aug 27 '10 at 17:01
It seems that some of the [2007] and [2003] tags are for Office product questions that have been moved, and can't be retagged. – Yi Jiang Aug 27 '10 at 17:05
@YiJiang: I went through and deleted any that were closed and couldn't be retagged. – Bill the Lizard Aug 27 '10 at 17:10
Retagged a bunch...but then I got bored... – jjnguy Aug 27 '10 at 17:15
@Mpel, nope, that is not a thing. – jjnguy Aug 27 '10 at 17:33
...And then I got even more bored at work, and went back to tagging... – jjnguy Aug 27 '10 at 17:39
@MPelletier Its jjnguy giggle This almost feels like an inside joke now – Yi Jiang Aug 27 '10 at 17:48
I changed visual 2010 studio to visual-studio-2010 I made sure it had the sponsor logo on it. – jjnguy Aug 27 '10 at 17:52
People 'pronounce' it jinguy which is ok. Otherwise I have no idea how to say it. (but I like to keep it jjnguy because those are my initials (jjn)) – jjnguy Aug 27 '10 at 17:54
88 questions marked 2.0.. needs cleaning up – Brian Aug 27 '10 at 20:59
2.0 is down to 55.. this is exhausting and slow. – Brian Aug 27 '10 at 21:22
Just cleared the last two [2007]s. – mmyers Aug 27 '10 at 22:39
2.0 is done! On to others... – Brian Aug 28 '10 at 0:15
Tag 4.0 recleared. – Anthony Pegram Jun 5 '11 at 17:58
Added unit+testing to the list, as I've just eliminated [unit] and don't want it to sneak back again. – razlebe Dec 8 '11 at 12:39

In addition, I found the following:

7bit       5 tags
8bit       8 tags
16bit     26 tags 
24-bit     8 tags
32bit    209 tags
64bit    887 tags
128-bit    7 tags

I think it should be either xxbit or xx-bit and based on the numbers, changing 24-bit to 24bit and 128-bit to 128bit looks like the most valid option. Only 15 to change. Unless there is a very good reason to leave it this way.

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ok, I fixed the 24-bit and 128-bit ones. – Jeff Atwood Jun 5 '11 at 16:49

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