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On Stack Overflow, the logo tag is used to refer to the logo language and also to refer to logos. The latter is also used in Meta Stack Overflow.

Is the latter tag a legitimate one? If so, should we move questions referring to the former to the tag logo-language? How do I move the questions?

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logo-language exists but I am getting a "Try using an existing tag instead." error msg –  Knu Jan 27 '11 at 14:16
    
I’m wondering whether renaming these tags might lead to less mis-tagging. –  Paul D. Waite Jul 20 '13 at 14:06
    
I was actually about to post a question "How can I find questions about Logo (the language)?" when I saw this. If the consensus is that the Logo tag refers to the language, I will start removing it whenever I see it misused. –  Tim Goodman Mar 20 at 9:01

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I think the 2nd usage is probably an incorrect usage, at least in the context of tagging on Stackoverflow. The "argument" that it's used differently on MSO shouldn't hold any weight as they're entirely separate sites with different sets of tags so the usage of a tag for one "thing" on one of the sites shouldn't particularly influence the usage of it on the other.

I'd also prefer, although not being an active participant in questions tagged logo my opinion doesn't (and indeed shouldn't!) count for much, that logo remain as just that, rather than logo-language. Or should we rename javascript to javascript-language, for example?

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I’m wondering whether renaming these tags might lead to less mis-tagging. –  Paul D. Waite Jul 20 '13 at 14:05
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"Or should we rename javascript to javascript-language, for example?" is a really weird example, as javascript did not exist before and still is not a common noun apart from the programming language. Perhaps Java would be a better example, except the point still stands that we only need to worry about collisions that people are likely to tag, and until coffee maker hacking becomes popular on SO, Java is likely a confusion free tag. –  jball Jul 22 '13 at 16:10
    
Honestly, Logo the language should (in hindsight) have been named something else. Have you ever tried to Google for answers on Logo syntax? You end up appending the word "turtle" to every query (even if you're not doing turtle graphics) just to filter out irrelevant results. –  Tim Goodman Mar 20 at 8:58

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