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Since the [best-practices] tag was banned, a handful of synonym tags have been creeping onto SO in its place. For example, [bestpractices], [programming-practices] and [patterns-and-practices].

Are these considered to be synonymous, or is there a fine line between them that makes some of these OK but [best-practices] not? If the former, then should they be added to the ban list?

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@dmckee: Curses. I knew this question must've been asked before, but I couldn't find it. –  skaffman Oct 13 '10 at 19:16
    
The previous version was inconclusive, however. And as you point out the overflowosphere keeps thinking of new variants... –  dmckee Oct 13 '10 at 19:56
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