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Currently, we have:

ruby-on-rails  × 26940   <-  ruby-on-rails2  × 4      Simone Carletti (proposed)
ruby-on-rails3 × 465     <-  ruby-on-rails-3 × 2212   Helen 
ruby-on-rails-3-beta     <-  ruby-on-rails3beta       Bill the Lizard♦ 
ruby-on-rails3 × 465     <-  ruby-on-rails-3-beta     shingara

So we have:

  • One beta being remapped to a non-beta, but one beta being remapped to a beta
  • Two many-dashes being remapped to fewer-dashes, but one fewer-dashes being remapped to more dashes.

(And one proposed throw-away-the-version-number.)

Which of these are desirable?

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These are desirable:

ruby-on-rails-3   <-  ruby-on-rails3    
ruby-on-rails-3-beta  <-  ruby-on-rails3beta 

These are people misunderstanding how the synonym functionality is meant to work:

ruby-on-rails  × 26940   <-  ruby-on-rails2  
ruby-on-rails3 × 465     <-  ruby-on-rails-3-beta
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You may need to include a 20 point note along the lines of "Not for hierarchical tags" –  random Jan 3 '11 at 1:58
    
So how come new questions tagged [ruby-on-rails-3] are still appearing? –  skaffman Jan 13 '11 at 18:50
    
@skaffman ... I just did a cleanup [ruby-on-rails-3] was more popular so I kept it ... I removed a bunch of weird synonyms as well ... –  waffles Jan 13 '11 at 23:09
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As a ruby dev, I'd prefer ruby-on-rails tag to follow the latest stable releases, which now is rails 3.0, soon to become 3.1. I feel the same about the ruby tag. –  oma May 14 '11 at 19:17

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