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I am confused about the [mac] (4589) and [osx] (4980) tags.

I think that most developers talk about Mac OS X and start to write mac as tag, but no mac-os-x is suggested so they simply tag the question with [mac] but they meant [osx].

I would like to have a [mac-os-x] tag instead of both [mac] and [osx].

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The tag wikis on Super User claim (emphasis mine):

  • [mac] — Any and all questions that relate to the actual hardware of Macintosh, a brand of computers created and sold by Apple Inc.. Includes the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook. Not to be confused with MAC address. [...] Questions about Mac OS X should be tagged [osx]. [...]

  • [osx] — Software related questions on the Mac OS X, an operating system created and sold by Apple Inc. [...]

I don't know if the same is expected on Stack Overflow though. A tag wiki surely would help take away some of the confusion.

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That sounds good for SU. But I don't see a need for a [mac] tag on SO since it's all about software. And as I wrote in the question, I think that many people tag questions with mac because there is no mac-os-x suggested. So I think it would be best to only have a [mac-os-x] tag on StackOverflow. –  Jonas Jan 22 '11 at 12:53

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