Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I just got done retagging 78 questions with the tag. In probably 75 of those cases it was done by somebody who typed in "cross browser" instead of "cross-browser" or "cross X" instead of "cross-X" (for whatever value of X). Since "cross" by itself is meaningless in a programming context, can it be banned to prevent future instances of this problem?

share|improve this question
Or perhaps a special case in the tag system: if two adjacent tags, X and Y, can be combined into an existing tag, X-Y, do so. – GManNickG May 2 '11 at 6:37
I'm inclined to agree, but you've left one thing answered—what were the other 3 cases? Did they have a legitimate or near-legitimate use for that tag? – waiwai933 May 2 '11 at 6:39
Just out of curiosity, why did you take the time to do this? What were you trying to achieve? – user139018 May 2 '11 at 7:41
he was apparently searching for a question or trying to post one or looked up the automated recommendations for similar questions. – Aditya P May 2 '11 at 7:48
@user: Obviously trying to improve the site. It's a thankless job, but thank goodness some of us care enough to do it. – Cody Gray May 2 '11 at 7:50
@waiwai933: In the other 3 cases, such as, I could find no use for the [cross] tag and deleted it. – Gabe May 2 '11 at 11:53
In that one, looks to me like the OP wanted [cross-form], in which case your replacement of [form] with [forms] and deletion of [cross] is perfect. – Pops May 3 '11 at 17:43

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .