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I had a question about firefox chrome earlier, and so I added the tag chrome to it When I submitted the question, it had turned chrome into google-chrome with a little google chrome icon beside it. Is that really necessary?

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[browser-chrome] is more specific and probably more helpful in this case. – Al E. May 9 '11 at 13:19
That's not a bug, that's a revenue stream! :P – Andrew Grimm May 10 '11 at 7:25
@al-everett thanks, you're right. Still, it seems biased to associate the word chrome with google chrome; how was I to know that chrome would refer to the google type? And how was I to think of [browser-chrome] as the proper tag? It could have been [firefox-chrome], [mozilla-chrome], [xul-chrome], etc. – yuttadhammo Jun 20 '11 at 10:15

Yes - is a synonym for . It's entirely deliberate, to give a canonical tag name, making it easier to search etc.

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And the little icon indicates a sponsored tag, whose usability is orthogonal to tag synonyms. – Josh Lee May 9 '11 at 12:20

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