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The tag has, if I can count correctly, 4 different meanings at the moment.

  1. Job Control Language, for IBM mainframes. The tag wiki refers to this one
  2. Java Constraints Library
  3. JEDI Code Library - Appears to be related to Delphi
  4. Jakarta Commons Logging - tag already exists,

My proposal is to introduce two new tags for the Java Constraints Library and the JEDI Code Library, and move the appropriate questions over to those. There is already a tag for Jakarta Commons Logging, so any questions relating to that can be moved to that tag. That would leave just IBM's JCL at the JCL tag. How does that sound?

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And the above is complete. – dsolimano Jul 26 '11 at 20:08

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I concur with your suggestion to introduce two new tags, but I think this is an excellent example of an idea I've been kicking around -- thinking about asking:

Could we perhaps introduce a Wikipedia style disambiguation pop-up for the tag? as well as others? This would also be a possible solution to prevent future questions from jumping into the confusingly.

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I'd be interested in how you'd present this disambiguation popup, because it's an interesting idea but it'd have to be presented to the user in such a way that it's not cumbersome – Daniel DiPaolo Jul 26 '11 at 15:55
gimp is giving me seg-faults... I was thinking of a section labelled 'disambiguation' separated from the usual tag-completion using a horizontal line. So that, for example, compass would still auto-complete to compass-lucene, but the disambiguation would also show lucene-compass. Which I realize isn't the best example because these should just be synonyms anyways, but I hope it conveys the idea. – M. Tibbits Jul 26 '11 at 16:18
Sounds like a good idea - can you add a feature request for this? – dsolimano Jul 26 '11 at 20:08
I just did. Feel free to edit/make any suggestions for improvement! :) – M. Tibbits Jul 28 '11 at 4:07

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