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Someone finally went and did it: and are now synonyms. A lot of questions that were about nodes (as part of data structures), are now parading as being about the JavaScript library.

Can we have an undo on this?

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I agree that the tag was quite worthless.

I removed it, and no questions were untagged as a result...

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  • "no questions were untagged as a result" Does that mean the existing questions are still tagged node? Or does it mean that the ones that did still have at least one other tag on them. Commented Sep 1, 2011 at 13:54
  • @Jeff You might want to mark this one too as completed: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/85104/moving-off-of-node-tag
    – MPelletier
    Commented Sep 1, 2011 at 16:50
  • @George I think it means that no questions were left with no tags (which tags them with "untagged").
    – MPelletier
    Commented Sep 1, 2011 at 16:52
  • So what about nodes?
    – user102937
    Commented Sep 1, 2011 at 19:40
  • @robert dunno, but unlikely to conflict with [node.js] so probably best brought up as another question Commented Sep 1, 2011 at 20:19
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The "node" tag as part of data structures questions is probably not a good tag. That said, this doesn't mean we don't now have some clean-up we need to do that would have been easier before the synonym was created.

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    Luckily the tags weren't merged, so the cleanup should be minimal. Only questions created with the node tag after the synonym was created should be affected. Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 16:26
  • Agreed. Cleanup on aisle node!
    – MPelletier
    Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 18:19
  • It can also be node as in XML node. How useful is it then?
    – MPelletier
    Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 18:20
  • @MPelletier - Probably still no value there that isn't already communicated via an xml tag. Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 18:22
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    There's a Drupal node as well. Dammit people, stop calling things 'node'!
    – MPelletier
    Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 21:18
  • @MPelletier: It is all somehow derived from the graph theoretic nodes, isn't it? Commented Sep 1, 2011 at 2:18
  • @Paulo: Not necessarily. Drupal's 'node' refers to a table.
    – MPelletier
    Commented Sep 1, 2011 at 2:40
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I deleted the synonym. Luckily the tags weren't merged.

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  • That doesn't seem to have worked, unless there is some major caching going on. Searching for [node] still takes you to [node.js]. Editing the [node] tag wiki works, but when you save, you wind up at the [node.js] tag wiki page. WTH?
    – user102937
    Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 16:35
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    @Robert: I think it must be caching. Searching for [node] is taking me to stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/node, with 578 results. Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 16:38

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