The bigger part of these questions is about Apache-POI, either the Java or the .Net (NPOI) version. Although the tag description of POI reads ambiguous/obsolete Please use Apache-POI all new questions (about Apache-POI) are still tagged with POI.

Is there any mechanism to make people use Apache-POI?

The POI tag itself is ambiguous because it's also used for 'Point Of Interest' (and I think I saw some other meaning too.)

Any suggestions on how to handle this <dramatic>tag abuse</dramatic>?

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We could retag the existing questions with whatever disambiguated tags are appropriate, then make a synonym of . Removing it will discourage further use. Anyone who uses it should see it change, then update their post to use the correct tags.

Note that itself has zero uses, so it really should be created if is being used for that meaning.

  • I think I could find myself in the above steps. – Wivani Sep 23 '11 at 12:33
  • Actually, one can make it a synonym (without merging) first, and then gradually edit the existing questions to point to the right tag. – Paŭlo Ebermann Sep 23 '11 at 12:56
  • @PaŭloEbermann I wasn't 100% sure which tag to make it a synonym of. – Bill the Lizard Sep 23 '11 at 13:01
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    Of the last 50 active questions, there are maybe 5-7 ones about point-of-interest, the rest is about Apache POI. So this seems to be the right synonym. – Paŭlo Ebermann Sep 23 '11 at 13:16
  • Anything I should do to set this plan in motion? – Wivani Sep 27 '11 at 10:18
  • @Wivani It would be a big help if you could go through and retag the ones that should be tagged point-of-interest. Once that's done, I can retag the rest in bulk to apache-poi, and create the tag synonym so poi -> apache-poi. – Bill the Lizard Sep 27 '11 at 11:12
  • I'm on it. Will report here once I've finished. – Wivani Sep 27 '11 at 11:13
  • Forgot that I can't create the point-of-interest tag myself. Can anyone help out? – Wivani Sep 28 '11 at 10:44
  • @Wivani I made the tag and added it on a few posts. There are still more that need to be changed before I can do a mass retag. stackoverflow.com/search?q=[poi]+point+of+interest Thanks. – Bill the Lizard Sep 28 '11 at 11:16
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    There is one question that is about Plone-POI (issue tracker). I removed the POI tag for this one; the remaining questions with tag POI are all about Apache-POI now (double-checked) – Wivani Sep 28 '11 at 13:31
  • Thanks @Wivani. I merged all the remaining tags and created the synonym. – Bill the Lizard Sep 28 '11 at 13:49

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