What is the stance over class-specific tags in questions? Clearly — for example — it would be best to have (an API/Framework) than (a class defined within).

The real question is, should class-specific tags be removed? APIs have hundreds of class names. Considering many Framework & APIs are covered here, I imagine the community would try to keep tag names fairly low.

I don't want to insult anyone nor come over as an over-zealous editor nor start an edit-war by removing tags.


No, class-specific tags should not be removed. However, if there are questions tagged that don't have the tag, the latter tag should be added. We don't need to keep the overall number of tag names low if the tags give extra information.

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    I am thinking about creating a "qtcore" tag on stackoverflow, so this answer is useful to me to get some feedback about such ideas. We have had class tags, but nothing for the module providing those. I was considering replacing the class tags initially with the module, but perhaps it is just better to add the module tag then, isn't it? – lpapp Sep 27 '13 at 8:50
  • @LaszloPapp Yes, I would just add the module name tag and leave the class name tag in place. – Bill the Lizard Sep 27 '13 at 11:00

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