currently has the following wiki entry:

Windows registry is a place to save the configuration for hardware, software and the operating system (Windows). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Registry

so it's supposing that all the posts using it (1229 at the time of writing) are related to the Windows Registry.

At the same time, is seeing wide usage (445 posts).

So let's make one a synonym of the other.

  • Propose registry as a tag synonym for windows-registry (not the other way around) and I'll vote for it.
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 14:40
  • @Mr.Wizard: Don't object, I've updated my answer's title Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 17:42
  • Fine. However, you have not actually submitted registry as a tag synonym suggestion for windows-registry at the link above. I see that you do not have 5 votes in the windows-registry tag yet. Why don't you retag a few of your registry answers to windows-registry, so that you will be able to suggest a synonym?
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 17:48
  • @Mr.Wizard: Great idea! Done. I thoutgh that I have to have 5 votes in registry to suggest a synonym to it, but actually have to have in windows-reistry to suggest it as a synonym! Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 10:43
  • Interesting; I too thought it worked the other way. Do you realize that by suggesting windows-registry as a synonym for registry, rather than the other way around, you are going against the desire of the people voting below? If that synonym is approved, then all posts currently tagged windows-registry will be re-tagged registry.
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 14:27
  • @Mr.Wizard: I voted below too. Anyway it can be swapped later, I'll take care about that. Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 14:34
  • Okay, I wasn't sure. What do you mean it can be swapped later? I don't think it can. If you look at tag mathematica you will see that it has a synonym wri-mathematica -- this resulted from someone's attempt to change the tag to the more specific form, but he did not understand how the tag synonyms work, and therefore proposed the synonyms in reverse, as you just did. Now, any post tagged wri-mathematica is automatically retagged mathematca which is exactly the opposite of what he desired. (BTW, that someone was not me; I am not just speaking in third person for effect.)
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 14:45

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I'd rather delete registry at all in favour of windows-registry for clarity.

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