A few days ago, somebody went to tag a handful of questions with . Don't we already have the tag for Metro apps, and both and for apps specifically designed for Windows 8? Or do we need that new tag to distinguish Metro-style apps on Windows 8 from Windows Phone apps (that are all in the Metro style anyways)?

Can we come to a consensus on what tags we should use for Windows Phone apps, Metro-style apps on Windows 8, the Metro design language, and anything else named Metro so we don't end up with a bunch of ambiguous and superfluous tags? Now would be a good time to nip this issue in the bud; I don't want this to get out of control when more questions surface in the very near future (i.e. when Visual Studio 11 beta drops next week).

Some related discussions:

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    This is like C++11 all over again... The people doing the tagging just don't understand the intricacies and nuances of the various product names, and the people who do understand who would ordinarily propose and approve tag synonyms quibble over the fact that they're not entirely synonymous... I say so what, but I'm a radical. – Cody Gray Feb 17 '12 at 23:14

I've been retagging to when it's clearly a Windows 8 kind of question. I've been utterly ignoring and think it should be synonymed away. I don't think it needs to be looked at question-by-question as the metro ones do. I have a tag score of 2 in so I don't get to propose synonyms. I don't feel bad, the top user of all time has a tag score of 19 and second place is 12. But anyway, I'm not going to go into that again.

  • Agreed on making them synonyms, since I believe Metro UI is Metro UI as far as Microsoft is concerned. I've gone ahead and merged them, with [metro-ui] as the master tag. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Feb 24 '12 at 19:29

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