I see that (13254 so far) is used incorrectly very often.

For example, vast majority of the questions tagged by (or ) and actually should be tagged by , etc.

Only minimal amount of all the questions tagged by this tag are MVC framework independent and are about MVC in general.

  • So what you want to do?
    – om-nom-nom
    Mar 25, 2012 at 16:15
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    @om-nom-nom: For example retag all [asp.net]+[mvc] with [asp.net-mvc]. Mar 25, 2012 at 16:18
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    I blame Microsoft for calling it ASP.NET MVC in the first place. Mar 25, 2012 at 16:26
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    @BoltClock, you can blame Microsoft for almost everything :-). Mar 25, 2012 at 16:39
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    Question out of curiosity: Would "general mvc" questions (about the pattern and not a specific framework) be generally more appropriate on Programmers.SE? Mar 25, 2012 at 16:51
  • @AndrewBarber: Only if you are standing in front of a whiteboard.
    – user102937
    Mar 25, 2012 at 20:47
  • @RobertHarvey Excellent! Right; that pretty much describes what I was thinking of. It almost seems like a question that's about MVC - but specifically not about any particular framework/language - would be a 'whiteboard' type of question. Generally. :p Mar 26, 2012 at 2:57
  • What is your questions or suggestion here, in order to be answerable with binary logic Mar 26, 2012 at 7:49
  • @LazyBadger: What tagged by both mvc and asp.net-mvc tag only by the second. What tagged by .net or c# and mvc tag by asp.net-mvc instead of mvc. May 22, 2012 at 8:12

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Unfortunately, this will probably require developer intervention and some custom queries. Community mods and high-rep users have some neat tools to create synonyms and merge tags, but there's little support for chained queries like 'convert all questions tagged both and

Here is a link to a search for questions tagged and , there are currently 3,283 questions with both tags out of 14,443 total uses of the tag. That's a 22.7% takeover. Sure, it's possible that some of these questions ought to be tagged in this way. However, any questions about implementing an MVC architecture on the ASP.NET platform without using ASP.NET-MVC are going to state that distinction clearly in the question, and the vast majority (from a cursory inspection, every one of the first 50 questions) are mis-tagged.

Even worse, 557 are tagged , , and . Here's a link to the search. That sort of abuse (specifically, posting a question with tags that are purely combinations of other tags) should be auto-detected and prevented.

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