Git-Tfs is a Windows OSS project which already benefits from a tag on SO (see )

Microsoft recently announced the release of a multiplatform tool named Git-TF.

Project descriptions:

  • Git-Tfs: git-tfs is a two-way bridge between TFS and git, similar to git-svn.
  • Git-TF: Git-TF is a set of cross-platform, command line tools that facilitate sharing of changes between TFS and Git.

Although those two products are very similar, they're completely different from a code perspective and maintained by different teams.

A question related to the Microsoft product was recently asked. If was wrongly tagged with the [git-tfs] tag. However, I wasn't allowed to retag it with a new tag as stated by the error message "Creating the new tag is not allowed since the tag already exists. If you think this new tag should be allowed, raise it on meta". I eventually used the and tags.

As I don't think we can do anything to fix Microsoft lack of imagination when it comes to naming product, maybe should we allow the creation of the tag (with a very explicit wiki description to help with the disambiguation).

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    The inability to create the new tag to go along with the question is probably part of a thing currently in place to prevent accidental new tag creation. It probably thinks that 'tfs' is a plural and that 'tf' is the singular form. We had this problem a lot in the past. Moderators can bypass the filter. – Charles Aug 17 '12 at 7:52
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    I would try name like git-tf-tools instead – gnat Aug 17 '12 at 10:09
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    @gnat: I don't feel that git-tf-tools is obvious as the tag for git-tf -- I don't think this will alleviate significant confusion for the git-tfs tag...? – Edward Thomson Aug 17 '12 at 19:18
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    I don't suppose we can get away with renaming git-tfs to git-team-foundation-server, can we. Ah, Microsoft product names... – Charles Aug 17 '12 at 19:33
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    @Charles: It's a little wordy to type "git team-foundation-server clone"... – Edward Thomson Aug 17 '12 at 20:33

I created the tag: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/git-tf

Please feel free to provide a detailed tag wiki to guide its usage and disambiguate it from .

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  • Thanks a lot! I've tried to edit the wiki, unfortunately, it looks like I can't input anything (see screenshot). Is this a permission related issue or should I give some time to a background task to finalize the creation of the tag? – nulltoken Aug 17 '12 at 21:15
  • @nulltoken There was a pending edit already in the queue. I approved it. Please review it and see if any other changes are necessary. Thanks! – Adam Lear Aug 17 '12 at 21:24
  • The wiki content is great. Thank you @EdwardThomson! – nulltoken Aug 17 '12 at 21:29
  • Thanks AnnaLear and @nulltoken, great to have this taken care of. – Edward Thomson Aug 20 '12 at 18:50

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