# Apache tag is frequently misapplied [closed]

According to its Tag Wiki Summary, is about:

The Apache HTTP Server, commonly referred to as Apache [...]

In the Java environment (and not only there) there are tons of Apache projects that are relevant to Stack Overflow questions: Tomcat, Apache Commons (and many, many sub-projects), Apache Derby, FOP, ...

The problem is that many times questions are tagged wrong:

Many other examples can be found when searching for questions tagged as and . Many/most of those are mistagged it seems.

My suggestion: rename to or something similar. Granted, a short tag name is a massive advantage, but "apache" simply doesn't precisely describe a single piece of software any more.

## closed as off-topic by Undo, Martijn Pieters, ale, animuson♦, Monica CellioMay 15 '14 at 1:32

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• Sad (because I like the tag being just Apache) but true. – Pëkka Oct 15 '12 at 8:06
• @Pekka: I know, but apart from some complicated logic like "discouarge the apache tag when the java tag is present" or something similar I can't think of another good solution to this problem. – Joachim Sauer Oct 15 '12 at 8:07
• My suggested rename: apache to apache-httpd. This is the short name used on httpd.apache.org while the long name is "Apache HTTP Server". – Colin 't Hart Oct 1 '13 at 8:48
• Does no-one else think this is a problem? It's getting to the point that almost every second question is getting wrongly tagged with Apache because the user is using some Apache project and just types "Apache <project>" into the tag line. Can we please rename this tag? – Colin 't Hart Oct 7 '13 at 12:02
• I'm in favor of renaming apache to apache-httpd. I've been cleaning these up lately and it's a huge waste of time. – Ben Reser Jan 30 '14 at 17:24