I have been contributing to Stack Overflow for some time, and I have noted a particular situation with ASP tags (ASP-Classic, ASP.NET, etc). Very often the questions in ASP-Classic aren't related in any way to classic ASP. These questions are in the ASP.NET realm.

I can't figure a solution for this, because it seems like the OPs don't know what ASP Classic means or are just being lazy and tag the thing that comes in search. Every day I have to retag an average of 3,4 questions, and this is just me.

I don't know if this is a problem that needs more attention, but it's certainly a little tiring reminding the users that their questions are not related to ASP Classic and retag it correctly. How can I better deal with this situation?

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    For history, see: Let's Ban the [ASP] Tag on StackOverflow! and Where'd the [asp] tag go, and why did it come back?, where the actual asp vs asp-classic vs asp.net thing was resolved once and for all... or was it?
    – Charles
    Nov 30, 2012 at 19:07
  • well, the reality is this is far from being resolved, it's resilent.
    – Rafael
    Nov 30, 2012 at 19:19
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    I believe it has to do with how the tag autocomplete suggestions are sorted. If you type "asp", "asp-classic" is displayed before "asp.net". This + laziness + lack of attention + lack of knowledge = mess.
    – bfavaretto
    Nov 30, 2012 at 19:56
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    Let's make [ASP-Classic] a synonym of [ASP-Clbuttic]. Maybe that would help.
    – Mike G
    Nov 30, 2012 at 20:09
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    for history & related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/26870/…
    – Rafael
    Dec 1, 2012 at 0:00
  • A thankless ASP, eh? Poor cleopatra.
    – Rosinante
    Dec 1, 2012 at 13:35
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    Still a problem - though I have the opposite issue. I regularly run through 6-8 questions tagged asp-classic that should be asp.net...
    – AnonJr
    Oct 22, 2013 at 14:47
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    @AnonJr i'm still having this problem but i don't find any suitable solution to this :/, i would prefer that any moderator say their opinnin about the problem. And to add more to this problem like a week ago i retagged a question didn't related with [asp-classic] tag, passed the edit and seconds later someone rettagged again with asp-classic. what a mess!!
    – Rafael
    Oct 22, 2013 at 15:01


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