I would like to propose a synonym for the tag. Because a popular the Cocoa technology, Grand Central Dispatch, uses that acronym, the most common use of the tag on Stack Overflow was in that context, even though the wiki excerpt advised against that. As a result, in another Meta discussion, I made a synonym request between and . That was a very unpopular suggestion. Because of the vocal feedback on that suggestion, I (and others) went through Grand Central Dispatch related questions tagged with and retagged them as .

So, I would like to now suggest a new synonym of . While that's not necessarily a synonym that resonates with me personally, I think it's clear that this is more popular than the proposed synonym to . I'd also suggest that we delete the proposed synonym (first proposed Nov 2010) between and .

Leaving without a synonym will only be an ongoing source of confusion. It's short and ambiguous. I think the best way to avoid continual misuse is to define a synonym. Clearly the use of the wiki excerpt was not sufficient.

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    "[greatest-common-divisor] is more popular than the proposed synonym to grand-central-dispatch" It boggles the mind. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jan 28 '13 at 16:26
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    @BoltClock'saUnicorn Yeah, as a Cocoa guy, I'm a little surprised, too. But look at the universal response I received to my other proposal. Personally, I care less about what we define the synonym to, than I do that we define a synonym to avoid ongoing conflicting use of the gcd tag. – Robert Ryan Jan 28 '13 at 16:28
  • There are obviously thousands of useful programming questions about finding the greatest common divisor. Grand Central Dispatch is certainly too niche...</sarcasm> There are probably 2 useful programming questions about greatest common divisors...asked thousands of times by students. – user7116 Jan 28 '13 at 16:29
  • 36 questions for the GDC tag? I say - retag those and then nuke it from orbit, so we wil never hear of the acronym again – SPArchaeologist Jan 28 '13 at 16:40
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    Kudos, by the way, for the editing effort. I noticed something going on the other day and wondered if you had organized it. – Josh Caswell Jan 28 '13 at 21:07

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