I propose a merge of the two tags and .

Haystack is a Django app as is so there is little need for having two tags. The description of "haystack" could be merged into the tag.

I suggest that we keep the prefix django- as we do with

To avoid confusion with double tagging much like this question here

  • I will try and revive this question as it's still a problem where I have to retag up to 10 questions each week. Jul 9, 2013 at 20:20

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I have retagged all Django Haystack questions that were tagged with , to .

There were 204 questions tagged , and there are now 23 remaining - all relating to generic needle in a haystack problems (mostly in PHP).

I have edited the tag wiki for to mean the generic haystack problem:

A haystack is a generic term for a set of results to search. For Django Haystack-related questions, use instead.

  • But that's really not helpful. We shouldn't have two haystack related tags just as we don't have two [south] tags. May 3, 2013 at 10:22
  • @limelights I don't understand why this isn't helpful... there will be only 1 Django Haystack tag. I'm about half way through this. May 3, 2013 at 10:23
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    It won't keep people from still doing the tagging with Haystack since the module itself is called Haystack. People are seldom referring to the "haystack in a needle" type scenario or perhaps I'm wrong? May 3, 2013 at 10:24
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    If people use the wrong tag, that can't be helped. Hopefully the tag wiki edit I made will reduce this though. There are only 23 non-Django questions in the [haystack] tag - if there's consensus to burninate it, I say "go for it"! May 3, 2013 at 10:45

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