It appears that the current retrieve tag is used for generic retrieval of data on over 300 questions. There is no tag wiki summary for it.

I can't see how it would be helpful to have a generic retrieve tag when you could easily search it as a keyword and expect to find related questions. Any domain-specific questions related to retrieval of data would be accompanied by a domain-specific tag or keyword, and generic questions about retrieval should probably be posted on the Programmers site instead. However, trying to search for answers for the actual RetrieVe language is near impossible since many unrelated questions are likely to contain the word "retrieve".

How should questions for the RetrieVe query language be tagged?

Would it be a good idea to remove the retrieve tag from existing posts and create a wiki summary for the RetrieVe language?

  • I'm new here, so forgive me if this seems like an extremely stupid question or a bad idea, but I think it would be helpful. – Corion May 8 '13 at 22:42
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    Are there already questions about RetrieVe on Stack Overflow, or are you asking for potential future questions? (It sounds like the former, but I'd like to confirm.) I did a quick Google search to see if I could find any but, as you remarked, the name makes it difficult to find results. A less ambiguously-named tag is a good idea. edit: Yes, there are. Here's one example. – Jeremy May 8 '13 at 23:41
  • I've tried to search RetrieVe in the past for help, to no avail. I refrained from posting my question since the tag appeared to be generic. Now that I understand RetrieVe better I was hoping to go answer some questions for people and ran into the same problem. – Corion May 9 '13 at 16:11

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