Currently on SO there are 2 identical pairs of 2 identical tags:

POST is one of the HTTP protocol methods;

POST is one of the HTTP protocol methods

Please merge and synonymize [post] into [http-post].

Same for (4,720):

HTTP GET is a request method

and (456):

GET is one of many request methods supported by the HTTP protocol.

I think http-* is more readable thus should be a master tag.

  • @michaelb958: is it a reason downvote? – abatishchev Jul 25 '13 at 1:50
  • On meta, duplicates are commonly downvoted. Don't take it personally. – Cole Johnson Jul 25 '13 at 1:51
  • @ColeJohnson: Okay, I see. Thank for giving know. That sucks still. Why is SO and meta.SO are so different places? Just wondering. – abatishchev Jul 25 '13 at 1:56
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    Because we don't have a meta meta SO ;) In all seriousness, meta is a more laxed place. People can be more goofy and get away with it. See one of my comments – Cole Johnson Jul 25 '13 at 1:57
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    Be sure to read the many memes of Meta to g3t up 2 sp33d – Cole Johnson Jul 25 '13 at 2:05
  • @abatishchev I didn't actually downvote; I just flagged. – michaelb958--GoFundMonica Jul 25 '13 at 2:10
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    On Meta, people also downvote because they disagree. Just something to keep in mind. For example, the downvoters could have been thinking what TRiG was. Still not something to take personally. – Cody Gray Jul 25 '13 at 7:56
  • Who disagrees that sucks. Not something to take personally of course. My humble opinion. But due such disagrees there is all this tags mess on SO. – abatishchev Jul 25 '13 at 18:05

Hold your fire!

needs to be tidied by hand, as it currently contains many questions about get() methods which have nothing to do with HTTP. I know the tag wiki says otherwise, but reality is thus.

If it could somehow be locked to prevent new questions leaking in while old questions were tidied up, that would be good, but I don't think that functionality exists.

You're probably safe to go ahead with (despite the odd mistagged question).

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    s/get() methods/property accessors :-) – Cody Gray Jul 25 '13 at 7:58

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