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? Jul 25, 2013 at 1:50
  • On meta, duplicates are commonly downvoted. Don't take it personally.
    – Cole Tobin
    Jul 25, 2013 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. Jul 25, 2013 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 Tobin
    Jul 25, 2013 at 1:57
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    Be sure to read the many memes of Meta to g3t up 2 sp33d
    – Cole Tobin
    Jul 25, 2013 at 2:05
  • @abatishchev I didn't actually downvote; I just flagged. Jul 25, 2013 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, 2013 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. Jul 25, 2013 at 18:05

1 Answer 1


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, 2013 at 7:58

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