Currently quite a few questions regarding StackOverflow itself, some appropriate and some belonging on Meta, being asked on StackOverflow using the tag. The tag of course refers to a stack overflow, not the website (there's for that).

My proposed solution is that we remove completely (and possibly blacklist it, so this problem doesn't repeat itself), since there's already and (which we should probably synonymize, since we probably don't need one for each language, or do we?).

  • I say we burn all four tags, they all don't have a real purpose, especially when we apply the rule "every tag needs to be able stand on it's own". – Time Traveling Bobby Oct 3 '13 at 13:27

I don't see the need to blacklist the tag at all. Almost all questions tagged with stackoverflow are related to a stack overflow. I do, however, think and should be synonyms of itself.

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  • I myself have changed stackoverflow to stackoverflow.com on at least a few dozen questions (along with close votes where appropriate, of course), not to mention everyone else and all the migrated questions, who knows what the total numbers are. – Dukeling Oct 3 '13 at 13:34
  • I think that the similarity of stackoverflow to the name of the actual website precludes the synomymisation of stackoverflowexception and stackoverflowerror to stackoverflow. Instead, I'd think that stackoverflowexception should be the one to stay (as stackoverflowerror could be ambiguous regarding its use for errors on the Stack Overflow website). – Qantas 94 Heavy Dec 6 '13 at 23:52

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