The and tags are redundant; their summaries and full descriptions are identical. Can they be merged, with recreated as a synonym to ?


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Datatables should actually be retagged then blacklisted.

The tag wikis might be the same, but gets used for all kinds of things - the jQuery plugin, .NET's DataTable class, database tables, HTML tables, and so on. If we just create a synonym, the jQuery datatables tag will probably have an influx of those questions. I wrote about that in another answer covering the datatables tag and its companions.

To prevent that, we should probably just blacklist it to have people search for another tag to use instead.

  • Even if datatables has become a catch-all, since the tag's creation, it's wiki has been unequivocal in it's intention: "DataTables is a plug-in for the jQuery Javascript library..." stackoverflow.com/posts/5829962/… Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 23:47
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    No. I'm providing some information that supports your suggestion to retagg and blacklist. Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 23:54

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