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I took a screenshot as I'm not sure how long this tag page is going to last :-)

https://stackoverflow.com/tags/pileofshite/info

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I just don't understand how both php and wordpress have been suggested as related tags. Almost looks like a joke to me ;)

No offence taken here btw but I thought it was worth mentioning this.

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    seems accurate ... – rene Dec 2 at 22:09
  • The Stack Overflow question has been deleted now (only visible to 10K+ers). – Peter Mortensen Dec 3 at 17:27
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Because there is exactly one question in that tag, and it also has both of the other tags. Therefore, it establishes a relation between them.

the one question in the pileofshite tag, prior to editing

...I've removed the tag, BTW.

  • Makes sense. I didn't see the question when I clicked on that tag though :-/ – customcommander Dec 2 at 22:16
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    shouldiblamecaching.com – Shog9 Dec 2 at 22:17
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    I suppose I was wrong in assuming that related tags were somehow suggested by a recommender. Is it just simply a list of commonly associated tags? – customcommander Dec 2 at 22:18
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    Yep! It's super handy when you're trying to figure out what a tag is about, or just research a topic in depth. For a more hand-crafted set of recommendations, the tag wiki will sometimes contain useful info, at least when someone saw fit to add it. – Shog9 Dec 2 at 22:19
  • Why exactly is there a pileofshite tag....? – Journeyman Geek Dec 3 at 0:27
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    @journeymangeek must be from our short-lived Toilet Overflow beta. – Columbia says Reinstate Monica Dec 3 at 3:35

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