I don't use meta much but find stackoverflow very useful. However I found today that 2 of my questions had been retagged from what is basically UK English to US English.
I appreciate that the site was developed in the US and the owners are US residents etc but is this the current practice on what I thought were international stackoverflow sites?
Should I expect any UK references in my future questions to be translated for me?
The retag that I am most concerned over was financial year (UK) to fiscal year (US). I could understand if a new tag was added but it wasn't it was changed.
Like I said I don't use meta much so please can someone tell me if this is to be expected?
Hi, I agree with the minimum number of tags point, but financial to fiscal IS UK/US. The term is Financial Year in the UK and the answer indludes this link http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/govtalk/schemasstandards/e-gif/datastandards/financial/uk_government_financial_year.aspx , which is the UK Governments definition. This was not a case of reducing the number of tags. I understand it is a wiki and that the content can be edited by all, and that I could edit it back but I didn't want to go down a wiki edit-war path - I though stackoverflow was above that.
If it was just one edit I wouldn't have bothered asking this question. But the editor had also changed another of my questions in the same manner but with a much weaker argument from me to keep it :) which makes me think they are going through questions retagging them.
This is why I was asking the question here.
I'm just disappointed and wanted reassuring that this isn't normal procedure.
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