This question is using in the programming sense, while this question, also tagged , is asking about the way a feature on stackoverflow.com is implemented.

I suggest creating a new tag, , for questions about how things on our favorite website are implemented and leaving for people who have problems with memory management.

It appears this question addresses what I am asking for, but has no definitive answer other than "fix it yourself."

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    or fixed even more succinctly, [stackoverflow] for the website, and [stack-overflow] for the memory error.
    – James
    Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 15:59
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    I think that leads to more confusion. As a newcomer how would I differentiate between [stackoverflow] and [stack-overflow]? Choosing [stack-overflow] and [stackoverflow.com] as per your original suggestion offers much more clarity. Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 16:18
  • I just posted this, before I saw your question, but I believe we're proposing different solutions to similar problems.
    – Ether
    Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 16:50

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You are approaching this the wrong way: new users will always use the stackoverflow tag to refer to either the website or the error, so no matter what you do that tag is doomed.

I have a better idea: rename the website to http://www.wafflesoverflow.com; this will solve the tag problem. The domain is not currently registered.

  • That was what i was thinking, the name of the website is the redefinition
    – James
    Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 17:06

i think that the best, most clear way to set it up for newcomers and old is to roll all stackoverflow the website tagged questions into a tag [stackoverflow.com] and roll all stackoverflow the exception into [stackoverflow] and [stack-overflow]

  • That won't happen if you're doing an actual tag search.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 18:47
  • i have to bracket? i guess that makes sense. My bad.
    – James
    Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 19:16
  • The tag wiki now agrees with you, but it hasn't stopped people from using [stackoverflow] for both meanings.
    – Pops
    Commented Sep 28, 2011 at 16:48

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