Related to: Is tagging a question [excel-vba] preferable to tagging it [excel] [vba]?

I have notices that people are increasingly tagging questions access-vba, excel-vba and so forth. A lot of VBA works with all Office applications, so I think it would be better to only have a vba tag, which can be narrowed by the addition of the application tag, when required. Referring to the related question above, it seems that this may be a popular choice.

Is adding meta tags the best way to deal with this?

EDIT: Tag synonyms have been added at https://stackoverflow.com/tags/vba/synonyms, thanks to Lance Roberts.

  • If you agree with this suggestion and have an answer score of five or more, please visit stackoverflow.com/tags/vba/synonyms
    – Remou
    Commented Nov 22, 2010 at 16:40
  • I've now got a tag synonym setup for worksheet-function to synonym excel-formula to it, so we can standardize on the more generic tag to cover other spreadsheets also. You can vote for it here. Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 7:32
  • sigh I do not have the required score on this tag to vote. This is a bit daft, surely at some point rep should override this limitation on sub- and minor tags?
    – Remou
    Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 9:35
  • I agree, I've been wanting to do a synonym on Super User for a long time now, but am still short of the 2500 needed. Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 14:45


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