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How to handle tags with multiple meanings?

I was looking at the mex tag on Stack Overflow, and I noticed that two completely different topics were being tagged as "mex". Roughly two-thirds were using MEX to discuss MATLAB MEX-files, which are C/C++ and Fortran extensions for the MATLAB language, and the other third had something to do with Web Services Metadata Exchange (something I'm far less familiar with). Is there a protocol for handling this? Does it matter?

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  • good question but isn't this a dupe? Can't seem to find it though! – Trufa Feb 15 '11 at 2:26
  • Nothing until it gets to be a problem. See for instance meta.stackexchange.com/q/23959/2509. – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Feb 15 '11 at 2:55
  • It felt like it might be a dup, but I couldn't find anything either. dmckee's link is for a similar problem, but there's no "what's the general rule" question. – SCFrench Feb 15 '11 at 14:16
  • The reason I asked this is that I just got done adding a tag wiki (well, someone else approved it, I don't have that much rep), and my wiki doesn't mention Metadata Exchange because I didn't realize there was this other vein of questions until I looked more closely. Now I'm wondering if I made a mistake doing so. – SCFrench Feb 15 '11 at 14:18

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