Edit, April 21: Someone re-created the tag the other day. I've gone through and re-tagged the afflicted questions once again. Two more votes are needed to approve the tag as a synonym of . This will prevent the tag from being recreated again.

Edit, April 5: Three more votes are needed to approve the tag as a synonym of .

I have completed the Zend-ectomy. Of the ~1,300 questions tagged , 850 of which have now been re-tagged by hand into other specific and correct tags, including , , , , , and a partridge in a pear tree.

Oh, and . Lots and lots of Zend Framework. As it happens the remaining ~450 questions are all also tagged zend-framework*. While there is a small chance that the standalone Zend tag in those specific questions references something other than Zend Framework, it is highly unlikely.

Therefore, I request that the tag be completely removed from all questions.

Zend Technologies Ltd. produces multiple products, but they are rarely the subject of the tag. Instead, people call Zend Framework "Zend", and thus frequently end up mis-tagged. Given this, I would also like to request that the tag become an alias of , as people will surely continue to use it otherwise. The two tags are effectively synonymous.

* Except for that single closed one at the top, which I am unable to retag.

Edit, April 4: Given no response from the SO moderation team, I'm just going to finish up the remaining ~450 questions myself.

  • I'm not 100% familiar with Zend, so what did you want that SO/SU question retagged to?
    – TheLQ
    Apr 5, 2011 at 3:04
  • @TheLQ, that specific closed question could be retagged to zend-studio
    – Charles
    Apr 5, 2011 at 3:46
  • @TheLQ, unfortunately editing the tags on the migration target doesn't change the tags on the original.
    – Charles
    Apr 5, 2011 at 4:09

2 Answers 2


IIRC, that should happen if someone suggests a synonym for zend-framework of zend, as I have just done.

  • Thanks for the reminder, Billy. I'd forgotten that functionality was actually suggestible by users. I've given it an upvote.
    – Charles
    Apr 5, 2011 at 3:47

I have now all-but-completed the retag. All that's left is the closed-and-migrated question that can not be edited by mortals. Three more votes are still needed to finish the synonym.

I ended up writing a bookmarklet to assist in this task. Here it is, should someone find it useful:

function dezend() { 
            .replace(/\szend\s/, ' ')
            .replace(/^zend\s/, ' ')
            .replace(/\szend$/, '')
function savetags() {
zendectomy = setInterval(
    function() {
        if($('#tagnames').length) { dezend(); savetags(); } 
return false;

(Yes, I know that I could have written the regex in a more brief fashion -- I'm lazy.)

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