I just got done retagging 78 questions with the tag. In probably 75 of those cases it was done by somebody who typed in "cross browser" instead of "cross-browser" or "cross X" instead of "cross-X" (for whatever value of X). Since "cross" by itself is meaningless in a programming context, can it be banned to prevent future instances of this problem?

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    Or perhaps a special case in the tag system: if two adjacent tags, X and Y, can be combined into an existing tag, X-Y, do so.
    – GManNickG
    Commented May 2, 2011 at 6:37
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    I'm inclined to agree, but you've left one thing answered—what were the other 3 cases? Did they have a legitimate or near-legitimate use for that tag?
    – waiwai933
    Commented May 2, 2011 at 6:39
  • Just out of curiosity, why did you take the time to do this? What were you trying to achieve?
    – user139018
    Commented May 2, 2011 at 7:41
  • he was apparently searching for a question or trying to post one or looked up the automated recommendations for similar questions.
    – Aditya P
    Commented May 2, 2011 at 7:48
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    @user: Obviously trying to improve the site. It's a thankless job, but thank goodness some of us care enough to do it. Commented May 2, 2011 at 7:50
  • @waiwai933: In the other 3 cases, such as stackoverflow.com/questions/2947818, I could find no use for the [cross] tag and deleted it.
    – Gabe
    Commented May 2, 2011 at 11:53
  • In that one, looks to me like the OP wanted [cross-form], in which case your replacement of [form] with [forms] and deletion of [cross] is perfect.
    – Pops
    Commented May 3, 2011 at 17:43


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