I had a question about firefox chrome earlier, and so I added the tag chrome to it When I submitted the question, it had turned chrome into google-chrome with a little google chrome icon beside it. Is that really necessary?

  • 6
    [browser-chrome] is more specific and probably more helpful in this case.
    – ale
    May 9, 2011 at 13:19
  • That's not a bug, that's a revenue stream! :P May 10, 2011 at 7:25
  • @al-everett thanks, you're right. Still, it seems biased to associate the word chrome with google chrome; how was I to know that chrome would refer to the google type? And how was I to think of [browser-chrome] as the proper tag? It could have been [firefox-chrome], [mozilla-chrome], [xul-chrome], etc. Jun 20, 2011 at 10:15

1 Answer 1


Yes - is a synonym for . It's entirely deliberate, to give a canonical tag name, making it easier to search etc.

  • 5
    And the little icon indicates a sponsored tag, whose usability is orthogonal to tag synonyms.
    – Josh Lee
    May 9, 2011 at 12:20

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .