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How to handle tags with multiple meanings? [duplicate]

The tagging system doesn't support (as far as I know) a tag to be "separated" into two tags. For example, the Flex tag on SO currently has questions on Flex and Flex. I'm sure there are more tags that ...
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What can be done about ambiguous tagging? [duplicate]

I propose that something be done on SO to prevent ambiguous tagging. (and maybe this is happening and I don't know it, if so, disregard.) For instance, in my spare time I'm looking at posts tagged ...
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A real solution to ambiguous tags

Introduction Even within a site's relatively focused range of topics (it's unlikely anybody on SO will think sun refers to the solar system's star), some tags are inherently ambiguous. There are ...
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Please remove the asm -> assembly synonym [closed]

ASM is a tool for manipulating Java byte code, while assembly refers to assembly language. Some people write asm for assembly language, but that can easily be fixed by retagging.
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Should each tag have one, and only one, meaning?

On this question: Should the [float] tag be banned? I made what I believed to be a reasonable argument about the float tag, which was that the float tag can always be qualified with css if necessary....
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SO: blacklist the [idea] tag as ambiguous

SO has currently 451 444(??) posts tagged with intellij-idea and 15 0 posts tagged with idea. The latter list used to be longer until 2 days ago, when I browsed through it, noticed that the majority ...
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Classic Re-Tag Discussion on some good ole ASP (Classic) [closed]

Not sure if this re-tag request needs to get resurrected from the original "Great Tagging Reog" discussion, but as someone who still eats, sleeps, and breathes Classic ASP (well, Classic ASP pays for ...
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Tag Discussion: [which-language] on SO [closed]

While perusing the ambiguous language tag (1/3 of the way through right now!), I checked out what tags we currently have with either "language", "lang", or "lingu" in them. One of the ones that caught ...
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Tags for “odd” things [closed]

We have an [odd] problem on Stack Overflow. There are only 7 6 questions currently with this tag, but it covers 3 possible meanings and one of them I believe is undesirable. The last one is one I'm ...
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What to put in the scheduling tag wiki, since the tag is ambiguous?

I am noticing the scheduling tag wiki has answers for different types of scheduling: Scheduled tasks (ala cron) Thread scheduling Activity scheduling (ala Gantt Charts) If a tag wiki were to be made ...
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What to do about conflicting tag names? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle tags with multiple meanings? On Stack Overflow, I keep finding posts tagged raven that should be tagged ravendb. They are two very different products by ...