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How should ambiguous tags be dealt with?

If tag "foo" refers to two or more different technologies or concepts is it better to retag the less common usages or is it better to add additional tags to disambiguate? My particular issue is with ...
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What happens when a tag means two things? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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". ...
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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 ...
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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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How can we stop people from tagging questions “windows-forms”?

All [windows-forms] questions are now tagged [winforms], however everyday a few questions get created tagged as [windows-forms] and it takes a short time before someone retags them. Could there be a ...
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The tag [using] on SO has overloaded meanings [closed]

On SO, the tag using seems to be used for two different things: Discussing the using keyword in C# and a few other related issues Not knowing what the tag field is for; e.g. questions "tagged" [...
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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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Tag for two flexes [closed]

Re this question: Lexical Tie-Ins with Flex and Bison there are two things called "flex". Is there another tag for one or the other which could be used instead?
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Identically named library in two distinct languages - tag naming precedent?

I was editing a question today and discovered an accidental mis-tagging by the user: Create .listing file using use Net::SFTP::Foreign The original tag was for net-sftp, a tag which exists for the ...
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Multi meaning acronyms tags

The problem has been asked before, but under a slightly different conditions. There are acronyms, that have multiple meanings based on the context, like for example in this question wai which can ...
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The tag [stackoverflow] has multiple definitions [closed]

This question is using stackoverflow in the programming sense, while this question, also tagged stackoverflow, is asking about the way a feature on stackoverflow.com is implemented. I suggest ...
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Partition tag is ambiguous [closed]

As I've been cleaning up the tags on questions I've answered I've found several that have multiple meanings. Per @PopularDemand's answer here, I'll post a question about the partition tag as a test ...
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'brackets' vs. 'adobe-brackets' tag

(Going based on this post suggesting separate threads per instance of ambiguous/multiple-meaning tags). Questions related to the Brackets code editor seem to use one of two different tags: brackets ...
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Ambiguous tag: ming [closed]

The ming tag is being used for both: a php library for creating flash swf content an object document mapper for mongodb. The php library has a about 6 questions with the tag and the mongodb has 4. ...