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Questions tagged [ambiguous-tags]

Tags whose meaning or purpose may be, or has already been, interpreted inconsistently by users of the site it exists on. Use this tag if your question relates to tags which are being used inconsistently or are likely to cause confusion.

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Overlap? [deleted-accounts] vs. [deleted-users]

deleted-accounts 252 questions Use it for questions about user accounts that have been deleted or the process of that deletion. deleted-accounts is for questions about user accounts that have ...
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Ambiguous/redundant delete/deletion tags

There seems to be a bunch of redundant tags here, made worse by inconsistent tag wikis. What's the fundamental difference between comment-deletion and deleted-comments? (Only the latter has a wiki.) ...
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Give mods/communities better tools for large retagging jobs

Where I'm coming from I'm a moderator on an SE with 5000+ visitors per day, a lot of drive-by askers but few regular contributors (6 editors with 5+ edits this year), and a substantial tagging mess. ...
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How to suggest merge of tags on a Stack website?

For example, on SO there are two tags for Application Insights, ms-application-insights and az-application-insights. I'm guessing this is originally to distinguish Application Insights on Azure, as ...
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Ambiguous tag: designmode [closed]

The StackOverflow designmode tag is being used for three things: Visual Studio's Design Mode used to graphically define forms (most usages) An old Internet Explorer feature that allows a form of in-...
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Isn't the tag feature-request too broad or ambiguous?

The description of feature-request tag: This tag is for proposals of new features on the site, or requests for a change to an existing feature. But aren't new features and change-requests two ...
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The shark tag is ambiguous [closed]

The Stack Overflow shark tag is being used for several very different things at the moment, and as such is almost useless. From its tag wiki: Shark can refer to Apple's performance analysis ...
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Ambiguous [ink] tag [closed]

I was looking for Zurb Ink and found the [ink] tag clouded with many results: Microsoft.Ink Zurb Ink ink.sapo.pt printer ink I've created tags and wiki pages for the above three. Is there any ...
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Ambiguous tag: escript [closed]

There are really two eScripts. One is the Oracle's ECMAScript implementation for Siebel CRM system. According to documentation: Siebel eScript is a programming language that is syntactically and ...
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Ambiguous tag: [fuzzy]

fuzzy could use some disambiguation. There are several uses of the tag, including fuzzy-logic and in the context of images ( Android Bitmap Saves As Weird Lines and FadeIn image like Facebook (if not ...
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How to handle a tag edit which completely changes its current meaning, but is also correct?

I just happened to get this suggested tag-edit in the "Suggested Edits" review queue. The tag edit was very nice and proper but Alas!, it completely changes the meaning of what the tag was originally ...
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Burn the [source-code] tag [duplicate]

The source-code has been used to ask questions about: The Linux Kernel Scraping HTML Version Control Open Source Code Formatting etc. Lots of questions use the tag only to indicate "my question is ...
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Is the [evolution] tag too generic? [closed]

I came across the evolution tag because of this suggested edit (now approved) https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/3270491 The proposed wiki is Play Framework evolutions are plain SQL ...
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Homonyms. [ghost] is a tag for Python Webkit client *and* blogging platform

There is an old tag ghost for Python Webkit client. But questions start to appear that ask about Ghost blogging platform. How to deal with homonyms? Create separate tags?
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Ambiguous tag JCL on StackOverflow

This post uses the JCL tag. Erlang how can I see application output via JCL on detached erl? JCL is in the title. JCL means something in erlang (it means Job Control Mode, but there we are, it exists)...
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Should this type of tag be deleted? [duplicate]

I have seen a table tag and its description and the description says This tag is ambiguous. Consider using other tags instead. Read the tag wiki for more information. So I think that is because ...
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The [apply] and related tags - how to reorganize? [closed]

Currently the apply tag is used inconsistently, There are 470 questions under this tag. It has 2 problems. 1) The tag description refers only to the apply() function in the R programming language. ...
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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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Ambiguous [code-review] tag [closed]

The code-review has two interpretations: One is the code-review of versioning tools or systems like SVN or GIT Second is the actual code-review of source code The tag summary says that: Code ...
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Remove the “Linked” Tag [closed]

The linked tag on Stack Overflow has no tag wiki, no summary, and is ambiguous as to what it does. Referring to Jeff's Criteria on Meta-Tags If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, ...
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Some suggestions for you to retag to help purge [google] [closed]

google (the tag, that is) is a monstrosity. Evil, in fact. See Should the [google] tag be removed and blacklisted? The answer people are gravitating towards is very definitely "yes", and with good ...
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How to deal with language repository tags?

In addition to tags for languages, like r and perl, there are also tags for repositories, like cran and cpan respectively. It seems like these tags should not be used for questions about these ...
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Ambiguous tag [virtual] [closed]

The virtual tag has the very vague tag wiki: An extensible or simulated artifact. Questions with this tag usually refer to virtual-functions virtual-machine or virtualization Also questions ...
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Ambiguous tag [machine] [closed]

Uses of machine include virtual-machine jvm machine-learning state-machine Questions tagged machine should be edited and retagged with one of the more specific tags.
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The [roll] tag is ambiguous [closed]

There are currently 54 questions tagged with roll. The usages of roll include: Rolling dice - These should probably be only tagged dice and not diceroll. Yaw-Pitch-Roll iOS Camera Roll ...
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Merge [vc6] and [visual-studio-6] [closed]

We have two different tags for the same subject. I suggest that questions currently tagged with vc6 be changed to visual-studio-6 to be consistant with the other Visual Studio tags. This ought to be ...
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Make a tag specific to a certain technology [closed]

I added a tag for state preservation and restoration, a technique in iOS to save and reload app state (tab number, scroll position, etc). I named the tag state-restoration. There is no main class for ...
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ppm tag is ambiguous [closed]

ppm: This tag can mean: Perl Package Manager Portable Pixmap (a Netpbm image format) I think it should be divided into two tags: perl-ppm and ppm-format for example.
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Delete the [sheet] tag on Stack Overflow [closed]

sheet is ambiguous. It has no wiki entry, and it's unclear what was intended in its creation. It has been chosen by OPs to mean several different things: UIModalPresentationFormSheet: this Cheat ...
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Xcode tag cleanup request [closed]

I have noticed a disturbing trend: Every day I am retagging posts about iOS that have the xcode tag in them. The xcode tag should only be used for questions about the IDE itself, not about ...
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Tagging confusion/inconsistency with alloy-ui

I've noticed that many questions tagged as alloy-ui, are incorrectly tagged. Namely, topics involving Appcelerator's Alloy framework for the Titanium SDK. While Alloy UI is a javascript framework ...
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Ambiguous tag: [helix]

There are currently 16 questions with this tag, but not all of them use it to mean the same thing. These refer to the Helix 3D Toolkit for .NET (Suggestion: Create new tag [helix-3d-toolkit] and ...
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Business Process Management and Bit Per Minute: both BPM tag? [closed]

Looking at the questions associated to the bpm tag, there are 2 topics actually: Business Process Management, which is associated to the tag Beats Per Minute, related to Music, songs, audio ...
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Sencha tags needs to be touched

There are 2500 questions with the touch tag. 240 of them, are related to sencha-touch, the rest to other touch related subjects. So my conclusion is the touch tag is probably too ambigious. And needs ...
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Ambiguous tag: Android JET / Microsoft Jet [closed]

Another use for the JET tag has just come to my attention, as noted below. I am tempted to use either [android-jet] or [jet-audio] for the latest manifestation. Edit: I have assigned jet-audio as a ...
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ambiguous tag: [tag:silo] [closed]

Recently I stumbled upon silo and found out it has ambiguous meaning. Is it possible to create unambiguous tags instead?
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Should we split [windows-azure-queues] tag [closed]

The windows-azure-queues tag (only 74 questions) can confusingly be used to refer to two quite different technologies where the only thing the have in common is that they both run on Azure, Azure ...
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The cl tag — CL and OpenCL language, or MSVC C compiler? [closed]

The tag cl has just over 50 questions. Many of them are about CL and OpenCL. Many of them are probably tagged to represent the MSVC C compiler, cl.exe. I've just rejected a suggested edit for a ...
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Ambiguous tag: f5 [closed]

The tag f5 is used for referring to both f5 load balancers and browser refreshing action by pressing the function F5 key. As of now there are only 28 questions with the f5 tag. I guess this won't be ...
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Use of cute tagging, tag abuse? [ef] [include] [closed]

The include tag is about compilation, like C++ or LESS includes. The EF extension method that controls pre-loading or lazy-loading tables/objects is called .Include(). I just retagged a question ...
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What is the gaming tag for? [closed]

The gaming tag has 128 questions. The excerpt makes it seem as an overly general tag. Questions directly related to computer gaming and interactive graphics/video What is it for? Should we ...
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Disambiguate the [postfix] tag [closed]

The postfix tag is described as being for the mailer; however, a number of folks use it when describing issues with infix and postfix notation. Can we make postfix-mailer and postfix-notation tags ...
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More messy tags: [attachment] and [attachments] [closed]

Currently, attachment has 765 questions, while attachments has 200. I suspect most of the questions from each of these should be merged to email-attachments, but there's a lot of badly tagged stuff ...
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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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Tools to help detect different uses of ambiguous tags

I just discovered that case-when was sometimes being used when switch-statement should be used. In order to find questions where it was mis-used, I looked for questions tagged with case-when, and ...
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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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Delete the [detect] tag? [closed]

I just came across detect, a tag with the lovely tag wiki summary: "Detect meaning goes like either discover or identity of presence." Looking at the 484 questions currently tagged with it, I see ...
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Clarification on tags: Android and Monodroid [closed]

On the "normal" stackoverflow site, is anyone aware of how "android" tag subscriber/watchers feel toward questions being asked that contain C#/Monodroid code (versus Java code) ? I've never had a ...
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Ambiguous tag: switching [closed]

There are 134 questions using the switching tag. Most are using it in the sense of "changing from one thing to another," e.g. "Switching from UIViewController to UITabBarController." However, there ...
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Can the [star] tag be removed? [closed]

There's a tag: star which I think needs to be removed. It has no wiki, so there's no good way to tell why it was created, but its usage is inconstant and not relevant: 20 questions are tagged with ...