Those users are doing it wrong: tags need to have meaning on their own. There should be no compound tags on any SE site.
Most of those questions also shouldn't be tagged open-source, as it's not relevant to the question that the software described happens to be open source.
I'd suggest that both the open and source tags should be nuked from orbit. They don'...
There are many valid functions named 'poll' to which this tag could be applied. I suggest that the most common and best application of the tag would be the Posix function poll(3) (link), but I don't think it's sufficient to call it poll-function because no one reads the tag wikis.
Therefore, I suggest that the new tag name be posix-poll. This would be ...
The correct protocol is indeed to ask here.
However, I disagree with your proposed synonymization. "GCD" only means "Grand Central Dispatch" to Cocoa programmers. It means "Greatest Common Denominator" to anyone who ever had a math class.
Instead of synonymizing, questions which use gcd when they mean grand-central-dispatch should be edited.
Considering that metro-ui has ~2000 questions, and modern-ui has 2, I think the community has already decided. Anyway, whatever MSFT wants to name it, modern-ui is very ambiguous. It could just mean designing something in a modern way, or updating Windows 2000 software to a later design metaphor. If we're going to switch, at least make it microsoft-modern-ui,...
...Not so fast!
Yes, the proper English phrase would be "value injector". But it appears that there is a fairly popular code library for ASP.NET applications that goes by the name Value Injecter.
Chances are, questions tagged valueinjecter refer to that library.
There might be some questions that aren't about that library that got that tag applied to them ...
I disagree. Not all pig questions involve the language.
For example, questions about downloading, building, installing, configuring, system requirements, API, unit testing, etc. do not have anything to do with the language layer, and therefore should only be tagged pig. This is probably why the tag wiki says nothing about piglatin.
You could argue that the ...
jQuery should be used everywhere especially when creating native applications on mobile devices.
If all you are doing is retagging, use the retag functionality.
If you are making good edits on the post itself, as well as retagging, use the edit functionality.
Do not make minor edits just to gain the +2 reputation.
I can't agree with this. Googling SSE shows "Streaming SIMD Extensions" as the very first hit for me.
So "SSE" is much more used for that than "server sent events". Not to mention there are many more questions with sse than server-sent-events.
I also haven't seen anyone mistagging server-sent-events with sse. So I don't think it's a problem.
What can use ...
Here is the domain knowledge requested:
ggplot2 ( This should be the master )
(Circumstantial) evidence of domain knowledge:
I have nearly 50K rep in the r tag, with nearly 8K rep in the ggplot2, the proposed master tag.
I co-authored R for Dummies
I wrote the package ggdendro that extends ggplot2 by adding support for dendrograms, ...
Yes, it does. When I'm looking for something and I know there is a tag for it, I want to simply type [something] in search window and I don't expect to miss some questions on that topic due to them being too old to be properly tagged.
The request was closed because it was made obsolete soon after.
You just can't close something as obsolete (and no longer needing any attention) without also saying it's off topic. Even if it was on topic.
The question then becomes what use is a retag/merge/burninate request that was not debated and does not follow through to live tags as initially ...
I would suggest jquery-datatables for the jQuery plugin. It fits the convention that seems to be used for jQuery plugin tags such as: jquery-isotope, jquery-masonry, jquery-cycle, etc.
The -plugin suffix only really gets used in a couple of instances:
struts2-jquery-plugin (which apparently coexists with struts2-jquery and should probably be made a synonym)...
Personally I see no reason to keep tags that go against the whole purpose of a Q&A site.
Since howto or how-to usually translates into "Do this for me!" or "Can some one guide me step by step to achieve this", they with no doubt should be burninate!
Take the very essence of howto:
Giving basic instructions to the layperson on how to do or make ...
Don't do this.
You are correct that -or is the correct spelling for most uses of the word 'injector' (as used in fuel injectors etc.).
However, valueinjecter is the correct spelling of the name of the program referenced in these questions. It's spelled that way in their URL: http://valueinjecter.codeplex.com and on their website:
The author, o, ...
I totally agree with this. I suggest making the symfony2 tag the main one and symfony-2.0, symfony-2.1 and others just the version tags to specify a version when it is important.
Basically, we just need to untie symfony2 from symfony-2.0 and make it standalone. We'll retag the needed questions after that.
P.S. I'm the top answerer of the symfony-2.0 tag, ...
I'd rather merge that into automatic-properties :) I'm also not entirely sure we need a synonym yet, given that the term is shared by CLR languages as well as Objective-C, which has its own similar take on automatic properties.
Just for kicks: this isn't the first tag to have a name that exceeds the character limit. Another somewhat well-known example is ...
No, don't merge a generic tag (7666 questions have it) with a specific one (608).
The generic tag is used for all kinds of vectors currently, so retagging it would cause a ton of trouble, as not all questions currently tagged vector are about stdvector.
Unless you're planning on manually going through almost eight thousand questions to find out which of ...
excel-vba refers to VBA when specifically applied to Excel. vba is more generic and specifically reference to VBA in any application (Outlook, Word, Access)
excel is a different tag is while it could refer to Excel and VBA, it could also refer to Excel on its own. While asking about specific formulas in excel, there are some questions that have been ...