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We have a tag for (not to be confused with ). We also have questions about Whatsapp and Telegram, but those questions don't have specific tags yet.

In my opinion, we have 2 options:

  1. We create tags for both Whatsapp and Telegram, to be used on questions involving code that does vaguely gestures something with those services. Whether they're bots, scrapers, handlers, etc., all tagged based on the service targeted. There are a decent number of questions per service already (a quick search yields 12 questions for Whatsapp, 31 for Telegram), so we'd have to coordinate the re-tagging effort (or flood the frontpage).
  2. We outlaw such tags for not targeting a specific library. In which case it's a matter of time before we have a lot of tags that look a lot like each other with 1-3 questions each.

I'm fine with either and will volunteer to do the re-tagging. I'll post 2 answers to vote on, feel free to leave comments or post a third answer.


This question was prompted by this post, which created too specific tags.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I think "option 1" is best. If we start tagging everything related to a service now, if the tag grows too big we can filter by the existing tag when splitting off 'sub-tags'. Even if we never need to split a tag we'll have questions categorized for easier searching. \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    Apr 12 at 10:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ Someone created tags for Telegram 2 days ago. I know I approved at least 4 tag edits. \$\endgroup\$
    – pacmaninbw
    Apr 12 at 13:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ @pacmaninbw Are you talking about telegram-bot and python-telegram-bot? Because those tags are in the process of being removed. \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    Apr 12 at 14:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, I was talking about those tags. \$\endgroup\$
    – pacmaninbw
    Apr 12 at 14:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ When reading the title of this, I thought it was about "Which hashtags should we use on Twitter when we talk about Code Review Stack Exchange?" \$\endgroup\$ May 2 at 0:07
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Option 1

Create new tags.

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Option 2

Outlaw the tags.

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