Sparked by this meta, I did a quick search for "socket.io" and came back with 21 hits. It seems to be enough to create a tag for it IMO, but I'm no web guy. I don't really understand what this framework is and if it really applies to these questions.

A lot of these questions are currently tagged with or and I have a feeling that these tags were just "close enough" when the OPs posted and don't really apply, but I'm not really sure. Can a subject matter expert chime in and let us know if it a tag would be appropriate on these questions? If so, perhaps someone would be willing to take a look at retagging? It's only 21 questions. It shouldn't take more than a lazy Sunday for one person to clean this up.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Did you edit bump this because you feel today is a lazy Sunday? \$\endgroup\$ – nhgrif Aug 9 '15 at 19:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ @nhgrif kind of. Still no answer, so I thought a new title might be clearer and draw one in. \$\endgroup\$ – RubberDuck Aug 9 '15 at 19:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ that is a funny title question - and it did suck me in! :) personally I think there should be no web-related questions on here .. this site is about actual code, right? ducks :) \$\endgroup\$ – Fattie Aug 12 '15 at 12:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ @JoeBlow I'm not getting what you're saying. The web is built on code and this is Code Review. Can you elaborate? \$\endgroup\$ – RubberDuck Aug 12 '15 at 12:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm just being funny, dude. It's not real code unless it's machine code right? :) Anyway nice question! \$\endgroup\$ – Fattie Aug 12 '15 at 16:09

I was just looking around our site tags and checking if I could clean anything up. Noticed we didn't have a tag, I think we should have one.

The reason being, I just started to use the library myself, and really, it's too distant from WebSockets (, however, the library is built off this) for Socket.io questions to be lumped in that tag. Also, is too broad for Socket.io. If we have people using Socket.io, chances are they don't care too much about .

Some notes:


We have 28 posts (with a score >=1) where socket.io is mentioned.

14 of these are from 2015, and 12 of these are questions!

To me, that's enough for a tag. Especially when what we have doesn't really suit it.


I'm no subject expert, but with other tags like and for specific libraries/frameworks, I don't see a reason against it.


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