Questions tagged [synonym-request]

A request to add one tag as the synonym of another tag. Please be specific about which tag should be a synonym of which. Bidirectional synonyms and cycles are implicitly disallowed, so suggest wisely.

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Create [x86-64] synonym for [amd-64]

On Stack Overflow, the x86-64 tag is the main tag for questions about 64 bit extensions to the Intel x86 architecture. The amd64 tag is a synonym. Here on Code Review, the amd64 tag exists (and only ...
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Let's demerge [mergesort] for consistency with other sorting tags

In a previous meta question, we decided that the sorting tags should not be merged. I am fine with this. Currently, however, there is a peculiarity among the 6 major sorting algorithm tags: ...
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Synonym request for tag [animations], proposed synonym [easing]

Synonym Request I came across this question screen-transition-effect-like-in-final-fantasy-games where OP makes their custom easing function in order to smoothly transition a color over an image. I ...
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What's your angle on desynonymizing [Angular] and [Angular.js]?

As we should know from ""Angular" (Angular is not Angular.js)", Angular is not AngularJS - Angular is Angular2+. Wikipedia also says they're different things: Angular - "Angular (commonly referred ...
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Can we constrict the [python-2.*] tags?

I would like to suggest the following: Rename python-2.7 -> python-2.x Synonymize python-2.6 -> python-2.x This is as we don't have individual Python 3 tags, such as python-3.6. But we do however ...
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Synonym Request: [smtp] -> [email]

I have a review request that pertains specifically to SMTP behaviour and would like it tagged as such so as to be unambiguous and searchable. However, I have no objection to such a tag deferring to ...
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(pascal) vs. (free-pascal)

This question has been half-answered before: Pascal / Delphi / Pascal Script tags It was explicitly asked again here: Should we have a [free-pascal] tag? but no answer was given. Now a bunch of ...
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Should the [css] and [css3] tags be merged?

I can't think of any good reason why the css3 tag should exist on CR at all. There is currently a discussion going on over on Meta SO as to when the css3 tag is appropriate. CSS3 is not a well ...
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SELECT [sql-server] AS [t-sql] FROM tags

sql-server and t-sql (short for Transact-SQL) both represent practically the same thing, which is Microsoft's proprietary RDBMS. From Wikipedia: Transact-SQL (T-SQL) is Microsoft's and Sybase's ...
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Synonym request: [template] -> [generics]

As far as I can tell, template is basically just C++'s version of generics. If this is correct and there is no other appropriate use of the template tag (the tag says it's not supposed to be used for ...
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Do we still need separate [unix] and [linux] tags?

I'm not sure if we still need both unix and linux. Unix is a broader family of operating systems and Linux is one of them under Unix. I don't think we should just have linux since there are ...
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Synonymise [objective-c-runtime] with [objective-c]

The tag objective-c-runtime has 3 questions: UIScrollView Category utility function for auto sizing contentSize (0 answers) Dynamically setting unknown properties of a subclass from parent class in ...
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Synonymize [levenshtein-distance] -> [edit-distance]

I created the levenshtein-distance tag without knowing there was already an edit-distance out there. Can we make the one I created a synonym of the existing tag? This will ensure any future users are ...
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Should [adventure-game] and [role-playing-game] be synonymized?

We have both adventure-game (14 questions) and role-playing-game (5 questions), which don't seem to differ much in the questions being asked for both. Plus, most of these questions involve a console ...
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Is the [ecmascript] tag needed?

I think this tag should be made synonym with javascript. It currently has only 6 questions, 4 of which are JavaScript. One is tagged instead cold-fusion and another .net. It has 0 followers. I'm just ...
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[hash-map]->[hash-table]

We have both hash-map and hash-table in the system. I have been trying to keep from having language-specific constructs in the tags. Not sure how this one slipped through... again. I propose ...
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Synonymization proposal for version-specific language tags

I was checking out the tags today, and I think we could clean up a couple tags. For all three suggestions, I think a synonym should suffice. I was unable to propose them, as version-specific tags can ...
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Tag synonyms ([error-handling], [exception-handling], [exception])

There is a cluster of tags of a similar nature. How should we synonymize them? error-handling (34 questions) exception-handling (90 questions) exception (36 questions) Interestingly, exception-...
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Tag synonyms ([interval], [range])

Three days ago (2014-04-06), I created the interval, unaware that range had been created on 2014-03-27. What to do now?
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Why are [questions] and [asking-questions] on meta?

If I want to scan the list of titles of all topics on meta about 'questions', then I need to do that twice (once for each tag, questions and asking-questions). Could one of them be synonymized or ...
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Burninate [tpl] tag

I have retagged the 4 questions that had the tpl tag, to use task-parallel-library instead - Stack Overflow doesn't have a tpl tag. Burninate? Synonymize?
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Tag synonym request: [postgresql] ↔ [postgres]

postgresql feels more proper, but postgres has been more popular. They should be synonymized, though I don't know which one should be canonical.
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Would you ever use the [jquery-ui] tag without the [jquery] tag?

I think that if you were able to use one and not the other then it would okay to not synonymize the jquery-ui to jquery. But it just doesn't seem like we need both of these tags. I think that we ...
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Merge or synonymize Cold Fusion tags

cfml and coldfusion-10 should be merged with coldfusion. coldfusion is the most popular tag of them all, but they are all the same thing and there aren't very many questions associated with them.
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Synonym request: [c++0x] ↔ [c++11]

C++0x was the working name for C++11, but they are still the same thing. At this time, c++0x is tagged with 4 questions and c++11 is tagged with 98 questions. Although there's no problem retagging ...
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Synonym request: [backbone] ↔ [backbone.js]

backbone is currently tagged with 9 questions, and backbone.js is currently tagged with 24 questions. These two tags are mapped together on Stack Overflow, so I think the same thing should be done ...
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Tag synonyms for [optimization] and [sql-server]

I would like to propose the following tag synonyms: effeciency (7) -> optimization (25) mssql (3) -> sql-server (4) In the latter case, I think sql-server should be the master as mssql looks too ...
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Tag synonyms for [codeigniter] and [multithreading]

I would like to propose some more tag synonyms: multithreading (8) -> threading (4) codeigniter (3) -> code-igniter (2) thread-safety (5) also exists, it's not quite the same thing as threading, and ...
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Tag synonyms for [strings] and [parser]

I would like to propose the following tag synonyms: strings (6) -> string (6) parser (4) -> parsing (5) Also, I'm not sure that the improvement (4) and readability (19) tags adds anything useful to ...
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