Is it time to merge svn and subversion tags again? Below are tag counts for both tags on the trilogy sites.

Stack Overflow:

Server Fault:

Super User:

  • 13
    Or just implement tag synonyms and make the two mean the same thing.
    – Justin 'jjnguy' Nelson
    Commented Dec 2, 2009 at 18:49
  • 8
    @jjnguy: Agreed. Those who like that idea should upvote this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2779/…
    – ベレアー アダム
    Commented Dec 2, 2009 at 18:53
  • It's the request that keeps on requesting.
    – random
    Commented Dec 7, 2009 at 10:12
  • 1
    @jjinguy: I think synonyms are a bad idea, but automatic re-naming at edit/creation time would be better.
    – Joel Coehoorn
    Commented Dec 7, 2009 at 17:40
  • Could someone please do it on Server Fault too?
    – Jonik
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 13:14
  • I updated tag counts. Time for new tag merge?
    – Juha Syrjälä
    Commented Mar 23, 2010 at 17:43
  • done on SU: 2010-04-02
    – quack quixote
    Commented Apr 2, 2010 at 7:47
  • Updated tag counts. Server Fault still has a significant number of svn and subversion tags.
    – Juha Syrjälä
    Commented Apr 23, 2010 at 13:20

4 Answers 4


Done on stackoverflow, plus a tag dedup.

And again... (Dec 7 at 9:52)

And again...(Apr 23)

Waiting for another And again... And again...And again...And again...And again...And again...


Jeff, when is this black list up and running?

  • 2
    6 to 8 weeks...
    – Pollyanna
    Commented Dec 15, 2009 at 19:35
  • @Pol, it's interesting that meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2779/… now stands strong at 68 upvotes.
    – perbert
    Commented Mar 23, 2010 at 18:21

I did the ones on SO by hand.

Since there were only 9 questions, next time you can take care of them yourself since you have enough rep. See here for guidelines on when to retag and when to ask for help. I don't mean to be snarky, but for a really trivial number of questions, the mods don't need to be called in and do extra work that we as a community can accomplish in seconds. We have the power, we should use it.

The merge on SF, on the other hand, should be done by the mod's automagic non-bumping merge process since there are quite a few that need retagging.

  • Doing that many retags manually is annoying because captcha kicks in all the time.
    – Juha Syrjälä
    Commented May 2, 2010 at 11:11
  • @Juha: After a while, you get used to it. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/captcha
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented May 2, 2010 at 15:13

Merged on Serverfault as well.


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