At the moment there are six questions tagged :

  • Four are Unix/Linux questions, in which [rc] means runcom.
  • Two are Windows questions, in which [rc] means Release Candidate.

I don't think tags are meant to be ambiguous in this way. What, if anything, should we do to keep this issue under control?

2 Answers 2


Not any more.

There's nothing really much to do here. as in "release candidate" is a shitty meta-tag and shouldn't have been used.

  • 1
    On su, there's a convention of using windows-8-preview for windows 8 questions, since we have a load of windows 7 rc questions still popping up. Having a specific tag for release candidates works pretty well, since you have the option of cleanup May 2, 2012 at 14:04
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    You're right about rc. After all, everyone knows it really stands for Remote Control. May 3, 2012 at 0:05
  • No no, Radio Controlled. May 11, 2012 at 10:58
  • @TomAnderson same difference ;] May 16, 2012 at 23:10
  • @HubertKario No love for IR remote control?
    – mskfisher
    May 18, 2012 at 15:18

Spell them out, rather then abbreviate them?

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