I don't see logic behind a network and a networking tag, does anyone else? Can they be merged into Networking if that is the case?

[network] (425)
[networking] (1211)

  • Somewhat related meta.stackexchange.com/questions/43828/… . I thought quack brought up a good point, but he ended up making the change.
    – heavyd
    Commented Apr 16, 2010 at 17:21
  • Please do another merge, and add a tag synonym for this: [network] is already back up to 59 questions.
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 2:27
  • @Jon Seigel: This time I got to do it for myself :-)
    – Kyle Brandt
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 18:01
  • Thanks... but... please add a synonym. Someone has already asked a new question with [network] on it.
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 22:20
  • @Jon Seigel: Ah did not know that feature had been added. I created the requested synonym.
    – Kyle Brandt
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 22:51
  • Excellent. Thanks. FYI: when you add a synonym, currently all questions with the source tag aren't retagged automatically.
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 23:06

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Personally I think this probably will need to wait until tag synonyms are available. Until synonyms or a blacklist is available people will continue to use the [network] tag.


I did some research on that topic. I found no evidence that there were differences in usage of both terms. So I've gone ahead and merged the [network] tag into the (more often used) [networking] tag.


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