We had a great grand opening, now we need to work on cleaning up all of the confetti on the floor. If you have a few minutes, please take a look at where single use tags begin and work your way to the end.

What I'd like to do is start a discussion to address the following:

  • Are any of the single use tags meta tags? I.e. do they fail to describe the content of the question?

  • Do several tags overlap? If so, which one should be the primary tag and which ones should be synonyms?

  • Are any of the tags too localized? I.e. not likely to be used ever again?

I'm hoping that we can address this now, rather than later while its still a relatively easy task to accomplish. I'm also wondering if some of our unanswered questions might receive more attention if they were tagged better.

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Here are a few to kick things off... I've made this CW; please add to it!

Meta (tags, not site)

  • website
  • www
  • best-practice
  • webmaster


  • https, ssl, tls (close enough)
  • certificate, ssl-certificate
  • cdn, content-delivery-network
  • browser, browsers
  • static, static-content
  • url, urls
  • user, users
  • poll, visitor-poll
  • ab-testing, a-b-testing

Is synonym management available on the SE sites yet?

  • Yes, you can find the synonyms tool in the 'links' tab of the moderator tool section, but I don't think Jeff's new super spiffy tag obliterator 9000 unit will show up for a while.
    – Tim Post
    Commented Aug 8, 2010 at 10:23

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