Every few years, we do a cleanup of ide tags, for example:
We have an ide-drive tag as a pata synonym, but as long as we have the ide tag, it will continue to get misused and create a cleanup requirement. It has a wiki excerpt with guidance, which gets ignored.
I propose replacing the ide tag with an unambiguous tag to permanently solve the problem. As DavidPostill points out, fully spelling out
integrated-development-environment won't fit in the 25 character limit, so some abbreviated form would be required.
Simply leaving out letters creates a misspelling problem for people trying to type the tag. It is better to use common abbreviated forms of the words so that the tag is easy to remember and reasonably short to type. An example would be int-dev-env.
The drawback is that new posters would not know the short form, and would have a tough time finding or guessing it. So this is not a good solution.
An alternative that improves on the current situation but doesn't completely solve the problem:
Make ide a synonym of an unambiguous tag that is what is attached to the question, for example: integrated-dev-environ. That gives users a quick, intuitive, and familiar route to the tag, but displays a tag that will obviously not apply to PATA.
That may lead the OP who needs the pata tag to hover on the tag to see what's going on, which will yield guidance. If not, the tag will be more obviously wrong to other users, who may fix it at posting time.