I noticed today that we currently have two tags for the same Windows 10 feature.

My suggestion is for WSL tag to become a synonym of the greater Windows Subsystem for Linux tag. Worth pointing out that we already have several synonyms associated with the Windows Subsystem for Linux tag.

However, the tag description of WSL, is more accurate than the current description of Windows Subsystem for Linux

  • Seems reasonable. Especially as many users will not recognise WSL and Windows Subsystem for Linux.
    – Blackwood
    Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 1:18
  • @reben - I used the word "tags" no less than 5 times.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 9:31
  • @reben In the future when you realize something like you missed something obviously don’t comment about it. Noisy commentary is not helpful. Shouldn’t have even replied to your comment.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 13:59

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Seems a good call and no reason to have two nearly identical tags. I've gone ahead and merged them.

I've also copied the excerpt from to

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updating Documentation tag proposal commitments, 0 rows affected
updating DocTags, 0 rows affected
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updating count for master tag, new count: 248
tag remapping of [windows-subsystem-for-linux] and [wsl] complete!
remapping 0 synonyms
1 favorite and ignored tags remapped!
0 tracked tag badges were remapped!
Tag Synonym wsl -> windows-subsystem-for-linux was approved!
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    That looks like very low level database messages.
    – Braiam
    Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 18:54

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