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There's currently 47 questions tagged with .

Although some questions might be in regards to different versions of software, I don't think tagging them with "version" adds anything constructive, and is very vague. I propose the removal of the following tags for that reason:

Again, these tags don't really allude to what the question is even asking. You know it's something about a version, but does that really help to categorize these questions? Even if a question is about a particular version of something, the version itself is usually explicitly specified in the tag.


After some review, I also think that should become a synonym of .


Lastly, I've been going through a few questions, and have noticed some in regards to the version/edition of Windows. I created a new tag called , to further categorize these questions (example 1, 2, 3, 4).

  • Just a quick FYI, lots of retagging like this floods the front page with your edits and pushes new content away. Could you try to space them out a bit please, so that users can see get their new content seen as is appropriate. – DMA57361 Aug 2 '11 at 14:03
  • @DMA57361 sorry, that's a good point - I'll try to avoid doing that in the future. – Breakthrough Aug 2 '11 at 14:04
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    created a new tag called windows-edition - why??? I don't see it making any sense – Sathyajith Bhat Aug 2 '11 at 14:24
  • @Sathya that is how Microsoft refers to the different versions of Windows. – Breakthrough Aug 2 '11 at 14:34
  • @Breakthrough it's still not relevant. We had edition-specific tags, but they weren't useful and have been added as a synonym superuser.com/tags/windows-7/synonyms – Sathyajith Bhat Aug 2 '11 at 15:26
  • Should windows-edition then become another synonym of windows-7? I just think that tagging something as windows-edition is more specific then just tagging it as version or windows-7, but I'm open to your opinion/suggestion on that as well. – Breakthrough Aug 2 '11 at 15:30
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My immediate take on this is:

is only used once, and seems relevant in that context.

refers to functionality provided by Windows to roll-back files; this tag is valid.

is already a synonym of , so doesn't really exist.

(and so ), along with , should probably all be synonyms to either or , which are much more explicit. However, there's going to be a manual retagging job to be done here as I suspect many of the current questions are misusing them, but many will need saving.

  • There's actually quite a bit of questions tagged version that don't relate to version-control, like this one or this one, so I think you're right that it would have to be a manual retag job. I can start removing them from questions that don't relate to version control, but want a few more opinions before taking any action. – Breakthrough Aug 2 '11 at 13:42
  • Well, I'm imaging that those currently tagged with version will map to either version-number or version-control... I guess more investigation is needed on the main usage before any synonym appears. – DMA57361 Aug 2 '11 at 13:45
  • Sorry, one more comment in regards to previous-versions - don't you think that those questions should be tagged as volume-shadow-copy or windows-backup? I just think the tag name itself is very ambiguous. – Breakthrough Aug 2 '11 at 13:45
  • @Breakthrough you can have the Previous Versions functionality without Windows Backup, but previous-versions → VSC might be OK. My first reaction is "no", but I can't put my finger on why... – DMA57361 Aug 2 '11 at 13:48

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