There are currently 239 questions tagged with and no distinction between Compact Disc and Change Directory. Additionally, there is no [chdir] tag. My thoughts are that there should be a chdir tag and all the non optical-media questions could be migrated to that tag.

Forgive me if this isn't meta-style and I should be doing this in the tags section, but I don't have enough rep.

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There should be no tag – keep in mind that we have the *nix cd command. Nobody would really use it, and it wouldn't make sense to use "chdir" for something that is well known as "cd". If I were to write a question about cding to a directory, which tag would I use, except for "cd"?

The other way round though, we can just use "compact disc" for the CD.

I suggest we look into the existing posts and see which use is more common (i.e. discs, or the command). Then, we retag those questions so that:

  • The tag refers to the *nix command.

  • The refers to the disc.

Create appropriate tag wiki excerpts so the distinction becomes clear. E.g. mention in the excerpt that compact discs have their own tag.

  • Mother. Is there a batch retagging tool?
    – kinokijuf
    Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 20:49
  • Unfortunately not. The system only allows one tag to be exchanged with another, but not for a list of questions. This can only be done by the developers.
    – slhck
    Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 20:50
  • So superuser will need to look like a compact disc stack exchange for a while.
    – kinokijuf
    Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 21:49
  • Someone help me?
    – kinokijuf
    Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 21:57
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    @kinokijuf - you've gone about this the wrong way. We needed to work out how many questions would be affected by this and come up with the least disruptive way of sorting it out.
    – ChrisF
    Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 22:01
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    @kinokijuf Who told you that you should go ahead and do all of this on your own? We've been there before. I've stated my opinion here, and this is far from reaching consensus from the community.
    – slhck
    Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 22:02
  • Not that I disagree with this proposal, but if we go this way, should we have tags dvd & blu-ray as well as the new [tag:compact disc] point to media or a new [tag:optical media]? It might be weird having the long version of CD and BRD but the short version of DVD as tags. Or it might not be weird. Just my 2 cents Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 11:00
  • @Raystafarian True that. I noticed it myself. The only problem is … we can't really undo that now. We could theoretically move the short tags from DVD etc. to the long form, and add synonyms from [dvd] > [digital-versatile-disc], and so on.
    – slhck
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 11:11
  • So I'm gonna mark this as the answer since the "issue" was inadvertently solved despite a lack of consensus from the community. Commented Feb 19, 2012 at 13:44
  • [change-directory], anyone? Or maybe [cd-command]?
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Feb 25, 2012 at 13:43
  • The "command" one makes sense, the other, not so much. @dan
    – slhck
    Commented Feb 25, 2012 at 14:10

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