When typing a question containing MAC, there should be question for the user whether he/she meant Mac/Macintosh. E.g. this question: how to connect Macintosh on LAN had MAC all over the place before it was corrected to Macintosh.

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    See this awesome feature request on MSO: A real solution to ambiguous tags
    – slhck
    Apr 26, 2012 at 13:11
  • Solution: Use the tag mac-address for MAC-related questions, and imac for Macintosh hardware questions (software should all be under osx). Then again, just one man's opinion, as there's thousands of questions already tagged mac... Apr 30, 2012 at 16:36
  • The issue isn't how a well informed poster to distinguish between these, but how to make uninformed posters do that.
    – lupincho
    Apr 30, 2012 at 19:53
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    @Breakthrough iMac is a specific line of all-in-one desktop computers, positioned between Mac mini and Mac Pro. mac is the general tag for Apple-branded computers.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    May 2, 2012 at 12:41


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