If somebody asks what are the differences between two editions of the same application, how should the question be tagged? For example Difference between resin and resin pro is currently and I have no idea what would be the proper tag, despite the question looking to me like it's on-topic.

Please note that a not-very-popular tag already exists. Maybe it should be renamed to a more general ?

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    My opinion is that those kinds of questions should be discouraged, in the sense most software has good changelogs that can be looked up online and most current software do very little in removing functionality from their programs. Besides, how many questions are there that ask for "differences between software versions"?. To tag those questions with [software-edition] would be, IMO, to tag questions that don't have any sort of relationship with one another, which is what tags are for. Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 2:23

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That question is now gone. As @Doktoro Reichard says, we actually discourage questions that ask for a general comparison between X and Y. Mostly because you could look up the differences yourself, and we'd found that those would also elicit opinion-based answers as well.

That being said, I could imagine a question asking how to solve a specific problem you have with regard to different versions of an application, e.g. how to achieve something in a non-pro version, or asking about upgrade paths, et cetera.

There really should be no tag for this. If you compare software and , then it should be tagged it with .

Remember that tags are primarily meant for users who have a certain interest or expertise in a topic to find questions they can answer—but could there be an expert in ? I highly doubt so.

  • But factual differences between characteristics/uses cases of a/b without going "it sux" would only change when they release a new version, no?
    – Braiam
    Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 13:35
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    Yes, of course, but it should be much more specific than "List the differences between A and B".
    – slhck
    Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 13:46

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