Currently, is synonymised to . I think it would be better the other way around.

Doing so, we would:

  • Reduce the ambiguity of the tag. It would then be obvious, even to people who've never heard of VLC that VLC is a media player.
  • Future-proof against other things using the acronym 'vlc'. (Just like what happened with the msi tag)
  • Use the full (correct) name, rather than an abbreviation.


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    Good idea. I keep getting VLC and VNC mixed up. Commented Nov 10, 2014 at 18:27

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I meant to do it earlier, slipped out of my mind. This is now done.

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