Someone posted this question on Damn Small Linux and tagged it [dsl]. Once I figured out why, I checked the other [dsl] questions and found another.

Since there were only two, I retagged manually. There doesn't seem to be a distribution-specific tag for Damn Small Linux, so I had to create one (or remove the tag). My gut inclination was to tag them with [damn-small-linux], which is correct, but ... well, impolite. I ended up creating the tag [dsl-linux] instead.

Considering the existing [language-that-shall-not-be-named] tag on SO, should we throw propriety to the wind, and go ahead and use the full [damn-small-linux]?

  • i should point out that i'm asking because it's not a distro i'm overly familiar with. if the distro's community uses "DSLinux" to refer to it, then [dslinux] is a more appropriate tag than the one i settled on.
    – quack quixote
    Mar 17, 2010 at 10:56

2 Answers 2


Damn is at best a mild profanity.

At worse, you're being redundant with DSL-Linux.

If it's called Damn Small Linux, tag it [damn-small-linux] and move on.


That is, after all, the name of the distro.


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