Aren't these tags more or less the same: and ? Should they be a synonym, or are they different?

  • by the way I got funny error message when tried to suggest a synonym: I've been told that "3rd-party..." would make a "version specific" synonym. Guess UI just blindly looks for digits in the name and assumes that their presence indicates version – gnat May 24 '13 at 9:08
  • @gnat You should post that as a bug report. – yannis May 24 '13 at 16:11
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    @YannisRizos bug reported... more than a year ago: Version Specific Tag Validation on Tag Synonym Page - OP got that message trying to synonymize "nine-patch" and "9patch" at SO :) – gnat May 24 '13 at 16:35
  • @gnat As I haven't nor will unlikely ever moderate, I am not familiar with your tools, but can you create the synonym in the other direction? Starting with 'third-party...' Also, I am guessing you looked at the linked topic within that pointed to meta.stackexchange.com/questions/157869/… – JustinC May 30 '13 at 9:25
  • @JustinC as far as I can tell, currently "third-..." is a master tag, meaning it is considered over "3rd-..." (programmers.stackexchange.com/tags/third-party-libraries/…) - are you OK with this? – gnat May 30 '13 at 10:38
  • @gnat Short of having a moderator create the synonym as the linked article suggested, I am ok with that. Better that a relationship exists even if the characterization is non standard, than none at all. Can the change not be reverted [without significant consequence]? – JustinC May 30 '13 at 20:16

If I would have to choose between them, I would not be able to tell the difference.

So, yes, I think they should be synonyms. As has the most questions (28), I think that is the best option for the master tag.

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