On Stack Overflow, the tag was made a synonym of since that is generally what is meant. Looking over the 8 that are were tagged here as shows a similar pattern of usage. (though I should add that most weeks we still end up with a dozen or so that meant asp.net...)

This was done as most of the time was being used by people who were unaware that there were two different technologies that that tag was referring to.

Here's some of the related discussion from the main Meta.SO:

I would suggest making a similar change here and removing all the and changing to or as appropriate. And maybe borrowing the text from the tag wiki for and .

I'd fix it, but I'm a little short on the rep requirement... I did some suggested edits/flags for the 6 that were there.

  • Now that the cleanup is done, should there be a banning of the tag?
    – user40980
    Sep 6, 2013 at 21:37
  • @MichaelT I would think so... it would seem the same logic applies here and it would would keep Programmers.SE consistent with Stack Overflow.
    – AnonJr
    Sep 6, 2013 at 21:40
  • @ChrisF Thank you.
    – AnonJr
    Sep 19, 2013 at 21:43

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So, the cleanup has been done. There are no questions tagged as asp.

From Let's Ban the [ASP] Tag on StackOverflow! the next step would appear to be making it a tag synonym.

From Stack Overflow a screen shot of https://stackoverflow.com/tags/synonyms

Which is probably what we should have too.

The way to do this would be to go to the tag and navigate to synonyms - https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/tags/asp-classic/synonyms

The requirements for suggesting and voting on this are:

Users with more than 2500 reputation and a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. Users with a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more on the tag, can vote for tag synonyms. Suggestions will be automatically approved when they reach a score of 4, and automatically deleted when they reach a score of -2.

Since I've got nothing in the asp tag for answers or questions, I can't vote on this one (or suggest it).

And asp-classic its not that highly asked of a question area - https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/tags/asp-classic/topusers so there aren't many who do have the necessary rep to cast votes.

Its probably up to a mod to do this, if it is modable.

  • 2
    Looks like a mod will have to do this. I've flagged the question for a moderator's attention.
    – AnonJr
    Sep 10, 2013 at 13:52

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