Can we merge the ip and ip-address tags?

  • Which way do you suggest?
    – Seth
    Aug 1, 2016 at 20:53
  • @Seth merge [ip] into [ip-address], retag all [ip] tags and possibly make [ip] a synonym of [ip-address]?
    – grooveplex
    Aug 1, 2016 at 20:55
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    Definitely. [ip-address] is a better tag to keep around because there's much less ambiguity IMO.
    – Oli Mod
    Aug 1, 2016 at 21:04

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I'm not sure where the ip address tag should be used. I know what it means, but I feel that all the possible topics are well addressed with the and related tags. There have been questions about using ip addresses range with iptables, something that doesn't have to do with the underlaying internet protocol but just with the functionality of iptables, or with network cammeras which the OP uses the misnomer of "ip cameras", I've never used that term. So, I prefer not to merge but retag these questions as a cursory glance tells me that there are some problems with just merging these tags.

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    IP Cameras are actually what networked cameras are called, at least in my part of the world. Not that that has anything to do with this tag, though.
    – Seth
    Aug 2, 2016 at 0:21
  • @Seth exactly my point, what has to do cameras with the internet protocol?
    – Braiam
    Aug 2, 2016 at 1:04
  • Definitely. I'm not opposed to removing the tag (at the moment) but merging is still the first step. I'll do this after dinner.
    – Seth
    Aug 2, 2016 at 1:05
  • @Seth dunno you, but I've always seen that the clean up is done before merging. Is easier to spot outliers when the posts are less. A light check of mine revealed at least 3 questions that doesn't make sense.
    – Braiam
    Aug 2, 2016 at 1:15
  • go ahead and do some cleaning if you want (just watch what you do with other tags). We can't burniate it on our own though. I will take a quick look through later as well.
    – Seth
    Aug 2, 2016 at 1:19

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