I went to tag a network-related question with one and ended up with:

network x 37 networking x 26

There is also indicator-network and network-manager, which I think are useful to keep around. But for these two? Should we just pick the popular one or discuss it?

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I think both have a vague difference about them, and when I see the questions that link to these I realize why some would call it "network" and others "networking". Ideally these should probably be merged as you're correct - they are the same thing.

As for which tag we should use - Ideally you'd want to take the one that's used most. However on other SE websites networking is the one preferred and I believe it encompasses that of what is tagged in network

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    Agreed. networking makes the most sense IMO and we should probably merge so the network tag no longer exists. That should stop newcomers accidentally using it.
    – Oli Mod
    Commented Sep 20, 2010 at 15:52
  • Agreed. similar tags would just confuse newcomers.
    – Decio Lira
    Commented Sep 21, 2010 at 14:12
  • I assume the mod tools allow you to merge tags, or do we have to go rename them by hand? Commented Sep 24, 2010 at 23:30
  • @Jorge There are mod tools for that. I'll start the merging process. However, users can propose merges from the tags page (for future reference) Commented Sep 25, 2010 at 12:22

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