Well, basically: Their tag wikis say the same, I see no other application for than for and I don't see why we need to split the whole tag-system around connections into another one. And since I kinda lack the rep:

I suggest: Merge into .

  • I think this would be a good idea. +1 – Seth Jan 6 '13 at 0:41
  • Agree. Also note the connection tag, which covers internet connections already. – gertvdijk Jan 6 '13 at 0:47




Ideally would be about connecting to the Internet or troubleshooting connectivity and performance problems. The tag is of course far broader.

If people don't tend to use the tag in a way that's different from , we may as well merge them as proposed.

I'm not sure that's what's going on, though. Most of questions seem to fit within the narrow scope of connectivity issues.

I recommend keeping , at least for the time being. As for the tag, though, we should really get rid of that (by retagging its questions). There isn't anything practically similar about connecting to the Internet and connecting a USB mouse. The "connection" concept is too broad for a tag.

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    Really, I'm getting confused about how we deal with tags on AU. Two kind of people exist here, so it seems. 1) prefer to combine simple nouns and adjective tags, e.g. internet + connection and minimize the amount of tags. 2) prefer to have a self-descriptive and specific tag (box) for every type of question available for clean (noise free) subscriptions. Do we have a policy here? – gertvdijk Jan 6 '13 at 9:44
  • @gertvdijk Both those approaches seem completely untenable to me, and I'm not sure it's fair to say anyone supports either of those tagging philosophies. I recommend asking about this in a new meta question. – Eliah Kagan Jan 6 '13 at 10:03
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    @gertvdijk and Eliah Kagan(notified by being post owner), I feel as if we should also solicit input from other sites, as they may have a good tagging strategy we haven't even thought of. – nanofarad Jan 6 '13 at 20:32
  • @ObsessiveSSOℲ About tagging issues in general, I agree. About this particular question: assuming no more posts here and no change in the voting trend, we should merge internet-connection to internet. The proposal to do that (this question) has upvotes and this rebuttal has downvotes. It seems that those who choose to express their opinion are saying we should do the merge, so the community will on this should be done (even though my own opinion differs from it ;-) ). – Eliah Kagan Jan 6 '13 at 20:41

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