Currently on Security.SE the tag is being widely used as a synonym for both and .

Is there someway this can be cleaned up, or clarified? Alternately, am I making much ado about nothing?

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Yeah, that's worth creating and , then blacklisting after we reorg those questions.

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    For the record, let's please be careful about retagging these. You don't want to do more than a handful at a time, and let them get to the bottom of the front page before doing another batch. Also look at the front page before doing a set in case someone else has already done some recently.
    – Scott Pack
    May 1, 2013 at 17:10
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    Why windows-domain if we have active-directory? Perhaps still change domain to dns-domain, but having both AD and windows-domain seems duplicate to me.
    – Luc
    May 3, 2013 at 7:25
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    I second @Luc's comment, though I'm not sure we need dns-domain. Isnt that what the D is for?? The domain tag must die.
    – AviD Mod
    May 3, 2013 at 13:49
  • Okay, I went through the 'domain' questions and tagged the ones about domain controllers with 'active-directory' and the ones about dns and domain names with 'dns' and 'dns-domain'.
    – Adi
    May 4, 2013 at 20:07
  • @Luc would it be appropriate to alias windows-domain to active-directory as well?
    – Jeff Ferland Mod
    May 5, 2013 at 16:23
  • @jeffFerland Sounds good to me, I think they are identical in most cases (can't think of any where they aren't in security context).
    – Luc
    May 5, 2013 at 23:54
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    @Luc Make dns-domain and windows-domain aliases (to dns and active-directory respectively). That way something comes up in autocompletion when someone types domain in the tag box. May 11, 2013 at 16:46

I suggest we use and as our two tags, and blacklist (perhaps with a tag wiki that recommends using or , depending).

Like AviD says, dns-domain seems redundant; dns seems fine.

Like Luc says, I don't think we need both windows-domain and active-directory. We could have windows-domain be a synonym for active-directory, I suppose, but that seems unnecessary.

  • The advantage of having aliases is that they come up in autocompletion. Besides the fact that nobody reads tag wikis, you can't have a tag wiki for a tag with no question, so it isn't possible to attach guidance to an unused tag name. May 11, 2013 at 16:48
  • @Gilles I read tag wikis
    – Luc
    May 11, 2013 at 17:49

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