6

A few hours ago, a user created the tags spidering and spider. As far as I know, there is no alternative meaning of spider in the information security field (nor, for that matter, in IT).

Shouldn't these tags be merged?

1
  • 6
    In principle you are completely correct, however on consideration it is (as of right now) a useless tag to begin with (as are the other tags created for that question), so I just retagged the question (and closed it, but that is unrelated). Since those tags are now unused, they should get auto-removed by the garbage collector... – AviD Jun 2 '16 at 21:49
2

I think this question deserves an answer, but AviD already wrote all there is to say in a comment. So I will just copy paste it here:

In principle you are completely correct, however on consideration it is (as of right now) a useless tag to begin with (as are the other tags created for that question), so I just retagged the question (and closed it, but that is unrelated). Since those tags are now unused, they should get auto-removed by the garbage collector...

4
  • I've just found out that both tags have already been removed, so I'm not sure if this question should be closed or deleted (and I don't want to ask a meta-meta-question...), but I still accepted your answer. – A. Darwin Jun 15 '16 at 9:26
  • @A.Darwin Maybe you should ask a meta-meta-meta-question about wheather such a question would be appropriate? :-) Anyway, no need to close or delete anything, but perhaps slap a [status-completed] tag on your question? – Anders Jun 15 '16 at 9:36
  • @A.Darwin And thanks for raising the issue to begin whit! Everything we can do to avoid a tag mess is good! – Anders Jun 15 '16 at 9:38
  • Apparently, only mods can slap the [status-completed] tag. At least, that's what the error message said. – A. Darwin Jun 15 '16 at 9:39

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .