I'm not sure if there is any meaningful difference between the questions tagged , , or .

Might we decide which is the canonical tag and merge the other two under that?

has the most questions and has an existing tag wiki, so in the event of a merge it seems like the best candidate as the parent tag.

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    We usually pluralize nouns so [maps] is probably best IMO
    – Ben Brocka
    Jul 17, 2013 at 18:03
  • I'm all for sticking with conventions previously established Jul 17, 2013 at 18:04
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    English Language and Usage Stack Exchange had a discussion on whether tags should be Plural or Singular. Consensus based on votes was Plural - meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/72/….
    – JonW Mod
    Jul 25, 2013 at 15:39
  • Plural makes sense to me because the tag is describing a collection of content, which is plural. Some DBAs might disagree, as they commonly view a table (or in this case a tag) as a container and the label describes what is inside, not the quantity. However in our case it is best to follow the convention the rest of the SE network uses as that is what the user is accustomed to and would expect to see. Jul 25, 2013 at 16:22
  • @Charles, the "DBA view" is not applicable here. Generally, SE tags are topics, not categories: they describe the question's topic rather than the question itself. (There are a small number of exceptions, such as this question's 'discussion' tag.) For example, if a question is tagged 'foo' this does not mean the question is a foo, it means the question is about foo. A map question is not actually a map, and it is not about map; it is about maps. Hence the tag should be maps. Jul 31, 2013 at 2:26

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Yes, let's merge them all into .

Done, the tags are all synonyms of now.

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