I just reviewed a question with a vrt tag, and not knowing what it referred to I noticed the Wiki hadn't been filled out. So I went to create that one and also noticed a gdalbuildvrt tag that wasn't filled out either. I debated on whether to raise the issue as a synonym candidate, but decided one is a tool and one is a format.
However I got to thinking about how many times I see questions asked about a particular ArcGIS tool (say, Viewshed or Service Area Analysis/Layer) and I can't ever recall seeing a tag for them when I go to look. Which makes sense - do you really want the potential for every command (as opposed to extension or maybe even plugin) of every software to have its own tag? And so often what they do (interpolate, viewshed) is more important than the specific software's tool name. So I thought maybe gdalbuildvrt should just be deleted as a tag. Most of the questions had vrt anyway.
At the same time I noticed what seemed like inconsistent formatting with that command tag, so I did a search on all "gdal" tags. Sure enough, there are several command specific tags, and there's a pretty good mix of "gdal-command" and "gdalcommand". I gather from some other Meta questions that creating the hyphen versions (which are easier to read) and then making synoyms out of the current ones is the way to go. I don't know if you can edit an existing tag, but I wouldn't have the rep anyway unless it's a mod only thing. And as so often happens, I can see an error in the tag but don't have a sufficient score enough to be able to suggest synonyms.
So, to summarize:
- Should software-specific command tags be used/allowed/etc.?
- Can somebody clean up the gdal tags to a consistent formatting? (Thank you.)