I'm aware of Should we introduce a new tag for qgis + Sextante?, but it doesn't seem to have had a complete implementation, even though it is tagged as .

You may know that the processing framework SEXTANTE was implemented in several GIS software such as gvSIG, gvSIG CE, ArcGIS, QGIS, and even 52n-WPS. The current description of tag doesn't reflect such diversity.

Furthermore, has a synonym called .

There is also the tag, which must be preferred for the former SEXTANTE (now Processing) plugin in QGIS.

Do you have any suggestion to improve this?

I've posted an answer with my proposal.

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    Synonyms don't have descriptions - they point back at their Master tags, so what you're seeing is the description/Wiki for the Master (ie, click on sextante-qgis-plugin and what you actually see is the list of questions tagged sextante with that tag's Wiki excerpt/description and links). Synonyms can be broken, which is the distinction between a synonym and a tag merge PolyGeo was talking about earlier. Here, you should probably make your suggestion an answer rather than part of the question. That way it can be voted on as compared to any other suggested solutions (should there be any).
    – Chris W
    Commented Feb 8, 2015 at 21:27
  • I see. Edited the part of the shared descriptions. Commented Feb 8, 2015 at 21:47
  • I agree both with what you describe in the question and what @ChrisW speaks about procedurally; and recommend that you cut some of your text into an answer to conform to our Guideline for proposing tag synonyms.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Commented Feb 8, 2015 at 23:35
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    Ok, it's posted! Commented Feb 8, 2015 at 23:40
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    The voting seemed very clearly in favour of breaking the synonymy between sextante and sextante-qgis-plugin, and making the latter a synonym of qgis-processing, so both have now been done using the moderator tools. I'll leave it to the community to check/revise the wiki entries, and perform any retags that may now be necessary. Many thanks for taking the time to document what was needed here.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 7:59

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In order to improve this situation, I suggest to:

I think this could help clarify the posts involved.

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    Today, after some additional disambiguation of the processing tag, I made that a synonym of qgis-processing too. About 50-60 of the 70 questions tagged processing were clearly related to QGIS.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Commented May 25, 2015 at 22:11

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