Now that ArcGIS Pro 2.0 has been released, and new questions in that version are outnumbering those about the earlier versions, I think we should revisit Changes to ArcGIS Pro tag in preparation for ArcGIS Pro 2

In my answer to that I said:

I am assuming that ArcGIS Pro 2.0 will be sufficiently enhanced from ArcGIS Pro 1.4 to warrant its major release number and our distinction.

We currently have tags for and , while redirects to (may be switched to soon).

Does my assumption above seem to be holding, or should we merge tags and into a single tag?

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    So far, I think we have four options: i) your answer; ii) my answer; iii) your answer, but blacklisting arcgis-pro (complement suggested at the end of my answer); and iv) the new proposal (written in this question) merging arcgis-pro-1 and arcgis-pro-2. I think ii), iii) and iv) are valid solutions, but i) is terrible. Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 3:39
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    @AndreSilva I think "terrible" is far too harsh but agree that the option you labelled i) is sub-optimal in hindsight.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 4:34
  • I think we have enough votes to implement the merge of two tags into arcgis-pro and so that has been done.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Commented Aug 11, 2017 at 23:45

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When the original Q&A transpired I was expecting the differences between ArcGIS Pro versions 1.x and 2.0 to be far greater. They are certainly significant, and I do encourage users to upgrade to 2.0 sooner rather than later to take advantage of them. However, I think the case for maintaining two version tags within ArcGIS Pro is much weaker than expected.

Consequently, I think that we should:

  1. Rename back to , which is easily done via swap in the moderator tool for managing Tag Synonyms
  2. Merge into , which is easily done by a moderator

I know that this is the opposite of what I proposed and implemented in the earlier Q&A but now we have the benefit of seeing another major release of ArcGIS Pro for the first time, and are thus in a much better position to judge the benefits of those two alternatives.

I think more benefit will accrue to our ArcGIS Pro users if all non-SDK ArcGIS Pro Q&As (at least those tagged correctly) have this one tag.

This more or less mirrors the situation for the older ArcGIS Desktop 10.x architecture where all non-developer ArcGIS Desktop Q&As (at least those tagged correctly) have one key tag of .

With only 264 non-SDK ArcGIS Pro questions asked so far I think it is better to make the switch now rather than later.

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    Agreed - We may need to reassess this in the future if we find there is a huge change, but currently the differences as well as the user upgrade lag aren't as major as I was expecting.
    – Midavalo Mod
    Commented Aug 8, 2017 at 4:32
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    I think we have enough votes to implement the merge of two tags into arcgis-pro and so that has been done.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Commented Aug 11, 2017 at 23:46

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