I see that we have version-specific tags for Oracle:

Do we need to add a tag for Oracle 18c?

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    I’m not seeing a strong enough vote on either the question or answer to implement what either appears to propose. – PolyGeo Oct 20 '19 at 2:00
  • @PolyGeo I think your suggestion to consolidate the Oracle tags is correct. Do you feel you need a few dozen people to agree before you move forward? – User1973 Oct 20 '19 at 2:20
  • Usually about a "5 vote" gap will do - especially if its 5-0. My "calculation" on this was 2 for the new tag proposed in your question, and 4 for the synonyms proposed in my answer. I think if you were to accept the answer with my proposal then we would have enough. – PolyGeo Oct 20 '19 at 4:43
  • This has now been implemented. – PolyGeo Nov 1 '19 at 7:50

If we are looking at some Oracle tags then I think it may be worth looking at them in context with all our Oracle tags.

If you use [*oracle*] in the search bar it expands to [oracle] or [oracle-spatial] or [oracle-11g] or [oracle-10g] or [oracle-12c] or [cx-oracle] or [oracle-map-builder]

In total there are 627 questions with an Oracle tag on them. The counts on those not already in your question are:

I used to be a strong advocate of version tags but over time I have seen them having less and less value. Nowadays I think the best, and usually the only, place for mentioning software versions is in the question body.

Rather than creating a new Oracle version tag I propose that we move towards an Oracle tagging scheme along these lines:

To get to this we could:

  1. synonymize the Oracle version tags with Oracle Spatial, or go through them to disambiguate and re-tag them as Oracle Spatial or Oracle DBMS
  2. burninate the CX Oracle and Oracle Map Builder tags
  3. once the tag has been emptied out make it a synonym of

I make the above proposal as a rare user of Oracle and hope that our Oracle users will join us in this discussion.

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