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Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag?

I believe that QGIS 3.0 and QGIS 3.2 are essentially the same series. QGIS 3.4 comes out 26/10/2018 and also belongs in the same series. Additionally, a lot of plugins and features are being ported ...
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Merging [pyqgis] and [pyqgis-3] tags

I would argue that pyqgis-3 should not be a synonym of pyqgis because with QGIS 3, pyqgis uses python3 and Qt5 (as compared to Python2 and Qt4). The difference is significant, and there are many ...
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Using version tags for PostgreSQL

I think that for most questions the version doesn't matter, where it does I think adding the version info to the question is sufficient.
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python-X vs pythonX tags

I would opt for sticking with python-3 because, as @MrXsquared has commented, there is a space between "Python" and "3" at the Python 3.0 Release home page. Also, this would keep it aligned with ...
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Is [software-version] tag needed?

No. It looks like the usage within the few questions it does have are about differences between different versions of a software/application or where to find specific versions of software. In the ...
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Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag?

It is not clear in MapInfoNewbie's answer what to do with the qgis tag, hence, I assume the suggestion there (in response to what was asked in question) is just to eliminate/synonymize minor version ...
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Should [Oracle-18c] tag be added?

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-...
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Using version tags on "timeless" questions?

This is another situation that supports the original version tag guidelines as used on other exchanges - don't use one unless the question or issue is specifically related to the version. That said, ...
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Are version tags needed for ArcGIS Pro?

As each dot release of ArcGIS Pro has occurred I have wondered whether or not version tags for it might be desirable. I have been a proponent of version tags for dot releases of the ArcGIS platform (...
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Tagging Questions that involve Python programming language?

My preference would be to standardize on StackOverflow's Python tag names (python, python-2.x, python-3.x, python-2.6, python-2.7, python-3.4, etc) as well as their tagging recommendations according ...
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Adding ArcGIS-10.7 tag

I have now created the arcgis-10.7 tag.
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Synonymizing ArcGIS dot release tags with ArcGIS major release tags?

I do not agree. There are significant changes to ArcGIS in v10 later versions, including but not limited to: Support for ASPRS LAS v1.4. Support for GDA2020. Classify LAS building and Tile LAS tools. ...
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Synonymizing ArcGIS dot release tags with ArcGIS major release tags?

Yes. I think we should make: all the ArcGIS 10.x tags become synonyms of an arcgis-10 tag; and all the ArcGIS 9.x tags become synonyms of an arcgis-9 tag The reasons that I think we should do this ...
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Using version tags?

I agree with @PolyGeo's original and now deleted answer to this but just wanted to add a couple of points: For many users it's difficult to actually know whether a question or problem is exclusive to ...
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Tagging Questions that involve Python programming language?

You've mentioned it already, but the first thing that popped into my mind when I read this was QGIS. The problem here is that version numbers mean different things depending on the software. You can't ...
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Using version tags?

At the time this question was asked, nearly 6 years ago, I was an advocate for version tags. However, since that time I have come to view them as having little value. I think that as long as any ...
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Using version tags?

I fully agree with the arguments you make in the question, which I consider an answer in itself. Version tags should only be used when answers to a question will only be useful to that specific ...
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Merging [pyqgis] and [pyqgis-3] tags

I'd agree that pyqgis-3 should be a synonym of pyqgis, and you should suggest it (I don't have enough pyqgis rep to do so myself). but we'll need a mod to create it since SE thinks it's a version ...
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Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag?

In support of MapInfoNewbie's answer I would favor to completely remove either all supplement tags (qgis.x & qgis-x.x) or the version-less tag qgis, but then I'd like the idea of maintaining major ...
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Using version tags on "timeless" questions?

At one time I was an advocate for version tags but over the years my view on them has changed to being that they are of limited use. Nowadays, as long as the version(s) being asked about (and ...
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Tagging Questions that involve Python programming language?

Here at GIS SE, I think our python-* requirements are, and are likely to remain, more modest than at Stack Overflow. Once we know that a Python spatial library is being used, then the key remaining ...
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