Two seemingly identical tags:

  • Tag wiki:

    Apple's address book client, renamed from Address Book in OS X 10.8

  • Tag wiki:

    Apple's built-in contacts manager software for Mac OS X.

    As the tag wiki clearly states, it is a simple rename of the same thing.

Feature Request: Merge the two, and create a synonym for the other.

Edit: I'm not saying these are the only tags that need it - go ahead and merge the others as well! :)

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    It hasn't even been called Address Book since Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion". Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 4:56
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    Haha - yeah. Overdue, wouldn't you say? :)
    – Cullub
    Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 17:36
  • I will create "address-book" as tag synonym for "contacts" as soon I can as I'm one vote short on my answers for "contacts"-tagged posts in order to create tag synonyms for it. I do agree that the tags need to be merged, as all it is is an old name for Contacts.app. Commented Dec 29, 2015 at 0:09

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My instinct is that this is a good thing, but I'm not convinced about what I feel about this, particularly if you're limiting this to the tags in your question.

There's a few tags that exist like this, where the different tags refer to different versions of the software, delineated by its name change.

If you're going to synonym one pair, might as well synonym all the pairs?

  • What other pairs are like this? Commented Dec 29, 2015 at 0:00
  • @Red Updated answer
    – grg Mod
    Commented Dec 29, 2015 at 14:26
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    I think we should merge all the pairs of tags you mentioned. None of them have used their name since 10.7. I don't think that we should have separate vote counts for the same software under an old name. Commented Dec 29, 2015 at 16:25

I've submitted address-book as a tag synonym suggestion for the contacts tag. However, it still needs 4 votes by those that have 5 votes or more in the contacts tags in order to actually become a tag synonym. If it reaches a vote of -2 the suggestion will be deleted, though.


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