A few weeks ago, I suggested a new tag related to 4K. The suggestion had been accepted but right now I don't see the tag anymore.

Is this normal? There is some regulation related to the evolution of the tags?

  • What post had that tag?
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 15:40
  • @bmike this one: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/228423/…
    – rebatoma
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 15:43
  • looks like it was merged into retina tag
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 15:49
  • I don' t see it among the synonyms of retina. Anyway if you think this is normal, no problem.
    – rebatoma
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 15:54
  • @bmike when was retina-diaplay synonymed to display which seems wrong
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 20:45
  • Feel free to start a thread or discussion in the tags chat room if you want to propose a new tag or changes to synonyms, @Mark
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 21:07

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The suggested edit 151881 shows that was the tag that was suggested to be added, but the post revisions shows that was added. was merged with , but is a synonym of , and as such /tags/retina-display/synonyms redirects to /tags/display/synonyms which doesn't show as a synonym, because it isn't. The here is that the question shouldn't be able to be tagged with and at the same time, as the former is a synonym of the latter.

  • Sorry if I ask but, knowing that not all the times a retina-display corresponds to a 4k resolution. Isn't it better to have an independent tag for 4k to be used for questions like this: Mac Pro + 50” 4K Ultra HD LED TV as monitor — Best graphics card?. Here the question is not referring to retina display!
    – rebatoma
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 16:36
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    @Mattia I somewhat agree. I don't think [retina-display]/etc should be a synonym of [display] which would allow [4k] to be a synonym of [retina-display].
    – grg Mod
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 16:40
  • More precisely, I think that in a Apple environment like Ask Different [retina-display] could be a synonym of [display], nowadays more or less all the Apple displays produced are retina. The point is that 4k in most of the cases is not related to Apple displays and to retina-displays. Anyway, I was just wondering why that tag was accepted and than it disappeared.
    – rebatoma
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 16:53
  • @Mattia If display is linked to retina-display - what do you do for external displays or links via HDMI/VGA or just a generic display of a programetc Out of the newest 10 questions tagged display only one might be tagged as retina
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 20:41

If I remember correctly, this and this originally have been the edits for . I've rejected both because the tag description was incorrect and incomplete.

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