May this is too early and maybe I'm the only one concern, but at a certain point shouldn't we correct the name of Apple products and softwares to match their real name ?

For examples :

  • iTunes instead of Itunes
  • iPhone instead of Iphone
  • Mac OS X instead of Mac OSX
  • and so on …

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Yes. Particularly in the case of tags, it seems important to get this right for cases like "OS X", where it affects the accuracy of searches.


Correcting in posts would be fine, though no one has edit powers yet so that's a moot point.


Would it be allowed to mis-spell certain words to make a point? (I'm not talking about tags, were you absolutely need one authoritative spelling.) Should I be able to write about iDontWork when I'm complaining about iWork? What about Micro$oft?

We have a similar (but more narrow) discussion on the WordPress site, where (for the moment) one user (sometimes) prefers to write Wordpress instead of WordPress. Since this is the subject of our site, opinions are divided on whether we should allow this, or provide a way to signal the "protest" so others won't edit it away.

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    Tags like [idontwork] or [micro$oft] will be fixed by editing - they don't help people find the question and Micro$oft is rather petty.
    – Chealion
    Commented Sep 13, 2010 at 15:31
  • @Chealion: Maybe I was not clear enough, but I was talking about post content, not tags. And indeed these things are petty, but edit wars are generally not about the important things...
    – Jan Fabry
    Commented Sep 13, 2010 at 17:34
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    Sorry, I get it now. I'd say no - it detracts from the question. On Super User I've edited questions that had these and never had an issue. There are other ways of making a point without annoying anyone who might actually answer your question.
    – Chealion
    Commented Sep 13, 2010 at 21:20
  • Same opinion as Chealion, we shouldn't allow these terms.
    – Studer
    Commented Sep 14, 2010 at 18:52


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