On Stack Overflow, a version tag (e.g. "c#-4.0") is used when the question is about a feature specific for that version.
Is the same true for the OS tags used on Ask Different, or should I use the OS tags only to report the OS I am using?

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Our version-specific OS tags use the 'big cat' name of the OS release.

10.4 -> tiger  
10.5 -> leopard  
10.6 -> snow-leopard  
10.7 -> lion

Use one of these when you have a question that's OS-specific.
When your question is not OS-specific, use the generic osx tag.

Tags should not be used just to tell us what version of the OS you're using; add that to the question itself.


"How can I rename Desktops in Lion?"
Desktops (Spaces) changed a lot in Lion; this is a very Lion-specific question.

"Error when connecting to my Mac with SSH"
This is a general troubleshooting question. While it may be useful to know the OS, it isn't a question specifically about that OS.
[osx], version info in the question.

  • I was referring to those. The question is when they should be used: Should I use them when I ask something that is specific for an OS version, or just to report I am using a specific OS version?
    – avpaderno
    Commented Sep 11, 2011 at 14:38
  • Ah, I understand now. Updated. Commented Sep 11, 2011 at 14:46

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