I propose to merge and .

  • Are we just voting on Ambient Data or will this set a precedence for other tags? Nov 15, 2013 at 6:40
  • My question did not propose which of the two tags to use. I think we need a naming convention, which we implicitly set by renaming ADF. Some folks 'voted' for tag:ambient-data-framework. others for tag:adf. I like the idea of spelling things our, so tag:ambient-data-framework, easy to read, understand, and SEO friendly. But... we then also have to rename tag:ecl to tag:external-content-library, and so on. Is that the naming convention we want? If so, we can set up a new Tridion meta question for the tag naming convention and vote on it.
    – Jan H
    Nov 15, 2013 at 8:30

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Yeah - I 'd think so... would also consider ADF as a useful synonym.

It seems you need a score of at least 5 in the specific tag to submit or vote on a tag synonym. Maybe interesting to chase up the people with rep on those tags

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    chasing up ppl with rep on those tags can work, but if we can gather up some group of ppl here that are in agreement, then a moderator can sort it directly. Oct 18, 2013 at 7:35

I agree as all three ( ) would indicate the same, but which one would you all like to see as the master?

Note, the master will be the one which shows up in the questions, even if they are tagged with one of the synonyms.

I would think might be a suitable master, or else .

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    tag:ambient-data-framework is more descriptive and search friendly Oct 18, 2013 at 7:42
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    tbh - "ambient" can go. The question it's on should just get re-tagged. Oct 18, 2013 at 10:55
  • We can't really delete tags, so when just retagging that question, we will always have the ambient tag, which is where synonyms come in, that basically hides it as it will only show the master Oct 18, 2013 at 11:18
  • I prefer [adf]. We have other abbreviations as well, like [ecl]. The tag info can explain that adf is about the Ambient Data Framework etc.
    – Jan H
    Oct 18, 2013 at 12:12
  • Agree with having synonyms for these terms have mixed feelings about adf vs. ambient-data-framework (and to be honest many of our TLA tags as they are not that search engine friendly.) Oct 19, 2013 at 6:31
  • I agree with Glenn, but vote adf. Adding Tridion (i.e. Tridion adf) helps with search (and actually pulls more, possibly false(?), results than Tridion ambient data framework on Google). Using personalized search is even scarier. :-) I'd focus on what makes sense to this community followed by what potential new users might search for, which might be a specific issue (e.g. stack trace, API question, or functionality). I suspect they'll find the right Q&A regardless if we tag with a TLA or the full name. Oct 24, 2013 at 1:18
  • Bart, should we pull the trigger on this? Make adf the master and merge the other to terms into it? Nov 13, 2013 at 20:09
  • @GlennStevens I'm still not happy with it mainly being my choice, let me see if I can rally up some more people and get their opinions in here. Nov 14, 2013 at 9:00
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    I like ambient-data-framework - it is clear - all the TLAs are bad for SEO and can confuse inexperienced users Nov 14, 2013 at 14:59

I "voted" for adf in a comment to Bart, but I'm suggesting ambient-data-framework as the master tag.

In addition to everyone's points on SEO and how acronyms can confuse new users, also consider that acronyms can:

  • Change. Did you notice the 2013 docs using CM instead of CME? What about SiteEdit vs New UI vs XPM?
  • Conflict. For example, SDL Campaign Manager is another SDL product. If we have integration questions here, should it be tagged CM?
  • Be Seen Out-of-Context. As an example, companies (like mine) may ask their staff to add signatures to emails and footers to documents, even for short responses to colleagues. You never know when and where something will be read.

A proper tag can help give Stack Exchange questions context if seen via RSS, email, on other sites, or even years later.

  • +1 good point. I agree with Alvin, Rob, Glenn and Chris. for all reasons mentioned in this thread, let's go for ambient-data-framework. let's also rename others like tag:ecl
    – Jan H
    Nov 15, 2013 at 18:30

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