While conducting a normal review on the Suggested Edits queue, I noticed a user had created a tag labeled "cqc". Confused, I checked the edit, and noticed that the edit was for the tag wiki entry, where it identified the tag as "Close Quarters Combat".

As I lack the power to edit the tag to something like "close-quarters-combat", should there be an effort made by a diamond moderator to change the name (if possible) of the tag to something meaningful, so I'm (hopefully) the last one confused by it?

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    $\begingroup$ The tag page doesn't show any questions (might be caching). Can you link to the question you saw? I agree we should fix this, and if it's a new tag you can just edit the tags on the post. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 0:57
  • $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio It seems like the tag was removed from the question it was created on between the asking of this question and the time you checked the tag page. $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868 Mod
    Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 1:14

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After you asked this question, Vincent edited the question that introduced the tag, removing and replacing it with , which is much more popular. At this point, then the tag is used on zero questions.

For what it's worth, I've renamed to (technically, I created the second one and merged the first into it), although I doubt that it's going to be useful in the future. It might end up being a synonym of , like eventually became a synonym of . Apparently, the tag will soon be destroyed, unless we synonymize it.

  • $\begingroup$ I think that close-quarter-combat may be too specific. Combat is not popular enough to have a sub-tag. $\endgroup$
    – Vincent
    Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 1:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Vincent Okay. Then we can just let the system automatically delete the tag. $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868 Mod
    Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 1:39
  • $\begingroup$ Looks like someone else has just used the tag again $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 22:46
  • $\begingroup$ @DaaaahWhoosh I removed it. The tag will hopefully die. $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868 Mod
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 21:10

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