I am not an expert in SE politics. I do find it quaint that we have three tags for what appears at first glance as the same exact thing? What's the point in that?

The tags I'm talking about are:

  • compile
  • compiling
  • compilation

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There's no good reason. Since anybody above a certain reputation threshold can create tags, however, redundant tags are typical. You can propose tag synonyms once you reach a certain reputation threshold, and until then you can propose them here on meta.

I'll go ahead and merge all of those now (to ), but I think it's worth revisiting the topic of blacklisting the tag itself, since I am highly suspicious that the tag represents nothing but off-topic questions.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Well, there might be a couple of tolerable questions about compiling game development specific Engines / Frameworks etc. I will go over the questions and see. \$\endgroup\$
    – AturSams
    Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 4:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't think documenting how to compile every game engine under the sun fits into this site's purview, though. \$\endgroup\$
    – user1430
    Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 4:56

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