It seems to me that we have two "time utility" tags -- and . There are 8 questions in and 209 in .

The time-utility tag had no wiki, so I just now suggested an edit to make it look the same as time's.

I see there have been recent edits to questions that were tagged time that were retagged as time-utility.

What do you think about merging the time and time-utility tags? Is this a situation where tag-synonyms would be helpful?

I'm willing to help clean up, I just wanted to head in the "right" direction.

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is an ambiguous tag. It's used to mean several things, at least:

While some question touch more than one topic (e.g. display a file's timestamp in a certain format), these are all distinct topics that tags would help sort out, so we should get rid of the ambiguous tags and and use more specific tags instead.

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Here's one possibility, just to kick things off:

  • Re-tag all 209 'time' questions to 'time-utility' then make time a synonym of time-utility.
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    If this does happen, there's an automated system for it, you don't need to start retagging questions one at a time – Michael Mrozek Mar 7 '16 at 19:52
  • Uh.. Why would you retag 209 questions instead of 8? O.o Wouldn't it be better to make the vaguer time a synonym of time-utility? – muru Mar 7 '16 at 22:37
  • @muru that's the direction I was thinking of, but if there were opinions in the other direction, I didn't want to make extra work. I also didn't know if a tag had to be empty of questions before it could be made a synonym. – Jeff Schaller Mar 9 '16 at 1:58
  • A lot of questions currently tagged time (a majority, in fact, by my cursory sampling) are not about the time utility. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Mar 9 '16 at 2:17

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