What is the difference between and tag?

  • I've added the Support tag as creating a tag synonym requires help from either a moderator or a high-rep user. Commented Nov 7, 2017 at 23:10
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    Indeed, only 3 users on the site qualify for even suggesting a synonym, so we lack the required 4 users to vote on them (ref: unix.stackexchange.com/tags/polkit/synonyms)
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Commented Nov 8, 2017 at 1:54
  • @JeffSchaller Do you think it would be useful to start a new Meta question to explicitly ask for the mods to create the synonym? I can see how they might quickly look at this question, see that it's been answered satisfactorily and move on (being busy people). The other option I can think of is to edit the title of this question to make it clearer that a moderator action is desired – presuming Bahamut would be OK with this. Commented Nov 9, 2017 at 22:16
  • I don’t know the right answer here; if I see terdon in chat, I’ll get his opinion.
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Commented Nov 9, 2017 at 23:33
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    The policykit tag is now a synonym of the polkit tag so if anyone tries to use policykit, their question will be tagged with polkit.
    – terdon Mod
    Commented Nov 10, 2017 at 17:57

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You’re right that they’re they same. According to the Polkit Wikipedia article,

Since version 0.105, released in 2015 the name of the project was changed from PolicyKit to polkit.

Also, the tag wiki excerpt for is a copy of the first line of the above Wikipedia article,

Polkit (formerly PolicyKit) is a component for controlling system-wide privileges in Unix-like operating systems.

I don’t have enough (any) reputation in these tags to suggest a synonym but I’d recommend that a moderator or high rep user change to be a synonym for the newer name, .

  • Since there's only 6 questions in polkit, perhaps we could edit those posts to use policykit, then apply the synonyms?
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Commented Nov 7, 2017 at 20:23
  • @JeffSchaller I've edited those 6 questions to replace the polkit tag with policykit. Interestingly, none of them had an answer – aside from one self-answer. Commented Nov 7, 2017 at 22:59
  • @AnthonyGeoghegan hang on, shouldn't it be the other way around? If the current name is polkit, then that's the one we should use.
    – terdon Mod
    Commented Nov 10, 2017 at 17:51
  • @terdon Other than reading unix.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/suggest-tag-synonyms, I'm not particularly au fait with the process of creating tag synonyms and Jeff’s suggestion made sense to me. Thanks for resolving this issue so that all questions are properly tagged. Commented Nov 10, 2017 at 21:42

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