Over on Ask Ubuntu, we had a discussion somewhat recently due to the frequent mistagging of zoom (for the functionality of zooming in/out) vs zoom-meeting (our tag for the Zoom video conferencing app).

And now a new is rearing its head here as well, so, given AU's experience, I wonder if we should nip that problem in the bud by using a clearer tag name for the video conferencing app right from the start. I suggest like on AU, but I'd welcome anything that's clearer than .

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    Is it expected to have tags for each piece of video conferencing software, or should we just have a video-conferencing tag? I'm not sure we have any other specific video conferencing software tags.
    – Kusalananda Mod
    May 2, 2021 at 8:36
  • There's jitsi-meet, and I suppose microsoft-teams and skype could also be included in that group
    – muru
    May 2, 2021 at 8:57
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    The Zoom software does have the trouble of sharing its name with a common technical verb. (A problem that we don't run into with "bash" or "boot", for examples; "find" hasn't been much trouble, either). Just as anecdata, it looks like the 4 existing zoom Q's here are actually about the Zoom software. We have a bit over 200 questions with the term "zoom" used functionally.
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    May 3, 2021 at 17:44
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    I've had a really quick scan through the questions for jitsi-meet, microsoft-teams, and skype. Many of them appear to be application-specific and wouldn't be particularly well served by a generic tag (with or without synonyms for the common application names)
    – roaima
    May 7, 2021 at 17:21
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    Just for additional data: Super User uses zoom-meeting, Android.SE uses zoom-cloud-meetings (because it's the official name of the Android app), and Apple.SE uses zoom.app
    – Andrew T.
    May 8, 2021 at 21:14


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