The tag is for questions about webMathematica. I noticed that recently new members keep adding this tag to questions unrelated to webMathematica, for no apparent reason. I just removed a few such tags, but then decided to leave the rest so you can see what I mean.

My guess is that people use this tag when they are using Mathematica Online (I'm almost certain).

The question: What can we do to avoid the incorrect use of this tag? When people are using Mathematica Online, and they look for a corresponding tag, many will inevitably search for "web", which brings up but not .

What would be a practical solution to this problem? How can we make sure that these two different technologies won't end up using the same tag on this site?


Karsten's suggestion is that:

  1. We should use as the main tag for thing like Mathematica Online and the Programming Cloud

  2. We should have a synonym for this which has the word web in it. This way when people type "web", the appropriate tag suggestion will come up (in addition to

Please vote on the answers do decide which one(s) we should have as synonyms for .

Suggestions for alternative resolutions are still welcome!

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    As a first move I changed the wiki excerpt for the tag to For all questions relating to webMathematica. Not for questions relating to Mathematica Online. I cannot think of a better approach.
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 5:35
  • Did you create the mathematica-online tag recently? I think it should become a synonym for wolfram-cloud, because of this meta discussion. Having tag warnings would be most useful for this situation.
    – Karsten7
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 9:43
  • @Karsten7. I didn't create it. wolfram-cloud sounds good. One little caveat is that there's using Mathematica in the web browser and there's CloudEvaluate, which are related but different uses. If both have the same tag, personally I wouldn't mind about that.
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 10:51

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I suggest creating the tag synonym to solve this problem.

  • Just noting that the tag size limit is 25 characters, and so far all suggestions fit in this limit (this is is exactly 25 characters long).
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 12:58

I suggest creating the tag synonym to solve this problem.

  • You mean that these would map to wolfram-cloud, right? How about web-interface-mathematica?
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 10:49
  • @Szabolcs Yes, I think these should map to wolfram-cloud, as mathematica-online should be a synonym for wolfram-cloud. (I can neither create nor suggest synonyms for that tag on its tag info page.) I'm fine with web-interface-mathematica, too. You may want to make that an additional answer.
    – Karsten7
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 12:21

I suggest creating the tag synonym web-interface-mathematica to solve this problem.

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