7 votes

Tagging: "api" or "apis"?

Tags: tagging, tags, api, apis

Some time ago, I went through and converted most of the topics tagged with api to apis, but then I realized I disliked that. So, I just went back and re-converted all the topics tagged with apis back to api.

However, I honestly don't know which tag is better to use, nor do I remember which tag was more popular prior to my edits. So, I just figured I'd make a topic and ask what other folks thought.

4 comments

  1. tomf
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    I like api -- it seems natural and is most likely what people would search.

    I like api -- it seems natural and is most likely what people would search.

    10 votes
  2. Wes
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    Though plurals are recommended, it doesn't make as much sense for an acronym. Particularly as tags are all lowercase. I'd also opt for api.

    Though plurals are recommended, it doesn't make as much sense for an acronym. Particularly as tags are all lowercase. I'd also opt for api.

    7 votes
  3. [2]
    skybrian
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    I get the same search results when I search using either term. It seems like it doesn't matter?

    I get the same search results when I search using either term. It seems like it doesn't matter?

    1. cfabbro
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      Browsing by ?tag=api and ?tag=apis gets different results though... so until synonyms tag support is added there is still good reason to try and standardize as much as we can IMO.

      Browsing by ?tag=api and ?tag=apis gets different results though... so until synonyms tag support is added there is still good reason to try and standardize as much as we can IMO.

      3 votes