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asked 2017-11-28 21:07:32 +0200

catbill gravatar image

What is the difference between tags called meta and those called common?

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answered 2017-11-29 07:26:23 +0200

Jim K gravatar image

updated 2017-11-29 07:55:52 +0200

As I understand it, the commontag is intended for questions that apply to more than one LibreOffice component. A recent example is, which may apply to Writer, Calc, Base (in forms), Impress and Draw, not just Writer alone. The relevant definition of the word is "belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or things or by all members of a group" [merriam-webster].

The metatag is used for questions about asking questions, or about using the AskLO web site itself. This is akin to A recent example is your question at

With that in mind, this "meta vs common tags" question should be tagged with meta because it is about how to ask questions, or about the site itself. However I do not think that common is needed because it is not about an issue that applies to multiple LO components; in fact, it's not about any of the components.

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+1, i had just yesterday posted a question with both tags included.. common removed now.

librebel gravatar imagelibrebel ( 2017-11-29 15:42:46 +0200 )edit

Thank you for the clear explanation. My inclination is to leave the common tag since the question concerns what the tag called "common" means.

catbill gravatar imagecatbill ( 2017-11-29 23:09:09 +0200 )edit

You're right; I hadn't thought about it that way.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2017-11-29 23:26:25 +0200 )edit
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