The joomla-4.x tag was created first (by me if that is relevant), following the format of the previous joomla-3.x tag. There is no joomla-3 tag.

Currently there are 73 answers with the joomla-4.x tag.

Currently there are 51 answers with the joomla-4 tag.

Do we need both the joomla-4.x and joomla-4 tags?

  • Does joomla-4.x convey any additional benefit over joomla-4? If both tags are absolutely synonymous, I don't see any benefit to creating a tag-synonym. If they are identical in meaning, my opinion is that we should retain the more concise tag name only. I am happy to hear arguments on this topic before any action is taken. Thanks for bringing this up Neil. Oct 29, 2021 at 12:50
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    I agree it is best to standardise on one of these tags. I prefer joomla-4.x since it is consistent with the existing joomla-3.x tag but am not hugely bothered which one is retained. Oct 29, 2021 at 21:14
  • I am comfortable with doing a larger change (versus a smaller change) if it is for good/logical reasons. Either way, I agree with your observation that it doesn't make sense to have both. Oct 29, 2021 at 22:54
  • Well, not a lot of feedback from the community. Ugh. I just wanted to mention that there is a third option which I just noticed on [askubuntu.se] where they just use numbers and dots when refering the the Ubuntu version (10.10 is the whole tag). Using this convention is the most concise, but will all users prefer this? I don't know. Nov 20, 2021 at 22:28
  • drupal.stackexchange.com also seems to favour the third option. wordpress.stackexchange.com do not seem to use tags for WordPress versions. For consistency, we should probably follow what has gone before and as you point out, we should also consider what is being done on other SE websites. Nov 21, 2021 at 23:50
  • I'll ask around in the mods community. Nov 22, 2021 at 0:21


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