Like it has already done on other stack sites with webapp-rec and game-rec I would like to suggest use plugin-rec instead of long form plugin-reccomendation.

What do you think?

  • Each time I read rec I think recording. Probably in remembrance to old audio cassette decks. – hakre Dec 16 '10 at 14:07

I think one thing to consider is why would we use plugin-rec over plugin-recommendation? Because it's been used on other sites? I would argue that we are an individual community and that we should not simply be following what other sites have done because it has 'already been done'.

plugin-recommendation instantly tells users what the question is tagged as, and therefore what the question is likely to be asking, even without a title, whereas if you're not a regular user of the site plugin-rec does not.

I think we should use the longer form, technically there's nothing wrong with it, and the meaning of it is much more obvious.

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    +1 I also started the tag wiki for plugin-recommendation. If anyone has anything to add please do. – Chris_O Sep 21 '10 at 3:53

There was a discussion about this on the WebApps Meta, and the participants there are not in favor of this format. They prefer to split the tag up, so [plugin-rec] would become [plugins] [recommendation]. The meaning of -rec is not obvious to everybody, and both parts have a meaning independent of each other, so they don't need to be combined in one tag (unlike [windows-7] for example, which should not be split into [windows] [7]).

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