Previously I suggested renaming the wordpress.com tag to wordpress.com-hosting. I consider that a successful change :)

I suggest making the following additional rename:

  • woocommerce to woocommerce-offtopic

Alternatively, plugin-woocommerce-offtopic or offtopic-woocommerce

  • I believe the issue someone would need to stay ontop of the tag to make sure it doesn't get recreated, as there's no locking tags. Maybe it can be added as a tag synonym or vice versa?
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 1:43
  • People would just pick woocommerce instead as they don't want their question closed
    – Tom J Nowell Mod
    Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 9:31
  • I'm onboard but we would need to collectively watch for any tag recreations so that we can nix them before it gets out of hand. I'm also not sure of the implications should we ever decide to bring 3rd party on topic.
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 15:27
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    Why would someone tag their question with a tag named woocommerce-offtopic?
    – Sven
    Commented Dec 16, 2020 at 7:48
  • they wouldn't :) some people write WC questions on the assumption it's on topic because there's a tag, and some people don't read our scope and would see the offtopic while tagging. Said users would then realise it isn't appropriate for the site and go elsewhere, or be curious and read the description that sends them to the .org support forum
    – Tom J Nowell Mod
    Commented Dec 16, 2020 at 9:25
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    We could leave woocommerce as synonym, so it can't be recreated.
    – fuxia Mod
    Commented Dec 16, 2020 at 20:02

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I've renamed the tag to woocommerce-offtopic and created a synonym to prevent the original being recreated. Hopefully this improves things a little, if not we can undo the change.

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    What happens now is that people are just not using the tag, even when the question is about Woocommerce.
    – fuxia Mod
    Commented Dec 20, 2020 at 21:50

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