Currently has a large number of questions, and has two questions with no significant difference to those of . Thus I guess we should merge these two tags.

Should we perform the merge?

However, which direction should we perform the merge? Personally I like better; since there are other tags like and , the word "graph" has been used too much since most of the time comes along with those tags.

What do you think? Which direction should the merge be performed?


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I think graph-coloring (or graph-colouring) is more informative.

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    $\begingroup$ Agreed. We don't want graph colo(u)ring to get mixed up with connector colouring or other kinds of colouring. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 10:45
  • $\begingroup$ Nice! Should I create a new post for voting to merge [coloring] to [graph-colouring] then? Or we just vote here? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 14:20

I agree to Suresh. is more informative than .

One possible argument against merging the two tags into is that it refers to a narrower notion. Indeed, I can imagine that some users may feel a mental barrier when trying to tag a question about hypergraph coloring as . However, I think that this mental barrier is low enough and that questions about hypergraph coloring (or any notions related to graph coloring) can be tagged as without much confusion.

By the way, the difference between American and British spellings should be handled by synonyms.

  • $\begingroup$ For practice, do any of the other mods want to create a synonym :) ? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 23:59
  • $\begingroup$ I'll give it a go. (When I'm actually supposed to be awake, not in the middle of the night remembering tasks that need to be done, though.) $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 3:34
  • $\begingroup$ I did it now anyway. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 3:42
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you @Dave! $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 4:01

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