Oracle tagging was already discussed here and I like the solution that we are using syntactically, namely oracle, oracle-11g, oracle-11g-r2, etc. I bring this up again because I'm reconsidering whether it was a good idea to go against the established formats on StackOverflow and ServerFault. Both of these sites use a format that does not include the dashes.
On the one hand the distinction between versions is more important here and should be highlighted. It also does not seem like a bad thing to allow the site to adopt a somewhat different nomenclature given the different user base.
On the other hand any time a question is migrated to or from these other sites it will have to be re-tagged. People who use both sites will also have to remember the tagging format for the site they are on. There are currently three questions using the incorrect format; two were migrated from StackOverflow.
- Do nothing.
- Switch to the format the other sites are using.
- Keep our versions the same but create synonyms for the styles the other sites are using.
I'm leaning toward the third option. Will it completely solve the problem? Other options?