# Should distribution tags always include "-distribution"?

Should any tag for a distribution include that -distribution, or only when necessary for disambiguation?

For example, the following distribution tags do not include that suffix:

But the following do:

• -1 to indicate disagreement on the basis of @gung's argument, but I've nothing against the question's clarity, research effort, usefulness, stylishness, etc. On those bases it'd be a +1 any day. May 3, 2014 at 22:31
• Are you saying you down-voted the question based on disagreement? What about the question is disagreeable? May 4, 2014 at 12:56
• Yep. See gung's answer... May 4, 2014 at 20:12
• Obviously I'm relatively new here, but this seems really weird: It's a question for discussion. I can see disagreeing with an answer, but disagreeing with a well-formed question because you agreed with an answer to the question? Your background suggests some grounding in logic and philosophy: perhaps you could describe the premises or reasoning under which such an action makes sense? May 4, 2014 at 23:50
• I understand your question as containing a proposal as a premise for discussion. I don't see a need for the proposal, and I've upvoted answers to this effect. Downvotes on meta-sites (excluding MSE, the big one) are often used differently. In case it's relevant and you weren't aware, they have no ramifications for reputation here (except badges). Pardon any confusion; it's a bizarre policy that had to be explained to me once personally...I've upvoted some questions on MSE that question the policy too, FWIW. Though I've tried to follow it here, I'm not entirely sure it's a good system... May 5, 2014 at 0:12
• @feetwet voting works differently in meta to the main site. Here voting indicates agreement/disagreement with a position, not with the quality of the post. It's not personal in any way. May 5, 2014 at 0:17
• Personally I'd prefer if there were the usual up and down arrows (to reward post quality, on which badges were based) and a second autotallied +/- which indicated agreement/disagreement (when relevant) and which always gave both + and - numbers (+4 means something different on a 54/48 split than on a 4/0 split) May 5, 2014 at 0:23
• Thanks, I did not know that. Does Meta have its own intro hidden somewhere? It sounds like there should be a "Proposal" tag in the mandatory Meta tag set. E.g., in this case I really didn't have an idea one way or the other, and the title doesn't even incorporate the key nuance in the discussion. So even re-reading the full question it's not clear what position a voter is taking. If I had a Proposal it would have had a decisive title like, Resolved: Distribution tags should only include "-distribution" when necessary for disambiguation. Now that's a "question" I could see voting on! May 5, 2014 at 2:03

I have a preference for shorter tag names when possible. That is why I created a tag for , and not [rayleigh-distribution] (but I didn't really think about it).