Why do we have the (in one word) and (hyphenated) tags? Maybe it would be nicer to have both in one word or both hyphenated. I don't have the rights to change it myself though.


EDIT: I don't ask about the difference of meanings, there was this question a while ago that states the difference, as @Ankur Banerjee underlined it.

  • Just as a reminder, I asked this question so that people with enough reputation could add the synonym stopovers to stop-overs (and use it as main tag), because I don't have that much reputation.
    – Vince
    Sep 30, 2012 at 10:55

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This has annoyed me too.

I think they're different because different people made them and only moderators can change them.

I just had a quick look with Google's N-gram tool and it seems the single-word version is the most popular in each case:

Maybe retain hyphenated versions as synonyms too, that never hurts.


Because layovers and stopovers mean different things. Not that I'm sure people generally know what the difference is, and thus use it interchangeably. Perhaps we should merge it. I'd say merge with as main tag.

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    sorry I should have mentionned it in the question, I know they're different meanings, the only thing is that layover is in one word and stop-over is in two words separated by a hyphen.
    – Vince
    Sep 28, 2012 at 21:57

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