Last week there was a Meta discussion asking whether questions about Microsoft Word online were on-topic.

Are questions about Microsoft Word Online on-topic here? I don't really see any posted here, but perhaps I am not searching correctly.

Yes, they are. We even have a specific tag: .

Not many questions, granted. I suspect some of them are incorrectly tagged with which, as "installable software" is off-topic here.

When a similar issue was discussed on Super User a few years back, they decided to prepend all microsoft product tags with microsoft-. I think this would be a good idea here as well.

To prevent future confusion Microsoft's online Office apps should include the Microsoft name.

Suggested retags:

Edit: If the 25 character limit is a concern, an alternative would be to add the Microsoft tags as synonyms

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    Do note that there is a 25-character limit for tags. Some product names may run afoul of that limit.
    – ale
    Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 13:00
  • I don't see how this could help to prevent "future confusions". Could you describe the confusions that you are thinking on? Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 18:51
  • Searching [*-online] retrieves four tags, the three already mentioned and visual-studio-online. microsoft-visual-studio-online exceeds the 25 chars limit, but this tag has only one question with no answers and no votes. Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 18:59
  • @Rubén The mentioned user couldn't find the tag for [office-online], presumably because they started typing [microsoft-office]. Though, I suppose a synonym would work equally well
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 23:00
  • @StevenVascellaro: IMHO the problem was the lack of questions not the tags. There are only six questions with word-online. Commented Jul 30, 2017 at 23:29
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    Related: Clean up project: Office 365 Commented Jul 30, 2017 at 23:35

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A terrible idea and synonyms would not work for this. The most I would contemplate is a solution that has been applied on Stack Overflow where I wanted to address a similar issue and exceeded the character limit. So now is in use there, following the precedent set by @Mogsdad with .

So possibly m$-excel-online but pointless given that Excel is a Microsoft Corporation trade mark.

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