Again two synonymous tags: (x11) and (x37). While it is clear that all wifi-hotspots are hotspots, also all questions tagged "hotspot" relate to Wifi (many of them are even additionally tagged ). As already said, "hotspot" and "tethering" are different issues (wifi tags - are wifi-tethering and wifi-hotspot redundant?), but IMHO this does not apply here.


  1. merge with
  2. optionally: If someone thinks there are (or could be) non-wifi hotspots, add the tag to the merged items from "wifi-hotspot"
  3. make "wifi-hotspot" a synonym to "hotspot"
  • Makes sense to me.
    – ale
    Sep 6 '12 at 12:48
  • Include the "optional" step? There certainly won't be a "bluetooth-hotspot" for technical reasons (AFAIK bluetooth would always be 1:1), but who can tell about NFC (LOL: "Come together"), or what the future might bring?
    – Izzy Mod
    Sep 6 '12 at 12:56
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    I agree with the idea of merging hotspot with wifi-hotspot as they're entirely redundant, but I'm not quite sure how I feel about which way to do the merge. Part of me thinks hotspot is clear enough, but if every question will also carry around the wifi tag then using wifi-hotspot seems like it would be less clunky (and still allow for future theoretical tags of the form x-hotspot where 'x' is some communication form). Sep 7 '12 at 18:20
  • This is also covered by the fact that wifi-hotspot is used almost 4 times as often as hotspot, so I second it. It's a 2:1 -- hotspot seems sufficient to me as well, but wifi-hotspot is much more frequently used, plus allows for the future x-hotspots.
    – Izzy Mod
    Sep 7 '12 at 18:30

I merged these tags and made the master since:

  1. It was the more popular of the two
  2. It will be included a bit more visibly (as in, not just as a synonym) in the autocomplete this way
  3. If we ever need to differentiate between different types of hotspots in the future (unlikely, but I suppose somewhat feasible) then we just need new tags of the form .
  4. I flipped a coin and that's what came up (kidding or am I?)
  • status-completed pls
    – Flow
    Sep 11 '12 at 22:08

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