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What should the difference be between the two? Both deal with the startup/boot process of the device, and related issues. From the questions tagged such I cannot tell why they shouldn't use the other tag instead. Hence my request:

  • Merge (x9) into (x9) or vice-versa (in that case, make sure the tag wiki of startup is not lost)
  • Make the "empty one" a synonym to the merge target
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    I tend to agree there's some redundancy, but I'm also inclined to think that startup is now kind of an obsolete/not useful tag. It may be best to simply retag questions with startup to either boot or auto-start as appropriate, then let it die off or something. My 2 cents, anyway. – eldarerathis Feb 15 '13 at 16:54
  • I see x65 and x19, not x9 and x9. Agreed with eldarerathis as well. device-startup could be a synonym for boot. Also, get more rep so I don't have to blindly spam Approve on your tag wikis anymore :P – Matthew Read Feb 15 '13 at 16:55
  • @MatthewRead Oh, that brings me to another issue to keep in mind when counting: I was on the 'faq' tab, which I always counted as a "sorting" rather than a "restricting" algorithm. Switching to 'Newest' indeed shows more #/ – Izzy Feb 15 '13 at 17:01
  • @eldarerathis You've made your point, and I can agree to it :) However, this might make the 'startup' tag re-appearing from time to time -- hence I still keep up my "request" making it a synonym to 'boot' after cleanup. I will see to it that I go over all 'startup' question and re-tag as suggested, if the others agree? – Izzy Feb 15 '13 at 17:03
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    I guess I'm just not sure if it would be a better synonym for auto-start or something along those lines (but yeah, it's probably not a bad idea to synonymize it with something so people won't use it). I could probably go either way. – eldarerathis Feb 15 '13 at 17:06
  • I'd say make it a synonym to boot. Why? There is the shutdown tag as well, which then would correspond (see e.g. this question). – Izzy Feb 15 '13 at 17:44
  • Finished: Re-tagged all questions but two (which I could not edit as they were merged). – Izzy Feb 15 '13 at 17:54

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