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I see there are and , but I don't see any .

If there aren't tags for other types of feed, is needed?

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    Does "feeds" refer to everything that is a news feed (RSS, atom, etc) or the module called "Feeds" ? – HedgeMage Jun 9 '11 at 14:55
  • @HedgeMage Looking at the questions tagged "feeds," I get it is referring to news feeds, not the module. As the module handles news feeds, I think that there isn't much distinction between the two cases, in the same way "views" could refer to the module, or the output of that module. – kiamlaluno Jun 9 '11 at 15:44
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A lot of people, especially developers, tend to refer to feeds as "rss", regardless of flavor.

I recommend be made a synonym for and then merged. Can anyone think of a good reason why either one of these tags would be needed for any other purpose?

  • I think merging would be a good idea. Waiting for more feedback before doing anything yet. – googletorp Jun 9 '11 at 22:23
  • I disagree of the merging of these 2 tags, but maybe convert the "feeds" in "feeds-module" to avoid ambiguity. – tostinni Jun 13 '11 at 16:52
  • @tostinni What would you use for a question about feeds? – kiamlaluno Jun 15 '11 at 19:54
  • @kiamlaluno, I think rss is very generic and commonly used to mean feed, who cares nowadays of the differences between rss and atom ? All readers support both, and in fact I've heard way more "rss reader" instead of "feed reader". – tostinni Jun 15 '11 at 20:21
  • @tostinni It's not very generic, as RSS is a feed format, but not all feeds use the RSS format. – kiamlaluno Jun 15 '11 at 20:29
  • @kiamlaluno, it's generic in the same sense that you say a MP3 player and not a digital music player, so yes it's not etymologically correct but it is commonly used and also I think it it's quite important to not confuse discussion about the feeds module. – tostinni Jun 15 '11 at 20:59

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