Should be renamed to ? Spelled-out names are generally clearer than abbreviations, and I accidentally created a duplicate tag at the full name when doing some cleanup of old mistagged questions.

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    I'm somewhat inclined to keep the main tag obs and make a synonym for the full name. I think it is widely more known as simply just OBS. Even their own website puts OBS first and they refer to it primarily as so.
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Jul 30, 2022 at 2:10
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    Then again, a synonym would just simply be remapped. So... I'm crossed. Maybe reword this question to be "should we rename the obs tag?" and see what the community thinks.
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Jul 30, 2022 at 2:13
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    All meta questions implicitly ask for the community's opinion, so I don't think an edit is needed, but feel free to edit the post in that direction if you think it would help.
    – pppery
    Jul 30, 2022 at 2:24
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    I've added the synonym open-broadcaster-software -> obs. If sentiment on this changes, it's trivial to reverse the synonym direction, but for now at least, the tag names are linked.
    – Robotnik Mod
    Aug 2, 2022 at 23:23

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Keep it as OBS

I've never heard someone refer to OBS as anything other than OBS. Calling it "Open Broadcaster Software" sounds needlessly corporate. It would not surprise me if a significant amount of people didn't know OBS was an abbreviation, and would be confused if we didn't have a tag for it.

A synonym existing for people who do know the difference is fine, but should take priority over .

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    I definitely always thought the “S” stood for Suite. So, +1 for keeping the more commonly used and commonly understood OBS as the tag, even if the full and proper name should be set as a synonym. Aug 3, 2022 at 12:41

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