We should definitely standardize how we want to handle file-extension tags, because there's already been some confusion.

Should we have:

  • .svg or svg?
  • .stl or stl?
  • .blend-files or blend-files?
  • etc...

This is closely related to the blend-files/.blend-files synonym request, but I think we should discuss this as a more general issue.

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    $\begingroup$ I'd opt for without the dot, but I'm interested to see what other people think $\endgroup$
    – Luke_0
    Commented May 23, 2013 at 23:00
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    $\begingroup$ Tags generally avoid characters that are not either alphanumeric or a hyphen, from what I've seen on other sites. $\endgroup$
    – nanofarad
    Commented May 24, 2013 at 1:21
  • $\begingroup$ @ObsessiveSSO‚Ą≤: So far as I know, hyphens are used to separate words when needed. So it's not so much avoiding their use as simply not overusing them. $\endgroup$ Commented May 24, 2013 at 4:00

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We should avoid the dots, as those refer to file extensions, not formats. Formats should be specified in the form of "svg", "blend", "obj-format", etc.

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    $\begingroup$ +1. No dots please. $\endgroup$
    – Daniel
    Commented May 24, 2013 at 5:16
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    $\begingroup$ Agreed. Some formats have multiple extensions anyway. $\endgroup$ Commented May 25, 2013 at 0:14

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