What is the difference between and ? In theory, any answer to a question would include information about that resource, so why do we have two tags? If you know, please tell me, if not, I recommend we supercollide these tags and merge into because it's older.

  • $\begingroup$ Annoyingly I don't have the reputation to fix the typo in the title. Can someone fix it please? :-) $\endgroup$ May 17, 2021 at 21:07

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One option is to give resource-information some text implying that such questions ask for information about a specific resource (or a class of resources). So, the asker names a resource.

On the other hand, resource-request is for when the OP doesn't have a resource in mind and wants help in finding one given a description of the need.

So in some sense they can be inverses of each other

  • find me info about resource mumble
  • I need a resource that matches the following info.

Or, we could just drop one of them, but the questions with resource-information become a bit problematic.

  • $\begingroup$ I agree that they are basically inverses, and that we need both. $\endgroup$
    – Ben I. Mod
    Sep 5, 2017 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ I see the distinction, but why does it matter in terms of searching for questions? I think that this distinction will be forgotten and ignored if we make it. $\endgroup$
    – thesecretmaster Mod
    Sep 5, 2017 at 16:31

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