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I'd like to vote for the "asmack" tag to become a synonym for the "smack" tag. The rules say that I need "... a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more..." to vote for the synonym. A look at topusers for the smack tag reveals that I have a total answer score of 7, but still I am not able to vote: You do not have the required score on this tag to vote for this tag synonym

Is this a bug or is the documentation unclear/wrong?

I think that it is not a cache issue, because it is been a while since a answered a post on the tag. Also this answer states that for voting only the tag's answer score counts and not the reputation. See also this quote from the tag help: *Users with more than 2500 reputation and a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. Users with a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more, can vote for tag synonyms.

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Curious. If you navigate to the main tag synonym page and select the "suggested" tab, do you see the smack synonym propsal? –  Mat Oct 7 '11 at 7:35
    
Yes, it is the first proposal that shows up if you select "all -> newest" –  Flow Oct 7 '11 at 7:37
    
Specifically, in the suggested tab. That tab shows only the suggested synonyms you can vote on. –  Mat Oct 7 '11 at 7:40
    
Yes, it is also there in the suggested tab. –  Flow Oct 7 '11 at 7:46
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The vote code was erroneously checking reputation as well as tag score (the same check was proposals), this will be corrected in the next build.

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Thanks for the clarification nick :) –  Flow Oct 19 '11 at 6:50
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You need a reputation of 2500, to propose tag synonyms and vote on proposed synonyms; your actual reputation on Stack Overflow is 474.

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I don't like to propose, I'd like to vote –  Flow Oct 7 '11 at 7:39
    
As I have written in my question, this answer just lists a score >= 5 as requirement. Also the tag wiki help states Users with more than 2500 reputation and a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. Users with a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more, can vote for tag synonyms., which also reads like the score is the only requirement. –  Flow Oct 7 '11 at 7:43
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I agree with Flow here. The suggested synonym page says: "Users with a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more, can vote for tag synonyms." It specifically does not state a rep requirement, when it does for suggesting a synonym. I don't know who is right, but if the vote requirement is >2.5k rep, then it's not clear at all. –  Mat Oct 7 '11 at 7:43
    
@Mat It's the privilege page that reports which reputation you need to have the privilege. –  kiamlaluno Oct 7 '11 at 7:46
    
Well then the suggested edit page needs fixing, IMO. –  Mat Oct 7 '11 at 7:47
    
Also if > 2500 rep is also requirement for voting, then there is no difference between the requirement for suggesting and voting. Why should it then be listed explicitly? –  Flow Oct 7 '11 at 7:51
    
kiamlaluno: The first point is not about the required rep, it lists the criteria for proposing, the second one the criteria for voting. At least that is my understanding. –  Flow Oct 7 '11 at 7:54
    
@Mat Flow is saying that he should be able to vote for synonyms when that privilege requires a higher reputation than he has. –  kiamlaluno Oct 7 '11 at 7:54
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@kiamlaluno: I understand what you are saying, and what Flow is saying. I don't know which one of you is right (I suspect you are), but the wording on the suggested synonym page does not state the requirement clearly at all, IMO. –  Mat Oct 7 '11 at 8:01
    
@Mat What I mean is that it is another topic (and another question). In any case, there is a page that needs to be fixed, but Flow is not objecting that. –  kiamlaluno Oct 7 '11 at 8:06
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