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http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/uplaod

Is an obvious typo, it there a way to merge it with or eliminate it?
Or should I flag it for moderator attention?

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Someone just edited this and fixed the issue... –  Oded Dec 6 '11 at 13:45
    
good point (15 chars) –  ajreal Dec 6 '11 at 13:45

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That misspelled tag was only used once, in such cases it is far easier to just change it by hand. The misspelled tag will be removed automatically after some time (~24 hours), if no question is using it anymore.

I did that for the one question where it was used just now.

If a tag that is used by a significant number of question (>10-20) is misspelled or needs to be renamed, you should post it on meta like you did now. Moderators can rename tags or merge misspelled tags into other tags. But for a hardly-used tag it's not worth it to use these moderator abilities, they are pretty dangerous and not easily undone.

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oic, no wonder I can't find that question –  ajreal Dec 6 '11 at 13:47
    
@ajreal Yep, take a look here- you'll find a lot of tags that are newly created but now unused. [uplaod] is in there. –  Jason Plank Dec 6 '11 at 14:04
    
Even more: if a tag is used by only one question, it will be removed after 6 months too: [...] a routine that removes tags created more than 6 months ago which have been used only a single time. It will run monthly. –  Arjan Dec 6 '11 at 14:16

Commenting and notifying the OP is the easiest option if you don't have edit/retag privileges,

Edit: As I see, you have edit privileges. Just edit the tag on the question. Not used tags will cease existence anyway.

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Yup, I can't find any question tag to this typo tag name. Wondering where it come from... –  ajreal Dec 6 '11 at 13:46

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