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I was looking for single-use tags, and approximately half of our tags on Travel-SE (10 pages of them) are actually used once or are synonyms, so this is almost an exercise in futility.

To make it more clear:

Say that we have ->, i.e. is the main tag, and is the synonym. I want to get in the results or when browsing, but not .

Is there a way to exclude the synonym tags when browsing? Alternatively, is there a way to do this from the Stack API? I think we have a person or two here that can work with this (hi Roflcoptr!).

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migrated from Dec 6 '11 at 15:20

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I don't think the title says it all. You want a) a list of all and only the "main" tags? If you have "a" and "b" as synonyms you only want to exclude one right? Because they are both synonyms of each other. You can't say "big" is a synonym but "large" is not, if you follow me... – hippietrail Dec 6 '11 at 15:57

I don't think it's possible through the UI or through the API. You can do it pretty easily through SEDE, which might be the best way if you're just trying to clean-up tags

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