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I feel these can be merged as follows to resolve the ambiguity and avoid verbose tagging. What do you think?

Synonym...............Original..............Merged TagName
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I noticed this "group of synonymous tags" / preferred tag relationship when doing work on Music tagging. Some of my co-workers were very passionate about using the "Wild West" un-curated method of tagging. And yet, the possible advantages of creating a tag object with a list of synonyms and a preferred tag were great in terms of someone being able to see all the relavent answers to their query. –  Sean Vikoren Dec 10 '11 at 0:15
    
Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/111422/… –  Jason Plank Dec 10 '11 at 3:57
    
@JasonPlank, while i agree it is related to the link, the OP tags [ganymede], [eclipse-europa] and [galileo] are neither part of the synonym list nor the suggested synonyms. I have also observed user doing verbose tagging, e.g they tag ganymede and eclipse 3.4, hence this post. What's your opinion on these ? –  Vimal Dec 10 '11 at 9:51
    
@Vimal I think I do have [eclipse-europa] in the list to my question, but not the others :). I prefer the numbered versions, e.g. [eclipse-3.5]. I think there should be just one tag for each release. Tagging [ganymede] + [eclipse-3.4] seems redundant. –  Jason Plank Dec 14 '11 at 18:31

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