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As discussed here : Change r2d2 tag to r2-d2 when we try to create the correctly spelled "R2-D2" Tag we get this error message

You are attempting to create the tag r2-d2 ; however the tag r2d2 already exists!

Is there a way to get around this?

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Can't you just eliminate the r2d2 tag? If this has mod approval, they should ne able to do that. – John Jan 5 '12 at 17:32
    
@BobCratchit So, eliminating the old tag is a solution? I thought the Tag will remain there even if there is no question attached to it. – DavRob60 Jan 5 '12 at 17:36
    
With no questions, a tag will die in a day or two, and mods should be able to kill it instantly (I may be wrong; that could be a dev-only thing). – John Jan 5 '12 at 17:39
    
I think moderators can rename "r2d2" in "r2-d2." – kiamlaluno Jan 5 '12 at 19:17
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@BobCratchit - Eliminating the r2d2 tag would require manually adding r2-d2 to all the questions. Don't eliminate the tag if you want some form of that tag to exist later; you'll lose information. – Kevin Vermeer Jan 5 '12 at 19:54
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Moderators can create a tag through the tag synonym interface. I declared r2-d2 as a synonym of r2d2, then merged r2d2 into r2-d2, and presto, the tag has been renamed.

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You can actually just straight up merge a tag into another that doesn't exist yet. Saves a little time with the synonym. – Matthew Read Jan 5 '12 at 21:54

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