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In Stack Overflow there is a tag and a tag. Both are natural tags for the go programming language. It wouldn't make sense to merge the tags and get rid of one, can they be made synonymous or equivalent instead?

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If you click on , you should find that there is a synonyms tab, which shows and as synonyms. Try both of those tags - you'll see you end up back at . This has either already been done, or done in response to this question, I can't tell which :) if you look at this page you can see when tag synonyms were proposed. golang was created jul 16 '10 at 15:51 by Bill the Lizard, as was go-language.

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Searches for the 'go' and 'golang' tags turn up different results. So if its recent then maybe some reindexing would need to occur. Otherwise, not sure what that means. – Bill Jan 13 '12 at 12:51
@Bill hmmm - if I type [golang] into the search box it redirects to go; perhaps there's an issue with this bug report - if I type golang as you say it searches for the phrase golang as opposed to recognising it is a synonym... – user142852 Jan 13 '12 at 12:55

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