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Currently, a user can only vote on a synonym if s/he has xyz score on the master tag.

Now, many synonyms replace a more used but vague word with a more precise and less used word. A typical example would be <-- on Physics.

I have the required score on . Shouldn't I be able to vote-to-synonym?

I propose that the voting/proposing requirements be set to the sum of scores on the master and synonym tags. Or something like that, at any rate.

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How about we just fix the problems with the tag synonym voting process outright? –  Cody Gray Apr 5 '12 at 3:17
    
@TheEstablishment: Yep, that too. On smaller sites like Physics, getting a synonym approved is hard. I don't see why the diamonds don't have a ninja-button to do so (they do have a merge button). –  Manishearth Apr 5 '12 at 3:22
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Well, they do... Diamond moderators have the privilege of creating a synonym with a single click. Same as a merge. Merging is just an option when you create the synonym, but not required. I just think the community should be able to be more active in the synonym creation process, rather than basically having to rely on a moderator. –  Cody Gray Apr 5 '12 at 3:24
    
@TheEstablishment: Really? If you check the page I linked to, there's a pending synonym proposed by a diamond. –  Manishearth Apr 5 '12 at 3:25
    
It's likely that he proposed the synonym before becoming a moderator. Either that or he didn't create it in the right place. I'm not actually sure if a moderator's synonym proposal in the standard UI is automatically accepted, or if they have to use the synonym-ator in the moderator tools. –  Cody Gray Apr 5 '12 at 3:27
    
@TheEstablishment: No, I suggested it to him in the first place. I'll ask him then--maybe he wanted to check out the community's response... –  Manishearth Apr 5 '12 at 3:29
    
@TheEstablishment As moderator, I can propose a synonym in the page where users propose tags synonyms; I can also directly create a synonym in admin/create-tag-synonym. –  kiamlaluno May 8 '12 at 15:48
    
@TheE yeah, he didn't want to moderator-synonym since it required a cleanup first. –  Manishearth May 8 '12 at 16:04
    
Similar: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128984/… –  Sam DeHaan May 8 '12 at 17:39

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