Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

As mentioned in this other meta question I just raised, I had some issues with the tag synonym process earlier.

Currently, a user can only recommend or vote on a tag synonym if they have a 'Score of 5' in the 'Master' tag.

I feel that this rule could be amended, in order to allow better management of tags by conscientious users who may not participate in questions regarding a certain tag, but like to help maintain the tag system.

I would recommend the following changes:

  1. Allow a user with a Score of 5 in the intended 'Synonym' tag to propose a tag synonym.
  2. Allow a user with a Score of 5 in the intended 'Synonym' tag to vote on a tag synonym request.
share|improve this question
These would be helpful changes, but I think they do not address the more general issue: the tag synonym suggestion system doesn't seem to result in new synonyms. Moderators almost always have to step in to make the change. – Jon Ericson Apr 11 '12 at 20:40

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .