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"corona" and "coronasdk" both refer to Corona SDK most of the time. Sometimes tag refers to something else I didn't figure out what is. It seems a rarity, though.

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So... noone will work on this? How it works now? How I know when a moderator will actually review this? –  speeder Sep 14 '12 at 17:07
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People with at least 2,500 karma and 5 answer karma on Corona need to upvote: stackoverflow.com/tags/corona/synonyms –  chmullig Feb 22 '13 at 1:29
    
Yes, someone explained that to me, this is why I wrote this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/168536/… –  speeder Feb 22 '13 at 13:47

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Actually, , and have a tag excerpt, and a tag wiki that contain a description of (or a reference to) the Corona SDK. This means the purpose of both the tags is the same.

There are 164 questions that use both the tags. The tags should be merged.

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Thanks :) Can I get a explanation of the difference between tag merge and tag synonym then? I mean, why use synonym? –  speeder Sep 5 '12 at 23:18
    
A tag merge involves all the questions, past and future; a tag synonym involves only future questions. If corona is made a synonym of coronasdk, future questions using corona will see that tag replaced with coronasdk, but the tag is still shown in old questions. If corona is merged with coronasdk, all the questions that use corona will see it replaced with coronasdk. –  kiamlaluno Sep 5 '12 at 23:22
    
Hey, can someone please merge those tags? –  speeder Feb 21 '13 at 22:04

Finally, after nearly an year has become a synonym of .

Though the count is different for both tags, I think it'll be fixed after next cache cycle runs (or something; since it's always the caching).

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Nope, that's not how tag synonyms work. There are currently 590 questions tagged with coronasdk, and they will stay that way until they get retagged to the master tag or a moderator merges the two tags. ;) –  animuson Aug 3 '13 at 2:12

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