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I recently read the Create Tag Synonyms privilege, and found this:

When should I propose a tag synonym?

Whenever you see questions being repeatedly tagged with the wrong or incorrect tag -- or multiple tags that mean the same thing...

I can't imagine an example of the bold text, I have only seen tag synonyms that were created for the sole purpose of "multiple tags that mean the same thing".

Can I see an example? I am a bit skeptic that there can actually exist valid examples, but I might be wrong.

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I assumed it meant "very common typos", e.g. "toyps" => "typos" – Ben Brocka Oct 26 '12 at 20:03
    
@BenBrocka I don't think tags with typos should exist, and much less synonimized (even if they are heavily misspelled) – ajax333221 Oct 26 '12 at 20:31
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Using an incorrect, or wrong tag would mean using instead of , or instead of .

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the second example looks like multiple tags that mean the same thing, but the first example looks like it might be what they were trying to say. +1 and I will wait to see if everyone agrees and then accept – ajax333221 Oct 26 '12 at 20:28
    
The second example was an example of typo: The name of the CMS is Drupal, not Drupla. :) – kiamlaluno Oct 26 '12 at 22:38
    
@ki didn't notice. But well, those tags need to be destroyed not synonimized. – ajax333221 Oct 27 '12 at 6:04
    
It depends: If there are 150 questions using drupal7, I would merge it with drupal-7; if there is the probability users keep using drupal7, then I would make it a synonym of the correct tag. It is just a matter of how much times the wrong tag is being used, as editing a question to fix a typo in a tag should IMO be avoided, when possible. The reason for making a tag a synonym is that some users add tags uncaring of the suggestions made when entering a tag. That is the only explanation I have for the renames reported in the tag synonyms page, and which increase for some tags. – kiamlaluno Oct 27 '12 at 11:43

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