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A few months ago I asked about the possibility of retagging old questions to (which is obsolete technology) thus allowing the merging of the and tags.

See Updating obsolete tags (javafx vs javafx-2)

People continue to use wrong the tag and nobody responded to the mentioned question. So I wonder if it's allowed for me to write and run a script (for example, Greasemonkey) which will retag all old questions?

Or I would be banned for spamming, cheating or hacking activity?

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there's already such a script, btw – Sathya Dec 3 '12 at 13:53
thanks, was it tried for large amount of tags? – Sergey Grinev Dec 3 '12 at 13:55
while I used it for retagging couple of tags on Super User, I did exercise discretion - used it for not more than 10 for every few hours so as to prevent front page flooding. YMMV. – Sathya Dec 3 '12 at 13:58

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Site admins have automated processes to do all of this, and regular site users can propose synonyms; have you proposed a tag synonym between the two? The advantage of this route is that it doesn't spam the front page.

However, since there are zero javafx-1.3 questions, it doesn't seem to be in huge demand... once the javafx-1.3 tag exists, a synonym can be created.

Note that in all of this I make no comment on whether that is a sensible synonym / substitution : I don't know javafx well enough to comment.

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There is no javafx-1.3 questions because they are currently marked as javafx together with JavaFX2 questions. This is the problem I want to fix. Synonym wouldn't work here as it's needed to retag old javafx questions, not all of them. – Sergey Grinev Dec 3 '12 at 14:10

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