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I'm able to retag questions on SO. I've just noticed that there exist a tag with 1700+ questions and then a (plural) with some 30 questions.

My thought is that those 30 questions should be retagged to the most common singular tag, and then the plural tag should be canceled.

Is there a way I can do this, with my SO reputation?

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I merged the plural into the singular and created a synonym to keep it from coming back. It's not uncommon for the plural of a tag to creep in. The best thing to do is what you've done, which is open a request for it here when you see these creep up from time to time.

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merge! That was the verb I was missing! :) – superjos Dec 27 '12 at 11:51

A diamond moderator can merge those tags, so you don't need to do that manually. This seems to be a simple case where nothing more than merging is needed.

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Well, since the plural saw a bit of use, I created a synonym to keep it from creeping back in. – Tim Post Dec 27 '12 at 11:41

Can I batch-rename a tag?

No, for regular Stack Overflow users this is not possible. You'll have to manually edit (or re-tag) each post.

then the plural tag should be canceled

A tag with no posts automatically gets removed in 24 - 36 hours.

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thanks for your feedback, I didn't know that – superjos Dec 27 '12 at 16:00

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