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Recently I've come across the tag on SO and found out that it was misused in 8 out of 9 questions (it was apparently mistaken for ). After fixing the mistakes, I thought it would be better to rename the confusing tag to something that might draw the attention more easily, and to make the old tag a synonym of the new one.

I have since retagged the only question that seems to have used the tag legitimately to .

I'm now facing two issues:

  1. I'm not entirely sure about the new name I chose. Should it be instead?

  2. I can't suggest a synonym as I have no reputation relevant to the area.

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If the old tag is made a synonym for the new tag, the problem will persist. The old tag needs to be burninated. – Duncan Feb 1 '13 at 8:53
The problem might persist, but perhaps to a lesser extent. When typing widows, the user would see only latex-widows as a suggestion, which, if irrelevant to the question, would probably make them review what they had typed. If not at that point then it might work later, after submitting the question: the originally typed widows would turn into latex-widows, which, again, would be more likely to catch their attention than just widows. Also, if burninating a tag means prohibiting its use, I don't think it would be a good idea. LaTeX users/developers might rightly be expected to use it. – Andriy M Feb 1 '13 at 9:12
Good point, well made! :-) – Duncan Feb 1 '13 at 9:14