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Why is a tag synonym for when , , , etc., aren't. Is this a mistake?

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This doesn't look like a bug to me - it might not be right, but that doesn't automatically make it a bug. – Flexo Mar 14 '13 at 19:25
    
@Flexo Then where should I write about it in order to get someone to fix it? I can suggest synonyms but I can't revoke/vote away synonyms :) – Warpzit Mar 14 '13 at 19:26
    
Here is the right place, I was just explaining the tag edit I made. – Flexo Mar 14 '13 at 19:28
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Related: Merge and synonymize Android version tags – blahdiblah Mar 22 '13 at 23:54
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Since those tags are version tags, and have specific differences, it is probably inappropriate for to be a synonym of . Questions for any of the specific versions should be tagged with that version along with .

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Based on the android eco system I'd say none. Android went from alpha -> beta -> 1.0 and forward. 1.5 was called cupcake. – Warpzit Mar 14 '13 at 19:30
    
So when will this get fixed? And by who? – Warpzit Mar 21 '13 at 13:14
    
@Warpzit, it will take a mod to fix that, and it's not always easy to get their attention and interest. Maybe you could bounty this question. – Lance Roberts Mar 21 '13 at 13:51
    
then why not create honeycomb ,icecreamsandwhich also synonyms ? – NullPoiиteя Mar 21 '13 at 14:21
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@Warpzit I removed the gingerbread->android synonym. Feel free to award the bounty to Lance here, since his answer is really what drove the decision. – Adam Lear Mar 23 '13 at 0:15
    
@AnnaLear Thanks – Warpzit Mar 23 '13 at 8:38

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