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The tag should be removed. This is not an actual plugin in Maven, and in fact is an invalid synonym of the correct tag, .

This is a common misnomer among developers, and we should encourage correct terminology (and tagging) by not making the incorrect tag available.

I'm happy to retag all 10 existing questions to use the tag so that there aren't any remaining questions with this tag.

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But... that's what synonyms are for. Common different names, common misspelling, other ways to write, etc.

I think a synonym is more correct than removing the tag altogether (mainly because there's nothing for preventing it from being created again).

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I'd agree with a synonym setup as well, I just don't have the reputation yet to propose it :) We can see if, over time, the usage of the incorrect tag drops enough to be worth killing it. –  Peter Mularien Apr 10 '13 at 18:41
    
And, more to your point, rather than deleting, if I simply retag the existing questions, the system should remove the incorrect tag within a day or so, correct? I'm fine with that if folks agree -- I'll do the work. –  Peter Mularien Apr 10 '13 at 18:43
    
@PeterMularien: Yes, but then if someone else misspell it again, the problem returns. Synonymizing it the best course of action IMHO. –  Second Rikudo Apr 10 '13 at 18:44
    
Great, we can close this question, then, and I'll retag as appropriate. Can I file a meta request to synonymize the tag, as I don't have the reputation yet? –  Peter Mularien Apr 10 '13 at 19:00
    
@PeterMularien: Yes, you can. –  Second Rikudo Apr 12 '13 at 14:12

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