Probably this has been asked before but due to the insane amount of merge tag requests I wasn't able to find it.
Merging tags is probably the most common request here on meta. It would be nice if 10k's could do it themselves:
- 15 votes required to pass, 5 to fail
- 10k's would see at the top on the page, next to
faqa merge requests link with the number of requests they haven't voted in yet: for example,
merge requests (2), in a visible color such as red. This will bring in many votes and makes the process really fast even though 15 votes are required, and with that many votes abuse would be non existent.
- Allow 1k's to propose new retag requests, but not to vote on them.
Maybe all of this would be too complicated and time consuming to implement. But I think it will be worth it in the long run.. Especially since I often see tags that should be merged, but they are almost never used so I wouldn't want to bother a mod with this. Or you can implement a simpler version of what I proposed.