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Do we need both "userscript" and "userscripts" tags? Someone's been retagging questions with these two tags, willy-nilly.

To me, either tag is like marking a question "code". It adds no useful information -- especially for categories like "Greasemonkey" which imply a user-generated script, anyway.

I respectfully request that these two tags be merged or eliminated.

Update:
I manually merged/deleted the userscript tag from all questions.
Please vote to approve userscript as a synonym for userscripts at this link.   Done, thanks!

Now, holding out hope for a purge or a justification for the "userscripts" tag...

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If you want to merge the tags then

  • pick which tag you want to keep e.g userscripts
  • retag all questions that use userscript to userscripts
  • suggest a synonym so that any future questions tagged with userscript will automagically get tagged with userscripts
  • sit back and wait for your synonym suggestion to be approved.

If you want to delete both tags then I suggest retagging all the questions and then asking a moderator to delete the tags. Although that won't stop anyone from recreating them of course.

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Moderators do not need to delete tags. They are automatically deleted if there is no questions attached. This is cached though so normally wait a few hours for it to be removed. –  Diago Oct 13 '10 at 11:02
    
@Diago - thanks for the clarification. I wasn't 100% sure if a Mod needed to delete the tag or not. –  Barry Oct 13 '10 at 11:04
    
Thanks, Barry. I may end up merging the tags the hard way, but moderators have "disappeared" tags that I thought were useful (EG "Beginner") in a more permanent way. I'm hoping that's what will happen here. Or, perhaps, we'll learn that these 2 tags are somehow useful in some small way. –  Awesome Poodles Oct 13 '10 at 11:32
    
Looks like KennyTM added the synonym, 1 hour ago. Vote for it here: stackoverflow.com/tags/userscripts/synonyms –  Awesome Poodles Oct 13 '10 at 11:35
    
@Brock Not moderators. Developers. Small distinction :) –  Diago Oct 13 '10 at 11:51
    
@Diago: Developers can terminate a tag with prejudice, so that, for example, a "sorry, the 'beginner' tag is not allowed." message is triggered? –  Awesome Poodles Oct 13 '10 at 12:11
    
@Brock They have access to the black list. So Yes. –  Diago Oct 13 '10 at 13:03
    
Still holding out hope for a purge or a justification for the "userscripts" tag. Until then, I guess this is the answer. –  Awesome Poodles Oct 14 '10 at 1:03

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