I've gone through and merged most of the tag synonyms on Stack Overflow, but there are several that I want to get feedback on before I proceed. (Thanks to @Rook for drawing attention to the fact that this needed to be done in Tag totals should include synonyms.)
The following synonyms seem backwards according to naming conventions, but you're not allowed to suggest synonyms where the source (synonym) has more instances than the target (master). Should I switch any/all of these around so we keep the tags that use a
Master ← Synonym ------ ------- stacktrace × 220 stack-trace × 10 linkbutton × 82 link-button × 3 radiobutton × 453 radio-button × 4 mobileweb × 187 mobile-web × 3 layoutmanager × 27 layout-manager × 7 datagrid × 1715 data-grid × 4 querystring × 460 query-string × 6 wordwrap × 102 word-wrap × 22 flashplayer × 249 flash-player × 5
In the following two cases I'm not sure the tags mean exactly the same thing. Maybe in context they do and we want the synonym to stand and the merge to happen, I just want to be sure before I pull the trigger.
facebook × 3463 facebook-api × 762 iphone × 44246 iphone-sdk × 9353
In addition to those, there's an "other" category of synonyms I'd like to get an opinion on.
dsp × 149 signal-processing × 103 linker × 738 linking × 549
In both cases the number of usages are similar for master and synonym tags, but there have been a lot of renames already. In the first case,
signal-processing should be in the lead.
I'll leave this up for a few days to see what feedback I get. If no one really cares, I'm going to swap the direction of the synonym in the first group, and just apply the merge as-is to the last four synonyms listed above. If you disagree with those choices, please let me know.