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I think should be the master tag for

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You can do this yourself, providing you have enough rep. Which if this is you then you do.

Retag all the questions from ast to abstract-syntax-tree Then propose a new synonym to convert all further questions tagged ast are automatically converted to abstract-syntax-tree.

UPDATE:

AS Roger has pointed out, a Diamond Moderator will be able to merge these tags for you as there are a fair few questions to be re-tagged.

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There are 50 [ast] and 46 [abstract-syntax-tree]. Manual merges are discouraged for that many. Diamond moderators can rename these tags with a single click and no noise on the homepage. However, we can use synonyms for that now, and they can merge after it's voted in. –  Gnome Oct 23 '10 at 10:42
    
@Roger - Didn't realise they are discouraged. Each time I have asked it has been a case of DIY. –  Barry Oct 23 '10 at 10:45
    
@Barry: For low numbers, but I can't recall anyone saying about 50 is close to low enough in normal circumstances. –  Gnome Oct 23 '10 at 10:48
    
@Roger - Fair enough. I seem to remember re-tagging about 25-30 or so a while back. Now I'm pretty sure I wasted my time :-) Cheers –  Barry Oct 23 '10 at 10:49
    
@Barry: Thanks for that effort anyway! If you have 2k, you can vote for the synonym, which seems to be how things will play out more often from here on out. –  Gnome Oct 23 '10 at 10:55
    
Gah, you include the update and I remove my downvote to have someone add another... but anyway, see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/38987/… –  Gnome Oct 23 '10 at 11:19
    
@Roger - ah well such is life! Thanks anyway - I have kept a record of that link for future. –  Barry Oct 23 '10 at 11:39
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All: I've manually retagged probably a dozen tags since joining SO. Early in SO's life, there were often only a handful and doing it manually seemed... OK. 20 is about the point where I lose patience; there's 50+ "ast" tags. Glad to hear somebody might do it en masse, which is the reason for the polite "retag-request". –  Ira Baxter Oct 23 '10 at 18:32

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