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When I add a tag, Stack Overflow will suggest some tags. Those tags have numbers next to them. Sometimes, instead of a number, there is the letter 's'. The tag doesn't show up in the question after editing.

What does 's' mean and why doesn't it show the tag?

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closed as off-topic by Wrzlprmft, S.L. Barth, Patrick Hofman, ᔕᖺᘎᕊ, Infinite Recursion Aug 18 '15 at 10:15

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There is a feature request to change that (s) to something else. – Gnome Nov 9 '10 at 20:35
@Gnome- thanks. +1 – Moshe Nov 9 '10 at 20:49
Yeah, this one got me, too. – user27414 Nov 9 '10 at 21:04
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It means that tag is a synonym and will be automatically and silently renamed to another tag when you submit.

Find the tag's page to see what the "master" synonym is.

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