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So the fact is that many users seem to tag questions about the veritable unix build manager as [tag:makefile] rather than the more consistent [tag:make]. (Because the language is make, and we don't tag things or or even (though we have set a synonym with from --> ).

And I'm sympathetic because I'd have done the same thing back in the day. But it really bugs me now. So this seems a perfect use case for tag synonyms, only when I try to set on with as the master, I run into the highest usage heuristic.


I am sorely tempted to launch into a large scale re-tagging just to "fix" the situation, but rather than preempt the community I ask the assembled masses: "Can and should we make the master?"

See also Are these really the tag synonyms we want?

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