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Some tags have a very low use level, and therefore practically no-one has the score to vote on synonyms for it. For example, the SO tag. There is a synonym in the queue: . Because it's such a low-use tag, almost no-one can vote on it.

Possible solutions:

  1. Vary the score required to vote by how much the tag is used
  2. Allow users with enough score in related tags to vote
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Agreed: see tags 'significant-digits' and 'significant-figures' on SO. I have set the wheels in motion for 'significant-figures' to be a synonym of 'significant-digits', but no-one except a moderator is likely to be able to make that formal (13 questions total under significant-digits, now). –  Jonathan Leffler Apr 22 '11 at 22:16
    
If find it bizzar that you can't even suggest a synonym without 5 reputation points let a lone vote for one. For instance I just noticed 'color' and 'colour' both exist seperatly but can't do anything about it. –  Martin Brown Dec 9 '11 at 13:24

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3. Get a moderator to do it.

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Community smell. –  Jonah Feb 23 '11 at 23:52
    
How exactly do you do that? –  Martin Brown Dec 9 '11 at 13:25
    
Usually after posting a [discussion] question on Meta and seeing if the community agrees, @MartinBrown. –  mmyers Dec 9 '11 at 14:51

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