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We have a tag synonym that retags several tags, including , to , and the same is true for and .

, however, is the better tag because downvotes is more commonly used than down votes, and likewise, the same is true for .

MSO search:

downvotes - 1051 results vs. down votes - 499 results
upvotes - 1781 results vs. up votes - 497 results

Wiktionary has entries for downvote and upvote, but none for "down vote" or "up vote".
And, um, even the tag wikis uses the one-word form.

Could we reverse these tag synonyms to the one-word form?

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+1 this was only synonymized because of the number-of-questions-in-each-tag-restriction thingy. – Jon Seigel May 15 '11 at 19:04
    
Should it really be one word? There's no entry for 'downvote' in the OED or M-W. – Rup May 15 '11 at 19:05
    
@Rup "down vote" doesn't appear either; and yet if not a phrase, it would have to be "vote down" per English grammar rules, so it's just a matter of the dictionaries being behind because they don't recognize either form. – waiwai933 May 15 '11 at 19:08
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I think "down-vote" hyphenated is valid grammar as a compound noun. – Rup May 15 '11 at 19:13
    
Hmm, apparently e.se thinks it's one word. I still disagree. (Although we all agree that "down vote" without a hyphen is wrong.) – Rup May 15 '11 at 19:16
    
The one word form is roughly twice as common as the hyphenated form on meta. It's an idiom that we use amongst ourselves. – Rick Sladkey May 15 '11 at 19:32
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I think downvote is used for similitude with downgrade. Considered that the hyphen in tags is used instead of a space (e.g. "feature-request"), I think that "downvotes" is a better tag. – kiamlaluno May 15 '11 at 19:54

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