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Someone finally created a synonym for to .

It shows that there are still 146 questions with the old tag on them. I know the Team is unwilling to go change these (as per my linked question), so I figured I'd start in on it now that the tag has been synonymized. But lo and behold, it turns out that when you search on a synonymed tag it takes you to the master tag search page, so I'm unable to list the questions with the old tag using Search, so that I can do the conversions.

Please give us a way to specifically do an advanced search for the tag without going to the master.

NOTE: You can get to the specific tag search page if you click on the tag itself, so the logic is in there. This also means that this is just a minor feature request, since it can be worked around.

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  • so... what are you unable to do here? Post URLs...
    – Shog9
    Oct 26, 2011 at 15:44
  • Now that I've found the workaround, there is nothing I'm unable to do. I just think the advanced search capabilities should be complete. Newer users shouldn't have to find the trick, they should just see the instructions on the AS page. Oct 26, 2011 at 15:46
  • The "trick" in this case being clicking on the tag? This seems exceedingly obscure...
    – Shog9
    Oct 26, 2011 at 15:49
  • Just for new users, which is why I said it was only minor. Much more than that for AS we really need deleted and locked searches. Oct 26, 2011 at 15:52
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    Why should we be helping new users search for the wrong tag?
    – Shog9
    Oct 26, 2011 at 15:53
  • Good Question :), probably so they can do suggested edits and help us out. It will take me weeks to clean up this tag manually. Oct 26, 2011 at 15:56
  • As far as I know (at least, this is true on SO), the newly synonymized tags are automatically retagged by some script. You just have to have some patience.
    – user138231
    Oct 26, 2011 at 16:20
  • @Chichiray, no, I think they have to manually batch retag them, which is why I brought up the linked question in the first place, because they haven't bothered to do it. Oct 26, 2011 at 16:23
  • @Shog9, thanks for the batch retag. Oct 26, 2011 at 17:30

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The functionality to search by tag synonym is also converted to perform a search by the master tag. Take, for example, (currently having 193 posts associated with it) which is a synonym of the master (with 1,568 posts associated with it):

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Clicking on either will show posts under both and (a total of 193 + 1,568 = 1761 posts):

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Sifting through this list when the tags a more heavily weighted towards the master doesn't help. Currently, the only way to achieve this in some reasonable form is via SEDE. Specifically, here's a query that does that: Find questions by tags. As an example:

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