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Can we allow 7.5K users to suggest tag synonyms without a score of 5 in the tag?

As it is, suggesting a tag synonym requires a score of 5 in the tag. Can a privilege be added, say as part of Trusted User, that allows users with sufficient privileges to suggest synonyms as well as users with a score of 5 or more in the tag?

Tag synonyms are often obvious, and I think the 20k Trusted Users should be... trusted... to be able to differentiate between tags. After all, it takes more votes after the suggestion to approve it anyway.

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    Wouldn't that actually reduce the number of people who can do this? Also, as someone in the vague realm of 20k, I can tell you that by the time I reach 20k, I would have no business suggesting synonyms for tags I have no points in. (It occurs to me maybe you mean "in addition to" and not "instead of", but still!) – Andrew Barber Feb 5 '12 at 21:16
  • And that synonym you propose is not a good example. There are other (valid on SO) meanings to canvas. See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/119496/…, so ... – Mat Feb 5 '12 at 21:17
  • @AndrewBarber: Would you say dto and data-transfer-object are synonyms? You have no points in dto, but the wiki specifically states that it means data-transfer-object. (And yes, that would decrease the number. I'll change it to a union.) – Ry- Feb 5 '12 at 21:19
  • @Mat: It's part of the wiki. You're right, I'll just change that. – Ry- Feb 5 '12 at 21:20

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