I've just been going through and unifying with because though the first existed before and the second didn't, the second is much closer to the formal name of the thing to which it refers to. So far, so ho hum.

But now that I've adjusted all the questions so that they're tagged with the improved tag, I can't nominate any synonyms for it. OK, I'm not sure if I have 5 upvotes in the tag (I might do) but when I look at the list of top users in it, it's empty! “A-hah! Needs a recalc!” I think.

So, how often are such recalculations performed? How long do I have to wait before I can see whether it is reasonable for me to try to propose a tag synonym?

  • Tag scores are updated at approximately 03:00 UTC, so wait at least another 13 hours or so.
    – Tim Stone
    Apr 24, 2012 at 14:02
  • Every 6-8 weeks ;-) Apr 24, 2012 at 14:02
  • Happened to me as well. I retagged the question of one of my most-upvoted answers with a proposed synonym (it was a clear need for that tag anyway, so this isn't gaming) so that I could propose the synonym. Had to wait a while. Apr 24, 2012 at 14:07
  • Weird; that question didn't come up when I searched… Apr 24, 2012 at 18:40


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