What can be done to make the tag synonyms approval process more visible?

If you go to the tag synonym page you'll notice that a synonym proposal by Nick Carver from Nov 2010 still doesn't have any votes (well, I just voted).

I posted a suggestion about making that page more visible hoping that will get more traffic, but that may not be enough.

I do like Alex Lockwood's suggestion about adding the voting directly on the tag page, but still may not be enough.

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    One huge limitation is that you can only vote for tags where you have already posted. For example, I can easily see that making "ajaxpro" and "ajax-pro" synonyms would be sensible, but I cannot vote for that because I haven't posted anything about Ajax. After a couple of attempts like that, you just give up.
    – Bo Persson
    Jul 6, 2012 at 20:00
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    It practically takes a moderator on EE.SE to do any real work with the tags with the way things are set up. With no notification to users that a tag synonym suggestion exists, there is no way to draw users to vote on them.
    – W5VO
    Aug 6, 2012 at 22:55

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Maybe there could be a new badge introduced for voting on synonyms to make the process move more quickly? It seems really slow but I think it's worthwhile to match synonyms.

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