I tried to suggest the existing tag unity-game-engine (6 questions) as a tag synonym for unity3d (> 1000 questions). Although I have create tag synonyms privilege I run into the following error:

Failed to propose synonym:

Version specific synonyms can only be created by moderators

It sounds to me like the 3d in unity3d is considered as version number. Actually it stands for 3-dimensional. Am I missing something? Maybe version specific tags should rather have a flag set, indicating their special status instead of being recognised by a regular expression only. Or at least the check should be restricted to the end of the tag's name e.g. "[0-9]$".

There is a similar question Version Specific Tag Validation on Tag Synonym Page, I set up a new one as a moderator explicitly asked for it.

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    I added the synonym for you.
    – user102937
    Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 22:50
  • Same issue, stackoverflow.com/tags/agiletoolkit/synonyms needs synonym "atk4", could someone please add?
    – romaninsh
    Commented Dec 21, 2012 at 4:03
  • same issue, I would like to propose lmer as a synonym for lme4: stackoverflow.com/tags/lme4/synonyms
    – Ben Bolker
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 0:36
  • @RobertHarvey I got the same issue. Could you create the same synonym for wifi tag which is the same as 802.11 - not sure why I go the same error as Kay did when I tried to propose tag synonym in SO - thanks
    – artm
    Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 6:49


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