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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 Dec 6 '12 at 22:50
  • @RobertHarvey Thank you – Kay Dec 7 '12 at 8:00
  • Same issue, stackoverflow.com/tags/agiletoolkit/synonyms needs synonym "atk4", could someone please add? – romaninsh Dec 21 '12 at 4:03
  • same issue, I would like to propose lmer as a synonym for lme4: stackoverflow.com/tags/lme4/synonyms – Ben Bolker Sep 11 '14 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 Jan 12 '17 at 6:49

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