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What are tag synonyms? How do they work?

A moment ago I was trying to edit the tags in this question.

I edited out the tag, and tried to replace it with the tag. However when I saved my edits and viewed the question anew, the tag was actually replaced by the tag.

I'm not sure what's happening here. Is it a bug in the system, or am I doing something wrong?


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is a synonym of , so it's automatically remapped when you save the edit.

  • Makes sense, but this raises a whole batch of new questions. Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 14:58
  • @JohnDibling You could ask them separately, or if they're closely related, edit them into your question
    – user200500
    Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 15:00
  • @Asad: I'm going to ask them seperately, but I need to gather my thoughts on it first. Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 15:01
  • @JohnDibling Yeah, I have no comment on the validity of the synonym or anything like that. It was apparently suggested on June 9th of this year.
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 15:06

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