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I posted a question on SO, intending to use the tag "batch". After completing the post, the tag mysteriously changed to "batch-file". I tried editing it several times to switch it to "batch" but each time it reverted to "batch-file" after saving.

This is the post: In second batch, exclude workers from first batch

marked as duplicate by Lucifer, Aza, Martijn Pieters, animuson, hims056 Jun 13 '13 at 12:20

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That happens because is a synonym of (and so are 7 other tags). Synonyms get automatically remapped to the master tag.

See also: What are tag synonyms? How do they work?

  • Thanks. I was unaware of synonyms. In this case, too bad, since "batch" was the correct keyword for the context. Oh, well. – Peri Hartman Jun 13 '13 at 13:49
  • Would anyone consider undoing "batch" as a synonym of "batch-file"? It's needed for MechanicalTurk (and probably other contexts, too). – Peri Hartman Jun 13 '13 at 13:54
  • @PeriHartman I don't know (it would probably take a new meta question to find out). Perhaps a new tag for mTurk batches would make more sense? – yannis Jun 13 '13 at 16:32
  • Yeah, the latter is the path of least resistance. I don't have enough points to do that. Anyone care to? I'll suggest "batch-hit" or "batch-assignment". – Peri Hartman Jun 13 '13 at 18:37

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