I asked a question on SO and tried to use the
ie-10 tag and got an error message:
You are attempting to create the tag [ie-10]; however the tag [internet-explorer-10] already exists! If you think this new tag should be allowed, raise it on meta.
I'm not sure why I got this error message; the system apparently already knows that
ie-10 is a synonym for
internet-explorer-10, so why is it showing me an error message? I thought that tag synonyms were supposed to be automatically updated without user intervention. Or maybe the system has guessed that these might be synonyms but it isn't sure?
My suggestion: make it easier for the user to say "yes, that's right, go ahead and change it for me". Maybe a dialog box (that's not red) that says "Did you mean [internet-explorer-10]?" If user clicks yes, just change it for them and go on. Only if the user clicks "No" do you show them the scary stuff about tag creation and asking on meta.