This tag is for requests to replace one tag with another existing tag. It also applies to requests that one tag should be merged into another, or simply abandoned.
A request to add one tag as the synonym of another tag. Please be specific about which tag should be a synonym of which. Bidirectional synonyms and cycles are implicitly disallowed, so suggest wisely.
A few years back there was a request to Synonymize [retag-request] and [synonym-request], which didn't seem to have ever gone through. The top answer stated the following:
...even though the mechanisms are different I think the [subtle differences] are usually lost on the people making the request.
It's worth noting that
- 24 of the top 50 synonym-request questions are also tagged with retag-request.
- 12 of the top 50 retag-request questions are also tagged with synonym-request.
- 142 questions are tagged as both synonym-request and retag-request
What is the difference between a retag request and a synonym request?