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Could the tagging system be enhanced to support tag synonyms?
Implement a Tag Black List

Some tags should be automatically replaced by other tags whenever a question is posted or retagged. This should be a manually maintained list of replacements that is applied automatically. Without that, all retag requests are pointless:

Just look through old retag requests for more examples.

If it is decided for a tag that mass-retagging it to another tag is ok, it should also be safe to extend this to new questions asked in the future. If somebody later tries to post a question with a "bad" tag, that tag should automatically be replaced with the "fixed" tag.

marked as duplicate by Robert Cartaino, mmyers, Ether, ChrisF, John Rudy Feb 22 '10 at 22:41

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  • Actually rails was fixed, you're just looking at the old cache. – Lance Roberts Feb 22 '10 at 21:31
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    Functional Dupe: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19018/… – Lance Roberts Feb 22 '10 at 21:32
  • I think this is the actual duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2779/… – Jon Seigel Feb 22 '10 at 21:37
  • @Lance: Well, then wait a day or two and there will be twenty new "rails" questions :). Also I think automatic replacement is not the same as the blacklist proposed in the question you linked to. – sth Feb 22 '10 at 21:39
  • @sth - Tag synonyms (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2779/…) accomplishes the same thing but avoids all the "where did my tag go?" questions... and the "color" vs "colour" wars. Let users enter the tags they prefer and let search match all the equivalent tags behind the scenes. – Robert Cartaino Feb 22 '10 at 21:48
  • @Jon: Full-blown tag synonyms with adjusted UI in the tag suggestion box etc. like in the linked question would IMHO be more than really needed. A simple automatic replacement list like I'd suggest should also be much more easy to implement. – sth Feb 22 '10 at 21:49

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