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https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged?tagnames=status-completed&sort=info&pagesize=50

I was curious what would happen if I proposed a synonym for a moderator-only tag... and it went through. This is a pretty big hole in the system if the proposed synonym gets accepted and actual retags end up putting a moderator-only tag on questions.

Proposing synonyms for mod-only tags should be strictly disallowed, and while I didn't try, I'm assuming required tags exhibit the same behaviour.

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    checked in a fix in dev – waffles Jul 29 '10 at 1:52
  • @waffles: Thanks! I noticed you nuked the proposed synonym. Once this is deployed, I'll have to find another way to break the system. :) – Jon Seigel Jul 29 '10 at 2:02
  • I'm not sure why they shouldn't be allowed for required tags -- shouldn't it just be that the direction is forced? – SamB Feb 13 '12 at 18:53
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Well the theory is that this is fixed now, you should get an error telling you that its not allowed.

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