All the current documentation for tag synonyms imply (or even state) 2000 is needed to vote on tag synonyms. Unless it is a beta-test issue or something, I can vote on synonyms with <700 on SO and <730 on Meta. (I cannot vote in SU with 130 odd or StackApps with 140.)

  • Please note that my question is not official in any way. :)
    – badp
    Jul 31, 2010 at 12:16
  • @badp Note my alt-text for the link to your question :-)
    – Mark Hurd
    Jul 31, 2010 at 15:02

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My initial implementation and unit tests all had tag editing as the rep requirement. I just upped it to post editing cause I think it makes much more sense.

Synonyms can be pretty destructive.

  • I think I understand your response: Voting required the same rep as tag editing and now you've made it the same rep requirement as post editing. I assume it takes a while for your changes to go live -- I can still vote on SO and MSO.
    – Mark Hurd
    Jul 31, 2010 at 5:46
  • yerp, note this will be in the next deploy, probably early next week
    – waffles
    Jul 31, 2010 at 5:49
  • It probably makes sense to lower the bar to start with anyway, to clear most of the older clearly reasonable synonyms.
    – Mark Hurd
    Jul 31, 2010 at 5:52

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