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Allow tag synonyms where the source has more instances than the target

I just had this one: Wanted to add a synonym for stl that points to standard-library. Most people, when tagging stl have questions about std::vector, std::list and friends, that were originally part of the "STL" but are now part of the C++ Standard Library. But the stl tag is more frequently used than standard-library, yet it makes no sense to have the mapping the other way around.

What is the reason to have that restriction on "appears more times"?

marked as duplicate by Michael Mrozek, Grace Note, Thomas Bonini, Jon Seigel, Timothy Carter Aug 24 '10 at 21:58

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  • Check out the reasoning provided by waffles' answer here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/58036/…. The essence is that we give popularity priority, and if you want to go against that then discussion on Meta is necessary. – Grace Note Aug 23 '10 at 15:45
  • @Grace i see now. – Johannes Schaub - litb Aug 23 '10 at 15:55
  • FYI: You can still post a request on Meta to get the synonyms reversed. – Jon Seigel Aug 23 '10 at 17:31

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