If we find a tag synonym that is incorrect, does anyone have the privilege to remove or delete it?

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Yes, ♦ moderators have the ability to remove tag synonyms. If you see one that should be removed you can post a question tagged discussion and tag-synonyms here on Meta so the community can weigh in on it before an action is taken.

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    But, after that, some manual retagging might be needed? If I understand correctly, then the tag that was selected by a user might be lost if it is a synonym?
    – Arjan
    Apr 5, 2011 at 15:40
  • @Arjan: Yes, some retagging is needed, particularly when a synonym is removed. When a new synonym is created we can use the mass retag tool to make all the questions affected have the same tag. If a synonym is reversed we can do the same. Unfortunately it's not as easy when one is just removed. Apr 5, 2011 at 15:52
  • Can pro-tempora moderators remove tag synonyms?
    – Sasha
    Feb 24, 2017 at 14:59

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