The tags related to extending Visual Studio on SO are kind of a mess. There are way more questions than so I just edited the 4 questions to use instead. I tried proposing a synonym, but apparently I have insufficient tag score. Which surprised me a little, because I'm sure I've answered in one or the other of those tags, but ok.

Then I found that which has almost 200 questions has a little cousin with 47 questions. That's too many to hand-edit and bump. Again I tried with synonyms but no dice on the tag score.

So at least show me my tag score in the tag, so I know if I can suggest synonyms or not! Also, if I'm in the much-less used tag, chances are I won't have score there. Should I go to the more-used tag and propose the less-used as a synonym? I'm not sure what direction they work in.

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    Your tag scores are shown in your user profile. – kiamlaluno Jul 14 '11 at 21:32
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    I know, but that is many clicks away from the "add a synonym" page. (plus, it's in tag score order, so I have to keep clicking Next and looking for the tag) I can check my total rep - it's always at the top. But I can't tell before suggesting whether my suggesting will be ok or not. – Kate Gregory Jul 14 '11 at 21:35
  • Perhaps the minimum tag-score should be lowered – M. Tibbits Jul 15 '11 at 1:04
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    Considering that 4 votes are already required for approval, I'm not sure why we need a minimum tag score to suggest synonyms anyway. There are lots of narrow tags created that are hard to earn the token 5 rep in unless you're quite lucky. – Cody Gray Jul 15 '11 at 8:11
  • in fact, the more fragmented the topic area across multiple tags (and therefore the more tag synonyms are needed) the harder it is to get some score in those tags. – Kate Gregory Aug 4 '11 at 13:04

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