Linked Questions

68 votes
46 answers

Magic wand time - what does your community need?

Continuing in my series of questions to you: Last week, I heard some great origin stories. This week, I’d like to refocus a bit on what could be better (in your view). I’m very curious about whether ...
Philippe's user avatar
  • 19.7k
111 votes
2 answers

Improving Tag Synonyms

Executive Summary Jon Ericson asked, Does the tag synonym suggestion system work? The answer, unfortunately, is no. Tag Synonyms were introduced in August 2010: It’s been clear for a very long time ...
jmac's user avatar
  • 23.1k
52 votes
1 answer

Give Tag synonyms their own review queue

As per Robert Harvey's suggestion here, lets have a review queue for tag synonyms. It should be filtered so that users will only be shown what they can vote on. This should help all those ...
Lance Roberts's user avatar
82 votes
1 answer

We should have a notification system for when users suggest tag synonyms

I have recently suggested tag-synonyms for a couple of tags. There has been no activity on them regarding up-voting or down-voting those suggestions, probably because no one knows I proposed them. So, ...
mega6382's user avatar
  • 987
37 votes
1 answer

Badge for voting tag synonyms?

I believe the tag synonyms page is not used as much as supposed. A suggestion stands there for months before it is accepted or declined. What about drawing attention to it by giving a bronze badge ...
fedorqui 'SO stop harming''s user avatar
46 votes
0 answers

Tag synonyms: show suggestions to people who can vote

I just found (by surfing other questions) the dsl tag (which seems to be used mainly for domain-specific languages, although there is no tag wiki yet), and saw that there also is the domain-specific-...
Paŭlo Ebermann's user avatar
16 votes
1 answer

Who decides whether a tag gets cleaned up, and how? [closed]

TL,DR: What process should tag cleanups follow to ensure that bad tags get cleaned up and good tags are kept? What should we do if we spot a good tag on a kill list? The process that I'm used to when ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
4 votes
1 answer

Create tag synonym between "newline" and "line-breaks"? [closed]

I noticed that these two tags exist: line-breaks newline Both of them really just seem to be about any kinds of line breaks. So I thought, since I have 5000 reputation, let's propose a synonym. But ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
  • 5,114
26 votes
0 answers

A pox upon small sites: the thing that prevents you from creating plural or hyphenated versions of tags

Recall that if the tag foo-bar exists, it is impossible to create either the tag foobar (which differs only in hyphenation) or the tag foo-bars (which differs only by a trailing "s"). Now, look. I ...
senshin's user avatar
  • 14k
11 votes
0 answers

Remove tag score requirement for suggesting synonyms

When proposing a synonym one need to comply to: Users with more than 2500 reputation and a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. Users with a total answer score (...
Veger's user avatar
  • 1,573
15 votes
0 answers

Count related tags fractionally when determining eligibility for voting on synonyms

Tag synonymization requests here on Meta tend to be made by people who have good knowledge of the relevant domain, but lack upvotes on the particular tag. This is good in that it can produce community ...
jscs's user avatar
  • 24.6k
5 votes
0 answers

Tag Synonym - Score of 5 Rule Amendment

As mentioned in this other meta question I just raised, I had some issues with the tag synonym process earlier. Currently, a user can only recommend or vote on a tag synonym if they have a 'Score of ...
Sam DeHaan's user avatar
  • 1,153
6 votes
0 answers

Tag merge request: [wildcard] and [wildcards] [closed]

There are 245 246 questions tagged wildcard, and 53 with wildcards. I suggest the latter to be the main tag, and the former to be a synonym.
alexia's user avatar
  • 1,641
2 votes
0 answers

Tag Synonym decay

I've been playing around in the tag wiki/tag synonym area recently on SO, and tried to combine recommend the tag flashbuilder --> flash-builder synonym. Imagine my surprise, when I saw... With the ...
Sam DeHaan's user avatar
  • 1,153
6 votes
0 answers

Pending tag synonyms are undiscoverable

I just ran across a complaint on Meta.Christianity that there were several pending tag synonyms that had been sitting around for quite a while without ever getting approved. I was a bit surprised to ...
Mason Wheeler's user avatar