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How tag-watch and tag RSS feed are affected by synonyms and renaming?

I am interested in how tag-watching and tag RSS feed are affected by: Adding tag as a synonym Renaming tag (via merge) Consider the following scenarios. Scenario 1: (synonyms) A user is watching ...
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Clarify that a tag synonym does not affect questions already tagged?

A recent tag synonym suggestion issue we were having on Movies.SE resulted in finding out that the help Center page for the tag synonym privilege is not clear. I previously thought that the five ...
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Is there any way to perform a conditional merge?

While I've been adding tag wiki content to Android-specific tags, I've also been doing research on which tags are being used. In one such example android-menu, there are 509 questions with menu and ...
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Why am I not able to merge a migrated, closed question with an existing question?

I was trying to merge a migrated, and already closed question, but the moderator menu didn't allow me to merge the questions. As the merge is from the viewed question to the question for which I ...
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Merging tags yields 302 error

I've merged one tag into another, but the new tag's /synonyms page gives me an HTTP 302 error pointing to the old tag's /synonyms page (which itself of course gives a 404 error). (https://judaism....
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Why are duplicates not being merged?

I see more and more exact duplicates on SO. Instead of being merged they are being simply closed. I think this is very big disservice to SO. Why don't moderators merge duplicates? Why don't owners of ...
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What to expect when flagging duplicate questions

I recently was searching for a solution to a problem I was having with an Android app I'm developing. I ended up coming across several questions that basically were the same as mine: 1.) Android : ...
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Two accounts, same person [closed]

The following accounts looks like the same person: https://stackoverflow.com/users/883433/philips-tel https://stackoverflow.com/users/907451/philips-tel Can this be verified somehow and if same ...
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Tag merge workflow vs user/question merge workflow

When we merge two users or two questions, the merge workflow goes like this: Find the user to merge into another (let's say, User X). Select the "merge" option. Input master user's ID into a textbox, ...
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Should commits be automatically transferred when proposals are merged?

I had committed to the selenium proposal, which was recently merged into a more general testing proposal. Without clarifying my wishes, my commitment was transferred to the new proposal. I actually ...
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Facebook Connect Changed My User ID and Deleted Some Badges

So this actually happened a long time ago I just never complained about it until now: I was a beta user of SO and originally my account was located at: https://stackoverflow.com/users/871/andrew-g-...
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Why are there two different pages for questions?

After over one day idle, this question/feature request does not seem to have drawn any attention. Maybe I failed to make clear my point of why this is important? This is a website with far more rules ...
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Option, in answers, to merge an answer into the question

Thinking of ways to make a common task easier for moderators. We've seen it a hundred times. A cookie-based user asks a question. Later, they log on from a different machine and cannot edit their ...
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After a [change-request] tag, how long should we expect to wait for a merge?

There are a few proposal that the Area51 community unanimously agreed to merge: Gardening and Farming Organically and Gardening and Landscaping Politics, US Politics, and World Politics Skepticism ...
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Area 51 Discussion Zone - How will these be actioned? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How will the Area51 discussion proceed? I've had a chance to have a good look around the Discussion Zone on Area 51 today and I think it is a good idea. I have also read ...
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Please merge my unregistered account

I have found many threads here asking for the merging of unregistered accounts. I am currently in the same situation. I would like to request that a moderator merge all my accounts tied to my email ...
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Can the hiking proposals be merged?

There is a number of proposals with a "outdoors" theme and massive overlap on Area 51: Backpacking, Hiking, and Camping - Proposed Q&A site for all age groups who love to travel the world with ...
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Request: allow author to merge his own answers when questions are merged

Use case: Joe asked question Q1 Joe asked question Q2 Ben answered question Q2 (A1) Q2 is closed as dupe of Q1 Ben posted similar answer to Q1 (A2) Q1 was later merged to Q2 question ended up with 2 ...
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Does “Merging Season” have any teeth?

Does the Merging Season post have any teeth? It is all well and good to post and ask for merges. But few people are going to volunteer to be the "killed off" site. For example there are "Gardening ...
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Tools for merging proposals on Area 51

I am curious about the mechanisms "to discuss and hash out possible proposal mergers" that was mentioned on the Stack Exchange blog a few months ago. I realize those mechanisms may be in development, ...
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Merging migrated makes much mayhem

To reproduce: Migrate a question (with votes) to a site On the site that received the question, try merging the question with an existing one, choosing to remove the migrated question. You will get ...
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Should All Agile-related Area51 Proposals be folded into a more general “Agile” site? [closed]

Note for down-voters :D: This is a very case specific question, more like Jeff's proposal for merging Developer Testing & programmers. Though I'm totally against it. Also, this should not be ...
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Could an opt-in Stack Exchange “globally merged” site save us from all the Merge proposals and debates?

Shorter title: Why can't I have my cake and eat it too? Why is having many overlapping sites bad? Cross-posting is discouraged, because the value of answers is diluted across the sites (you can't ...
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Should “Developer Testing” be folded into a more general “Programmers” site? [closed]

We want to inject some discipline into programmers.stackexchange.com. One of the ways we hope to achieve this is by merging the Developer Testing: Unit Testing site proposal***** into programmers.se. ...
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Is there any point in marking questions older than 24 hours for closure?

Often when searching Stack Overflow I find duplicates of questions. Dutifully I mark these for closure. But today it crossed my mind, surely other people are finding these, but they aren't being ...
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Ability to merge similar Stack Exchange proposals into one

Case in point: The following proposals are both music related. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/6320/guitars http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/4059/musical-practice-and-performance ...
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Merging a question with itself removes the ability to answer and comment

See Mootools events, callable? Merging a question with itself probably shouldn't be possible. I tried rolling back to the original version, but that had no effect.
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Quick successive edits are merged, but summaries are not

I noticed this mostly in community wiki questions. When two edits of the same answers are merged, their summaries are not, and the later summary just replaces the earlier one. This can lead to loss ...
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“Duplicate” question's answers merged into wrong question

Yesterday, someone posted a question asking how to require a specific version of Python so that his script would fail gracefully when executed using an earlier version of Python that did not support a ...
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Area51 multiple OpenID login goof

I just logged in to my area51 account from a second computer using my alternate OpenID information. From there I clicked through some screens about associating my account with others on the Trilogy ...
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Can an area 51 proposal be “expanded” by the community to include subjects diametrically opposed to the original proposal?

I have a proposal at area 51: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/85/gardening-and-farming-organically This is about fundamentally about gardening organically. There is some speculation that ...
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The Great Question Deletion Audit of 2010 [closed]

First, let me go on record saying I absolutely support the concept that closed questions which are not useful in either content or as a search term variety duplicate, absolutely should be deleted. ...
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When merging topics, show deleted question/diff in revision history

This post was merged with an earlier question, to which I'd posted an answer. I'd been drifting to and from my computer from time to time during the day and noticed the page was still open so I ...
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Improve merging of questions

Problem Following the recent (re-)deletion of some (in my opinion) valuable questions, I flagged the questions listed by S.Mark for moderator attention and they kindly merged them with their ...
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“Merge” an answer from one question to another

Existing merge tool Moderators have the ability to merge two questions together, by declaring one question the "master" and one the "to-be-removed". During the merge (AFAIK), all votes, comments, and ...
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Merging answers to old questions, how it relates to acceptance and Necromancer

So I experienced my first merge yesterday, after a question I had answered was closed due to duplicate. I thought closed questions will be deleted along with the answers, and all generated reps ...
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Allow high rep users to migrate answers from one question to another

I'm adding this feature request to have high-rep users (15k?) to be able to migrate answers from one question to another, so that questions for duplicate answers can be consolidated. Of course, there ...
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When a tag is merged, who gets the taxonomist badge when eligible?

Who gets the "creation ownership" of a tag when they're merged?
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Allow answers to be merged [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why Isn’t There a Way to Consolidate Answers? Don't know if this has been asked already, but what about allowing to users to merge their answers. I often see the ...
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When merging questions, leave the duplicate one as a placeholder

It's been stated previously that duplicates have their uses. They sometimes indicate that a particular question couldn't be found with however the user searched for it. Now while merging is often ...
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Merged Two Accounts. Duplicate Association Rep

I just had my old and new Stackoverflow accounts merged recently. Before having them merged, I associated my new account with all the other sites. I went and looked today and found that after the ...
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Why Isn't There a Way to Consolidate Answers?

There should be a way to consolidate answers into one or at least choose a set of answers as the accepted answer, as a question can sometimes have multiple answers. For instance, if a question is ...
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Closing an earlier post as a duplicate of a later one [duplicate]

Suppose there are two questions that are very obviously duplicates of one another. The one that came first has maybe a few votes and no answers. The second has double the votes of the first and ...
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Guideline: Merging SO Questions / Answers

I tried to find a pre-existing question for this but couldn't find one... if there is one, consider this ironic. I was wondering if there is a guideline / strategy / recommendation of how to deal ...