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Questions tagged [synonym-request]

A request to add one tag as the synonym of another tag. Please be specific about which tag should be a synonym of which. Bidirectional synonyms and cycles are implicitly disallowed, so suggest wisely.

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Make [answers-in-comments] a synonym of [answers-as-comments]

The tags answers-in-comments and answers-as-comments seem to refer to exactly the same thing: comments that should be answers. Because of that, answers-in-comments should be made a synonym of answers-...
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Synonymise [locked-questions], [locked-answers] and [locked] to [locked-posts]

Suggestion On Meta SE, synonymise: locked-questions → locked-posts locked-answers → locked-posts locked → locked-posts Rationale While technically there is a difference between locked answers and ...
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Please make [polling] a synonymous of [list-questions]?

This question use both tags What close reason for polling questions? list-questions (34 questions) has tag excerpt and wiki, polling (36 questions) doesn't. I think that list-questions should be the ...
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Make [international] a synonym of [internationalization]

NOTE: On 2018-10-09 a tag excerpt and wiki were added to international UPDATE: On 2018-10-22 international was renamed as international-sites international currently has two questions but no wiki. ...
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Overlap? [deleted-accounts] vs. [deleted-users]

deleted-accounts 252 questions Use it for questions about user accounts that have been deleted or the process of that deletion. deleted-accounts is for questions about user accounts that have ...
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What's the difference between [retag-request] and [synonym-request]?

I'm a bit unclear what the difference is between a retag-request and a synonym-request. retag-request This tag is for requests to replace one tag with another existing tag. It also applies to ...
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Is it an [escape-character], or is the [character-escaping]?

The tags for character-escaping (25 questions) and escape-character (4 questions) should be merged. They're both fairly small tags about escaping special characters: . ^ $ * + ? ( ) [ { / \ | ` " <...
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Which required tag should be used with [tag:synonym-request]?

There are 436 questions on Meta SE tagged under synonym-request. Of these, 211 are tagged with support, 197 are tagged with discussion, and 35 are tagged with feature-request. Since every meta ...
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Should the merchandise and swag tags be synonyms?

After digging around meta for posts about official Stack Exchange items, I've noticed a few different tags for this topic: merchandise - For questions regarding Stack Exchange-branded merchandise and ...
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Meta-meta: synonymize [delete]

The delete tag seems like it's fairly pointless to me. It has the same meaning as at least one of these tags: deleted-questions deleted-answers vote-to-delete Can it be synonymized with one of those?...
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Merge [site-stats] into [statistics]

As the statistics tag already handles Questions about sizes and other quantities of Stack Exchange sites, e.g. number of questions, GB/day transferred, etc. in other words: site statistics, I ...
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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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Merge [frontpage] with [homepage]

MSE has these tags: 64 questions tagged frontpage For questions involving the site front page. 97 questions tagged homepage The initial view of a Stack Exchange site that consists ...
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Do we really need four tags about moderation?

Do we really need moderation, moderator-tools, moderator-abilities and moderators? From the excerpts: moderator-tools: Tools available to ♦ moderators. (862 questions) moderation: This tag is for ...
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Meta meta tag synonym: [about-page] [stackexchange-tour]

I believe these two tags on this very Meta should be considered synonyms: stackexchange-tour (24 questions, more descriptive name) about-page (63 questions, legacy name, has synonym tour) Of all of ...
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Tag synonym proposal: [original-author] -> [original-poster]

Suggest to make tag original-author (18 questions tagged as of now) to be a synonym of original-poster (9 questions). Preference for master tag, even though it has less questions, is because I ...
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How to send users in the right direction before they post asking for the wrong technique? [duplicate]

I often see users asking for batch programming on Windows and they try to solve rather complex tasks. A lot of these tasks would be better solved with a different technique that is also built-in to ...
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Make [tag-page] a synonym of [tags-page]

It seems that tag-page and tags-page mean exactly the same thing. Currently there are 15 questions for the former tag and 1 question for the latter. I think that either one of these tags should ...
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Can we get a synonym from [language] to [languages]?

language is the not-yet-synonymized singular of languages, less used though used in the same way. Can someone please add the appropriate synonym?
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Rename [exact-duplicates] to [duplicate-questions]

Going by this question, there once was a time when what we now know as duplicate questions were called exact duplicates. Fortunately, this has been changed with exceptions to the tags on Meta SE and ...
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(merged-questions) and (merge-questions) - synonyms?

Should merged-questions (x 72, +excerpt, +wiki), be a master synonym of merge-questions (x6, no excerpt, no wiki)? The latter seems to have been used within the context of merged-questions.
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Having [suggestions] as a synonym of [discussion] doesn't make sense

Here on MSE, suggestions is a synonym of discussion. What? When i think of suggestions, the first thing i think of is going to be feature-request. Wouldn't that be a more appropriate mapping?
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Can [advanced-search] be made a synonym for [search]?

I noticed that MSE has two tags for search: search advanced-search Can [advanced-search] be made into a synonym for [search]? I see no reason why we need both. "Advanced search" questions are just ...
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Synonym / Retagging request: [mathjax] and [latex]

The latex tag, as it is used on meta.stackexchange.com, seems to actually mean mathjax.
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Synonymize / merge meta-tags: [original-author] & [original-poster] [duplicate]

Synonym / retag suggestion: original-author← original-poster Question count: original-author= 12, original-poster = 6 (Not including this feature request.) At present, no tag wikis / excerpts for ...
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Make [meta-stack-exchange] a synonym of [meta]

Can we please make meta-stack-exchange a synonym of meta? Because the purpose of both tags is same that is for questions related to Meta Stack Exchange itself (meta meta). We are using meta tag for ...
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Possibly Duplicate Tags [closed]

I was asking a question and saw that there are tags of progress-db and progress-database with exactly the same meaning. How do we connect them? Maybe I just dont have the rep to, but maybe someone ...
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Make [mro] a synonym of method-resolution-order [closed]

mro is an acronym for method-resolution-order, I suggest that they become synonyms. Even though mro is more commonly used than method-resolution-order, I suggest that method-resolution-order be the ...
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How to split hyphenated tag-strings?

I have found a tag named unicode-string, which is used to categorize some questions which should properly have tags unicode and strings on StackOverflow. Most of those questions have at least one of ...
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What is the best choice to use as a synonym for [invision-power-board] and [ipb]? [closed]

There are two tags (invision-power-board and ipb) that refer to the same piece of software. I believe they should have a synonym created but I don't have a score of 5 in either tag. Neither tag ...
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Merge [javascript] and [jquery] tags [closed]

There is often confusion among beginners. Most of the time, when they ask a JavaScript question, what they really want is JQuery. In fact, every problem can be solved with JQuery. We should make ...
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Merge/synonymize [arquillian] and [jboss-arquillian] [closed]

I noticed that these tags: arquillian and jboss-arquillian are almost identical. In fact jboss-arquillian looks like a superset of arquillian since most of the questions I checked in arquillian have ...
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Synonimize [aem] and [cq5] tags [closed]

Adobe CQ5 was recently named Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). We have tags for both of them even if they are the same thing. Can someone please make then synonyms?
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Please make [spark-cluster-framework] a synonym of [apache-spark] [closed]

The tags spark-cluster-framework and apache-spark refer to the same thing. Spark's overview page uses the following language Apache Spark is a fast and general-purpose cluster computing system. ...
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Make all USB drive tags synonyms [closed]

I suggest all of the following be made synonyms of usb-drive: flash-drives usb-flash-drive thumb-drive pendrive
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Merge the [touch-events], [touch-event] and [ontouchevent] tags and check other tags by that user [closed]

touch-events, touch-event and ontouchevent are all serving exactly the same purpose (and in fact were created by the same person within half an hour of one another—clearly he misunderstood the idea of ...
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Plural tag gesture(s) [closed]

gesture (926 questions) and gestures (341 questions) would seem to be identical. Cleanup of singular and plural tags says to ask a meta question first. I can not make a synonym except through ...
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Merge [cli] and [command-line] [closed]

I was surprised that cli is not a synonym of command-line. More appropriately, both should be synonyms for command-line-interface.
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Merge [code-folding] and [folding] [closed]

These two tags mean the same thing, at least according to their Wikis. My preferences: master: code-folding (49 Questions) synonym:folding (200+)
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Should gui really be a tag synonym of ui? [closed]

I think gui should be its own tag, because according to What is the difference between GUI and UI?, 'UI can include non-graphical interfaces such as screen readers or command line interfaces which ...
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Add tag 'mint' as synonym to 'linuxmint' [closed]

Both tags refer to the same operating system: About linuxmint About mint Tag 'linuxmint' should be the main one, since the OS is called "Linux Mint" and its domain is 'linuxmint.com'. Update: The '...
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Tag synonym: google-datastore and gae-datastore? [closed]

Can someone add google-datastore as a synonym of gae-datastore? They are exactly the same thing. (I tried to do the reverse, but I was forbidden from doing so as gae-datastore has more than 1.25x the ...
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Merge the [delete] tags [closed]

The tags deletion, deleting and deleted are all states of the much more popular tag delete. I suggest deletion, deleting and deleted are all made synonyms of delete.
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Add [vs2013] as a synonym of [visual-studio-2013] [closed]

The synonym in the subject should be created, and this misuse of tag wikis removed (probably will happen automatically).
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Rename [mobilesubstrate] to [cydia-substrate] [closed]

After the release of the new evasi0n7 untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.x devices, MobileSubstrate was renamed to "Cydia Substrate". Either the mobilesubstrate tag should be renamed to cydia-substrate or ...
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Merge all the beautification tags [closed]

There are the following 5 tags all for the purpose of making code beautiful. I suggest they are all made synonyms of code-beautification. code-beautification (57) beautification (25) code-beautifier (...
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The [virtual-method] tag should be a synonym of [virtual-functions] [duplicate]

When I try to suggest to make virtual-method a synonym of virtual-functions, I get an error message about a reverse synonym: The reason seems to be that virtual-method has itself a synonym, virtual-...
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Synonym suggestion for Fuzzy [closed]

I came across an interesting question while looking up approaches to string searching. The tag fuzzy appeared, and it caught my eye. Apparently "fuzzy" is a real thing. I would suggest that the tag ...
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Synonymize [modulus] and [modulo] [closed]

The tags modulus and modulo refer actually to the same operation, but aren't yet synonyms. Should we synonymize them?
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Make [objective-c-2.0] a synonym of [objective-c] [closed]

Recommendation Make objective-c-2.0 a synonym for objective-c, with objective-c as the master tag. Rationale objective-c currently has 162,074 posts, and objective-c-2.0 has 303 posts. Of the 303 ...