Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

This tag is for questions about tag synonyms (how they work, who can create them, etc). To request a tag synonym, ask on the per-site meta with the tag [synonym-request].

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Apply synonyms while typing tags

When I type in a tag that is a synonym source, a box with the synonym target pops up. This is good because when I am somewhat paying attention and know about synonyms, I see what kind of change will ...
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Cannot swap synonyms if creator is gone ("anon")

On German Language, where I am a moderator, I wanted to swap the tag synonym determiner → determiners (and then delete the plural variant) in the tag-synonyms interface. When I try to do that, I ...
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If a topic is renamed, should its tag generally be renamed along with it?

Should a general guideline for all Stack Exchange sites be that when a topic is renamed, the corresponding tag is renamed to match? I.e., should name synchronization be the default? Example: Super ...
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Make tag excerpts show the synonym's excerpt when a tag is a synonym of another one

When I add tags to a question, the excerpt shown is the tag's excerpt. However, when a tag is a synonym of another one, this can be frustrating. Can it show the excerpt of the synonym instead of its ...
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Wrong questions count on tag popup if there are tag synonyms [duplicate]

For instance, there are 2 synonyms for the maintenance tag. In such cases the count of questions shown in the popup (for any tag of 3) reflects only main tag usage: But the real question count is the ...
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Why is this question in my filter results with no matching tags?

I have an SE filter set across SE for relayd, opensmtpd, and pf. This question is in the search that doesn't have those tags or even those words. What would Detect Evil show on a villain who is self ...
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Gold-badge duplicate hammers don't appear to check tag synonyms as far as I can tell; is this so, and should it be fixed if so?

From my research, it appears that if a user has a gold badge for a tag A, and a question is tagged with a tag B which is a synonym of A, the user won't be able to bindingly close as a duplicate ...
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Why aren't tag synonyms deleted from the list of tags?

If you navigate to the last page of tags on basically any site, you'll see pages of tags with zero questions. Doing a little investigation (clicking on any of them) shows that they are all synonyms of ...
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Should [the-key] be removed as a synonym of [april-fools]?

Recently, the-key was added as a synonym of april-fools. As the help page on synonyms says: Whenever you see questions being repeatedly tagged with the wrong or incorrect tag -- or multiple tags ...
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Pending synonyms page needs one more space

There is no space between sentences on the pending synonyms page (in case of absence votable tags): Same content for that page can be achieved opening the mentioned link in browser's private mode.
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Buttons to up/downvote tag synonyms not visible when phone is in portrait mode

But are visible in landscape mode. I’m using an iPhone 12 Pro, Safari on iOS 14.4, I did not click ‘disable responsiveness’. Ak. In comments informs me that this is reproduced in Android 10. Here are ...
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Interaction with vote buttons on tag synonyms page break tooltips

I just tried to vote on suggested tag synonyms page on ruSO and got very weird tooltips as a result (looks like some kind of encoding issue): Before voting or after the page reloads all tooltips look ...
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Who is the synonym, and who is the target?

Let's assume I found that tags a and b are synonyms. Now let's assume that tag a is much more popular. Therefore, I am still assuming, tag a should be maintained while tag b should be the synonym. For ...
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Use tag synonym in page title generation algorithm

Most of SE question pages from main sites (not metas) have an HTML title (string inside <TITLE> tag) with the following form primary tag - question's title - site name But there are some ...
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Synonyms suggestions should require moderator approval, not just 4 votes. The system should be overhauled in general

The synonym system needs an overhaul. Right now, there's a synonym request tag, just because of how useless the site's synonym system is, where on some SEs at least it is encouraged not to use it, as ...
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Ordering by columns not working on many columns in Tag Synonyms page of SOes

In the Tag Synonyms page of Stack Overflow en español, the ordering by many of the filters does not work. The only one which does work is the first column, 'Sinónimo' (Synonym), while 'Destino' (...
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Which questions count for the purpose of tag badges and dupehammer for the tag synonyms?

I have noticed that if two tags are synonymized then in the master tag only the questions/answers which actually have this tag are counted in the list of top users. The posts with the other (...
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List a deleted tag synonym creator's ID number instead of "anon" [duplicate]

Over at the Meta SE tag synonyms page, I saw the synonym "tag-merge --> retag-request": which was created by a deleted user - if their account wasn't deleted, it would have provided a ...
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Deleted users who created a synonym are listed as "anon" in the tag synonyms list

While browsing the list of tag synonyms on Mathematics Meta I came across the synonym [vote-to-close] -> [closing] in which the creator is listed as "anon" — the username is not ...
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How can I operate the UI to propose a tag synonym?

I'm at a loss about how to propose a tag synonym. The FAQs do a good job explaining what a tag synonym is, who can propose it and who can vote it. Users with this privilege and a total answer score (...
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What would happen if there were a cycle of tag synoynms?

Asking mostly out of curiosity: Question: What would happen if there were a cycle of tag synoynms? As in, there are tag synonyms such as a 2-cycle: a -> b b -> a or a 3-cycle: a -> b b -&...
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Can we have an option to hide the tags that are synonyms on the tag page

I was looking at a question today that only had 1 tag. The discussion tag. I read the question and was wondering which tags I could add to this question, to make it more noticeable. So I took off to ...
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Are these synonyms: [code], [code-block], [code-formatting]?

I came across a question today that was tagged with code which seemed an odd tag to have here on Meta. Turned out that tag has 127 question and its description says: For questions or problems ...
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Display the number of question for tag synonyms in the tag search, or indicate it is a tag synonym

For example, the tag washing is a synonym of cleaning on https://cooking.stackexchange.com, but when searching for washing on https://cooking.stackexchange.com/tags it says the tag has 0 questions (vs....
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Tag synonym persists even after parent tag is deleted [duplicate]

On Music Fans SE, the tag milesdavis was merged with the tag miles-davis on May 27 '15. At some point, the parent tag was removed from all existing questions, so it was auto-deleted. But, the synonym ...
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The UI is confusing when you add a synonym tag and it disappears

Late last year I started to suggest edits about complex-analysis and also related tags such like holomorphic-functions. I was not aware that holomorphic-functions was a synonym of complex-analysis ...
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What does the column "created" in the list of tag synonyms mean?

The list of tag synonyms contains a column called "created". Does this column contain the date when a synonym was proposed or the date when the synonym was approved? For example, on Mathematics Stack ...
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Search for a tag didn't find the obvious result despite relevant synonyms and description text

I searched at https://stackoverflow.com/tags for windows forms and the search for tags did not return the desired tag winforms. There is even a tag synonym called windows.forms I'm surprised this ...
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Is the tag synonyms search box supposed to be case sensitive?

Is Tags Synonyms search case sensitive? While the tag names are all in small letters, when I search with any capital character in the search field, it is not returning any result. For example: when I ...
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How are tag-watch and tag RSS feeds affected by synonyms and renaming?

I am interested in how tag-watching and tag RSS feeds are affected by: Adding a tag as a synonym Renaming a tag (via merge) Consider the following scenarios: Scenario 1: (synonyms) A user is ...
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Allow bilingual tags

TL;DR: On Esperanto SE: tag names in Esperanto (optionally with synonyms in English) are sub-optimal for Esperanto SE users who don't (yet) know Esperanto well tag names in English (optionally with ...
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Tag synonym dashboard 2.0

Back in January, we had a week-long internal "make-a-thon" where a bunch of people across the company got into teams, did some brainstorming, and worked to improve various parts of our UI. Bonus if ...
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Let's clean up [hot-questions] and (un)related tags

We currently have the following 'hot' tags on Meta Stack Exchange: hot-questions Hot Network Questions in the right-hand sidebar, the “hot” tab on each site, and on stackexchange.com. hot-tab, ...
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More information for TagSynonyms to calculate transitivity of tag synonyms

I want to calculate all the tag synonyms possible for any given tag. TagSynonyms table gives the relation between Tag1 -> Tag1Master. As per TagSynonyms table, Master tag can be mapped to multiple ...
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Why don't tag synonyms count towards the tag questions count? (+Bug?)

A couple weeks ago I was tidying up the tagging of glacier-related questions on Earth Sciences SE. The number of questions with the [glaciology] tag is currently 102 according to the search result ...
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Should we de-synonymize [first-posts] from [new-users]?

I noticed that first-posts is a synonym of new-users. While the term "first posts" can refer to the first posts made by new users, the words "First Posts" can also specifically refer to the review ...
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Clicking on the synonym tag throws error page about cookies (with custom question lists enabled)

In the Tag Synonyms page, if I clicked on any of the tag under the Synonym section, it throws the following error page. For example: duplicates. The error message in plain text as: The page isn’t ...
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Show main tag description below synonym tag

Tags page. There is no description shown below synonym tag. But when you hover this tag, you can see description in the tooltip. Could you show main tag description below synonym tag?
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What's with the tagging limitations in the mobile app?

Normally, when you ask a question you can begin typing a tag, and you will receive autocomplete suggestions based on existing tags. For example, the tag question-quality: The system does not only ...
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API /tags/{tag-list}/info returning incorrect count for synonyms

I've recently started work on a tool to track and organize burnination requests. At its core, it tracks the number of questions attached to questions found in burnination requests. Part of that tool ...
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Auto-delete orphaned tag synonyms

I recently encountered this question on MSO, where a user asks about why certain tags appear in the tag overview page. This issue is caused by a synonym that redirects users to a non-existent tag. I'...
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Is it possible to reverse a tag synonym after the merge is complete?

On Cooking, we just noticed that using the word "hamburgers" for a tag may feel forced in cases where "burger" would sound good. However, eight years ago somebody created a tag synonym in the other ...
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We have meetups, events, community-events, conferences tags. Are all the same?

We have three tags that together have 39 questions: events 22 questions, 0 watchers, no tag excerpt, no tag wiki meetups 14 questions, 0 watchers, tag excerpt and tag wiki community-events 3 ...
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Make filter field for tag synonym case insensitive

On the tags synonym page filter field is case sensitive now: Due to all tags are named in lower case, I suggest to make this field case insensitive, to prevent such situations like auto ...
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Add plural forms for synonym votes range strings

Tooltip for tag synonym vote count can contains two different strings: key: ea140cb5f7b850c2ee1df44c9c7395c2 total votes (when a synonym gets a score of $ScoreRequiredToApprove$ it is ...
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Are [stackexchange-team] and [employees] the same?

stackexchange-team and employees have similar tag excerpts. None of them have a tag wiki stackchange-team (23 questions) For questions about the team of people behind the Stack Exchange network (...
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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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Add colon after main tag in tag synonym page

I suggest a very little design improvement for tag synomym page: add a colon after main tag: Now: Suggested:
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Tag synonym disappeared after swapping tag master with synonym

Three tags existed. Desexing, neutering and spay. Neutering and spay were synonyms of desexing. I swapped the master and synonym on Pets.se for desexing and neutering. So neutering is now the ...
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Is there any plan to introduce a hierarchical tag model to accommodate version-specific tags? [duplicate]

When I visit stackoverflow.com I'm mostly interested in Python-related questions, so naturally python is the first tag I search for, but then I feel compelled to also check out python-2.7, python-3.x, ...
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