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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How to get synonym creation history?

Each tag may have several synonyms. On synonyms page like this you can see the synonym's creator. This is the user who started the process of synonymizing. In case if that done by a mod, no other ...
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How can I find the tag wiki for a tag that has been synonymized with another?

The system allows to synonymize tags where the resulting tag does not have a wiki, but the source one had. How in that case I can find the wiki of the source tag without breaking the synonymized pair? ...
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Partially hidden tooltip on tag synonym page

When you're a moderator, the column with the awkwardly designed voting buttons on the tag synonyms page is hidden, because ♦ moderators don't need to vote on them; they can simply approve them. ...
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Unable to translate "s" letter in tag synonym/merge tool

There's a tool available to moderators to synonymize/merge tags. In case when some tag already has a master tag that tag contains a letter s instead of number of questions with that tag: It looks ...
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Invalid number of questions by tag after synonymizing

It's obviously a caching issue, but it is very weird and long-standing (more than 10 days). After making the tag synonym on ruSO, I am faced with the interesting behavior related to the number of ...
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HTML Entities on the button in Create Tag Synonym dialog

The page: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/tags/synonyms When I open the Create Tag Synonym dialog first, it looks fine But if I check/uncheck the Merge Tags option, the button will look like this: ...
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HTML-encoded message as a result of tag desynonymizing [duplicate]

After removing the tag synonym I got an HTML-encoded message instead of translated text:
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Translated success popup-message for synonym deletion shows as HTML entities

After successfully deleting a tag synonym on https://ru.stackoverflow.com/tags/synonyms, the popup-message shown consists almost entirely of HTML entities. Found the line in Traducir: https://ru....
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Add option 'exclude these sites' in a filter rule

This feature request is not a duplicate of Add the ability to exclude sites in global searches. Please, note the URLs in the quotations below are different. That question is asking for the ability to ...
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Invalid error message format

Prior signing the mod agreement attempting to forcibly accept a tag synonym leads to an error with an incorrectly formatted message: The useful part of this message states: You must accept the ...
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There are no voting buttons on suggested synonyms page for narrow screen

This issue is created based on the comment from related post: Interaction with vote buttons on tag synonyms page break tooltips Responsiveness doesn't work well for suggested synonyms page, i.e. ...
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How to put alternative / synonym words (phrases) in questions?

Alternative question: When multiple known cases will match answer for your question, what's the best way to pack them in the question title (or body)? Additionally to this question itself, an example ...
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Tags linked in the site maintenance banner can be updated to avoid synonym tags [duplicate]

During Site Maintenance there is a banner for read-only mode, which contains the following content. This site is currently in read-only mode. We’ll return with full functionality soon. Visit our ...
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Is there a way (e.g. with SEDE) to find questions with an existing tag that's been synonymized (but not merged) into another tag?

Say Tag 1 has been added as a synonym of Tag 2, so that new questions attempting to use Tag 1 will be automatically pointed to Tag 2. However, the two tags haven't been merged (yet). Then, if you ...
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How can I suggest a tag synonym when the system doesn’t recognise a tag?

At LawSE there is the united-kingdouk tag which has a typo and is frequently used by at least one user necessitating others to edit posts and replace it with united-kingdom. To negate the need for ...
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Tag synonyms and searching

In relation to an ongoing election, this post was mentioned: Include information about elections in the newsletter. One of the tags on that question is newsletter, which is a synonym of community-...
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Tag synonyms in "Add to watched tags" search bar can be confusing

This small issue arises when adding tags to your watched tags list through the "edit" button, on the side panel of the main question list. When searching for tags through this search box, ...
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Creating tag synonym throws an error ..in an erroneous way

I was trying to create a synonym on Arts & Crafts. Clicking the 'Create Synonym' button threw this error: It seems the 'Create tag synonym' pop-up got replaced by the code of the (error) page I ...
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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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