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].
Tag synonyms are tags which mean exactly the same thing as another tag. They exist to group variations together.
Depending on the site you're using, the reputation required to suggest tag synonyms varies: on designed sites, it requires 2,500 reputation, and on beta and non-designed sites, it requires 1,250 reputation. Additionally, you must have a score of at least 5 in the master tag in order to suggest another tag to become a synonym of it.
Once suggested, all users with a score of at least 5 in the tag (regardless of reputation) can vote for those suggestions. Synonym suggestions are automatically approved once they reach a vote of +4, and are automatically rejected once they reach a vote of -2.
Additionally, moderators can create tag synonyms as needed and have their suggestions instantly approved. They are the only ones who can remove tag synonyms.
Use this tag for questions about tag synonyms. Valid topics could include:
- How tag synonyms work
- Who can create tag synonyms
- Why a tag is a synonym of another tag
To request a tag become a synonym of another tag, use synonym-request on the per-site meta of the site on which you wish to request tags to be synonymized. If the request is for Meta Stack Exchange, ask it here with synonym-request and meta.
For more information on tag-synonyms, please check out What are tag synonyms and merged tags? How do they work?