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You're not the only one confused by this, I was too. Somehow, my brains interpret 'synonym' as a (symmetric) relation between two tags, so if X is a synonym of Y, Y is a synonym of X. This is not how it works here. A 'synonym' is the lesser of the two tags (also called the 'source' tag, at least in SEDE) and the main/canonical one is the 'target'. The tag ...


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That won't happen. If there is even a pending synonym from a to b, you can't suggest a synonym to a or from b. You'll get a message like this when you try: Interestingly enough, the message is wrong: it claims the very synonym I'm proposing exists, it should have read A synonym from synonym2 to synonym1 exists, chains are not allowed This is another ...


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