DCAU is the abbreviation for the franchise called the DC animated universe. On this site the primary tag used for it is , with as a synonym. But there is no length limit issue here, so is it not better to use as the primary tag?

Even for the film universe, the primary tag is and the synonym is . So why not do the same for DCAU? It can be easily done using mod tools without affecting the front page.

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    But does anyone call it DC Animated Universe? Most people shorthand it to DCAU in my experience, which makes it a better fit as a primary. Perhaps others have different experience? All in all, I don't have a strong opinion either way, just pointing out that DCAU is extremely common.
    – user31178
    Jul 19, 2017 at 13:28
  • I have heard it called both way equally and even timverse etc. Jul 19, 2017 at 13:32
  • Petition to rename it DC-timverse!
    – user31178
    Jul 19, 2017 at 13:33
  • Even if you are really serious Timmverse at beast can be a synonym Jul 19, 2017 at 13:35
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    Note that this is already the case with marvel-cinematic-universe and dc-extended-universe, where the longer tag is the main, and there are shorter tags as synonyms. Jul 19, 2017 at 20:10
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    Given the +7/-0 voting on SQB's answer, I've just swapped the synonymisation, so that all the DCAU questions are now showing up tagged with dc-animated-universe rather than dcau. For some reason the tag page for dc-animated-universe still redirects to dcau, but I'm guessing that's just a caching issue. Ping me in a few days to let me know whether it's working as it should, and I'll either poke around further to fix it or mark this as status-completed.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Jul 24, 2017 at 20:31
  • @Randal'Thor caching issue always occur while swapping synonyms or creating new but it's working perfectly fine now. Jul 25, 2017 at 9:37

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Making the primary tag is clearer for a user unfamiliar with the material and less likely to be confused with .

If a user tries to tag with , after typing dca, the proper tag name will show up either way.

  • Last time it took me days to clean wrongly tagged DCAU questions due to edit limit Jul 19, 2017 at 15:03

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