I've raised the spelling of R2-D2. I suggest we change the tag to . This will be consistent with the "official" spelling and match the tag.

I could retag the questions myself but I think there might be some linking (from r2d2->r2-d2) that requires a moderator's touch?

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A few months back, we had a discussion on tags for Star Wars characters. The consensus then was that these tags were not necessary. Has something changed? Otherwise we should just remove , and whatever other ultraspecific tag has crept in. (There's no moderator tool for this, the tag has to be edited out manually.)

In any case, I have created and merged into it through the moderator tools.

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    Nothing changed: not necessary, but permitted. Unless we decide to remove those Tag from questions, they will still be used.
    – DavRob60
    Jan 5, 2012 at 19:39
  • Thanks for the retag. I missed that earlier conversation. If the consensus is to remove them, no problem for me. Jan 5, 2012 at 19:42
  • I dont absolutely want to keep them, but I just think its a way must user think they should tag their question. It's not a behavior unique to star-wars, the must used character tag is the "voldemor" tag. I think it's related to the use tag as metadata outside this site.
    – DavRob60
    Jan 5, 2012 at 20:53

For that purpose, there is something called Tag synonyms, you have enough reputation to suggests one.

DO NOT SUGGEST THE SYNONYM ON THE TAG! (It will do the opposite of what we want here.)

You should create the Tag and retag the questions. You will then have to wait for some script to execute before the rep needed to suggest the synonyms is transfered to the new tag.

  • So, on the new r2-d2 tag, add a synonym to r2d2? Jan 5, 2012 at 13:23
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    @Wikis exactly.
    – DavRob60
    Jan 5, 2012 at 13:27
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    I get: "You are attempting to create the tag r2-d2 ; however the tag r2d2 already exists!" Help! Jan 5, 2012 at 13:31
  • @Wikis ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    – DavRob60
    Jan 5, 2012 at 13:37
  • Now I understand what you mean by "If I make funny phrase, it's because English is only my 3th language." Is your list of question marks addressed to me (you don't know what I mean) or that you don't know what I should do to resolve this? Jan 5, 2012 at 13:49
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    @Wikis - I think that was meant as a stream of profanities at the SE developers :) Jan 5, 2012 at 17:00
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    @Wikis I posted it on meta : meta.stackexchange.com/questions/118027/…
    – DavRob60
    Jan 5, 2012 at 17:15

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