OK, color me dumb. I found out how to view existing synonyms (Tags=>synonyms - https://scifi.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms ), but how do I create a new one?

I want to synonymize "Horcrux" and "Horcruxes" tags, since there seems to be a constant drift with some question getting both. I tried to merge them into Horcrux 3 times already, and new ones keep popping up.

I don't much care which of the two is the main tag and which is a synonym - merely that there aren't two, EVER again.

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Navigate to the horcrux tag page, click on “synonyms”, and suggest horcruxes as a synonym. It takes 6 voters or a moderator to actually set the synonym, and only moderators can perform a merge (ask us on meta if there is any doubt, or in chat for no-brainer cases such as plurals).

I've set up a synonym .

  • Gracci! It WAS dumb not to go to tag's individual page from the get-go :( Jan 9, 2012 at 0:50
  • BTW, I was doing a merge by hand, 1 tag edit at a time. Didn't realize there was a programmatic way till today. Jan 9, 2012 at 0:51

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