I noticed that there was a tage and a . As they are the same film I tried to suggest rise-of-the-machines as a synonym of the terminator3 tag. However I received the following error:

Failed to propose synonym:

Version specific synonyms can only be created by moderators

I have no idea what that means, but it seems strange that I can't suggest a synonym, when it is clearly the same film.

Any explanation would be appreciated.

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This seems to be a carry-over from Stack Overflow, where numbers are used to differentiate between different versions of software (e.g. foo, foo2 and foo42). Here are a few Meta.se posts describing a similar problem:

Since we also have a terminator tag, it thinks you’re talking about v3 of the Terminator software. (I’ve also seen reports that it treats any tag that begins or ends with a digit as version-specific, but I can’t confirm that.)

I’ve also never seen a Meta post that properly explains or justifies this feature; that’s just how SO, and hence SE, treats version-specific synonyms.

As a side note, do we want to make a Terminator 3 tag that incorporates both the number and the name? The Terminator 2 tag is , so perhaps ?

Just a thought.


There's now a -> synonym.

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