The tag was recently created, and while I typically abhor character tags, it passes our general criteria for existence.

However, all of our other character tags and property name tags substitute hyphens for spaces. As such, the tag should be .

However, due to a bug, when we try to create a synonym, it blocks regular users from creating it. When a mod tries, it generates an error page.

Steps to recreate:

  1. Create 2 tags (tags A and B).
  2. Set tag A as the synonym of tag B.
  3. Attempt to set tag B as a synonym of tag A (with the merge checkbox checked).

Observed result:

If you're a moderator attempting to merge tag B to tag A, you will get an error page.

Alternate steps to recreate:

  1. Edit question with misnamed tag (bobafett)
  2. Remove misnamed tag (bobafett)
  3. Add correctly named tag (boba-fett)

Observed result:

Receive an error message that the misnamed (bobafett) tag already exists, and that you should raise an issue on meta if you believe it should be done. The error is similar to the one shown here.

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    BTW: yes, I tried renaming it myself. The system wouldn't let me since it detects the "bobafett" tag and prevents a dupe.
    – phantom42
    Commented Nov 16, 2015 at 13:41
  • Just making some edits to get this done.
    – user1027
    Commented Nov 16, 2015 at 15:43
  • This is done, but there's a bug here that it'd be nice if the SE platform handled better.
    – user1027
    Commented Nov 16, 2015 at 16:08


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