At some point we should be creating tag synonyms, as soon as we have users with enough reputation or some pro-temp moderators. We should start to collect possible synonyms and discuss them.

If you have an idea on a synonym or want to rename a tag to something better, please put your proposal in one answer to this question. Please add also a short justification for the synonym.

Please upvote synonym- or renaming proposals that you agree with and downvote proposals you disagree with.


and should be combined. They don't mean exactly the same thing, but I don't think we can manage to apply them accurately enough that the distinction would be useful.

I propose to make a synonym of .


should be a synonym for , the same for and .

We don't need both forms of the tag and I find the and tags clearer.


should be renamed to , it is clearer, easier to find via search engines and the plural is not necessary in the tag.


and should be combined (probably the latter should be a synonym of the former), as they clearly refer to the same topic.

  • I merged them and created the synonym – Mad Scientist May 9 '11 at 20:17

Blood should be replaced with blood-type. By itself, it doesn't refer to a specific kind of woo.


I just noticed that both and exist. Can/should they be combined?

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    Done. I chose movies as the main tag, but that is easily reversed. – Mad Scientist Jun 23 '11 at 20:23
  • Thanks! Sounds good to me. – Hendy Jun 23 '11 at 20:37

We have tags for cars and automobile, which should be synonyms.

  • I merged automobile into cars and created a synonym. – Mad Scientist Feb 3 '12 at 11:01

I just noticed we have as well as .

  • There was only one, closed, question that used "microwaves". I edited it, and didn't bother with a synonym. – Oddthinking Feb 4 '12 at 1:31

We have and , these should be combined.

  • I merged colour into colors and created a synonym. – Sklivvz Mar 11 '12 at 17:43

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