I believe the current rep threshold for suggesting tag synonyms is 2500. That's excessive for our current site, and I think aliases can be quite useful. Should we try to get the admins to lower the threshold for (the private, and maybe also the open) beta?

I suggest we try and form an opinion by voting for a "yes" and a "no" answer, which I'll create as community wiki so that I don't get any rep for the votes.

  • This is a standard feature on StackExchange for a good reason.
    – user77
    Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 18:31
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    Typically (on other metas) people just up or downvote the question itself to indicate agreement; meta questions don't generate rep for exactly this reason (amongst others), so CW doesn't matter. Posting yes/no answers gives people multiple votes Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 18:55
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    I think after the first week or so we will have mods and they can begin the cleanup.
    – Pat Ludwig Mod
    Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 19:47
  • @Michael: makes sense. Won't do it again. I guess I can't easily take it back.
    – Erik P.
    Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 19:54

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No, don't lower it. This will be solved whenever we get some pro-tem Moderators.

  • Yeah, I think it's one of the first things pro-tem mods do (add synonyms and merge tags) Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 20:10

Yes, this would be a good idea.


No, this would be a bad idea.

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