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I want to propose a synonym for a tag, how do I do? I have read that it is available to create tag synonyms for users that have 2.5k rep but I don't know from when it's possible to propose a tag synonym.

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  • Ah, just realised that you asked about synonyms. Rules are similar though, propose them on Meta.AD first :-)
    – nohillside Mod
    Mar 25, 2023 at 14:55
  • @nohillside That's what I thought when I read your comment :-)
    – Thinkr
    Mar 25, 2023 at 15:18

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A lot has been written about tag creation and I strongly recommend to familiarize yourself with the discussions before proposing new tags. Creation of wiki tags and When should I create a new tag? How do I request a new tag if I don't have enough rep? contain a lot of valuable information about the topic, as do other questions linked there.

From the Help Center article about tags:

A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. Tags are a means of connecting experts with questions they will be able to answer by sorting questions into specific, well-defined categories.

As a general rule, you should avoid creating new tags if possible, and new users are not allowed to create new tags. Even if you have sufficient reputation, you should only create new tags when you feel you can make a strong case that your question covers a new topic that nobody else has asked about before on this site.

If, after reading up on the topic, you still find a term which should be turned into a tag, please propose its creation here on Meta first. In the post, explain why the tag brings value and provide a first proposal for both the usage guidance and the long description. We can then let the community discuss and if necessary vote on the new tag.

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