I just added to the manufacturer meta tag list because Apache is a software foundation with an extensive list of projects, not just the web server software. The [apache] tag has been used for other products, and these can be cleaned up. Many are cases of redundant tagging where [apache] is just decoration.

After cleanup, however, there will be close to 2,200 questions where refers to the web server software. Manually retagging would be a massive job, and will flood the main page. Is there a mechanism to directly revise the tag name (to something like ), that can be used after the other usage is cleaned out?

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We can't edit a tag directly, what we can do is created a synonym for as , swap it as the main tag and do a merge.


Actually just did this:

Updating post history, 2563 rows affected (pipe delimited)
updating posts, 2241 rows affected  (pipe delimited)
removing/renaming old tag, 1 rows affected
updating count for master tag, 1 rows affected
tag remapping of [apache-http-server] and [apache] complete!
remapping 1 synonyms
235 favorite and ignored tags remapped!
1695 tracked tag badges were remapped!
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    Neat! I should probably clean up the manufacturer meta tag thread, and I guess we can clean up the questions with the [apache] tag changed. Is there a way to prevent [apache] from being reused incorrectly, or we just rely on the user catching that [apache-http-server] is what shows up on the question?
    – fixer1234
    Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 18:12
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    we can remove the synonym now, since the tag apache has been deleted and will require rep to create, but tbh I'd prefer to let it be as is for now
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 19:05

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