Related to : Why am I not allowed to propose a tag synonym ?

Couple of days ago, there were certain changes done to the requirements of who can propose synonyms.

So you need a score of 10 or more on answers for the tag, to participate in the tag synonym creation process (proposal and voting)

I'm getting real annoyed by those stupid synonym proposal changes.

Latest example: [Popups] ( 33 questions ) v/s [Popup] ( 2 questions ).

So I went over to propose a synonym.


Now either I let it remain as it is, or I have to go and manually retag them. And that means bumping the questions up. When there's a rep requirement, I don't know why in the world there's a score requirement. I realize that more the score == better participation in the tagged questions.

This makes sense for Stack Overflow, or ( perhaps ) Server Fault, but this is counter-productive in Super User.

The third option is to raise a question in Meta and ask a question and wait for a Moderator or some one else who has sufficient score in those tagged questions ( hmm .. any way to find out WHO exactly? ) to propose and vote for it.. This just makes no sense - considering that the whole point of synonyms was to reduce the manual editing and bumping up.

  • Perhaps you should take this to Meta-SO also.
    – Nifle
    Commented Nov 6, 2010 at 17:29
  • @Nifle Done. Thank you for the suggestion.
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Nov 6, 2010 at 18:39
  • Ground control to Major Tom
    – user76528
    Commented Sep 15, 2011 at 6:07
  • @yoda receive you loud & clear
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Sep 15, 2011 at 6:08

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Jeff has since implemented the following solution:

I improved the error message and dropped the requirement down to 3 score. Ultimately I think this req should scale to the # of questions in the tag.


  • Yes, I noticed. I've mentioned my thoughts over there.
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Nov 9, 2010 at 17:11

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