I'm tryign to create a synonym & merge & with set as the master tag.

Trying to do this results in

Oops! Something Bad Happened!

error. The error page doesn't seem to have actual error message as HTML comment anymore, so that's all I can give.

This is the link which causes the problem.


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    You mean you want to reverse the current synonym that maps microsoft-word-2011 to word-2011 – random Oct 30 '13 at 4:08
  • There is already a synonym microsoft-word-2011 -> word-2011 superuser.com/tags/word-2011/synonyms – Braiam Oct 30 '13 at 4:10
  • @Braiam wasn't so when when the error was raised. – Sathyajith Bhat Oct 30 '13 at 4:27
  • @random yeah, but that wasn't the case when the error was raised, the synoym wasn't present – Sathyajith Bhat Oct 30 '13 at 4:27
  • Well that seems mischievous of the system to synonymise like that – random Oct 30 '13 at 4:29
  • @random ok, to clarify, I did create the synoynm but failed to merge - look at my answer below – Sathyajith Bhat Oct 30 '13 at 4:33

The general flow I follow when merging tags is

When following the same for the above tag, I ran into the above error. I went over to the tag synonym page, swapped the mapping & proceeded with the merge, at which point it went fine.

Still curious to know about the error

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