I was working on tags (between answers) and when I wanted to suggest a tag synonym I got this message:

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What does it mean?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/121457/… \$\endgroup\$
    – jmort253
    Aug 2, 2012 at 6:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have added the tag, does not really fix the issue. \$\endgroup\$
    – Kortuk
    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Kortuk - Yes, I saw it. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$
    – stevenvh
    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:45

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On Stack Overflow, there are tags for code libraries and software development platforms. For instance, there's a tag. In many cases, it is redundant to list tag synonyms for each release of a library update, so the developers put in place validation to prevent people from creating synonyms like and .

Since this site runs on the same engine, the system thinks you're creating a version-specific tag, and only diamond moderators can create version specific tag synonyms. In short, you're not doing anything wrong, you're just getting caught up in some of the system safeguards.


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