I noticed there is a tag with over 1K questions and a tag with 39 questions.

I'm thinking that perhaps most (or all) of the questions could be retagged with and that those two tags could be synonymized.

What do you think?

  • \$\begingroup\$ We can just replace liion with lithium-ion. I see no reason to preserve the former. \$\endgroup\$
    – Lundin
    May 11, 2021 at 9:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Lundin The reason to preserve the former is the same reason we have a [li-ion] tag (which is synonymized with the [lithium-ion] tag). By creating a synonym, it prevents the unwanted tag from getting recreated over and over again and people tagging their questions with it. \$\endgroup\$ May 11, 2021 at 10:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ It is possible to blacklist tags so that they can never get re-created. \$\endgroup\$
    – Lundin
    May 11, 2021 at 10:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Lundin I'm not sure of the pros/cons of using synonyms vs. banning a tag. Maybe someone knows. I've always seen synonyms used, but it's very likely that is reflective of observation bias, as I don't think I would know that a tag that is banned, but I do see synonyms. \$\endgroup\$ May 11, 2021 at 11:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ It is much easier to make a synonym, I think that is the best course of action. A synonym replaces the tag, however, blacklisting blocks and does not provide an alternative. \$\endgroup\$
    – Voltage Spike Mod
    May 11, 2021 at 16:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ @VoltageSpike That makes good sense. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$ May 12, 2021 at 0:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ I volunteer to replace all the "liion" tags with the "lithium-ion" tag. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 28, 2021 at 15:55


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