I recently noticed some questions were tagged (#1, #2), so I retagged them using the correct . There are currently 25 questions tagged , and "KVL" is a common acronym so it seems appropriate to make the acronym tag a synonym of the tag that has the full name, a wiki, etc. There are currently no questions tagged but it might be a good idea to make that a synonym as well. Would a moderator kindly merge the tags and make the synonym(s)?


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I don't think these abbreviations are that common or helpful, so in this specific case it might be better to just drop the confusing abbreviations entirely and replace them with either or make a new tag called .

Generally speaking, any user with sufficient rep can propose that tags are to be made synonymous, though the feature is well-hidden.

This is a low traffic tag though, so I'm not sure how well this will end up. We might need mod help in the end after all...

  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm well aware of the process to propose a tag wiki, but it is almost impossible to get it approved because it is so "well-hidden". It is much easier to just ask a moderator to do it, which is what I'm doing (and it has worked successfully here in the past). \$\endgroup\$
    – Null Mod
    Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 14:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't think the abbreviations are helpful, either, which is why I'm asking to make them synonyms so that users (like me) don't have to manually replace them with the appropriate kirchhoffs-laws tag. They are not especially common but with at least 25 instances of the "kvl" tag (plus however many instances in which "kvl" has already been removed) it is common enough to be a problem. \$\endgroup\$
    – Null Mod
    Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 14:30

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