We have both the and the tag. At the moment, American spelling is winning 6:2 but we should probably settle on the one and make the other a synonym.

I'm not sure who has the power to do this, but it seems I can't anyway.

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    Making tag synonyms is reserved for mods or higher rep users. Because we are a private beta, right now anyone with 1250 rep or above can do it, or since we don't have moderators as of yet, hopefully a Community Manager will see this and do it for you, because I think it makes a great deal of sense. – Ash Oct 9 '13 at 3:16

The tag should be spelled . Tags are supposed to use the US English spelling, per this meta.SO answer.

  • That is true! Now we just need someone to make the synonym and we will be good to go :) – Ash Oct 9 '13 at 4:00
  • Since there were only 2 questions tagged [behaviour], I've suggested edits to change them both to [behavior]. A synonym would still be a good idea, possibly. – Wooble Oct 9 '13 at 10:18
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    Once somebody types "beh" he'll be offered behavior; do we need "behaviour" as a synonym? (I don't mind; I'm just asking.) – Monica Cellio Oct 9 '13 at 13:11
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    Synonyms should only be used when there are two different words with the same meaning. You would pick one ([behavior] is correct here) and retag. The text completion completion will take care of the rest. Down the road a bit, it will require higher reputation to create new tags so this type of problem passes quickly, but we don't create synonyms to cover all possibilities of pluralization, tense, and spelling variations. – Robert Cartaino Oct 9 '13 at 13:12

Manually re-tagging the posts has since removed the alternative spelling all together, now people will be presented with an auto-complete of the desired spelling.

I think the solution is to just manually maintain the single tag for now and hope people use the auto-complete functionality.

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