I was posting my first question on this site, found here, and I saw that there was a tag sleep and a tag sleeping. Now, these are really two tags for one meaning, but are not yet synonyms, so I was wondering if there was a reason that they were not.
From time to time users go through and clean up the tags.
Naming preferences have been discussions on meta about how to form our tags eg plurals for pets Should our pet tags be plural or singular?, and Should we clean up "pooping" and "droppings"?. I figure people prefered the word without the ing.
Synonyms can only be created if a user has high enough rep to create them (both in rep and score within that tag) and then the synonym needs to be voted on. How can we create tag synonyms in these early stages?