I was posting my first question on this site, found here, and I saw that there was a tag and a tag . 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.

  • I can't find any question tagged with sleeping. If there is no question associated with a tag, it will remove itself after some hours.
    – Baarn
    Nov 13, 2013 at 0:35
  • Oh, really? Ok, I'm from Arqade, where I don't believe this is true.
    – The Ugly
    Nov 13, 2013 at 1:39
  • @TheUgly see the answer
    – user87
    Nov 13, 2013 at 6:29

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From time to time users go through and clean up the tags.

I removed the and replaced it with . There were only a few questions with either tag. By removing the sleeping tag from two questions, it will die overnight.

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?

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