I tried to propose a tag synonym for ww2, but I received the error "Only moderators can propose version specific synonyms". I thought after 1200 rep, you were able to propose tag synonyms. Does anyone know what this means?


Looks like we have a bug with detecting tags that apply to different versions of software - an artifact of the Stack Exchange platform being born out of programming Q&A. :)

I've passed it up the chain to the dev team.


It's supposed to be 1250, maybe your rep was not synchronized? That's about the only thing I have seen before, where what I see as Rep was not quite what I was gettng for tools but an hour later all was fine.

Try again and if you get an error let us know.

  • Yeah, that's kind of what I thought. I'll update this when it becomes more clear. – BrotherJack May 3 '12 at 17:02
  • Tried again. Recieved this error: Failed to propose synonym: Version specific synonyms can only be created by moderators – BrotherJack May 10 '12 at 18:05
  • heh...must be a permissions thing. If you let me know the synonym, I'd be happy to add it. – MichaelF May 10 '12 at 18:26
  • Yeah, its "wwii". I still have no idea what a "version specific synonym" is. I assume it must be more privileged than a run-of-the-mill synonym. – BrotherJack May 10 '12 at 18:49
  • I think its the fact there was already a tag for wwii that was used on two questions, since one was already closed I did the merge so the synonym now exists anyway. And two questions got updated. So all good. – MichaelF May 11 '12 at 11:51

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