Looking through our site's tags, I found , , and . All of these tags seem to refer to the same thing.

I took the liberty of correcting the tag myself, since it was clearly a typo and only had one question.

What about the and tags? Should we merge or synonymize them?

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I really don't like the redundancy inherent in tags on this stack that end in "-history". You could do that with every tag. So I've taken the liberty of moving all the items (one of which was a question of mine) into .

In general, I think ending tags with "-history" on the history stack should be avoided.

  • Why would you do that through manual edits, instead of creating a synonym and merging the tags?
    – Semaphore
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 10:48
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    That's a good question. My main concern is that I dislike the "-history" tag enough that I want it to go away, which it will do if no question uses it for a while. I'm not sure if a "merge" would do that, or instead preserve the thing.
    – T.E.D. Mod
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 11:16
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    If you make it a synonym, then when someone makes a new question and tags it the business-history, it will be automatically remapped into business. If you merge them, then all current business-history question is retagged business. Manual editing does not really address the underlying issue but has the added nuisance of bumping a lot of old questions.
    – Semaphore
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 12:14
  • @Semaphore - There's still a pending operation on the two tags. ... What are we going to do with them again?
    – Malady
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 22:29
  • @Malandy I don't think there's anything normal users can do.
    – Semaphore
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 4:16

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