We have far too many tags, partly because we're not synonymizing them - the first step in the mods merging them. I think we need to start working on this problem.
I've been having trouble creating synonyms forever. Just figured out why.
I kept getting that annoying message, "You don't have enough score". For example, I went to the tag
problem-set-1 and try to make it a synonym for
pset-1 and fail. Turns out, I needed to do it the other way - go to the master tag,
pset-1 and suggest
problem-set-1 as the synonym and it works. You need to start at the tag that you have the score with to suggest a synonym that you may not have any score on.
It's all counter-intuitive to me, but that's how it works.
Anyways, I suggested a change on SEmeta. Perhaps everyone could go over and offer your opinions?
BTW, can we start working on synonymizing or eliminating tags?
Did you know that as of this writing, we have 900 different tags!?!?!?!