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?
Make tag synonym process bi-directional
BTW, can we start working on synonymizing or eliminating tags?
Did you know that as of this writing, we have 900 different tags!?!?!?!