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Looks like there's a little glitch in our tags:

tag or synonym?

IMHO there should be either a tag or a synonym named "reset", but never both. The screenshot is from the "edit tags" dialog. If I select the left red-box, it adds "factory-reset" (as expected). Selecting the right one in fact adds "reset". Calling https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/reset gets redirected to https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/factory-reset.

Could this be left-overs from some incomplete merge? How to get it cleaned up?

  • Not a bug - this behavior is intended to give folks a chance to review synonyms before an (irreversible) merge is performed. Moderators can merge once this is done. – Shog9 Jun 23 '13 at 17:10
  • Didn't know that non-moderators could merge synonyms as well -- looks like I've missed an option somewhere? If anyone other than mods, certainly a 20k+ (me) should then be able to? – Izzy Jun 23 '13 at 18:05
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    Not merge, but create: android.stackexchange.com/privileges/suggest-tag-synonyms – Shog9 Jun 23 '13 at 18:10
  • Ah, now I've got it -- thanks, that Penny took a while to sink #D – Izzy Jun 23 '13 at 18:19
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Yes, this does appear to have been a case where two tags were synonymized but not merged, thereby leaving behind on the questions that had it at the time the synonym was created.

I've retagged all such questions, so it should no longer appear in the list as anything other than a synonym of .

  • A quick-check proves you were successful -- thanks! :) (hm, I could have re-tagged them myself, I just wasn't sure if that would remove "helpful information" in case a deeper investigation might take place for a failed merge or the like) – Izzy May 22 '13 at 14:49

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