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is already a synonym of . It serves a useful purpose: if someone tries to add to a question, the question will be tagged . What's the benefit of eliminating the synonym?

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    I though that if the textbooks tag is already a synonym of the books tag, then it won't show as a separate tag when I search for it. No?
    – Ooker
    Commented Dec 13, 2015 at 16:43
  • @Ooker that's not true, as you've found out. The point of synonyms is to help people who might search for a tag using the alternate name.
    – ff524
    Commented Dec 13, 2015 at 16:45
  • I know, but when I type text(book) instead of book in the tag field (which is the case of "who might search for a tag using the alternate name"), then it should only show the books tag, right? The books tag already have the line also: textbooks at the bottom.
    – Ooker
    Commented Dec 13, 2015 at 16:50
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    @Ooker: That sounds like horrible UX. If I type references into a search field, I will be somewhat confused, if I see citations popping up and it usually takes me a while to notice the also note. This is particularly irritating, if my search yielded a lot of tags.
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Commented Dec 13, 2015 at 18:27
  • @Wrzlprmft I prefer your explanation. If you make that into an answer, I will accept that. Otherwise I will happily accept this answer.
    – Ooker
    Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 6:54
  • @Ooker: Accept this one. My comment explains why synonyms work the way they do, nothing more.
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 8:01

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