Resulting from a discussion on this tag-related question I propose the deletion of several misspelled tag synonyms:

Please add if there are any more.

Reasons that speak for the deletion:

  • It has been discussed before and the outcome was to delete misspelled synonyms
  • When entering tabs for a questions, there are suggested tabs appearing as soon as you start typing, so users don't have to know the correct spelling
  • My preference is to delete them. A UI change (gasp) could show tags with only one question in a different background color so that they are easy for the vigilant (looking at you GoodDeeds) to update. There is enough activity here to make that possible, I think.
    – Buffy
    Commented Nov 7, 2021 at 20:11
  • A related issue is that of tags that only mark a single closed question. There is little use for such tags and they tend not to have associated wiki with them anyway. I've removed the tags from a couple of questions and may do more, but that brings the question to the head of the queue. Is there a better way?
    – Buffy
    Commented Nov 7, 2021 at 20:24
  • @Buffy Tags are by default sorted based on the number of questions they are applied to, so I think it is straightforward to find tags applied on only one question. Also, the number of such tags is very small (five right now, was seven a few minutes ago before you removed two of them :)). Out of those, only one of them is on a closed question, and I don't think that specific tag in itself needs to necessarily be removed.
    – GoodDeeds
    Commented Nov 7, 2021 at 21:34
  • I removed the rest on closed question. I left Thailand which is on an open question and a bit of wiki is there. Country tags are probably valuable even if there are only a small number of questions. One question I retagged was closed with two unique tags. Tag visa was adequate for the question.
    – Buffy
    Commented Nov 7, 2021 at 21:43
  • The only tags I removed from questions were on closed questions.
    – Buffy
    Commented Nov 7, 2021 at 21:44
  • @Buffy I agree with the retag and your reasoning, I did not mean to imply that it was incorrectly done. Thanks for doing them.
    – GoodDeeds
    Commented Nov 7, 2021 at 22:45
  • @GoodDeeds, no worries. I was just explaining what I did in case some mod wanders in here.
    – Buffy
    Commented Nov 7, 2021 at 22:51

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Thanks Sursula and GoodDeeds, this has been !

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