How can tags that are misspelled be deleted? There is a tag as well as the correctly spelled . It seems setting the misspelled as synonymous would not be a useful way out.


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Posting here is exactly what you should do. I just set up a synonym so that anyone who uses the misspelling will automatically have it corrected. Do note that if it's an uncommon issue you can just correct the tag yourself.

  • Thanks. I was a bit confused when I could not suggest it myself (because the mispelled did not have enouh uses, as I understood it). Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 16:47
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    @PeterJansson - Super Sekrit Mod Powers™ strike again!
    – eykanal
    Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 16:48
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    @Peter: note that if a tag isn't heavily used, you can just edit it out - the system deletes unusued tags once a day.
    – Shog9
    Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 21:45
  • Can someone do the same for "united-kindom"?
    – Stuart
    Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 23:35
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    @Stuart - that's a one-off misspelling, rather than a common misspelling. Those are corrected by simply correcting the tag. Tag aliases are intended to correct common misspellings and identify true aliases; in the case of one-offs, it's easier just to fix the offending tag.
    – eykanal
    Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 0:14
  • no, it's been used several times and has an attached wiki, and bizarrely no one is using the correct spelling. academia.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/…
    – Stuart
    Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 1:35
  • @Stuart - So weird. Anyway, fixed.
    – eykanal
    Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 3:05

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