I noticed that the main site has tags and . The second is a misspelled version of first, of course. Should the misspelled version be made a tag synonym of the properly spelled version, or should it be removed altogether?

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I say the misspelled tag should be deleted. Any questions using it should be tagged with the correctly spelled tag.

We don't want another aluminum/aluminium on our hands.


Done and done. I've retagged and synonomized this.

  • Oh. Why not just delete the misspelled tag?
    – user3961
    Aug 6, 2013 at 3:15
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    @fredsbend I could have, but I figured if it was going to be a thing to screw up the spelling we might as well accommodate them. New attempts to abuse the english language will be corrected automatically.
    – wax eagle
    Aug 6, 2013 at 3:21
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    For miss-spellings wouldn't it be better to rely on not having only the right thing show up in the auto-correct list?
    – Caleb
    Aug 6, 2013 at 5:25
  • @Caleb yeah, you're right. I forgot that it shows in the autocomplete as a synonym. Tag (and synonym removed)
    – wax eagle
    Aug 6, 2013 at 12:47

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