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I just asked a question titled "What is the difference between a Heretic and a Schismatic" , and when I was selecting the tags, I noticed that I could use the tags "Heretic" and "Schism".

I believe heresy is a better tag than heretic, as the former suggests a group of people while the latter suggests a single person.

"Schism" likewise suggests the belief of a group of people, whereas "schismatic" suggests the belief of one person.

  • I think it's ok to have synonym tags – WelcomeNewUsers Mar 24 '14 at 3:32
  • @AaronKorn why not just dump them into one tag, given they indicate the same thing? – Matthew Moisen Mar 29 '14 at 8:26
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Actually both tags already existed so I'm not sure why you chose to tag your question with the variant you say here (and I agree) is not as optimal. I have retagged your question and the other two on the site that used with . I also merged the plural version into the main one. As long as no questions pop up using the wrong tags in a couple days the now empty tags will be removed automatically.

I don't really see the need for synonyms at this point as only a few oddball questions had the variant tags. If this proves to be an ongoing point of confusion after the existing tags no longer auto-complete then we can certainly make synonyms.

  • Oops I must have not seen the other options. Thanks! – Matthew Moisen Mar 24 '14 at 17:14

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