I noticed this question had the tag so I retagged it on the assumption that the original tag was just a misspelling.

Should be made a synonym of or should it be deleted?

If it should be deleted, how is that done?

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Tags with no question will automatically get cleaned up, just give them time.

To delete a tag, remove it from all the posts it was used on.

I don't think tag aliases are needed for normal misspellings, we can just correct these. Users never get tags right anyways. Only particularly onerous ones will need synonyms to save us work.

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    Just additional: if there are a lot of posts needing it to be edited, there are admin tools to do that much more efficiently, and without taking over the front page (i.e. without "bumping" all the posts affected) Sep 3, 2011 at 11:34

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