I wish I didn't have to have 5 points in a tag to be able to suggest a tag synonym. E.g. for the tag "health" I wanted to suggest a synonym "fitness" but I couldn't since I don't have 5 points in the tag "health". This happened a couple of time to me. Is there any way to relax the rules for a specific SE? That to would be useful in beta.

  • Easy fix, Franck: Just become a moderator :-) I just noticed in the ranking that Franck is #1 with twice as much reputation as #2!
    – Nicolas Raoul Mod
    Jun 10, 2014 at 5:14

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Community votes for tag synonyms don't even really work on Stack Overflow, so this issue isn't specific to beta sites. I'd be all for a better system to coordinate tag synonyms among experts, but that system wouldn't be specific to smaller sites, it should be used for all the sites up to SO.

If you think your synonym suggestion is a no-brainer, ask one of the moderators in chat. If you aren't absolutely sure, raise it on meta. If the discussion settles in favor, a moderator will create the synonym (if you think there's a consensus to create a synonym but moderators haven't acted on it, again, ping us in chat).

Regarding and , I don't think they should be synonyms: I associate with, well, health issues, such as monitoring a heart condition or keeping track of your diet; while puts me in mind of sport activities. There might be some small overlap but they're overall pretty different things.


There aren't enough questions nor tags to start making synonyms that would make worth the effort. Now really if those questions are about health or fitness just retag them which would take less time and effort to complete ;). I'm just giving a sensible solution to that little problem.

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    This goes for name variants like foo and foo-plugin, but not for different names that mean the same thing like “health” and “fitness”. Jun 8, 2014 at 0:23

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