I'm pretty sure there's a formal mechanism to suggest tag synonyms but I can't find it and no one ever votes there anyway, so:

It would make it equally easy to find and relatively clearer on what it entails.

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    $\begingroup$ There is a formal way to suggest synonyms, namely here, but that page is so well-hidden that very few people use it... $\endgroup$
    – ACuriousMind Mod
    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:49
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, hidden at the bottom of the tags page ─ I looked for it but I could only find it via google search. A̶n̶d̶ ̶I̶ ̶s̶t̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶f̶i̶g̶u̶r̶e̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶h̶o̶w̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶s̶u̶g̶g̶e̶s̶t̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶v̶o̶t̶e̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶e̶x̶i̶s̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶s̶u̶g̶g̶e̶s̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶.̶ And apparently the suggestion mechanism is entirely disconnected from that page. Of course. $\endgroup$ Jul 13, 2017 at 9:53
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    $\begingroup$ General tip: For users without sufficient privileges, synonym tags can also be suggested on this meta page. $\endgroup$
    – Qmechanic Mod
    Jul 13, 2017 at 10:49
  • $\begingroup$ FWIW, I have had a link to the page ACM linked to in my profile for a while now, mostly to advertise that it exists. $\endgroup$
    – Kyle Kanos
    Jul 13, 2017 at 23:01
  • $\begingroup$ But that means I can't post my sci-fi teleportation questions! $\endgroup$
    – auden
    Jul 14, 2017 at 20:44
  • $\begingroup$ We might find a non-QM way to teleport in the future. $\endgroup$
    – Yashas
    Jul 15, 2017 at 7:47

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I can't think of anything else that the tag would be used for, at least not within the scope of actual physics (and hence of this site). Unless there is some such thing, yes, I'd say go for it.

Of course there do seem to be some existing questions with the tag which would not apply to. Most of them are probably off topic, and any others should have the tag removed. So we may want to do a bit of cleanup before actually making the switch.


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