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While editing this question, I noticed that we have a tag for as well as one for . A slightly deeper than superficial look indicates that is apparently a synonym of --it appears it was used once and then later linked to .

Since it seems completely unnecessary, can we merge the tag?

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Sure. Done.

In the future just raise such non-controversial merge requests1 in chat (as opposed to meta), and a moderator will take action.

Note that synonyms are reversible while merges are irreversible (=hard to unshuffle). This is why we often hesitate to perform merges.

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1 I changed OP's original wording burninate request into merge request, because that is technically the relevant term for the tag. More generally, a (typically non-existent) tag name is burninated to prevent its potential future creation if the Phys.SE community decides so. See e.g. this and this meta posts. In contrast to a merge request, a burninate request requires intervention from the SE team outside Phys.SE to be implemented.

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  • $\begingroup$ I guess I figured all burninate requests should be done in meta, but duly noted. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Nov 5 '14 at 14:20
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    $\begingroup$ It's just not as fun without the fire-breathing dragon in the answer... $\endgroup$ – tpg2114 Nov 5 '14 at 22:53
  • $\begingroup$ @tpg2114: I added a footnote. $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Nov 6 '14 at 11:27
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, okay. I still like that dragon though! $\endgroup$ – tpg2114 Nov 6 '14 at 17:52

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