I noticed while browsing tags that there are several duplicates, either due to transliteration differences (e.g. kadish/kaddish) or to phrasing (e.g. t'filah/prayer). Is there a way to review and merge such tags?

Edit: links to some redundant tags (apparently I don't know how to edit this wiki yet; sorry about half the links being broken but with luck the URLs suffice):

https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/chanuka - https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/chanukah

https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/men - https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/men-male

https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/pesach-passover - https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/passover-seder-hagada

https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/tanach - https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/tanach-scripture-bible

https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/prayer - https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/tefila-davening-prayer

https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/tzitzis - https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/tzitzits

(I was mistaken about kadish/kaddish, apparently. Oops.)

Not actually redundant but looked like it from the names (maybe the first should be clarified?): https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/shemos - https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/shemot-exodus

  • Also see: meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/68/…
    – yydl
    Commented May 16, 2011 at 1:09
  • 1
    I've merged all of the ones identified in the question except Pesach-Passover and Passover-Seder-Hagada , since the latter refers to something more specific than the former. I renamed shemos to shemos-sacred-names for clarity. Thanks for the spadework!
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Commented May 16, 2011 at 3:32
  • @Isaac, did you not leave the original tags as synonyms...?
    – AviD
    Commented May 16, 2011 at 7:53
  • @AviD I guess old habits (and paradigms) die hard. I'll get the hang of this synonyms business in due course.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Commented May 16, 2011 at 14:01
  • @Isaac :) they are immensely useful - especially here, where there are multiple ways to write a single concept...
    – AviD
    Commented May 16, 2011 at 14:27
  • Speaking of spadework, perhaps merge agriculture, plants, botany, and trees? @IsaacMoses
    – msh210 Mod
    Commented May 26, 2011 at 15:52
  • ...or at least the first three of those.
    – msh210 Mod
    Commented May 26, 2011 at 15:52
  • @msh210 merged and synonymed the first three.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Commented May 26, 2011 at 16:02
  • Can a Mod please merge Musar into Mussar? I created it not realizing Mussar existed.
    – Seth J
    Commented May 31, 2012 at 19:02
  • @SethJ, I don't think anybody but me saw your comment and I'm not a mod. You might want to post that as a new question on meta. Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 1:32

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Yes there is a way:

Users with more than 1250 reputation and a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. Users with a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more, can vote for tag synonyms. Suggestions will be automatically approved when they reach a score of 4, and automatically deleted when they reach a score of -2.

However, I can't seem to seem to find those specific tags you mentioned as being duplicates. Can you link to the tags that are duplicates. A mod can then come around and make the proper changes...


  • Ah, you cant find them because @Isaac already merged them - see comment on question... :)
    – AviD
    Commented May 16, 2011 at 7:53
  • @AviD, actually his question is what prompted me to add the links to the post. Commented May 16, 2011 at 13:22
  • @avid yep, note the timestamps of the edits.
    – yydl
    Commented May 16, 2011 at 14:49
  • heh, oops... well then, +1 ;)
    – AviD
    Commented May 16, 2011 at 15:04

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