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Both tags now have questions with +5 votes. What am I missing?


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Per Meta:

Users with more than 2500 reputation (1250 on beta sites) and a total answer score of 5 or more on a given tag may suggest synonyms for that tag.

So you as a user would need to have an answer score (total upvotes minus downvotes) of 5 or more on to suggest a synonym for it. It still needs 4 others that also have a score of 5 or more to vote to be approved.

If you don't meet that requirement (or even if you do), you can post a question here on meta. If a mod agrees with your suggestion they can make the change. It also allows discussion, as some synonyms are not as straightforward as they seem at first glance.

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    $\begingroup$ I've always thought that was a rather odd requirement. Seems like anybody with sufficient rep ought to be able to suggest a synonym whereas you should only need a score in the specific tag to approve it. But that's just my opinion. The tags need some cleanup but I doubt many of us have enough points in all the tags to do it $\endgroup$
    – TomMcW
    Sep 7, 2016 at 17:59

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