Sometimes users create tags with typos. Replacing the tag with the right spelling/format, e.g., b17 → b-17, doesn't work due to the similarity.
I asked about it before in chat, one of the suggestions I received was:
Other option might be to remove b17, let it die [in 24 hours], and then add b-17
Now, it's happened again with the antonov-an2 (should have been antonov-an-2). It's minor, but imagine a 7478 and not the proper 747-8 (link to tag).
I applied the suggestion for the antonov, and left a clear revision notice.
retag "antonov-an-2" (with the 2nd dash) in 24h once the tag with the typo (missing 2nd dash) is removed from the database
But the tag with the typo was reapplied, and applied to yet another post.
Having no means of communicating directly with the editors (not all visit the chat), this time I left a comment, on both posts to wait 24 hours and apply the right tag.
Note to editors: The applicable aircraft tag is missing the 2nd dash, please don't tag for 24 hours, until the one with the typo is automatically deleted, then retag with [antonov-an-2].
Guess what, even that did not work.
All this is too much and inefficient. So, apart from synonym requests (which leaves a trace and is not the right request), can the moderators here apply spelling corrections?
Hoping it is a yes, here are some: