In this question user mentioned that he tried tagging an answer with , but it got changed to automatically. I tried re-tagging it with edit, but apparently I failed, too. Is this a bug, did someone decline my tag change, or am I just missing something simple?

  • Sounds like the tags have been made "synonyms", so the site automatically replaces it. I'd check, but not sure how to on mobile...
    – derobert
    Sep 2, 2015 at 14:00

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is a synonym of . I don't know why it is so, but the behaviour you have seen is expected of synonyms.

  • Good to know new feature - never heard of synonyms; However, since passwd is tool for setting password, and password can refer to something else, I'm not sure if that's desirable behaviour. They even have different descriptions. Sep 2, 2015 at 15:12
  • @MatthewRock if you want to argue the synonym, that belongs in another question.
    – muru
    Sep 2, 2015 at 15:13
  • Okay then. Thanks for information. Sep 2, 2015 at 15:13
  • Note: the synonym was removed about 20 minutes after the above discussion occurred. Sep 2, 2015 at 19:02

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