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I think we should add a tag for - as a tag synonym of . "Trackpad" is in common usage, partly due to Apple. But we only have a tag for .

I noticed there were over 20 questions which include the word "trackpad", but are tagged as ("Use of this tag should be limited to questions pertaining to the peripheral input device known as a "mouse"). I suspect some people might try to use , notice the tag does not exist, and use instead. This seems undesirable.

If you click on , and then "Synonyms", it says:

Users with more than 2500 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 on the tag, can vote for tag synonyms. Suggestions will be automatically approved when they reach a score of 4

I can't vote there because I don't have any points in :-).

If there is a broad consensus, but we still don't have enough possible voters, it is also possible to ask an elected moderator to do this.


Wikipedia article: "A touchpad or trackpad is a pointing device featuring a tactile sensor [...]"

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    Agreed, a simple and reasonable suggestion. – 0xSheepdog Jul 23 at 1:43
  • Looks like I have just enough points in touchpad, so I created the trackpad tag and suggested it as a synonym. Vote away! – telcoM Jul 24 at 13:56
  • There are like 8 users who can vote on that synonym, so we need 50% turnout at least. :/ Or a mod, and two of those 8 are mods. – muru Jul 24 at 14:22
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    Since there are so few users with the required reputation on the touchpad tag, and since the response here looks primarily in favour for the synonym, I have created the synonym trackpad for touchpad. – Kusalananda Jul 25 at 13:16

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