Someone seems to have made the tag 'grammer' (kind of ironic that it's misspelled) which is surely a misspelling of the (intended) tag 'grammar'. As of this writing there were 4 posts using this tag but I have proposed edits changing them all over to the 'grammar' tag. Can we get this tag deleted as it surely serves no purpose? We should also devise a way to prevent small mistakes like this in the future (though reputation privileges for tag creation would probably be an easy solution, but not for the private beta).

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People make mistakes and I have seen many synonym or useless tags created on English Language and Usage. There is no way to prevent users from creating tags. As long as a user has one reputation point, they can creat tags now.

There are mechanisms to deal with this issue and I don't think it has a top priority when this site is under 'private beta' status.

According to the folloiwng Meta Stack Exahnge question, What are tag synonyms and merged tags? How do they work?

How can I delete/reverse/undo bad tag synonyms?

Only moderators can correct a bad synonym. Therefore the only recourse is to post a question on your meta site explaining the problem with the synonym relationship. Use the tags described as above. Give the community a few days to show support or make alternate proposals. Once the discussion has settled, a moderator will perform what correction is he or she deems necessary given the discussion.

Until we have moderators who can correct a bad tag, I think we need to rely on editing the question as you did.

Another related questions:

How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or “zombie”) tags?

I accidentally created a tag. How do I delete it?

Tags not associated with any question are automatically destroyed at 03:00 UTC every day.


In English Language and Usage Stack Exchange and English Language Learners Stack Exchange, is synonym of . It is a common misspelling, so I suggest be a synonym of , instead of deleting it.

  • Who do you think would benefit from the synonym? Question askers? People searching the stack exchange?
    – Golden Cuy
    Commented Jun 22, 2016 at 10:49
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    @AndrewGrimm Both of them. As Rathony said, "There is no way to prevent users from creating tags", and 'grammer' is a common error. Thus, it will be re-created someday after its removal. Then do we need to delete it and if not, is the community destroyed? Not at all. By synonymizing it, we can skip unnecessary processes such as retagging, and visitors will not be confused with the situation that there is no "grammer" tagged questions. Commented Jun 22, 2016 at 11:27
  • I agree, this is a practical solution if the problem persists.
    – Yuriko
    Commented Jun 22, 2016 at 11:58
  • Well we can also re-tag the questions whenever we see that tag so that it's get abandoned
    – bravokeyl
    Commented Aug 14, 2016 at 10:47

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