The description for the tag fire-emblem mentions that this is for a specific game named Fire Emblem : The Blazing Blade in the Fire Emblem game series. The tag name is misleading because it could be confused with the name of the series itself. Therefore please rename it to fire-emblem-blazing-blade.
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1What's the reason for creating a tag synonym, as opposed to just editing the question to have the tag specific to that game, and editing the fire-emblem tag wiki?– murgatroid99Aug 10, 2021 at 2:45
Well then we have to create a new tag for fire-emblem-blazing-blade. Whatever seems easier for the mods. I am not requesting it to be a synonym, instead I am requesting it to be renamed.– SandunAug 10, 2021 at 3:36
It's not about what's easier, it's about what has a better outcome. And for the record, creating a tag requires 300 rep, while creating a tag synonym requires 2500 rep and agreement from 3 or 4 other users who also have 2500 rep (or moderator action). And I think a tag rename without creating a synonym can only be done by a mod.– murgatroid99Aug 10, 2021 at 3:42
What do you mean by better outcome?– SandunAug 10, 2021 at 3:46
A tag synonym leaves the original in place as a kind of signpost so that you can use it when tagging a question, and it automatically gets mapped to the other one. This is useful when there are multiple common names for the same thing (e.g. [star-wars-the-old-republic] and [swtor]). But it has the potential to be confusing when the original is the name for the whole series, because people might use it when they mean the series as a whole or any other game in the series. A tag rename isn't a separate thing, it's just creating a synonym for an existing widely-used tag.– murgatroid99Aug 10, 2021 at 3:57
It is possible to avoid leaving that signpost by creating the synonym to retag all existing questions, and then deleting the synonym, but then it's essentially just a mass retag. Doing a mass retag of one question is excessive and unnecessary.– murgatroid99Aug 10, 2021 at 3:58
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I made the synonym fire-emblem-the-blazing-blade for the original tag fire-emblem. If anyone uses the synonym, the post will automatically be tagged with fire-emblem.