I was just retagging How do nuclear receptors locate each other to form a DNA loop and wanted to add . That didn't exist, but I found . That sounds a bit too generalised to me (regulation of enzymes/genes/acidity/potential/...?).

So I was wondering: A) is there a different way than asking on meta to propose renaming a tag or adding a synonym? B) Should that one be renamed to because that's what it is at the moment? Otherwise I would make the tag wiki for it something like "Questions about regulation mechanisms such as gene regulation,


There were only two such tags, I changed them both.

I agree that is too general: it even says on create tags permissions page that meta tags (tags which can't stand on their own) aren't allowed.

You already have the rep to create tags, just re-tag your question . Creating a tag synonym from general --> specific seems dangerous, though, and since this one was only used on two questions, I don't think we need to create a synonym.

  • $\begingroup$ But in order to propse creating a tag synonym / renaming / deleting a tag, asking on meta is the only way unless I have the privilege? $\endgroup$ – Armatus May 9 '12 at 15:20
  • $\begingroup$ @Armatus I believe that only moderators can rename or delete a tag. The process for suggesting synonyms is shown on the privileges page :) $\endgroup$ – Rory M May 9 '12 at 19:28
  • $\begingroup$ @RoryM Thanks for the hint, I didn't see that! I was looking in FAQ and on the tag pages themselves. :) $\endgroup$ – Armatus May 9 '12 at 23:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Armatus, I'm of the wikipedia philosophy of breaking things first and asking for permission later. You earned your reputation. $\endgroup$ – bobthejoe May 16 '12 at 17:43
  • $\begingroup$ @bobthejoe Rocking the internet, Caesar style! $\endgroup$ – Armatus May 16 '12 at 19:59

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