The should be merged into , and a synonym relation set up, with as the canonical tag. Ideally, would also exist as a synonym.

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    $\begingroup$ Agreed, although, this can probably be handled by single user with full edit privilege - there are currently only 3 questions tagged [math] - retagging them to [mathematics] will be the simplest path. $\endgroup$
    – VLAZ
    Commented Nov 6, 2019 at 21:36

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There were only three questions tagged with . I found that for two of them the tag was irrelevant, and the third one I changed to . That will cause the system to delete the tag, unless someone tags a questions with it in the next pass of the tag deleting job.

I haven't done anything about , and I don't know if I can, but for now there are no questions with that tag.

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    $\begingroup$ Now all that needs to be done is to hunt down someone with at least 5 points in mathematics to propose the synonyms, and a few others to vote on them. Apparently I haven't ever even answered a question about maths here, let alone received any votes on it. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 8, 2019 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ @StarfishPrime I'm ready, waiting and unclear how to proceed. Just tried and received the dreaded: "Failed to propose synonym:The suggested tag must exist in the system before you propose it as a synonym" Has someone already helpfully (and sneakily) deleted it then? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 9, 2019 at 18:39
  • $\begingroup$ Ditto for the maths tag. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 9, 2019 at 18:45
  • $\begingroup$ @WeareMonica. possibly you're in the wrong place? were you here? worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/tags/mathematics/synonyms $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 9, 2019 at 19:10
  • $\begingroup$ @StarfishPrime Yes, is that bad? I was assuming it wasn't a meta-tag being discussed. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 9, 2019 at 19:20
  • $\begingroup$ @WeareMonica. weird, seems like that should have worked. I'd try with some other tag that I have enough points to edit, only I'm hesitant to add testing-only synonyms and can't think of any real and useful ones. Maybe you do have to retag another question first to make your suggestion somehow real. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 9, 2019 at 19:23
  • $\begingroup$ If it's no longer on any posts, it was probably auto-deleted, @WeareMonica. $\endgroup$
    – TRiG
    Commented Nov 20, 2019 at 14:37

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