The "transfromation" synonym should be "transformation". That's just a typo, although it may have been lurking for a while. (I can't see a way to suggest an edit, except this one.)

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    $\begingroup$ We cannot actually change tags, nor can we delete them altogether. However, because transfromation is not associated with any threads, it should automatically disappear within six months. $\endgroup$ – whuber Aug 6 '13 at 2:23
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for that crucial information. It comes as a surprise. $\endgroup$ – Nick Cox Aug 6 '13 at 7:08

I think this won't matter since is already a synonym of . It might be that we need to create a new tag [transformation] to also be a synonym of , but only to preempt the possibility that someone will create that tag without people noticing it. However, that doesn't seem to have been an issue thus far; we can probably put that off until it actually occurs.

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't think you have grasped my point. "transfromation" is a typo (and not even a common one in English). I can't believe it was intended as a tag. Do we maintain misspellings of any other words as tags? Meanwhile the lack of "transformation" is an obvious gap. $\endgroup$ – Nick Cox Aug 6 '13 at 1:29
  • $\begingroup$ I've missed points before, but I think there is no gap. There isn't supposed to be a [transformation] tag. If there were one, it would be a synonym of [data-transformation]. The fact that there was a typo in [transformation] before it was made into a synonym doesn't matter. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Aug 6 '13 at 1:32
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, but I don't understand at all. We fix typos in posts, especially in their titles; aren't typos in tags even more fundamental? What's the objection to deleting it and substituting the correct spelling? $\endgroup$ – Nick Cox Aug 6 '13 at 1:34
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    $\begingroup$ It's not a typo in a tag it's a typo in a tag synonym. It can't be "fixed" except by a moderator. I don't object to that if the mods feel like doing it, but note that typos are part of the point of tag synonyms. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Aug 6 '13 at 1:45
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the explanation. $\endgroup$ – Nick Cox Aug 6 '13 at 7:10

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