# Rename [poisson] in [poisson-distribution]

I suggest to rename into , given that its wiki excerpt says

A discrete distribution defined on the non-negative integers that has the property that the mean is equal to the variance.

and given that we have , , and tags.

• This seems like a no-brainer. If there's no dissent after a period of time, ping me & I'll do it. – gung - Reinstate Monica Nov 10 '17 at 15:45
• I'd say this can go forward @gung. – amoeba Nov 16 '17 at 8:23
• It's done now, @amoeba. – gung - Reinstate Monica Nov 16 '17 at 12:37
• Thanks @gung. I am a bit concerned that [poisson] is now a synonym of [poisson-distribution]. Wouldn't it make more sense to delete this synonym? – amoeba Nov 16 '17 at 12:49
• Do you want [poisson] to simply not exist? It's been merged w/ p-d. – gung - Reinstate Monica Nov 16 '17 at 13:24
• Yes, that's what I was thinking. I am not sure it makes sense to map any tag [a] to [a-b] when we also have [a-c], [a-d], etc. It's like with [fisher] when we got rid of this tag entirely. AFAIK there is no mod tool to just rename a tag, so the only way to rename is to create a synonym, merge, and then delete the synonym mapping. That said, if you have an argument for why [poisson] should stay as a synonym, then I am fine with it. – amoeba Nov 16 '17 at 13:42
• Yeah, that makes sense. I deleted the synonym mapping. – gung - Reinstate Monica Nov 16 '17 at 14:04

This seems like a no-brainer. I created the tag (i.e., ), made them synonyms, merged them (so that all threads that used to have [poisson] now have [poisson-distribution] instead, without bumping >1k threads to the main page), and deleted the old [poisson] tag.