I've just proposed as a synonym of .

has been only used in 4 questions and they clearly (from the questions themselves) refer to . Check by yourselves:

As is widely used in GIS.SE and in QGIS documentation itself, would be the master tag.

This is the direct link to the proposal: https://gis.stackexchange.com/tags/pyqgis/synonyms

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    +1 This sounds like a synonym to me too - and I suggest that we should go one step further and perform a merge of the two tags as pyqgis which still leaves qgis-python-api as a synonym but also retags those four questions at the same time.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Feb 2, 2015 at 21:44
  • Right, you know better the tools moderators have at their disposal. I could also edit the tags manually, but your solution is optimal. Feb 2, 2015 at 21:47
  • @PolyGeo It's not clear for me how this process ends up with some answer. Should I invite people to vote on the proposal? Do people have to wait for a period of time before starting to vote? Feb 3, 2015 at 23:53
  • The closest thing we have to a formal procedure on this is documented as Guidelines for proposing tag synonyms. However, unless we see some opposing opinions, I am happy to go ahead and implement it after about a week.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Feb 3, 2015 at 23:59

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This sounds like a synonym to me too.

I suggest that we should go one step further and perform a merge of the two tags as which still leaves as a synonym but also retags those four questions at the same time.

  • (This must be a déjà vu). @PolyGeo Do you know where I can find documentation about this merging process? I want to make sure it will not affect my Synonymizer badge :D. Feb 4, 2015 at 22:48
  • It's described at meta.stackexchange.com/a/119377. I doubt that merge vs synonym affects badges but I always treat badges as a bonus so I don't plan to investigate that.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Feb 5, 2015 at 8:28
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    @gcarrillo A merge has the option of creating a synonym as well. Not sure what happens if already suggested, and can't find anything in a quick Meta search. It might be worth pointing out that not only is there an answer score threshold to suggest a synonym, but you also have to meet it to vote on those suggestions. There are 20 top users, the lowest of whom has a 9 score. That suggests that only 20-25 people on the entire site could vote to get you your badge. That's why we just suggest them here and let the mods do it, and don't pay attention to the badge and who gets creation credit.
    – Chris W
    Feb 5, 2015 at 22:17
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    Within a few days, assuming no dissent on the "vote", I (or one of the other mods), will most likely hit the "approve" button on this synonym, followed by the "merge" button. In the meantime I encourage anyone who wants this synonym, and has the privilege, to vote at gis.stackexchange.com/tags/pyqgis/synonyms because I would like to see that mechanism work (perhaps for the first time).
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Feb 5, 2015 at 22:29
  • Thank you both for your clarifications. I'm still learning how different aspect of GIS.SE work in practice. Feb 5, 2015 at 23:32

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