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tag synonym privilege doesn't make sense

I frequently edit questions of all kinds and sometimes I'll stumble upon some tags that don't make sense or could be merged / synonymized with another. While I have enough reputation to edit tags (not ...
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Merge / synonymise [fat] + [fats]

I found fat with 25 questions and fats with 139, can a mod merge both? Perhaps keeping fats since it has more questions, with a nice description it can become a tag for asking about the use of ...
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Why is "leftovers" a tag-synonym for "culinary-uses" if the description for culinary uses explicitly says it's not for leftovers?

DO NOT use for everyday ingredients, leftovers, etc - this is off topic. First (and only) tag that comes up if you type in "leftov."
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Can replace a tag I accidentally created?

I tried to tag a post "Flint's", and I got "flint" and "s" instead. I tried to delete the tags and enter "flints", but Stack Exchange says it's too close to "flint" and won't let me do it.
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What are the differences between [allowed-topics] and [scope]?

I see that we have two meta tags that are similar, if not synonym: allowed-topics and scope. Are they really different? If not, should we merge them? See also on Meta Stack Exchange: What is the ...
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Can a "Shelf-life" synonym tag to "Storage-lifetime" be created?

While editing a new question, I wanted to add the "shelf-life" tag. There is no such tag (I should know this by now, having tried to use it several times.) Eventually I found the "Storage-lifetime" ...
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Merge [mortar], [pestle], and [mortar-pestle]

These three tags are pretty blatantly about the same piece of equipment: mortar pestle mortar-pestle I propose them to be merged. I prefer mortar-pestle to be the parent tag as it minimises ...
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Synonymize "crockpot" tag to "slow-cooker"? (It's a bit complicated)

Crock-Pot is the brand name of a particular manufacturer of slow cooker. We shouldn't be using the brand name in our tags since only people familiar with that specific brand will be able to find the ...
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Suggestion to merge "knife" into "knives"

We use the plural form of nouns in tagging. Due to the non-standard pluralization, the system didn't prevent the creation of the knife tag but it should be merged into and a synonym of knives, which ...
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Is there a reason to have both a [history] tag and a [food-history] tag?

These tags are not broadly used - though this is not exactly unexpected, as we tend to focus on applied cooking than on cooking history. food-history has 14 questions and has a tag wiki excerpt ...
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Why is [bbq] better than [barbecue]? Can we please reverse the synonyms?

So... I saw the bbq tag today... and was a bit mystified to see that apparently the decision was made to make the abbreviation "bbq" the primary tag rather than the full term "barbecue"... this was ...
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Should [tag:jello] be a synonym of [tag:gelatin]?

I don't have enough rep to directly suggest a synonym, but I have just observed (via a question that was closely related to one I asked a while back) that there are separate jello (9 questions) and ...
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Make [potato] a synonym of [potatoes]

There are two separate tags for potatoes: potato and potatoes, and the questions in them don't seem to be different in any way. Could someone with enough rep merge the two? (I would recommend keeping ...
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why are both refigerator and refrigeration tags?

There are 5 refrigeration questions and 77 refrigerator questions. I can't think of anything that would really distinguish between them. Even questions about buying a fridge as opposed to what to put ...