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This bug applies to any page with a tag editor (ask question, edit question, edit tags, etc.). The synonym tags do not show up in the list of available tags when the name is partially typed.

Using as an example, it currently has as synonym. However, doesn't show up when ans is typed in the tag editor.

This totally defeats the purpose of having Japanese tag synonyms, as they are supposed to help user to find the correct series tag.


The desired behavior is the current behavior in the search box of tags listing. It turned out that it is also buggy.

While the search box works with , it doesn't work with when searching for koi (it is a synonym of ).

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    This is quite odd. If you type in anime, [retag] comes up, but for your example and for attack-on-titan it definitely doesn't work.
    – Cattua
    Commented May 2, 2015 at 16:31
  • The tag completer is behaving correctly on all the other sites I tried, but not here. No idea what's going on; could be related to the synonymization spree I went on yesterday...
    – senshin
    Commented May 2, 2015 at 18:22
  • @senshin: Assassination Classroom synonym was applied for a long time. (Well, I flag for mod to create it, though)
    – nhahtdh
    Commented May 2, 2015 at 18:44
  • @nhahtdh Right; I was just thinking that maybe something broke internally from so many synonyms being created in a short period of time.
    – senshin
    Commented May 2, 2015 at 19:02

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Wow, good find.

This is a four-year-old bug that affected master (i.e. target of synonym) tags containing hyphens.

A fix will be pushed out shortly.

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    There are 2 bugs in this report: you fixed the first bug in the tag editor screen, but the bug in the tag listing is not yet fixed. While the second bug is of lower priority, would you please take a look at it?
    – nhahtdh
    Commented May 6, 2015 at 7:19
  • After looking at the code, it's a much more involved fix. Will try to work on it in the next few days. Commented May 6, 2015 at 23:24
  • Should I make a separate bug report for the similar bug in tag listing?
    – nhahtdh
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 12:46
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    I'm taking another crack at this - it's just some very, very old code that needs a bit of refactoring before the fix can be applied. Commented Jun 5, 2015 at 2:54
  • Alright, it looks to be fixed now; after cleaning up the code, the fix wasn't that difficult after all! Commented Jun 5, 2015 at 4:46
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    It seems that the problem is fixed. However, the current behavior is that a keyword can search across -. Is this the expected behavior? (For example san matches princess-and-the-pilot)
    – nhahtdh
    Commented Jun 5, 2015 at 4:53
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    Yes, in order to quickly find tags, we store a version of the tag without the hyphen. Commented Jun 5, 2015 at 4:55

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