Is it possible to "synonymize" , , , to ?

I'm thinking that it might help new comers who don't have enough reputation more options to arrive at a dummy tag, instead of giving up posting the question because the tag for the series they want to ask is not available.

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    Manga and Anime are actually blacklisted tags, FYI.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jan 8 '16 at 12:13
  • Visual-novel and Light-novel should probably be blacklisted too, if not for anything else, at least for consistency.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jan 12 '16 at 15:12
  • Shog's suggestions here are also relevant
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jan 12 '16 at 15:25
  • @JNat: The point is that, since they are blacklisted tags (or should be blacklisted), they can be used as another way to select [retag].
    – nhahtdh
    Jan 13 '16 at 2:26
  • As Shog pointed out, it's better to, instead, improve the message that gets displayed. Prompting users to select [retag] (even though, I assume, the guidance would mention that it should only be used when there isn't an available tag for them to use and they can't create a new one) will leave us with a lot more of question with [retag] instead of the few edge cases that would definitely need it, simply because it's the path with the least resistance for a new user who just wants to get their question posted and get answers to it.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jan 13 '16 at 11:26

I think what you're trying to solve should be handled a bit differently. If a user doesn't know what to type into tags list, they may type "anime" or "manga" and then a popup would appear explaining how to use tags if one of those blacklisted words is detected.

Currently it's this:

That message is not very helpful at all.

To make it more user-friendly, some solutions would have to be added, like "Add the name of the anime/manga you're asking about". The message itself has to be enough for a new user to know what to do, without resorting to links to relevant meta posts, which are very long and you know it's not a nice solution. But we could think of a good way to solve this.

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    Not including any tag should default to adding the retag by the system.
    – Gao
    Jan 9 '16 at 10:59
  • Sometimes people forget to add tags. I guess when the "You gotta add tags" notification shows up, it could also contain help for finding appropriate tags, with "retag" as a last resort, and I'd say it should not be immediately visible, so lazy users would not go straight for it.
    – Hakase
    Jan 9 '16 at 11:16
  • @Gao: I think that's a good idea.
    – nhahtdh
    Jan 11 '16 at 2:17
  • @Gao You can't not include any tags.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jan 12 '16 at 15:07
  • I agree with @Hakase in that retag should definitely not be immediately suggested, as we'll just end up with a ton of questions from new users with that tag and a lot of work on our hands.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jan 12 '16 at 15:13
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    @JNat That's the problem: you can't not include any tag. We either end up with a ton of questions with the retag or a ton of questions that are inappropriately tagged. The amount of work on our hands doesn't change either way. A warning message should be shown first if posting a question without selecting any tag, but should the user choose to ignore the warning and click the post question button the second time, they should be allowed to do so.
    – Gao
    Jan 12 '16 at 16:26
  • @Gao And then have a front page be filled with untagged questions? What's the benefit of that?
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jan 12 '16 at 16:33
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    Like I told y'all a year ago, we can change the error shown for the anime tag. Since you haven't done that yet, arguing for some crazy, complicated alternate solution is just a waste of your time, @Gao.
    – Shog9
    Jan 12 '16 at 16:41

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