I was looking at the list of all tag synonyms and checking out which requests were pending. I noticed that , with 68 questions, is proposed as a synonym for , which has 31 questions. This would mean that any questions tagged would automatically be changed to . The term "layoff" is clearly more common, and I think the two should be reversed.

Is there a good way to get these synonyms switched so that is the primary tag?

The only suggestion I have is to downvote the current proposed synonym and instead propose the opposite synonym. Unfortunately I don't have the rep to do that, so I have to ask for someone else to do it instead.

PS, while you're on the synonym page, please vote for any pending ones that you agree with!


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The breakout between / for questions tagged is currently 3/12, while for questions tagged it is 5/0.

On the other hand, questions tagged use as well (2 questions), not . There are no questions about layoff/redundancy related to other European countries or .

While the numbers are not very statistically sound to draw conclusions, looks like the UK term, and like an international one. On this basis, I would argue that is a better term for international use.

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    Fr guy, never heard about redundancy here.
    – Walfrat
    Commented Jan 31, 2019 at 10:42

Layoff is the US term, redundancy the European/UK one. I'm not sure what the breakdown of user locations is, but that should probably be taken into consideration along with number of posts?

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    I know there are often complaints that SE is too US-centric and doesn't consider other countries enough, so I would guess that there are far more US users than UK. There are currently 899 questions tagged united-states and 599 tagged united-kingdom, and I know a lot of US questions are usually tagged with the state but not the country.
    – David K
    Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 15:49

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