When looking at the this question, I wanted to see what topics had recently been decided were on or off topic. I noticed that there were two tags and and they were used rather inconsistently.

For example a question would be "Is this on topic" and be tagged with or vice versa. There were even questions with both tags used.

As neither of the tags had usage guidance, I simplified both down to a single tag and added usage guidance

Questions about whether particular topics are off or on topic.

However there is also the

Use this tag when examining what is on-topic or off-topic, and why.

and there is the which has no usage guidance but is used in much the same way.

Can we make and a synonym of ?

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    It's not as big an issue on meta, but please don't just go and make such a large quantity of edits all at once. A merge would have gotten rid of the redundant tags without bumping every question that used them.
    – Kevin
    Commented Sep 13, 2017 at 20:40

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I've merged the tags and set up a synonym -> . The individual and tags will be automatically deleted in about 24 hours, and I don't expect them to come back, but if they do just point it out and a mod will set up those synonyms too.

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