Like user Polar asked 8 years ago, I too tried to propose a tag synonym for since I meet both the rep and the question score requirements. However, I get the error:

Failed to propose synonym:
Version specific synonyms can only be created by moderators

I want to suggest (11 questions) as a synonym of the main tag (420 questions). Reason is, GMS2 is just a new version of the engine, but that seems no different from merging questions in the main tag , or into .

I think this is different from having separate tags for and , because GMS1 and GMS2 are quite similar, and their differences involve only the actual engine implementation. On the other hand, pre-Studio versions (up to 8.1, I guess) are basically deprecated and no longer supported, thus we can expect nobody is going to ask a question about old, specific versions.

To sum up: GMS and GMS2 are different versions of the same software and basically expose the same functionalities. Since earlier versions are obsolete, we could merge everything into the main tag.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't mind doing something like this; I'm not familiar with this software so I'll wait until this post gets a couple upvotes before I do. \$\endgroup\$
    – Vaillancourt Mod
    May 21, 2021 at 17:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ For folks who are familiar with this software: I'd appreciate if you could post an answer arguing why / why not merge these tags (or upvoting an answer you agree with). See this answer relating to Unity vs Unity 5 as an example. The extra information can help us ensure we're making a sound call here. \$\endgroup\$
    – DMGregory Mod
    May 21, 2021 at 18:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ should game-maker-dnd also be a synonym? \$\endgroup\$
    – Evorlor Mod
    May 22, 2021 at 14:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Evorlor I think nobody has ever used such tag, so there's no need to take it into account for the moment \$\endgroup\$
    – liggiorgio
    May 23, 2021 at 9:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ Some will still ask questions on the old thing. We still get XNA questions. That's out of rotation since what, 2013? \$\endgroup\$
    – Almo Mod
    May 28, 2021 at 17:08

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I have proposed as a synonym for .


(I also accidentally proposed as a synonym. 🤦‍♂️)

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    \$\begingroup\$ We can accidentally downvote twice that tag and your blunder will be no more :P \$\endgroup\$
    – liggiorgio
    May 23, 2021 at 9:10

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