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August 10th, 2010

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So, this is an LJ question. I figured I would ask all of you before bothering LJ Support--and before you ask, yes, I have been through the FAQ and poked around experimentally with the Manage Tags page. No dice.

What I need to know is: how can I collapse 2 different tags into 1? Or, to put it another way, how can I rename a faulty or redundant tag with its appropriate, correct version without going in and editing every single post by hand?
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Date:August 10th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
I have no idea if that's possible, but if it is I definitely want to know! That would be terribly handy.
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Date:August 10th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Indeed, if it's possible, please let us know.

My first guess . . . well, my first guess would be that you have to re-tag the individual posts by hand with your new tag.

My second guess would be . . . um . . . rename the redundant tag in the manage tags?

I have no idea.
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Date:August 10th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, renaming the redundant tag should work. Then you can delete the old tag. All that can be done in the manage tags area, so it works on all your posts.
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Date:August 11th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
How can I tell if that worked? I tried doing that, but the old tags were not renamed, they were still listed as being in existence. (I expected the old tag to still be in the list, until I deleted it, but I also expected the number of uses to drop to "0".)
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Date:August 11th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
Weird. I just practiced and the renamed tag only showed up under the new name; the old name wasn't even on the list. I don't know what to try next, since it didn't 'behave' the same way for me.
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Date:August 11th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
Sounds like I should give it another try--either when you did it or when I did it, it must have been malfunctioning. Hmmmm. Will update you when I have more information.

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