The word error is misleading. In many cases, the message of Mathematica only suggests that something may be wrong. Will it be better to rename it as , which is also the terminology chosen by the document?

I know in principle I can suggest a synonym here, but currently I don't have enough reputation under this tag.

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    Creating a synonym would be my preference. Someone must have 5 points under warning-messages.
    – bbgodfrey
    Commented May 7, 2020 at 12:53
  • @bbgodfrey Now I have enough reputation under warning-messages, but still, I cannot suggest the synonym, because I mistakenly suggested warning-messages as a synonym of error… So, guys, some downvote please!: mathematica.stackexchange.com/tags/error/synonyms
    – xzczd
    Commented May 9, 2020 at 11:06
  • The wording of the "'error' Tag Synonym" page does seem ambiguous. What did you intend: error as a synonym of warning-message instead of warning-message as a synonym for error?
    – bbgodfrey
    Commented May 9, 2020 at 12:17
  • @bbgodfrey Yeah, in other words, I think error should be a warning-messages synonym.
    – xzczd
    Commented May 9, 2020 at 12:56
  • As requested, I have downvoted warning-message as a synonym for error. I wonder how voting on proposed synonyms is solicited. I saw nothing about it on the Review page earlier.
    – bbgodfrey
    Commented May 9, 2020 at 13:05
  • @bbgodfrey Yeah, the page isn't in an easy-to-find place. Seems that the creator of SE doesn't want people to play with tags too much?
    – xzczd
    Commented May 10, 2020 at 2:41
  • OK, the suggestion has been deleted, but I still can't suggest error as warning-messages synonym, because warning-messages has been suggested as a error-messages synonym, while error-messages has already been a synonym of error?! Well, I think this time we really need moderator attention. @J.M.
    – xzczd
    Commented May 13, 2020 at 4:54
  • Yes, error is the main tag, and error-messages maps to it. So, should warning-messages map to error as well? Commented May 13, 2020 at 4:59
  • @J.M. As mentioned in the question, my suggestion is error should map to warning-messages, but currently we can't even vote to…: i.sstatic.net/FJq6H.png
    – xzczd
    Commented May 13, 2020 at 5:12

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Due to messy reasons, it seems I would have to do the merge myself, so and are now synonyms. If any problems came up because of this, please leave a comment.

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