As I was editing a post, I accidentally clicked "Save edits" while typing (tags). Can someone with the ability to delete tags kindly remove the one I accidentally created ("syn")?

Thank you so much. I don't know if this is an appropriate post here on Meta, but I don't know where to seek help about what happened.

UPDATE (for reference): I am referring to a 'created' tag. If it was created, I'm not certain; it shows up if I search for it under the tags search.

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    I think the solution should be quite simple. Re-edit the post, and delete the tag you created inadvertently. Let us know if it worked :)
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 6, 2016 at 8:59
  • @Mari-LouA, thank you for this! :)
    – shin
    Nov 6, 2016 at 19:18

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How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or "zombie") tags? explains that tags with no associated questions are deleted at 03:00 UTC each day.

As Mari-Lou said in her comment, simply edit the post to remove the tag and it should go away within 24 hours.

  • Thanks, @ColleenV. I guess I just have to wait until it is automatically deleted. :)
    – shin
    Nov 6, 2016 at 19:16

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