I do not have enough rep in either or to create a tag alias, but IMHO it would be needed, hence this request. If this gets agreement it would be worthy to get it done earlier rather than later, to prevent proliferation.

IMHO (37 questions now) should be the tag and container (7 questions now and no tag description) should be the synonym.

I also wonder if there is something that can be done about being (mis)used for specific container technologies despite the tag description clearly guiding against it (emphasis mine):

Use for generic questions on containers that do not fall under a specific container technology, like Docker, LXC, FreeBSD Jails, OpenBSD sysjails, Solaris Containers, WPARs, etc. Also use where the specific technology is not relevant to the question.

Sample questions where I'd consider the tag misused:

I also just noticed misused re-tagging efforts, for example:

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    For information, we can merge the tags when making them synonyms, so the number of questions is not really a problem, I let the community voice toward wich form is better
    – Tensibai
    Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 15:53

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I recommend just merging into without a synonym. The system should have blocked the tag being produced when its pluralised form already existed... but evidently, it didn't.

The moderator merge tool can be used here to silently retag every question with into , and then there's no need for a synonym as the tag guidance should hopefully prevent any future taggers from creating the duplicate tag.

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    Done as suggested.
    – Tensibai
    Commented Feb 23, 2018 at 16:13

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