Can we synonymize and ?

Sleep tag excerpt:

A power-saving state, basically same thing as "Standby mode", that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again.

Suspend tag excerpt:

Questions related to Suspend Mode, which is a special low-power mode often used on laptops that preserves the contents of RAM while using less power than normal.

BTW, both tags need some review as they are question that don't fit within the description in the excerpt.

  • Maybe you should propose the synonym in the tag so the rest of us can vote on it? Sep 9, 2013 at 14:13
  • I don't have enough points on this tag.
    – Braiam
    Sep 9, 2013 at 14:15
  • @JorgeCastro You are the one with a score of 10 in the tag :P
    – Seth
    Sep 9, 2013 at 14:19
  • I don't have enough points in suspend! Sep 9, 2013 at 14:21
  • @JorgeCastro Oh I thought you needed 5 in sleep...
    – Seth
    Sep 9, 2013 at 14:30

2 Answers 2


In spite of what the tag wiki says, "suspend" can properly refer to "suspend to RAM" (sleep, standby), or "suspend to disk" (hibernation).

With that said, people seem to use "suspend" to mean "sleep," and not to mean "hibernate." So, it would be okay to make these synonyms so long as:

  • can have a separate tag wiki (which I believe is possible, unless the tags are actually merged)
  • 's tag wiki is edited to mention that should be used instead, for questions about "suspend to disk."
  • I often forget this myself.
    – RolandiXor
    Sep 7, 2013 at 16:11

The famous dinosaur (aka Jokerdino), just make this status complete.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .