I just created hoard-of-the-dragon-queen and think it would be a very good idea to add a synonym hotdq, considering how common that abbreviation is. However, when I go to suggest it, I'm told I need 5 score in that tag before I can suggest synonyms. That's fine, but... do I not already have 5 score in that tag, based on having added it to questions I've asked and/or answered? Or is the system specifically not counting my score because I created the tag myself (which would be weird)?
Or is it just like certain badges, etc., in that it takes a few minutes for the SE hamsters to run around and record that I do in fact have a score of 5, and I should just be patient?