The tag is obsolete, and is a synonym to . However, the former tag is visible on several questions, such as Stuck without toilet paper while travelling - what is the best approach? .

This is confusing. It led me to try to edit a question with (How can I wash myself Indian-style (using water not toilet paper) in Western toilets?) to add the tag to it.

Can we avoid this confusion, by merging into ?

  • This seems like a possible bug to me. I would expect that when a tag synonym is created, that the tags should also be merged. It might be worth bringing up on Meta.SO (if someone hasn't already). – Flimzy Mar 29 '14 at 16:47
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    @Flimzy It's not a bug, but the intermediate status of unmerged synonyms can be weird sometimes. The solution is for a moderator to merge the tags. This is a separate step because unlike synonymization, merging cannot be undone. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Mar 29 '14 at 16:58
  • @Gilles: Makes sense. – Flimzy Mar 29 '14 at 16:59
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    I have updated the question to ask simply for a tag merge. I hope you don't mind, Andrew, as this seems like the most straight forward action, based on @Gille's information. – Flimzy Mar 29 '14 at 17:00

Tags merged as suggested. A possible reason for this omission is that the tag synonym was approved by users with enough rep on posts with this tag.

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