After the creation of the Python-2.x tag there are a couple of bugs:

To note some features of the merger do work. Filtering by Python-2.x does work.

  • \$\begingroup\$ @Mast What page did you get your pic from? As the link in the question shows the tags as [python-2.x] rather than [python-2.7]. \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    Sep 7, 2018 at 10:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ 2.7 didn't cease to exist, so apparently there has been no rename. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mast Mod
    Sep 7, 2018 at 10:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ Filtering for 2.x catches both 2.x and 2.7: pic \$\endgroup\$
    – Mast Mod
    Sep 7, 2018 at 10:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Mast Ah yes I scrolled down more I can see that too :/ \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    Sep 7, 2018 at 10:04

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So here's what I did to perform the merge requested in the meta-post you linked:

  1. Synonymize into
  2. Rename into (I botched that one)
  3. Synonymize into
  4. Synonymize into
  5. Synonymize into

Source: The Tag synonyms page

I guess that the root cause of this issue might be in the order of the first two steps...

Some things that may explain the different behaviours:

  • Renaming the tag did not merge it (??). There's 1k questions, but only ~50 questions
  • Caching / Denormalization in the database?

I apparently just didn't use the rename tool correctly and botched something in the process... I have just now merged [python-2.7] into [python-2.x]. The inconsistencies you've seen should be fixed modulo caching.

  • \$\begingroup\$ This looks promising since Python-2.7 is no-longer on my profile. Hopefully it doesn't reset the acquisitions of the badges to today tho \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    Sep 7, 2018 at 13:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Peilonrayz are you seeing any other bugs surrounding this scenario, or have they been remedied by the Merge that Vogel did? \$\endgroup\$
    – Malachi Mod
    Sep 7, 2018 at 15:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Malachi Except the ones in the question and the above comment I've not seen any others. It has fixed the error Mast raised, and so I'm hoping the rest is just caching :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    Sep 7, 2018 at 15:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Peilonrayz Clear the Cache Then...lol! lets find out! \$\endgroup\$
    – Malachi Mod
    Sep 7, 2018 at 16:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ok that's fixed everything, but broken the history of the badges ): \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    Sep 8, 2018 at 16:24
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ugh... why can't it ever be easy... \$\endgroup\$
    – Vogel612
    Sep 8, 2018 at 16:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, at least the more important things are fixed :) IMO this is now status-completed \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    Sep 8, 2018 at 16:26

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