When we merge two users or two questions, the merge workflow goes like this:
- Find the user to merge into another (let's say, User X). Select the "merge" option.
- Input master user's ID into a textbox, double-check everything, click "Merge".
- User X disappears and becomes one with the master.
Tag merges seem to go differently. I might be doing this wrong, but following the mental model above, I typically go to the tag that I want to remove, which doesn't really work:
1) Find the tag you want to merge with another. Select the "merge" option:
2) The "old" tag name is populated in the "new tag name" field:
3) Do a double-take, copy the tag from the "new tag name" field into "old tag name", and proceed from there.
This seems counter-intuitive, since when we merge X with Y we usually assume that X will be going away (i.e. user X merged into user Y, post X merged into post Y, etc.). Tags seem to have this backwards.
I think it would be better to have tag merges behave the same way as other merges and conversions. Still... is this a defect or by design?