This is a followup of Gilles' comment here.
As as result of http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128315/the-great-stack-overflow-tag-question-cleanup-of-2012, a lot of questions were being retagged. I'll focus on the assembly tag, but I suppose the problem applies to other tags as well.
Originally, the assembly tag, was supposed to be disambiguated between assembly-language and .net-assembly. This resulted in about 80 of the top assembly questions being retagged as assembly-language.
Then later, assembly-language was simply made a synonym of assembly. I expected that all assembly-language would eventually be (automatically) be retagged to assembly (and thus) merging the vote counts.
- When you search for the assembly tag none of the top assembly questions show up because they have all been retagged as assembly-language.
- When you search for the assembly-language tag, it redirects to the assembly tag.
- When is assembler faster than C?
- How do I achieve the theoretical maximum of 4 FLOPs per cycle?
- Why does GCC generate such radically different assembly for nearly the same C code?
- Is 'switch' faster than 'if'?
Or is there some other (possibly moderator/dev-only) process that I'm not aware of? Or have I simply not waited long enough?