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The tag is now dead and gone on Stack Overflow, and has been since Monday. The tag has since achieved undead status, because it won't seem to die during the nightly cleanup routines.

If you look at its synonyms page, it shows four synonym tags, , , and . The page also shows that two questions are tagged with one of these tags:

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However, if you enter each of these tags, there aren't any questions tagged; they all show up with "0 questions tagged".

So why does the synonym page think two questions are tagged, and why isn't this tag cleaning up? Is the tag sticking around because it has synonyms?

Will the two mystery questions please step forward?

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closed as off-topic by Emrakul, Hugo Dozois, Lucifer, Undo, hims056 Jul 12 '13 at 3:58

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As Jehof answered, there were two closed questions with that tag. I have deleted both questions now. – Oded Jun 12 '13 at 12:43
@Oded - That's weird; so simply clicking on a tag doesn't show closed questions by default? Or did they not show up because they were locked? If they didn't show up because they were locked, I would call that a bug, or at least "not very intuitive". – LittleBobbyTables Jun 12 '13 at 12:45
@Oded both were locked with "This question exists because it has historical significance" you sure deleting them is good idea? I tend to think the mods put some thought into locking instead of deleting. – Shadow Wizard Jun 12 '13 at 12:45
@ShaWizDowArd - Good point. Though sometimes locking is a precursor to deletion. Lots of votes on those, so I reversed the deletion and simply removed the tag. – Oded Jun 12 '13 at 12:49
@Oded cheers, but think we found a bug: locked questions won't appear under the relevant tag search. Let me try and find more... – Shadow Wizard Jun 12 '13 at 12:51
@ShaWizDowArd - Not sure it is a bug. Could be status-bydesign. – Oded Jun 12 '13 at 12:52
@Oded couldn't reproduce with other locked questions. Oh well, guess we can move on. :-) – Shadow Wizard Jun 12 '13 at 13:03
@ShaWizDowArd - Call it a bug in the matrix. – Oded Jun 12 '13 at 13:04
@Oded careful, Agent Smith is watching! :D – Shadow Wizard Jun 12 '13 at 13:05
@Oded I saw a white rabbit somewhere on SO – Jehof Jun 12 '13 at 13:06
@Jehof - But did you see it twice in a row? – Oded Jun 12 '13 at 13:11
@Oded only the black cat :-) – Jehof Jun 12 '13 at 13:12
LOL @Minitech - that's one of my pet peeves too, I'm not sure how that slipped in there. I'll call it another bug, because I sure didn't type that ;) – LittleBobbyTables Jun 12 '13 at 13:21
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using the search [career-development] is:q revealed the 2 questions. One, Two.

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Yep. Both were locked, now deleted. – Shadow Wizard Jun 12 '13 at 12:43
That's nifty, but it doesn't explain why the questions didn't show up by simply clicking a tag. I would assume all non-deleted questions show up, but apparently locked questions are an exception? – LittleBobbyTables Jun 12 '13 at 12:52
@LBT my term uses the elastic search, while clicking a tag does not and redirects to the tagged questions page. It seems that they are using diffrent approaches internally. – Jehof Jun 12 '13 at 12:57

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