It has been a while since favorite tags were renamed to Tag watching and some new features were added. When that happened, a new tag [tag-watching] is created. This was created as a master tag of already present favorite-tags.
However, there is some inconsistency after this process.
There are many old questions tagged with favorite-tags like this one Notifications for new questions on our favourite tags So, merge these tags.
In the tags section, it shows that there are 420 questions with favorite-tags and only 16 with tag-watching. When we click on former, we see all 420 questions. But the hover and tags give a wrong count.
While we write a question, we are shown tag suggestions. When we write questions on this topic i.e,. favorite tags, we are suggested the synonym favorite-tags but not the master tag tag-watching. Is this also caused due to the same reason
To solve this, can we merge both these tags?
This is a request asking merge of these two tags different from asking why is a tag synonym showing up on a question. By performing merge, inconsistency in showing number of questions in search and tags section will be solved.