I just noticed that the tag has disappeared. From the sudden jump in the number of questions, I presume it was moderator-merged into that tag and -- maybe -- black-listed.

A request: could we have some advance notice of such tag merges in the future? If I'd known, I would have made the case that and are better synonyms. To my mind, applies to the wires themselves -- installing, repairing, etc. -- whereas applies to their use to carry electrical power, data signals, audio signals, etc. (I admit it's a fine distinction).

Have other tags been merged and/or black-listed recently, and is there a way for us regular users to see these merges and black-listings?

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I merged them because “home-wiring” seemed redundant (this site is all about homes) and there was no clear difference between questions tagged “home-wiring” and questions tagged “electrical”.

They are the only tags I merged. Perhaps I should have discussed it on meta first. I didn't because I didn't think it would be controversial, just a janitorial task.

I don't understand why you think it's necessary to have both tags. Is there anyone what would follow “home-wiring” but not “electrical“?

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    There may have been some questions about non-electrical wiring caught up in the merge (networking, speaker cable, etc). If I see any, I'll retag them as wiring instead of electrical.
    – BMitch Mod
    Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 17:40
  • @BMitch, thanks Commented Jul 9, 2011 at 9:53

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