I'd suggest merging the tag into the tag (as a tag synonym) since they pretty much cover the same topic.

  • I'm going to suggest against this, simply because they mean two different things in a majority of the questions I see.
    – Canadian Luke Mod
    Jun 8 '15 at 16:40
  • @CanadianLuke can you take a look at the suggested edits I made to the tags? They've been pending for over a week now.
    – waldyrious
    Jun 29 '15 at 14:21

I'd argue against it, and here's why:

  • implies that the regular base of operations is at the worker's home. This does have its own set of problems (such as logistics with family, home office tax write-offs, etc.)
  • implies that the base of operations is anywhere other than the client's office. While this includes working at home, it also covers working from Starbucks (or your local coffee shop), a co-op, or other places.

While I understand your point of view (and at face value, both seem pretty similar), they've been used in different ways thus far, so they shouldn't be marked as synonyms.

  • Fair enough. I would then suggest someone with the appropriate permissions to include an informative description for each tag (currently only the remote tag has a summary) that allows people to understand this distinction. And perhaps add a reference (link, if possible) to each other, for those who search for one term meaning the other.
    – waldyrious
    Jun 11 '15 at 11:14
  • @waldyrious - Great news; all users can suggest tag edits, so if you'd like to, feel free to do such! I don't have the particular permission set to approve/reject tag edits, but I know the mods and people with higher reputation can approve/reject such edits. Jun 11 '15 at 20:41
  • I made suggested edits to both tags, please check them out (if your permissions allow you to see edit suggestions) and let me know what you think :)
    – waldyrious
    Jun 12 '15 at 16:22

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