Another day, another merge-request...

Investigating the (x14), it seems mainly to address (x10), with maybe 4 exceptions rather relating to [task-manager] (x30).

Suggestion, as usually: Merge the two, and make one of them a synonym to the other. Re-tag the mentioned 4 exceptions to "task-manager".

As for (x30) and (x12) I'm not sure what to recommend. While both are clearly related, they represent different points of view.

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Clearly some of the "tasks" questions need re-tagging.

I'm not convinced, though, that "tasks" should be a synonym of "to-do". That Android has "task managers" and "task killers" strongly implies that "tasks" = "running Android processes".

It seems that "tasks" is just one of those ambiguous terms we should steer people away from. I suppose that as long as there is a "task-manager", the tag auto-suggest will guide people to the right tag.

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  • I thought about that, and this was what made me uncertain. Maybe we "lock" tasks so it cannot be used (there was a possibility as far as I remember), and instead provide "tasklist"? Or simply lock it away, as there are not so many questions using it either. – Izzy Sep 7 '12 at 14:03
  • Tags can be "blacklisted" but that's just for extreme cases. – ale Sep 7 '12 at 14:04
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    But I guess what we agree on is: questions tagged "tasks" AND "to-do" should get the "tasks" tag removed? – Izzy Sep 7 '12 at 14:04
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    I'm leaning that way, but I'd like to see if anyone has any strong reasoning for either direction. – ale Sep 7 '12 at 14:07
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    My few reasons: 1) reduce ambiguosity (reason for my last comment), 2) make things easier to find (re-tag; those are only tagged "tasks" are harder to find) and 3) concentrate stuff to make way for the Generalist badge xD – Izzy Sep 7 '12 at 14:28

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