I guess the subject already shows a lot of redundancy concerning "sharing". Keeping in mind different meanings:

  • sharing of files, texts, pictures, etc. via the share menu
  • sharing a geo-location using services like e.g. Latitude
  • sharing a connection (for which we already have the and tags
  • sharing a screen
  • other means of sharing a device (which will probably have other tags like multi-user when needed, as soon as 4.2 comes out with that feature)

I'd suggest the following:

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    share is a complete mess. I think we should have share-menu solely for questions specifically about the menu, plus screen-sharing, and eliminate the rest. I don't care that you're uploading your photos because you want to "share" them, that's useless as a tag. – Matthew Read Oct 3 '12 at 22:06
  • I agree with you, @MatthewRead. And I surely didn't mean to count "uploading things to share" within this range. I meant to distinguish between share-menu, screen-sharing, geolocation-sharing, and possibly overlooked other sharing methods we can care about when they come up. In other terms: I share your concern ;) But it still leaves open how to tag a question about sharing a geo-location (Latitude or otherwise), as this has nothing to do with the share-menu or screen-sharing. Do we need a location-sharing tag then? – Izzy Oct 3 '12 at 22:15
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    I'd stick with just geolocation or whatever the relevant tags are, I'm not sure that location-sharing is a coherent problem class. – Matthew Read Oct 3 '12 at 22:49
  • OK, let's postpone that until it becomes such :) So I'm with you and your first comment here. – Izzy Oct 3 '12 at 22:53
  • Yeah, I think "shar(e|ing)" are not useful tags. Fortunately there's not too many of them. – ale Oct 4 '12 at 3:49
  • Heh. Now that I've retagged a bunch of stuff with "share-menu" and otherwise cleaned up "share" and "sharing" I found a lot of dupes. Gotta go back and report 'em. – ale Oct 4 '12 at 4:16
  • @AlEverett Yeah, that's how I often find (and v-c) dupes. Guess why so many merge requests came from me recently :) So thanks for merging. Q: Did you mark the "emptied tags" to become synonyms? I see e.g. sharing is empty now. If so, how long does it take to get active, or does it need to be manually approved? Looks like the similar question which arose yesterday on the (emptied-on-merge) configuration tag (maybe you could check for that one whether it needs approval, so we know for the next time and don't get confused next time ;). – Izzy Oct 4 '12 at 6:41
  • @MatthewRead See previous comment: Remember our problem with the "configuration" tag yesterday? Now you've probably got the chance to check with the "sharing" tag, if it got queued somewhere and needs approval. Unfortunately, I cannot (yet) do that myself, not enough rep ;) – Izzy Oct 4 '12 at 6:43
  • Not a Mod. I can only suggest or vote on synonyms, and only if I meet the criteria in the tag. – ale Oct 4 '12 at 14:10
  • @AlEverett Thanks anyway! As it worked out in the other case (configuration ./. settings), I'm confident it will do here as well (though e.g. "sharing" still seems empty and not yet synonymized). – Izzy Oct 4 '12 at 15:47

Since and are so similar I didn't synonymize, just kept the latter. If you start typing the former, the latter should pop up before you finish.

and should now be empty and should be automatically deleted in 24 hours or so.

One related case I found was . I'm not sure if this is necessarily a good tag but it's better than the ones we removed, so I left it. Other questions may need to be retagged to use it if we want to keep it.

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  • Thanks! I will keep my eyes open for those "others". I think file-sharing should be kept. Let me see to provide it a summary: This should be used e.g. for torrent stuff as well as on-device "file servers" (ftpd and the like) IMHO. – Izzy Oct 4 '12 at 18:59
  • @Izzy I'd keep those separate since the methods involved are pretty distinct. Probably torrenting would be sufficient for the first since I don't think ED2K or other P2P networks are popular with Android :P. Possibly file-shares would be clearer than file-sharing for FTP/SMB/etc, what do you think? – Matthew Read Oct 4 '12 at 19:02
  • I guess we could split this up later when needed. I just created the tag info -- feel free to update, as I completely forgot about Samba :) – Izzy Oct 4 '12 at 19:08

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