Should we merge the tags (× 62), 14 20 (merged with 'battery-manager'))? I'd suggest keeping the first tag, and making the second a synonym to it.

Many questions tagged are dealing with power-management. However, there are also many dealing with powering on/off the device, which would speak for keeping them separated. In this case, we should at least re-tag the relevant questions. Note that the excerpt of the tag currently reads:

For questions about power-management, power on/off, and the like.

Just noticed, the tag wiki excerpt reads:

All about how to get the most out of your device's ressources, especially managing power consumption

Which would be quite similar to (oops)...

  • As agreed on in chat, I will ASAP check all questions tagged 'power' which are rather refer to 'power-management' and re-tag them accordingly. Then we can decide what to do with the left-overs :)
    – Izzy Mod
    Apr 3, 2013 at 20:38
  • OK, that's done as well. So now what? 'power' -> 42, 'power-management' -> 30. Simply adjust the tag wikis? Still merge (and adjust tag wikis)?
    – Izzy Mod
    Apr 4, 2013 at 22:18
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    Would it make sense to rename power to power-on and merge power-management into battery-life as a synonym? Apr 10, 2013 at 20:41
  • According to their tag-wikis, that even looks like the perfect way. Half of the questions tagged power-management even tagged battery-life at the same time. I see no Q which could not go that way (2 might not be perfect matches, but well). So: Absolutely yes for that merge from me! As for power, that looks mixed (power adapter specs, power off, etc.). Maybe power-on + synonym power-off? But what about power-adapter-specs? Re-tag => charging? // I at least go and remove the "power management" from the 'power' tag wiki meanwhile :)
    – Izzy Mod
    Apr 10, 2013 at 20:57
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    OK, re-tagged a couple of power-Qs to 'charging'. Still a few irregularities, but marginal. I'd say: Yes to both now -- power => power-on/power-off, power-management can be merged to 'battery-life' (alsore-tagged some exceptions). And then 'status-completed' here -- wonderful, thankx @MatthewRead :)
    – Izzy Mod
    Apr 10, 2013 at 21:05

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As we discussed, we now have and a new synonym for :)

  • Thanks a lot, Matthew! What do you think about the "power-off" synonym and, more important, something like "power-supply" as synonym for 'charging', so auto-completion leads there?
    – Izzy Mod
    Apr 10, 2013 at 23:15
  • @Izzy I'm not sure power-off is needed, but I don't think it will hurt so I will add it. Not sure about power-supply ... I can see reasonable questions being asked about it that don't necessarily fit in with other classes of charging questions. Apr 11, 2013 at 15:24
  • So where do you see power-supply questions fitting into? I was at a loss there while re-tagging (luckily the Qs I had were at least related to charging, like "can I use any power supply to charge my X"; but what about one I remember asking for "permanent power supply w/o battery", which definitly is not charging-related?
    – Izzy Mod
    Apr 11, 2013 at 16:25
  • @Izzy If there's enough of them, their own tag. Apr 11, 2013 at 17:33
  • OK, if you say so :) I just couldn't find any. But the generic "hardware" tag could do :) So thanx, accepting your answer, done :)
    – Izzy Mod
    Apr 11, 2013 at 18:15
  • @Izzy I hate that tag :P Apr 11, 2013 at 18:48

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