I have seen that some questions are tagged with [android], but since this site is only about Android I don't see this tag usefull. Basically all questions should be tagged with that tag.

Can we black-list the [android] tag?

  • What about "android-market" - should we just use "market", since the inclusion of "android" is a tautology on this site? Commented Sep 15, 2010 at 10:54
  • See also: Starting to deal with duplicate tags meta.android.stackexchange.com/questions/37/… Commented Sep 16, 2010 at 14:40
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    We're going to see a lot more "android" tags (and dupe questions that have post-dates PRIOR to the start of beta!), now that the gadgets.SE questions have been slurped in. Commented Sep 16, 2010 at 14:41
  • I agree, it should be black-listed.
    – gary
    Commented Sep 17, 2010 at 12:14
  • I will delete the android tag from posts as I see it
    – Bryan Denny Mod
    Commented Sep 23, 2010 at 14:38
  • It looks like this has reverted. We've been seeing the android tag on questions again, and not just migrated ones.
    – ale
    Commented Apr 1, 2011 at 14:43

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Sounds like a good idea to me.


Jeff Atwood nuked the Android tag. I re-tagged questions that were left as untagged.

I'm not sure if this means users still be able to add new questions with the tag or not.

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    Whatever Jeff did, it doesn't prevent re-creation. A question was posted today with the [android] tag. I'll kill it, but it would be nice to have a more permanent solution.
    – ale
    Commented Dec 2, 2010 at 16:59
  • @Al seems to be a particular problem with posts migrated across from SO/SU I noticed a couple come over with the Android tag earlier in the week and sorted them out.
    – GAThrawn
    Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 15:01
  • @GAThrawn: You need to put at least 3 letters in your @[username] or [username] is never called.
    – John
    Commented May 18, 2011 at 17:01
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    @John well if he didn't see it back in January, he's probably not too bothered by now. Thanks, and this is why two letter first names should be outlawed ;)
    – GAThrawn
    Commented May 18, 2011 at 21:02

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