I noticed just now that we have a tag, which was created for a question specifically about CyanogenMod 11 as opposed to another version. It is currently very small, whereas has ~800 questions.

My first instinct was to simply merge and synonymize this with , but giving it a second thought, I felt this could be a valuable discussion for the community-at-large.

If we do want to keep version-specific CM tags, I think they should be similar to our other naming conventions, and be fully spelled out (e.g. cyanogenmod-11 instead of cm11).

One concern I have is that having version-specific tags will essentially make useless/obsolete. It really shouldn't be kept around if there's a more specific tag available, and double-tagging everything would seem kind of silly. This might also make it harder to follow CyanogenMod questions, though, since you'd have to favorite a number of tags instead of just one. I can also see value in knowing which specific version of CM a given question is about, however, since features can change from version to version quite significantly.

So, is there enough value in having version-specific CyanogenMod tags to warrant keeping them around? Would they be more troublesome than helpful?

  • I'm not into the rooting/modding scene, so I don't really have any skin in the game either way. If there are version-specific tags, though, please do keep them to cyanogenmod-X format, so I can put cyanogenmod* in my ignore list.
    – ale
    Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 21:26
  • Am not 100% sure if this is ideal, as there's a dedicated forum and wiki for Cyanogenmod, should we be directing them there as their support base is quite large?
    – t0mm13b
    Commented Feb 28, 2014 at 17:45
  • In some cases where I am able to help with CM questions, I answer them. But if I can't, I would redirect them to the CM forum, as suggested by @t0mm13b. [However, I've junked CM lately as it's given me nothing but problems!]
    – geffchang
    Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 6:10
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    I feel that cyanogenmod tag + android version would be specific enough to indicate what version of CM. We already have android specific versions. Make a cm specific version, which changes with android versions already, would be redundant. I recently suggested we merge the cm11 tag with cm tag. Sorry no link, im on mobile app and on the train, ill link it later. Commented Jan 6, 2015 at 15:22
  • Curious, are the cm11/cyanogenmod-11 tags going to be merged in to cyanogenmod? especially since cm12 is gaining more devices and we will probably start seeing tags for that as well. Commented Feb 1, 2015 at 0:10

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We seem to have enough agreement, so I've gone ahead and performed the merge.

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