A lot of folks are using the tag to refer to the "HTC G1" ... presumably because the phone has no HTC branding on it and the tag exists so it seems reasonable (that's why I used it ...) Seems like both and should be merged under a single tag that follows the "manufacturer-model" format.

I don't have the reputation to suggest tag synonyms but this seems worth addressing?

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I propose perhaps a community wiki here on meta to tease out all the poorly formed device tags and identify the correct tag they belong under.

Perhaps along the way we can do more re-tagging of posts with inappropriate device tags so that new users don't look around, see a lot of bad behavior and model their own posts after folks who are doing it wrong!

  • Ha, crap! I just went through and retagged everything with "t-mobile-g1" as "htc-g1" because I noticed the "t-mobile-g1" didn't follow the manufacturer-device standard. Before I saw this question, I might add. Great minds and all that... – newuser Mar 23 '11 at 14:46
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    Very nice, @Amanda. I'll make sure we have synonyms set up. One thing that will help is getting tag-wikis for those tags. – ale Mar 23 '11 at 15:29
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    Also, you can use the "retag-request" tag here in meta to request retags if you don't have the rep to do it yourself. – ale Mar 23 '11 at 16:04
  • Reminder: Vote for those synonyms! android.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms – ale Mar 23 '11 at 18:58
  • JonnyP and I don't have sufficient reputation to even view proposed synonyms. – Amanda Mar 23 '11 at 19:03
  • Well, that's a bummer. But, considering your level of engagement here, I expect that limitation to be short-lived. – ale Mar 23 '11 at 19:24
  • We should probably turn this into a community wiki rather than using the answers as a place to alert mods of errant tags we notice. – newuser Mar 23 '11 at 19:36
  • s/we/someone with suitable privileges/ – Amanda Mar 23 '11 at 20:55
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    Rather than one question for merge requests, I'd rather have separate questions. Like this, this, or this. Adding yet another answer runs the risk of being missed. – ale Mar 23 '11 at 23:34
  • Okay: can we just close it? I just voted to close it. Alternatively, I can arbitrarily select an answer, which would be a nice thing for JonnyP since I can't select one of my own for two more days. – Amanda Mar 24 '11 at 0:07

htc-g1 is a synonym for t-mobile-g1 and htc-dream

  • HTC Dream seems to be the original name for the device, it's just rebranded as T-Mobile G1. So I'll make htc-dream the main tag, with htc-g1 and tmobile-g1 as synonyms. – ale Mar 23 '11 at 16:16
  • This is complete. – ale Mar 23 '11 at 18:57

G2 and HTC G2 should be merged; It sounds like both belong under HTC Desire Z.

  • @Amanda: I don't think it's necessary to make these answers community wiki. – ale Mar 23 '11 at 18:53
  • ok. I'm kind of done since I've disambiguated the phones that were bugging me (the G2 and the dream) – Amanda Mar 23 '11 at 18:55
  • This will be trickier to disentangle. htc-g2 already has some synonyms. – ale Mar 23 '11 at 18:57
  • At least merging G2 into HTC G2 (android.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/htc-g2) would clear that up. – Amanda Mar 23 '11 at 19:04
  • I think I have it cleared. You can see all of the proposed HTC Desire Z synonyms at android.stackexchange.com/tags/htc-desire-z/synonyms – ale Mar 23 '11 at 19:05
  • HTC Vision is another name given to the G2. Though it appears to have been a pre-release name, so may not be used here on this site. – thunsaker Mar 29 '11 at 19:33
  • @thunsaker, I added the HTC Vision to the tag wiki for the device. I don't see any posts tagged "HTC Vision" so I don't think we need to add the synonym -- anyone with the device will know it by the names it was marketed under. For future reference, you, too can propose edits straight on the tag wikis. – Amanda Mar 29 '11 at 20:37

There were three questions tagged [galaxy] which I retagged. Two were also tagged with [samsung-galaxy-s] and the third didn't seem to have relevance to the galaxy series at all.

I'm hesitant to suggest that [galaxy] should be a synonym of [samsung-galaxy-s] since there are other galaxy devices (and "galaxy" alone is really quite vague)...but it's one to consider, possibly, since that seems to be what many people mean when they just say "I have a galaxy" (or similar).

  • Nice. The "galaxy" tag should be killed -- it is meaningless. I believe you've accomplished that, however. So there's nothing to merge here. – Amanda Mar 24 '11 at 20:54
  • Yep, "galaxy" should be killed but not merged. There are a lot of Galaxy 5 questions. – Matthew Read Mar 28 '11 at 13:45

The xoom tag should be made a synonym of motorola-xoom.

  • This one is done. – ale Mar 23 '11 at 18:54

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