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Update: The split is done. Whats still on the ToDo list is the blacklisting of .

There was/is some inconsistency with the flash tag. It meant either:

  • To flash a new ROM
  • Adobe Flash
  • The camera's flash

I suggest the following split:

  • flashing: For flashing a device
  • adobe-flash: For Adobe Flash
  • camera-flash: For a questions regarding a camera flash

Which leaves the question for what flash should be a synonym? I think that the best choice would be adobe-flash.

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    definitely a good idea – Jeff Atwood Oct 4 '11 at 3:29
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Good spot, there's a definite need to split those up.

"adobe-flash" and "camera-flash" absolutely should be split up, and they sound like the right names for the tags.

I'd say that "flashing" as a bare word still has scope for confusion (and also some slightly less savoury connotations). Can't think of the exact phrase, but I'm thinking it could be something like "rom-flashing" "os-flashing" or "hardware-flashing".

However for the old "flash" tag, it doesn't really make sense to have it as a synonym of any of those (the fact that we'll have to split it into three separate tags, already makes me think it's not going to be a true synonym of any of those). I'd suggest instead that "flash" should be removed and blacklisted to stop anyone recreating it. Then anyone trying to use a "flash" tag will get the three above tags as suggestions and won't be able to use a confusing "flash" tag.

  • Oh, I wasn't aware that this is possible. Blacklisting flash and changing flash to adobe-flash should be the next step. But maybe flashing should become a synonym for (rom-flashing|hardware-flashing|device-flashing). Not sure which one would be best :) – Flow Oct 2 '11 at 13:18
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    I like rom-flashing. – Matthew Read Oct 2 '11 at 16:04
  • rom-flashing works for me. – ale Oct 2 '11 at 19:23
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    I merged flash to -> adobe-flash and flashing to -> rom-flashing. A dev will have to blacklist flash for us. – Bryan Denny Oct 11 '11 at 13:00
  • @BryanDenny [flash] is a synonym of [adobe-flash] now...that doesn't seem to go along with a request to blacklist it...? – Rebecca Chernoff Oct 12 '11 at 14:26
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    @RebeccaChernoff I did that until it could be blacklisted such that it wouldn't create the flash tag anymore – Bryan Denny Oct 12 '11 at 18:00
  • I've undone the synonym -- if flash fades away it doesn't need to be blacklisted unless it comes back. – Matthew Read Dec 3 '11 at 3:18

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