I don't see any difference between and . Should we merge them? :)

  • They should be blacklisted IMO. (In the meantime I've merged them.) Oct 16 '11 at 17:44
  • @MatthewRead what's the advantage of blacklisting?
    – Flow
    Oct 16 '11 at 17:50
  • They're useless tags, really. 1 was closed in mobile-phones and I just closed 4 more. People tend to use them for shopping recommendations, or just at random because they're technically asking about a cell phone. If they are asking a valid question that generally applies to Android phones, they should use tags about the specific issue rather than android, cellphones, general-question or the like. Oct 16 '11 at 18:00
  • @MatthewRead A false tagged question is one thing. But on the other side I see no harm done when using this tag appropriate. A good example for cellphone would be this question. And I am sure that there are other questions about the cellphone functionality too.
    – Flow
    Oct 16 '11 at 20:35
  • It's not about cellphones, that would only be confusing. The particular phone functionality in question is calling, covered by the calls tag. Oct 16 '11 at 20:59

I've merged smartphones under mobile-phones (which was merged with cellphones as noted).

Only one question tagged with smartphones could be argued to deserve it. People seem to use these tags when they have a question about a phone, rather than a general question applicable to many phones, which is silly. tablet is a little better (probably because there are fewer of them) but we should keep an eye on it.

I didn't seen more than one or two smartphones/mobile-phones/cellphones questions that were actually about hardware, so I don't think merging them under hardware is necessarily a good idea.


and are synonyms of . Perhaps these should be as well?

And what about ?


Not sure about . But there is also , so maybe it makes sense to keep the smartphone tag also.

I am in favor of blacklisting and . Matthew is right: If the phone functionality in question is calling, is the tag to go. And for everything else, and is to broad and inaccurate.

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