We've got a lot of different tags referencing phone models: droid, motorola-droid, incredible, htc-incredible, htc-droid-incredible, droid-x, etc etc etc. How do we want to unify these?


My first thought with all of these is to err on the side of being a little verbose. I like the format [manufacturer]-[model-name]: htc-droid-incredible, motorola-droid, motorola-milestone, etc. That way phones with really short names don't get an ambiguous/confusing tag like x.

It does become a little unclear whether "droid" is officially part of the name for some models, though (for instance, is it the Incredible, or the Droid Incredible?)

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    I agree. [manufacturer]-[model-name] sounds good to me and we can create synonyms from [model-name] to it. – Bryan Denny Sep 24 '10 at 12:52
  • Yes, "Droid" won't be sufficient as a tag as it's a whole family of phones by multiple manufacturers. – ale Sep 24 '10 at 13:21
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    I would say the [Droid] tag should be a synonym for [Motorola-Droid]. All other Droid phones have some other additional name with it. HTC Droid Eris, Motorola Droid 2 and X, HTC Droid Incredible, etc. – Bryan Denny Sep 24 '10 at 15:35
  • I agree with [manufacturer]-[model-name]. @Bryan: is there a way to make the [Droid] tag the [Motorola-Droid] to point to the same place, or are you just saying we should treat them the same? – Matt Sep 24 '10 at 17:19
  • @matt: Once you have 1000 rep, you can suggest synonyms to a tag, and vote on suggested synonyms. I don't know what exactly happens with those, though... are new questions using the synonyms automatically re-tagged? – keithjgrant Sep 24 '10 at 17:30
  • If you set up [Droid] as a synonym of [Motorola-Droid] then behind the scenes it will swap [Droid] to the [Motorola-Droid] tag, therefore condensing synonym tags into their parent tag. – Bryan Denny Sep 24 '10 at 20:24

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