Ignoring for the moment that "Google Play" is a stupid name, how should we tag it?

Obviously we need to have as a synonym of (which I have done), but should the new name be the master? We should probably also take a look at questions tagged the latter than aren't about the Android Market specifically, since the tag may have been seen as generic unlike its other synonym .

  • google-play probably needs to replace the market tag. However, Google-play also includes Play Movies, Play Music, etc. etc. – Bryan Denny Mar 7 '12 at 19:04
  • Good point. We'll need play-music synonymized with google-music and so on. – Matthew Read Mar 7 '12 at 19:07
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    We may also want a play-store synonym since that's how the app identifies itself. – eldarerathis Mar 7 '12 at 20:08
  • I think we should :) – dev0 Mar 8 '12 at 4:01
  • Aah Google, Y u no think about poor moderators when you change fancy names!! B) – bPratik Mar 12 '12 at 11:29
  • If market is going to be replaced, it should be replaced with google-play-store. Similarly: google-music to google-play-music, google-books to google-play-books, etc. I'm still not convinced that we should, though. – ale Mar 13 '12 at 13:47

I'm not convinced that we should rush to make synonyms. After all, all those pre-March-2011 questions are about the Market, not Google Play. Further, Google Play is not yet available globally.

I think, instead, that there should be a clear delineation between the tags before and after the launch of Google Play. Of course, the wikis and excerpts for each tag should clearly explain the difference.

In much the same way questions about Eclair or Froyo don't apply to Ice Cream Sandwich and vice versa, so also to old questions about Market, Google Music, et al., don't apply to their new Google Play counterparts.

  • Is there really a substantial difference? More so than between versions 2 and 3 of the Market, for example? – Matthew Read Mar 12 '12 at 15:53
  • Not so far. Enforcing a synonym is going to make questions about the market from '10 and '11 seem really weird. We're all about the future readers, remember? – ale Mar 12 '12 at 23:48
  • If they didn't change the name that would still hold true, which is why I mentioned the Market versions. If questions become too localized we can close them, answers can be updated. I don't think having them as separate tags will do anything apart from create work short-term watching for when people use the wrong tag and correcting it. – Matthew Read Mar 13 '12 at 0:18

I think, a master tag play-store should be created (if it doesn't already exist). market, android-market & google-play tags deserve to be synonym of play-store.

  • No, that won't work. Google Play is the "umbrella" name. – ale Mar 13 '12 at 13:45
  • K.. then, ignore google-play from answer. – user3303 Mar 13 '12 at 13:49

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