I noticed that we apparently have a tag, and I'm considering deleting it and retagging the ~20 questions currently using it. It seems to me that there is no need for this tag as any questions can be adequately covered by simply using and in tandem, rather than creating a compound tag for this, which is something of an anomaly at the moment (i.e. do we create tags like this for every sync-able data feature?).

However, I'm also a little concerned that perhaps there is something unique about the way Gmail syncs it's data which I am perhaps not aware of, so I wanted to pose this question before doing anything. Is there a reasonable use for this tag that I am overlooking, which the other two do not fulfill? Should this tag be kept?

  • I think gmail and sync separately would be fine. I don't think there is anything special about gmail-sync (it just syncs with the cloud... nothing special about it).
    – Bryan Denny Mod
    Commented Jul 13, 2012 at 20:14
  • Yeah the only thing unique is how often it screws up :P. Your proposal sounds fine to me. Commented Jul 13, 2012 at 20:16
  • Heh! I suppose am to blame for editing the gmail-synchronization tag :P But yeah, there is a lot of tags in there that has no descriptions or has 0 followers (am seeing some on SO, and some are not even needed...) and duly reject them...
    – t0mm13b
    Commented Jul 13, 2012 at 21:35

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It doesn't seem to be the sort of tag that someone would follow. I don't know of anything that's really all that unique about Gmail's sync that wouldn't just be covered by .

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