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Questions tagged [tag-cleanup]

A site cleanup project to improve tags on questions.

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Several tags that need cleaned up

I've noticed a few tags on the site need cleaned up. Some of what I would like to see changed: There is a lag tag and a lagging tag that should be merged. The slow tag should be burninated, as it is ...
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Is the [stackexchange] tag really needed?

I was recently trying to find a hang (or similar) tag, and came across the stackexchange tag - on non-meta Android SE. There is currently no tag info. The tag has: One question which is completely ...
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Merge device-specific tags and remove rarely used ones?

Most devices from the same generation from the same manufacturer have very similar or even totally identical configuration, hardware or software. Solutions to problems for one device almost always ...
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Merge tags [tag:sony-xperia-sp] and [tag:xperia-sp]

The sony-xperia-sp and xperia-sp tags refer to the same device, and, as such, their tags should be merged. I'm not sure what else to say about this.
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Merge [oneplus-two] and [oneplus-2]

I recently came across this question, and saw the question was tagged with both oneplus-two and oneplus-2. Shouldn't they be merged into one tag?
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What to do with tags like [cloud] and [delete]

cloud and delete are frequently meta-ish tags: They're just words pulled from the question, rather than the useful categories that we want tags to be. My view is that various cloud services have ...
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split “unbricking” tag: hard-bricked vs soft-bricked devices

The answers concerning unbricking are substantially different depending on whether it is a hard-brick/coma or a soft-brick. An example of a possible hard-brick or coma vs an example of a soft-brick. ...
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What is the 'Tablet' tag for?

Why do we (currently have) 277 questions tagged with tablet? This seems like one of the most generic and pointless tags out there. I realise that back when tablets were new and unusual in the Android ...
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Tag cleanup for November, 2013

The following tags are overly broad, misapplied, meta tags 12, ambiguous or are otherwise problematic. untaggedThese are questions that are missing any sort of tag whatsoever. Either the question was ...
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Tag cleanup for October, 2013

The following tags are overly broad, misapplied, meta tags 12, ambiguous or are otherwise problematic. untaggedThese are questions that are missing any sort of tag whatsoever. Either the question was ...
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Rename 'htc-mytouch' to 'htc-mytouch-4g'?

I just tapped into the htc-mytouch (× 8) tag today on my walk through our tags. Checking with Wikipedia and GSMArena, I found no such device -- just a "HTC Mytouch 4g". Checking the questions, ...
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Merge “htc-droid-incredible-2” and “htc-incredible-s”

The Wikipedia page for the Incredible 2 simply redirects to the "Incredible S", where it states: The HTC Incredible S (S710E), also known as the Incredible 2, is a smartphone [...] So quite ...
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Merge “htc-sensation” with “htc-sensation-4g”

According to Wikipedia, it is one and the same device: The HTC Sensation is a smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC Corporation that runs the Android 2.3 Gingerbread software stock. ...
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Merge 'stock-android' and 'vanilla-android' [duplicate]

If nobody comes up with a good explanation what makes the two tags different, we should merge stock-android (× 63) with vanilla-android (× 28), making the first (and more intuitive for new ...
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Carrier tag cleanup

We have tags for individual wireless carriers. Some carriers have exclusive devices for their network, and virtually all of them customize Android to add their own software. (Euphemistically known as "...
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Merge 'non-market' to 'side-loading'

Questions tagged non-market (× 6) are all about side-loading (× 17), some even carry this second tag additionally. Hence my proposal: merge 'non-market' into 'side-loading' optionally ...
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Diversify 'root' and 'rooting'

Currently, root is a synonym to rooting. I want to propose separating the two: "rooting" concerns the process of gaining root access to a device, as its tag-wiki (including the excerpt) describes. ...
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Rename 'recording' tag to 'audio-recording'

We have tags for video-recording, voice-recording, call-recording, and 'screen-recording' (synonym to screencast). I suggest to rename recording to audio-recording to match that list (I'm already ...
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Rename the 'firmware' tag to 'device-firmware' and make 'firmware' a synonym

I already made a similar request about half a year ago (see: Merge firmware and rom?). As several other tag/retag/synonym requests, this is still open and unprocessed (i.e. neither rejected nor ...
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Rename 'transfer' tag to 'data-transfer'

To avoid confusion, I request we rename the transfer (x13) to data-transfer. Explanation: We already have the file-transfer (x96). I just went over the questions tagged transfer, and re-tagged a few ...
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Merge 'screen-recording' and 'screencast' tags

On my tag checks, I discovered we have two tags for the recording of screen contents: screen-recording (x1) already having a tag wiki, and screencast (x5) without a tag wiki. Suggestion: Merge the ...
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time-related tags

I'm just checking the tags related to "time stuff" (excluding "calendars" and the like). My current "check" brought me to: alarm (x51) -- alarms generated either by the built-in Clock app or by third-...
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'gmail' versus 'google-mail'?

I just found a question tagged bot, google-mail (x2) and gmail (x198). Does that really make sense? One could argue the former is for the service, while the latter is for the app. Wrong: Both ...
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Merge tag [google-voice-actions] into [voice-command]

I propose that google-voice-actions is marked as a synonym for voice-command. The former currently has 10 questions, the latter has 50 questions. Further, I suggest that voice-command is renamed to ...
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What to do with the ambiguous 'scanner' tag?

The tag scanner (x7) is quite ambiguously used: scanning pages (like with a flatbed-scanner) x4 WiFi/network scanner x1 malware/vulnerability scanner x1 "content scanner" (scanning a webpage for ...
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Merge 'external-sd' into 'sd-card'

Yes, I know there are also "internal sd cards", which might cause a little confusion here. But there's no tag for them. Instead, the tag wiki for sd-card (x394) clearly reads: For questions related ...
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Merge 'rss-reader' and 'rss' tags?

We have the tags rss (x10) and rss-reader (x5). As the focus of our site is neither in developing RSS Feeds, nor in recommending good ones, nor in trouble-shooting the feeds (which again would belong ...
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Merge 'led' and 'notification-led'?

Again I stumbled upon two synonymously used tags. led (x14) is a little misleading (as it also might refer to the "led flash"), but all of the questions refer to the notification-led (x3). My ...
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Merge 'unknown-sources' to 'side-loading'?

Actually, activating "unknown sources" in the Android settings is for nothing else but side-loading. While technically there's a difference between activating that configuration option and performing ...
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Merge 'deodex' with 'odex'?

Both tags (odex and deodex) cover each 2 questions currently. As one is just the opposite of the other, bot both deal with the same issue, I'd suggest making deodex a synonym to odex by merging the ...
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What to do with the tags 'ussd' and 'remote-ussd-attack'?

Obviously the two are related. But they are also not much frequented. So my question is whether we really need them both. I'd say remote-ussd-attack (x2) could easily be referred to using ussd (x1) ...
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Should 'battery-manager' be merged into 'power-management'?

I just encountered the battery-manager (x4) tag and wondered where I've seen something "synonym". Obviously this was power-management (x14). Taking a look at the questions tagged by the latter, the ...
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Merge tags 'sleep-mode' and 'standby'?

While updating our tag wikis, I came on the tag sleep-mode (x26). Wondering about that term, I checked and found standby (x13). Going by the questions, they are at least related -- and I'd even go so ...
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Tags: Vodafone-858 versus Huawai-u8160

I just noticed the vodafone-858 (x1) being created, and a tag wiki for it as well. According to this question, "Vodafone 858" is just a different name for the Huawai u8160 (huawai-u8160, x13). Can ...
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Merge tags 'translation' and 'localization'?

We have the tags translation (x6) and localization (x65). Should the two be merged, with translation becoming a synonym to localization? The current 6 "translation questions" deal with topics very ...
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Merge 'remote' and 'remote-control'?

From the questions using the tags, remote (x17) and remote-control (x53) cover the same area. Hence my suggestion: merge remote to remote-control make the former a synonym to the later
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Merge 'storage-full' into 'insufficient-memory'?

After having created the insufficient-memory including tag excerpt and wiki, now used by 10 questions, during re-tagging I discovered the storage-full on the last question, which is used by 9 ...
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Merge tags 'startup' and 'boot'

What should the difference be between the two? Both deal with the startup/boot process of the device, and related issues. From the questions tagged such I cannot tell why they shouldn't use the other ...
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Tag cleanup needed: [multiple-accounts] and [multi-user]

Here's a project for us non-Moderators: The tag multiple-accounts appears to be covering much of the same ground as multi-user. The tag wiki of the latter currently states: Multi-user is a term ...
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Tag merge: power, power-management

Should we merge the tags power (× 62), power-management (×14 20 (merged with 'battery-manager'))? I'd suggest keeping the first tag, and making the second a synonym to it. Many questions ...
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Need to disambiguate “folders”

I direct your attention to the folders tag. It's being used for questions on: folders on the SD card/in the filesystem (you know, what we used to call "directories" until Microsoft brainwashed us) ...
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How to deal with “minor tags”?

We've got a lot of tags which, in my opinion, do not make much sense. To give some examples: app-specific tags for "minor apps", e.g. tunein-radio (x1), repligo (x1). I fully go with tags for "major ...
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Manufacturer tag cleanup

We have tags for individual device manufacturers. This makes sense because there is the occasional question that covers multiple/all devices from the same manufacturer. However, they are often ...
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Should we merge the motorola-droid and motorola-milestone tags?

While the tag wiki states the Motorola Droid is exclusively offered by Verizon, it is almost identical to the Motorola Milestone (see Wikipedia). Only difference is that the Droid is facilitating CDMA,...
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Merge firmware and rom?

Just found the firmware tag (x38), where questions mostly refer to either rom (x78) or custom-rom (x141). Suggestion: remove the firmware from those questions already tagged custom-rom merge ...
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Tags power/power-management plus charger/charging

Checking our tags for missing descriptions (tag-wiki), I came across above mentioned tags: charging with the synonyms charger and battery-charging power-management (no synonym) with the synonym ...
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Help needed in the [applications] tag

The applications tag is only supposed to be used for questions that are about Android applications in general. Unfortunately, that hasn't always happened. Here are a few of the misuses: the ...