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Can we black-list the Android-tag?

I have seen that some questions are tagged with [android], but since this site is only about Android I don't see this tag usefull. Basically all questions should be tagged with that tag. Can we black-...
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Should we discourage phone model tags in non-phone-specific questions?

I've found several question which is tagged with the phone model of the poster, but the tag does not help describe or classify the question. Example 1 2. In those question the tags serve no other ...
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How should we handle Android Version Tags?

How should we handle tags for the various versions of Android? For Android 2.2, we have have three different tags. Android-2.2, Froyo, and 2.2. Android-2.2 is by far the most popular, next followed ...
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Should we merge [4G] and [LTE] tags?

Should the 4g and lte be merged? Whilst there might technically be a difference between them I don't think most users realise (or care) and both terms are used interchangeably. What is LTE? ...
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Issues with [emulator]

I draw your attention to the emulator tag. The tag wiki (not so clearly) says that this is tag is for questions about (a/the) Android Emulator. Unfortunately, it's being used for questions about any ...
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Should we make a `gboard` tag alias to `google-keyboard` or vice versa?

Recently, I believe Google renamed their keyboard to Gboard. Should we make a gboard tag and alias it to google-keyboard? Or should we do the opposite?
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Automatically add the “android” tag to questions migrated to SO

I don't know how much work this would be, but it would be nice if questions migrated from here to Stack Overflow were automatically tagged with android. I generally follow up and retag the SO version ...
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Can SE make tags that block a question from being asked if the tag is used?

I was thinking recently about how often this site gets questions related to android development that are instantly closed (because they are off-topic). And I thought of how the meta sites require a ...
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Rename 'moto-x' to 'motorola-moto-x'?

Generally, our device-specific tags follow the pattern <manufacturer>-<device>, which is the case for all Motorola devices as well – with the exception of the Moto-X. Shouldn't we … ...
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“android” tag no longer blacklisted

This was working for a time, but now new questions can get the android tag, whether asked here or migrated from another site. (Previously, migrated questions would get untagged if "android" was the ...
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Do we really need the “read-only” tag?

I've just stumbled upon the read-only, used by 11 questions. My first evil idea was adding a want-write (which I of course didn't do). So I'm asking for a consent here: IMHO that tag should be ...
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Is the tag “7.1-nougat” necessary?

This one comes to mind after seeing this question. Historically almost every bump of Android API version warrants a new tag, but when Android 4.0.3 dawned as a "minor" version of Android 4.0 but ...
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Why do we have an “India” tag?

It has come to my attention that we have questions tagged india. Why do we need this tag?
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Burnitate “Power” tag?

power tag doesn't have user guidance. Lacking user guidance, it can be (mis) used for anything related to power without checking for suitable tags available, as is the case Going through 52 ...
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Does [tag:development] mean “Asking for closure”?

As Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is not for Android development, why is there still development this tag? Does this tag, to some extent, mean "Asking to close this question"? For me, I will raise ...
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Let's revisit the “stock” vs. “vanilla” tagging, shall we?

I noticed that vanilla exists currently as a synonym of stock-android. I know there was a request to merge these tags previously: Merge stock, stock-android, vanilla; define "stock-android" ...
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How should we handle the flash tag?

Update: The split is done. Whats still on the ToDo list is the blacklisting of flash. There was/is some inconsistency with the flash tag. It meant either: To flash a new ROM Adobe Flash The camera's ...
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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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Do we really need “4.4.2-kitkat”?

Is it really necessary to have 4.4.2-kitkat? Is there really that much difference from 4.4.0, or, really, anything that would go under 4.4-kitkat? Frankly, I think that all it does is prompt people ...
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What's the Input-Method tag for?

The input-method tag seems to be used for a confusing mish-mash of topics. Everything from international keyboard types and IMEs, to how to make a Submit button appear on web page form or how to ...
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Remove 1000 rep requirement to edit tag wiki [closed]

I propose that until we're out of beta we eliminate or reduce the requirements to edit tag wikis. Right now nobody even has 1000 rep. Perhaps to get some action there, we can make the requirement ...
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Should we have version-specific CyanogenMod tags?

I noticed just now that we have a cm11 tag, which was created for a question specifically about CyanogenMod 11 as opposed to another version. It is currently very small, whereas cyanogenmod has ~800 ...
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Change the primary tag for certain Google renamed services?

Google has renamed some services in the last few months. While we have managed to add the correct tag synonyms to those services, there still appear under their old name on the posts. Here is a list ...
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Desktop OS tags

So we've currently got tags for Windows, Windows XP, Mac, OSX, Linux & Ubuntu. That looks like three too many to me. I don't see why as an Android site we'd care about the difference between ...
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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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Tag mismatch (or rather “technical glitch”)

Looks like there's a little glitch in our tags: IMHO there should be either a tag or a synonym named "reset", but never both. The screenshot is from the "edit tags" dialog. If I select the left red-...
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What's the intended purpose of the 'radio' tag?

I was performing a quick edit on this question and decided to see if we had a radio tag available since I know I've seen other questions around about streaming radio stations and such to devices. As ...
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[website] and [websites] tags

It looks like, apart from one migrated question, that website is being used to refer to the Android Market website. It should be renamed to market-website or something if we want to keep it. We ...
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Can't add the “featured” tag to a question

Not sure if this is a bug or I'm missing something, but I can't add featured to this question.
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Is it against rules to add 2 tags one of which is a subset of the other

My question (link here) originally had a htc tag. Then another user edited it to remove htc and added htc-desire-x instead. I felt both the tags are relevant and added htc back. But the user again ...
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Should we burninate the jailbreak tag?

Got a bit surprised by finding the jailbreak, that by definition: process of removing the limitations imposed by Apple on devices running the iOS operating system through the use of hardware/...
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Tags: American or British spelling

What should be the standard spelling for tags where the American and British spellings differ? For instance: https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/synchronisation I expect "...
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More tag redundancy - phone models

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?
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Merge 'data-monitoring' and 'data-traffic'?

data-monitoring and data-traffic are extremely similar and have, approximately, the same popularity. Which one should be used? Should they be merged?
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Rename [unlocking] tag?

The unlocking wiki says quite clearly that it is for question about SIM unlocking. However, there have been a lot of questions recently where the asker has used "unlocking" to refer to getting past ...
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Do we need to do anything with the “aosp” and “android-source” tags?

I already knew we had an android-source tag, but apparently we also have an aosp tag (with AOSP being an acronym for Android Open Source Project, for anyone who might not be aware). This strikes me as ...
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Standard text for device, OS tag wikis?

Based on these two discussions: Revise tag prompt text to encourage fewer device tags? Why did someone pull the device tag from this question? I'm trying to come up with good standard lines for ...
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What's the difference between the 'remote-control' and 'remote-access' tags? Should they be merged?

There are 19 questions tagged remote-control. There are 7 questions tagged remote-access. (Of these, 5 are also tagged remote-control; 2 are not.) What's the difference between the two tags? Should ...
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Do we need the 'gmail-synchronization' tag?

I noticed that we apparently have a gmail-synchronization 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 ...
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How should we tag Google Play?

Ignoring for the moment that "Google Play" is a stupid name, how should we tag it? Obviously we need to have google-play as a synonym of market (which I have done), but should the new name be the ...
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Attempting to merge tags results in an error page

I've been periodically attempting to merge two tags over the past ~3 weeks - as per the discussion in this Meta question - but have been unable to do so. The first few steps of the merge process work ...
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Tagging questions with a tag mentioned in solutions

I created macrodroid tag today. There are close to 100 questions / answers mentioning this app. Cursory analysis : a) Handful of questions specifically mention this app ( tagged a couple of them ) b)...
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How to create tags without creating a question?

While browsing the site I noticed that there are no separate tags yet for the new Samsung Galaxy Tabs (8.9 and 10.1) and tried to find a place to create these in order to encourage separation of the ...
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Why did someone pull the device tag from this question?

I asked a question about booting into recovery mode here and tagged it with "t-mobile G1" because that's the device that was giving me grief and because I suspected that the phone manufacturer and ...
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Why does the “devices” tag exist?

What benefit does the devices tag provide? It seems really vague and unnecessary in almost every possible circumstance. The only question that seems to even remotely use it in a reasonable manner is ...
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Remove “pc” tag?

I see a lot of questions tagged pc that are really better tagged with windows or linux as a lot of them are operating-system specific. Example: "MTP USB Device" driver error (screenshot) ...
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Tag Wiki Privileges - why does my tag wiki need to be peer approved when I have the same privilege?

I have the required rep to edit tag wikis (2006 at the time of writing) and it shows as such in my profile, yet whenever I'm editing and adding info to a tag, the banner at the top says - "You do not ...
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Where did the mandatory “Feature-request” tag come from?

Why am I forced to use the "feature-request" tag when I am not requesting a feature? This notification showed up for me today when editing an existing question, and when creating this new question. ...
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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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How should hierachical tags be handled?

Think of a hierachical tag structure/scenario. Currently it's not possible to model an "is a" hierachical relation between tag subclasses and their parents. A good example are the browsers that are ...