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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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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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How can I tag my question in the most effective way?

I have a question but I am unclear about which tags to use. I want to ensure that my question is categorized so the people with the most expertise/interest related to my issue are most likely to see ...
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Should the word 'wifi' be changed to 'Wi-Fi' in questions and answers?

I noticed someone recently edited one of my answers (along with the question for which the answer applied). The only edit this person made was to change the word 'wifi' to 'Wi-Fi'. I understand that ...
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How to identify essential tags?

In AE, the most important information one can find in the majority of questions is: Phone manufacturer-model Android version Rooted/not rooted Custom ROM installed (if any) Thus, being those tags as ...
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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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Should tags reguarding the model of the phone be added? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we discourage phone model tags in non-phone-specific questions? For example if the question is regarding something on the Sony Ericson Xperia phone, should the tag be ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Should we have google-music and google-play-music tags?

While writing this suggested edit I wondered if we should create two tags: google-music For questions about the App google-play-music For questions about the Google's Play Music store/service or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to filter questions with particular tags

Can I filter the questions with particular tags from the Questions list?
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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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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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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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Merge wifi, wireless-network and wireless-networking tag?

How should we handle these tags: wifi 170x wireless-network 16x wireless-networking 8x Should they be merged?
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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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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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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 there is a must-have tag?

It is clear that questions with must-have tag will be very subjective and localized. Why there is a must-have tag?
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Do we need an “information” tag?

I noticed today that we have an information tag. It seems like it started out benignly, and it has been used for questions about getting system info from the phone or where your personal information ...
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Possible tag blacklist candidates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we merge mobilephones with cellphones? I've been digging around in Tags quite a bit (mostly to write wikis for them) and have been running across several that probably ...
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What's the deal with [android-version]?

I'm cleaning up the thirty-odd questions with the android-version tag. I can't see what the tag is really used for. Primarily, lately, it just looks to be what people choose because android is ...
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Make [orange-san-francisco] and [dell-xcd35] synonyms of [zte-blade]

I just created the latter two tags. The devices seem to be most commonly known as the zte-blade so I propose that as the parent. There is little to no difference between it and the orange-san-...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Remove “help” tag

I posted a question tagged with "help" but later edited and changed to "documentation". Now nothing is tagged with "help", so it can be removed.
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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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wifi tags - are wifi-tethering and wifi-hotspot redundant?

Are "wifi-tethering" and "wifi-hotspot" redundant? Are there other forms of tethering or hotspots available for Android? Example question
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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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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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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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Starting to Deal with Duplicate Tags

How are other beta sites dealing with duplicate tags? For example, applications (most popular) vs. apps vs. android-app. These bring up three different sets of questions that are all about apps. (...
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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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