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I think android-10 is appropriate with android-q as the synonym. This is also according to what Google uses on its blog. Android Q is Android 10 About the past Android versions, for naming consistency, I'm thinking of renaming them to android-version.number-codename, e.g. android-9-pie because it's also what Google uses on their introduction page: ...


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Yes, it's mainly there so that when someone tries to ask a development question, they can see the tag wiki excerpt: Development questions are off-topic. Do not ask them here. That said, if you browse that tag, you can see that there are some questions there which are about using Android as a development platform, which is OK. If your question is about ...


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I'm one of the mods beeshyams discussed this in chat, and I've also checked some of the questions using this tag. My results where exactly the same, as was my conclusion: replace the power by one of power-on, power-options, charging, battery-life if one of those "replacement tags" is already present, and none of the others fits, simply remove the power if ...


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I have merged them, with 4g as the master and lte as a synonym. There was significant overlap anyways so I agree that we have mostly been using them interchangeably; someone can always specify in the question if the case comes up where it's important.


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Tags are for the question, not considering answers (and they are usually "attached" before any answer is available) – so they should be based on nothing but the question itself. Imagine yourself the question does not have any answer, and check only based on the question. We're not hitchhiking the Galaxy here that we have an answer (42) and search the ...


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I agree. As the 1+1 uses oneplus-one, I'd say oneplus-two should be the one to stay. There's no oneplus-1 synonym, so I guess we don't want oneplus-2 stay as such?


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I have added the synonym gboard to google-keyboard. We can reverse the direction later if we find there is confusion.


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If there is no particluar reason for a subversion tag, which seems to be the case, then we don't need one and the two tags should get merged.


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It would be more convenient to search for answers if the tag were split... and it were always used correctly. But most of our visitors have no idea of the difference. Even the existing tag isn't always used appropriately, and I don't think introducing new, finer granularities is going to help that. For this reason, I don't believe that the split you suggest ...


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Tags and their structure are very site specific. A user should have some knowledge on how a site does organize its tags in order to create new one. That's one reason why you need 300 rep here and why it doesn't matter what position or how much rep you have on other sites.


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When, you don't understand which tag is best for the question and all the current tags on the question are not suitable, when some current tags on the question are not suitable and you can't find a better one but you still think a better tag is needed, then, with careful consideration (analyze the question thoughtfully) create a new tag or more -- ...


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No, and it should be burninated. Questions about the Stack Exchange Android app should go on Meta Stack Exchange with the android-app tag. Questions about the main site should come here, to Meta Android


4

I have merged the latter into the former, and synonymized. I think there may have been a reason we kept them separate originally, but actual usage didn't seem to reflect anything of the kind. Thanks for bringing this up!


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I agree that power is a bit uninformative. I'm not yet convinced that making it a synonym for power-on is the right thing in the long term. While a lot of existing uses of power are about startup, there are a lot more about the power button. If those questions start being tagged with power-on, then that tag will become as useless as power is now. Maybe we ...


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IMHO it's useless. As you (@Izzy) said, the file-system is the appropriate one for this situation, preferably with a clarifying clause in the question body (or, even better, in the title). That's not to mention this tag (read-only) is nowadays a total misnomer except when it comes to the ARM TrustZone TPM chip firmware, which is (hopefully) burnt-in. Nearly ...


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I wouldn't say "nothing relevant in common" as Matthew put it (especially with MTK, which has its specifics). But what I agree with: This site is for end-users, and the majority of end-users probably has no clue whether their device features a mt6582 or rk3066 chip – and if they do, they can specify such in the question's text. A tag is not very useful if ...


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What is the actual use in grouping phones by chipset? This site is for end-users, there is going to be virtually nothing relevant in common between two phones from different manufacturers than both happen to include MediaTek chips.


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IMHO we don't need a separate tag for that, as customization (which we already have) covers that perfectly. For ease of transition, we might consider creating personalization as synonym to this – which also had the pro guiding people looking for the right tag, but not as a separate tag. Our tags do not resemble categories in Google Playstore (one could also ...


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"Moto" is part of the model name. We tag devices using the manufacturer-model format and don't deviate in cases where it's easier to figure out the manufacturer.


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Status completed! Shog9♦ has created the motorola-moto-360 tag and set it to existing questions (2, which both are your questions).


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We seem to have enough agreement, so I've gone ahead and performed the merge.


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Thanks for the heads-up, galaxy-note-5 has been renamed and synonymized to samsung-galaxy-note-5. Master tag 'samsung-galaxy-note-5' doesn't exist, renaming to 'galaxy-note-5' rename result: 1 rows affected tag remapping of [samsung-galaxy-note-5] and [galaxy-note-5] complete! Tag Synonym galaxy-note-5 -> samsung-galaxy-note-5 was approved! Currently, ...


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Created signal-private-messenger according to the app's official name and retagged the relevant questions. Also, renamed signal to network-signal to disambiguate the tag. (Any idea for a better tag name is still open)


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Adding the tag to your favourites doesn't actually create the tag, so it doesn't matter whether you have enough reputation or not. It just adds that tag name to a list in your profile. If a tag is subsequently created with that name, the tag will be in your favourites; until then, it has no effect. If there's an error here, it's only that the behaviour is a ...


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"Replacing with more useful ones" IMHO makes not much sense, with 13 questions altogether. That would mean at least 5 tags with probably less than 3-4 questions each. Seeing the tags in combinations, they seem to make sense. Browsing e.g. the gmail tag and see a question additionally tagged filter, the meaning is pretty clear. Also initiating a search for [...


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Somehow I was on the 'active bounty' thing. "There are no questions with an active bounty at the moment. Perhaps you'd like to select a different tab?" Should the URL give some clue?


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No. We've discussed this sort of thing in the past (Should we have a nexus-7-2013 tag?) but decided not to do it. The devices don't deviate that much. Plus, by and large, we shouldn't need device-specific tags. Most questions that use such tags are applicable to most (if not all) devices. There's more difference based on the version of the OS and/or the ...


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Considering that lollipop is already synonymized to 5.0-lollipop, I propose that tag to be the general Lollipop version. In addition to this, we should make it clear on the tag excerpt, perhaps by adding: Android 5.0 is the tenth publicly named Android release, and debuted with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 in November of 2014. Please only use this tag if you ...


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There's only one question with that tag. Simply remove the incorrect tag and create the correct one from that question. Unused tags are pruned from the system once per day. Do note that tags are always all lowercase.


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power tag has been burninated! Some analysis: The tag was usually used in conjunction with: Powering a device: power-on, sometimes boot Power consumption: battery, battery-life Charging process and rate: charging Power button and its behavior: buttons, power-options, see (3) Given many different meanings, it's too ambiguous, don't synonymize to any tag. ...


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