The manufacturer tags like htc are more of a catch-all for when there isn't a more specific tag that applies (eg for obscure/unusual/new phone models), they're not needed if there's a more specific tag that applies, so aren't normally used, unless your problem is related to everything HTC related, which is rare.
Looking at the question, your problem could ...
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:
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 ...
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
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.
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 ...
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.
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 -- ...
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 ...
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
Yes, this does appear to have been a case where two tags were synonymized but not merged, thereby leaving behind reset on the questions that had it at the time the synonym was created.
I've retagged all such questions, so it should no longer appear in the list as anything other than a synonym of factory-reset.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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!
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 ...
It is not against the rule, though putting the two is useless (if you do a "htc" search, all htc- tags will show up). I just think that if your problem concern only one particular device, it should have htc-device as tag but not htc. htc tag should be used for problems related to all HTC in general.
Please omit the device and Android version tag if you are sure that the question is not specific to a particular device or Android version.
I am aware of Matthews answer, and I agree that those tags shouldn't be used if the question isn't specific to the tag. But it's difficult to tell if a problem is really device/version specific. It's hard to tell for ...
Tags should describe the content of the question. They should cover the specific problem area to be addressed. Having a problem with a particular app? Use the tag for that app. (Examples: google-plus, whatsapp-messenger.) Having a problem with a particular function? Use the appropriate tag(s). (Examples: gps, bluetooth-tethering, mobile-data.)
Tags should ...
The icons you see besides the tags are "sponsored" tags. People pay so that the icons appear.
The colors provide a meta layer for tags, like "required" or "mod only".
IIRC the order how tags are displayed on questions is "by tag usage count", so important tags are leftmost, sometimes even in the page title. Because of that there is IMHO no need for such ...
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.
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!
We had similar questions like this one on meta before. We already have such a development tag, but it's not really successful in preventing from dev questions pooping up.
Liam's idea seems sophisticated but is also complex and not easy to implement. (Also note that it's already possible to blacklist tags).
But all in all I think the "vote close review ...
I created android-emulator to house all of the questions related to the Android emulator specifically, then retagged the questions that were about other kinds of emulation. I also re-worked the emulator wiki/excerpt to make it clear that it's for non-Android emulators. If I missed any questions in the retagging, feel free to fix them up.