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There are several questions tagged or which could use the generic tag in addition so they are more easily found.

Is it discouraged or encouraged to add this tag if they have less than five tags?

Personally I would like them to have this tag because I use a bookmark (/unanswered/tagged/android) to find unanswered Android questions. I cannot use the "unanswered/tagged/?tab=mytags" tab because I have several other tags that I do not want to have in that list when I am in the mood to answer Android questions.

Or should change my bookmark to include all the android-* tags ORed together?

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I believe it should be encouraged; questions related to android-listview should also be tagged android, for the exact reasons you mentioned. – Matt Jun 12 '12 at 15:41
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Retagging to include on those questions should be encouraged. The tag currently has over 15,000 followers, while has 44 and has 32. Questions with only either of the latter tags should get a lot more attention with the inclusion of the more popular generic tag.

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What if the question already has 5 tags? Is it still OK to replace one with the popular android tag? Maybe only if the questions seems easy and has not many views for a quite long time? – Dirk Jäckel Jun 13 '12 at 7:47
@DirkJäckel Yes, I think that should be okay. If the question needs attention, go ahead and replace one of the less-followed tags with android. – Bill the Lizard Jun 13 '12 at 11:02
@BilltheLizard, hi there are so many questions with non full android tags, i.e. drawable instead of android-drawable, first has 1k hits, second one only 76.. retag or not retag? – deadfish Mar 1 '13 at 9:22
@Lumma If a question tagged drawable already has the android tag then we probably don't need to retag it. Since android-drawable only has 76 uses and 1 follower, we can probably just get rid of it. – Bill the Lizard Mar 1 '13 at 12:08

Adding the to these would definitely be the correct process.

I just finished adding the to the items that were missing it. I will move on to the items


I just finished the 80 questions with the but no . This should be done.

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Would it be possible for anything tagged android-* would automaticaly be tagged as well. This would help clasification.

Or could you have 'tag groups' that define a 'parent' tag and 'child' tags. This would mean would be a parent whilst and would be its children. Everything tagged android-asynctask would also be classified/tagged as .

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