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I browsed through the questions tagged permissions. I see some of them are related to Android, while others aren't.

Since permissions on Android are a different matters in respect with permissions in other fields, I think the use of a new tag (i.e. android-permissions) should be encouraged, and users with permission to retag should do this.

What do you think?

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Actually, I think it makes sense that if you have a question about Android permissions, you should tag it with "android" and "permissions", separately. Mostly because it hurts my brain to imagine there being a million new tags like:

So, I think the current configuration is acceptable. The main thing is, you have an Android question; people interested / skilled in that tag will see it because of the "android" tag. "Permissions" is just a little extra information (which they will eventually get from reading the question).

Now...whether having a "permissions" tag is all that useful to begin with, I don't know (I can't imagine alot of people following the "permissions" tag). But, that would be a topic for another question.

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Permissions are pretty important in Android, especially minimizing the number you use – Ben Brocka Dec 28 '11 at 14:04
@BenBrocka That makes sense. I just don't think it warrants another tag. It seems like too much overlap, and it sets a bad precedent for creating new tags. This is just my opinion though. – jadarnel27 Dec 28 '11 at 14:12
I don't think it needs a new tag beyond the combo of Android and Permissions personally...permissions aren't language agnostic so I think it's implicitly clear that permissions depends on a language tag. – Ben Brocka Dec 28 '11 at 14:14
@BenBrocka Right. It would be like having a tag for sorting algorithms in different languages ([android-sorting], [C#-sorting], [java-sorting]). It turns into something unweildy and unnecessary. – jadarnel27 Dec 28 '11 at 14:39

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