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Currently, the tag wiki for says this:

Activity is the main UI component of the Android System. It represents one particular thing a user can do, one screen of the application.

Really? That's the only thing an activity can refer to?

Shouldn't this tag really be [android-activity]?

Note: Although doesn't have a tag wiki, it has the same problem. I could see how you might have these tags on an Android-specific site, but on StackOverflow these tags seem...well, too broad and generic to apply to concepts that are so specific.

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I don't know much about "activity" in the context of Android (or any other framework that would use the name) but in the general sense, we could argue that it is a meta tag by itself. I would much rather see it as android-activity (with appropriate variant for each other use) instead of plain old vanilla activity. – Jeff Mercado Jul 1 '11 at 21:30
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It does seem like the vast majority of questions are in fact about Android, although clearly the word has broader meaning and applies to a few other less-popular concepts (gwt, WWF WF).

It's too bad you can't do a mass rename for all questions tagged AND . Perhaps a tag merge/rename, followed by a hand-sorting of the non-Android questions?

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+1, WF4 is based around an Activity. – user7116 Jul 1 '11 at 21:00
Right. So should you have an [activity] tag with multiple meanings in its tag wiki, or should you have a [wf-activity] tag, and an [android-activity] tag, and a... – Robert Harvey Jul 1 '11 at 21:34
@Robert: The latter. Get rid of the ambiguous tags, replace them with unambiguous ones. – Aarobot Jul 1 '11 at 21:36
Better than a dev merge and resort is to find the ones that don't have android issues and retag them first. IDs would likely be enough for a dev to avoid a bump – jcolebrand Jul 2 '11 at 2:18

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