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The tag is used over 700 times on Stack Overflow, and has the following description:

Shortened from applications, commonly pointing applications in the online stores for mobile devices.

The tag has over 10,000 uses, with the following description:

An application is a software program designed to help the user to perform singular or multiple related specific tasks.

These both seem roughly equivalent to having a tag for or (which was burninated previously). Can we edit | close | delete questions with the or tags?

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    Just as a note in Android is a class called Application how should that questions been tagged? – rekire Jul 4 '13 at 20:17
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    @rekire Excellent point. We'll probably want to keep the tag for those few questions that are about that class. – Bill the Lizard Jul 4 '13 at 21:08
  • Are you trying to go through these first? A cursory examination doesn't turn up much that would be lost by just burning them... – Shog9 Jul 5 '13 at 20:06
  • @Shog9 I wouldn't mind if the ones tagged android + application were left to pick through, but we can probably just burn the rest. – Bill the Lizard Jul 5 '13 at 20:56
  • @rekire I ended up creating the [android-application] tag for questions dealing specifically with the Application class. – Bill the Lizard Jul 6 '13 at 14:42
  • Nope, the application [tag] is back again -- it's been like whack-a-mole; I'll get the tag cleaned up, and the next morning, it's back again. Been happening all week long. – LittleBobbyTables - Au Revoir Jul 19 '13 at 13:06
  • @LBT Yes, it looks like [application] is just too popular to die. It needs to go 24 hours without being used before new users can't create it again. I'll keep it on my watch list. – Bill the Lizard Jul 19 '13 at 13:11
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I filtered the list down to android + application, and then further restricted my search to just those questions which contained either Application or .Application in a code block.

This resulted in all of 85 questions. You're free to retag these if you wish; I think it's pretty clear that finding them among the thousands of other questions with those tags would've been pretty difficult though, so I went ahead and burned these tags.

Please care for the widows and orphans...

Questions possibly about android.app.Application

  • if question.tags() == 'untagged' and question.lock() != 'historical' and question.score() <= 0: question.delete(), or something. – ben is uǝq backwards Jul 5 '13 at 22:36
  • Yeah, retagging these does seem a little bit easier than picking through 2500 questions. Thanks! :) – Bill the Lizard Jul 5 '13 at 23:05

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