My personal favorite tag is and I noticed the emphasis on using android(language) specific tags..

My concern is , for which 99% of pages are also tagged . I tried to do some retagging, but there are way too many. I did go through How many retags should you do before asking a moderator? before getting complaints of spamming.

So I guess retagging all of them won't be easy without moderator tools.

I do have the Create tag synonym privilege but I am unsure how that works. Moreover I need to have at least 5 scores in these tags to act upon them.


  • can we retag all to which also has tag in question using awesome Mod tools,
  • Or create a tag synonym (Don't know how that will work because there are few question not tagged as Android)
  • Can we give a gentle reminder to the OP about using specific tag if also marked with master tag while posting the question itself.
  • Mass-retagging a bunch of questions that fit a certain rule would come in handy in many situations, but I don't think it's ever been done before. – slhck Sep 4 '13 at 14:56
  • @slhck exactly, I guess my 3rd point of gentle reminder will help to avoid such situations.. And moderators can retag them all in their powers.. Right?? – CRUSADER Sep 4 '13 at 15:01
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    Is there any edittext question that shouldn't be changed to android-edittext? Are there other contexts for edittext besides android? If the answer to both is no, then it should be a tag synonym. If yes, then it's complicated... – Servy Sep 4 '13 at 15:21
  • Don't use "b'coz". – Kevin Sep 4 '13 at 15:21
  • @Servy yes, there are few question tagged with c++ and delphi. I dont have much much knowledge about them.. – CRUSADER Sep 4 '13 at 15:28
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    @CRUSADER If there are very few, then the best bet would most likely be to manually change all question that shouldn't be android-edittext to something else (does c++-edittext make sense?) and then make the tag synonym to android. – Servy Sep 4 '13 at 15:30

Followed the suggestion of @Servy in commments.

Few tags created in the process they are as follows.

*please burninate these tags if you find these tags irrelevant or inappropriate.

There are now no questions with tags [tag:edittext] and not [tag:android]. So now we can safely make synonym of . So, Mission Accomplished a.k.a

Someone already suggested the same long back but in following order.

From @comments reverse would have made more sense since hardly any questions that get tag ediitext and not android.
Irony,I have 5 score to support the tag synonymn but cant create reverse as I dont have 5 score in

All said, tag clean up is done, proper retagging done.. :)

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