Recently some others and I began to clean up google a bit. This started with retagging a number of question with google-apps-script. Then we hit a wall. All of the questions that should have been retagged were, but we were left with
18 14 questions that didn't seem to have a better tag than the extremely generic "Google". Several questions can be cleaned up by replacing it with google-maps, but there are a number of questions that still just don't fit in any of our other 6 google tags (not including android).
As you can see by looking at the wiki, our Google tag is very broad and i can't imagine that it's very useful as it is. It's only real use is a catch all for something related to google in some general way. It's not very well defined. I think it should go, but we're then left with the question of what do we use to tag these questions. As I stated here, I think we have a couple of options.
- Leave google alone. It's fine how it is. Retag what can be retagged and move on.
- Replace it with a more specific, but still kind of catch all, google-api tag. This would give the benefit of specifically stating that this is code using one of Google's APIs and is not to be used for questions which are related to Google through it's second cousin's ex-college roommate and burn google. This would leave some google related questions without a tag saying so.
- Burn google and introduce more specific tags where applicable, as they are needed. Tags such as youtube-api and google-drive-api.
I tend to lean toward a combination of options 2 and 3, but I'm putting it to the community. Let's clean this up before it gets more out of hand than it already is.
- More general, existing tags were applied wherever possible.
- Questions that could be, have been retagged with google-maps.
- Questions using the Google Feed API have been retagged with the generic rss tag.
- google-contacts-api has been added.
- gwt has been added.
- There are currently 0 questions tagged google. We've burned it.