Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I stumbled across something interesting when I posted this question yesterday: Any tag that begins with stl- cannot be added. They appear in the drop down list, but when clicked or typed in full, revert to just stl.

e.g. stl-container reverts to stl.

Not sure if there are more that follow this trend, but I tested a few and they worked fine.

share|improve this question
1  
I also can't click the "info" link that appears when you hover over the suggested tag. It acts like I clicked the suggestion's tag instead of the info link. This wasn't happening when the feature was first introduced. – Matthew Read Aug 9 '11 at 18:36
    
@Matthew I will agree that the info link doesn't seem to be working. That was annoying when trying to look up synonym info. – Troyen Aug 9 '11 at 18:39
    
Related feature request. – Matthew Read Aug 9 '11 at 18:51
up vote 3 down vote accepted

In this case, it is intended.

is marked a synonym of as shown on the stl tag synonyms page. Thus, choosing will replace that tag with just .

I'm able to choose other stl- tags just fine (like ) on Windows 7/Chrome. I think it was just a case of picking a tag synonym.

share|improve this answer
    
I thought that may have been the case after I posted and searched a bit, but it was not at all intuitive that that was happening, especially since I must have tried 2 different synonyms of stl. I did notice after reading this and trying again that it states it is a synonym at the very bottom in a small font, but not very noticeable in my opinion. Thanks for the insight, I'll attempt to take more notice in the future. – steveo225 Aug 9 '11 at 18:40
    
Wow, did not notice that. I'll make a feature request to make it clearer. – Matthew Read Aug 9 '11 at 18:43
    
Posted. – Matthew Read Aug 9 '11 at 18:51

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .