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Should the jsfiddle tag be used when a post just uses jsfiddle to demonstrate code, or should the jsfiddle tag only be used when the question is about jsfiddle?

I think it should not be used just because there is a code example on jsfiddle, but the question should be about jsfiddle in order for the tag to be used.

Either way, I think the jsfiddle tag wiki should be updated to make it clear when the tag should be used.

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The tag should be used when the question is about jsfiddle.

Tags are about adding value to the question - allowing one to see quickly what subjects the question is about. If jsfiddle is only there to illustrate the question, it shouldn't be tagged with it.


I have added a clarification to the tag wiki, explaining it should be used when the question is about jsFiddle.

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Very true. A nice blog post about meta tags: The Death of Meta Tags. – Arjan Dec 18 '11 at 19:03
I'm confused though. What kind of question could I really ask that would be about jsFiddle in the sense of programming? It's a very plug-n-play kind of site that doesn't really require any support that SO could provide, and the tag seems to be used purely meta-like. – animuson Dec 19 '11 at 4:13
@animuson, you're right, so don't use the jsFiddle tag :) – Benjol Dec 19 '11 at 7:47

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