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The tag is used for:

Proposals for new features on the site, or requests for a change to an existing feature

Now if I ask a question specifically about the tag itself (like this very question!), is it okay to tag it with too?

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There is no meta-feature-request tag, if that's what you're asking... – Cody Gray Apr 12 '12 at 5:38
??? When would you ask a question about the [feature-request] tag? Why not just ask the question and let someone else retag it appropriately if you did it wrong? – animuson Apr 12 '12 at 5:38
The same way you just did? – Damien Pirsy Apr 12 '12 at 5:40
Feature-requestception? – casperOne Apr 12 '12 at 12:18

I think it's better not to. I don't know whether or not there are automated tools that operate on the tags, but I'd bet there are (so the devs can keep track of each bug and feature request, see the status of each one, which will be implemented, etc). I see the fact that at least one of {bug, feature request, discussion, support} is mandatory in each post as evidence of this, but I might be mistaken.

Adding that tag to posts that are not feature requests would pollute the result of those tools. IMHO it's better to just tag them as discussion, as you did. Just my two cents...

Edit: Looking at this other question about the same tag, I believe you could use the tags and for that.

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[support] would also be possible, of course. – Time Traveling Bobby Apr 12 '12 at 8:45

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