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Too often on StackOverflow the first comment to a question tagged with c# is

Are you using Winforms, WPF, or asp.net?!

Perhaps the system should nudge a user to add one of these tags if the user tags c#. Of course some questions are purely c# and are not related to a certain UI system, that's why I'm suggesting a reminder, not a requirement.

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Don't forget Silverlight, WinRT, etc. –  slugster Dec 31 '12 at 14:41
@slugster Yes, those too. Also, I guess it's also partially relevant for other dotnet languages, not just c#. –  Rotem Dec 31 '12 at 14:43
While it will be good, there's just no end for this. What you suggest is creating extra layer of "sub tags" for each tag and honestly, I think it's just too complicated to be worth the effort. Not to mention the discomfort it will cause for those asking pure C# questions. –  Shadow Wizard Dec 31 '12 at 14:49
@ShaWizDowArd I see where you're coming from, though regarding the discomfort to pure c# questions - I think that would only happen in case of a bad implementation of the reminder box. –  Rotem Dec 31 '12 at 15:01
I don't think I've every asked a UI question.... so a reminder to add a UI tag would bug the heck out of me –  psubsee2003 Dec 31 '12 at 20:27

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I don't know whether this prompt is warranted, but if it is, it belongs in the tag wiki, not as an extra UI feature. The tag wiki is the place for basic advice about the tag, including a description of what the tag means and recommendations for when to use it and what other tags might be relevant in addition to or instead of that tag.

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I agree with you that the tag wiki is probably the correct place, but I strongly suspect most users, especially new ones don't look at it all. –  Jack Dec 31 '12 at 16:42

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