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Why are there required tags? (, , , )

Why must I choose one of those tags every time I want to post a question?

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marked as duplicate by random Feb 26 '13 at 21:24

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Because the question asked will have to fall in at least one of those categories. – Bart Feb 26 '13 at 20:39
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Well if it's not a discussion, bug, support or feature request, what is it? – LittleBobbyTables Feb 26 '13 at 20:39
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And OT, but useful: How do I participate in Meta Stack Overflow and not die trying? – Bart Feb 26 '13 at 20:41
    
its a question with many tags if i want choose , not taht i must use one of those. – user998158 Feb 26 '13 at 20:41
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You must choose one of those, because a Meta question will have to be a discussion, feature request, bug report or support question. It's as simple as that. – Bart Feb 26 '13 at 20:43
    
ok thx for the answer – user998158 Feb 26 '13 at 20:44
    
Were you by any chance trying to ask a programming question here on MSO? ;) – ThiefMaster Feb 26 '13 at 20:55

Taken from the About page:

How do I use this site?

Any other question will simply be off topic.

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