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I think there could be a badge for creating a new tag. Since creating a tag would require 1.5k reputation, i think it might make sense to have at least a bronze tag for this. This would encourage people to ask questions in their domain which haven't been explored before.

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There's already a silver Taxonomist badge for creating a tag that ends up getting used by at least 50 questions.

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Yeah but that is for 50 questions. IF that might be the case then why not allow creating a tag when you reach say a score of 100 and if its not too popular in the next say 30 days then remove the new tag. – lokoko Mar 3 '13 at 6:34
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@lokoko: Trust me, just because it's a 1.5k user doesn't mean they create good tags. We actively destroy newly created misspelled tags all the time. So no, just creating a tag is not worthy of a badge, because all you have to do is literally type something in. The minimum question parameter is there to prevent abuse and ensure it's a real topic. Otherwise our system would be cluttered with unused tags waiting to be deleted by the system. – animuson Mar 3 '13 at 6:36
    
If we could have a badge for creating 2 accounts on stack exchange then i think we could give one to this :) I do get the point of spamming tags but still. – lokoko Mar 3 '13 at 6:42
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Dude, 1/2 to 2/3 of all new tags created every single day on SO end up getting nuked because they are awful. New tag creation is not something we want to promote. – Charles Mar 3 '13 at 8:36
    
@lokoko I remember several months ago there was a community event to clean up old tags ambiguous tags, I participated in this event by removing the 'vb' tag and adding 'vba', 'vb6' or 'vb.net'. Less, more defined tags are much more useful as opposed to tags with < 50 answers. – Daniel Imms Mar 20 '13 at 6:06

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