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Via this question, I have discovered that SO has 13 questions tagged urgent-help-needed. Most of these question do not have accepted answers!

That is horrific! We really should do something to prioritize questions marked urgent, as someone might just get fired or thrown out of school otherwise. Therefore, I propose that all questions with the urgent-help-needed tag is shown on the front page with an extra large, extra bold, Comic Sans font.

Also, a free bounty of 1000 rep. should automatically be attached to question with this tag.

Btw. I need help from a removing all occurences of a specific tag on SO. Can anyone help? This is urgent!

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+1 hahahahaha... so ... this should be tagged [retag-request], then? –  quack quixote Mar 29 '10 at 11:23
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Just one thing, when retagging, take the time to clean up the post too. –  perbert Mar 29 '10 at 12:13
    
@voyager: hope you aren't asking for this post to be cleaned up, it's beautiful! i wish all retag-requests were this ... creative. –  quack quixote Mar 29 '10 at 12:19
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Nice! I wasn't sure if this was a joke or not all the way until "shown on the front page with an extra large, extra bold, Comic Sans font." –  Bill the Lizard Mar 29 '10 at 12:53
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I totally lol'ed. This is EXACTLY what we need to do with such questions! Genius plan Jørn! –  Jeff Atwood Mar 30 '10 at 3:33
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Some other people are not expert enough to have added that task, but have clearly stated the urgency of their question by writing "URGENT" (sometimes even in capital letters, to express extra urgency) in its title. We should help these people, too. –  Daniel Daranas Mar 30 '10 at 9:52
    
Too late to edit, but I was meaning "to have added that tag". –  Daniel Daranas Mar 30 '10 at 12:48
    
Is urgent-help-needed a meta tag? –  Andrew Grimm Aug 13 '10 at 12:49
    
"We really should do something to prioritize questions marked urgent, as someone might just get fired or thrown out of school otherwise" hahahaha :-)) "... Also, a free bounty of 1000 rep. ..." Are you for real? Didn't you forgot to add [fun] tag to this question? –  Tomas Oct 20 '11 at 14:41

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

There are none left now (the 4 questions left right now in that view are old cached copies, and will disappear shortly, along with the tag - all gone!).

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oh, I misread the revision history, I apologize :P –  Andreas Bonini Mar 29 '10 at 17:32
    
@Kop - no apology needed :-) –  Dominic Rodger Mar 29 '10 at 17:39

I propose that all questions with the urgent-help-needed tag is shown on the front page with an extra large, extra bold, Comic Sans font.

Also, a free bounty of 1000 rep. should automatically be attached to question with this tag.

I quite agree with this, but it would have be a purchasable question upgrade for the person asking the question (if they are in dire need, they surely can demonstrate such urgency financially) AND it would only be bolded/highlighted and with the bounty available for those who elect to participate in such questions by paying a small fee to SO for the privilege of helping those poor souls with urgent questions.

To everyone else, though, it would appear exactly as a regular question with no particular highlighting, and they would be ineligible for the 1k bounty.

As an aside, I'd like to invest in SO before this scheme feature is implemented.

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For only a low monthly fee of $19.99, I'll tag all your questions with [urgent-help-needed]. –  mmyers Mar 29 '10 at 16:11

The more annoying tags, the better people can use them for filtering!

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The tags shouldn't be removed until their answer gets 2012 upvotes.

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A tooltip should appear recommending the asker remove [urgent-help-needed] once they have accepted an answer. The asker of this question has forgotten to do so.

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