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It would be cool if the last used tags when asking a question are rememberd for the next question. To prevent errors, maybe not as default, but with a little button or link that says "insert previously used tags"? Sometimes there are a whole bunch of questions to the same topic, and it's tedious to type in those tags over and over again. I know someone who suffers from that a lot.

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Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V seems like a better solution, rather than risking "generic default tags that you put on each question", in my opinion. –  Gnoupi Jun 14 '10 at 10:02
    
Or just type them, it's not that tedious. –  Andy E Jun 14 '10 at 11:46
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Taking laziness into new extremes –  Amarghosh Jun 14 '10 at 12:52

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This is only a problem if someone asks lots of questions regularly (i.e. a small minority of SOFU users). And IMHO it is fairly easy to copy the tags from a previous question anyway.

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I don't think that's required because of two reasons:

  • How long is the longest tag name on SO?
  • There already is an autocomplete facility for tags
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Longest tag-name is 25 characters, which is the limit. Longest tag string would likewise be 125 characters, or 129 if you include the 4 delimitting spaces. –  Grace Note Jun 14 '10 at 12:55
    
@ccomet Autocomplete should handle it, right? Btw, is there actually a 25 char long tag in use? –  Amarghosh Jun 14 '10 at 14:10
    
[accessviolationexception] is an example of a 24 character one off the top of my hat. I don't have any examples of legitimate 25 character tags as the majority of them (and there are a good number of them) are the result of truncating. –  Grace Note Jun 14 '10 at 14:29
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Well, for a legitimate non-truncated one, there's [object-relational-mapping]. –  Grace Note Jun 14 '10 at 14:33

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