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Similar to what was done on Stack Overflow, I would like the threshold for creating new tags to be increased on Meta.

I'm proposing a new threshold of 1,000 reputation (from the current 99) -- this is negotiable with Jeff, of course.

  • The proposed threshold is currently 226 users, which should be more than enough people to manage the change

  • New tags on Meta should be even more rare than on SO -- chances are if a user is having a problem with a certain feature, there's already going to be a tag in the system for that; or, an experienced user will be able to create a proper tag the first time

  • This effectively prevents tag pollution from off-topic posts by new/inexperienced users (this example and this example each generated 2 new tags)

EDIT: Jeff. Seriously. Please do something about this.

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I don't see why the tag reputation requirement was so low in the first place.. – Earlz Jun 30 '10 at 18:16
Nitpick: 1000 seems too high to me. I support the concept, though, so +1. – Pops Jun 30 '10 at 18:16
@Earlz: I think the idea was that new users could ask about a problem that had never been discussed before. I'm not sure that worked in practice. – Jon Seigel Jun 30 '10 at 18:19
@Pop: What threshold would you suggest instead of 1,000? (Getting input; not being argumentative.) – Jon Seigel Jun 30 '10 at 18:21
@Jon, no hostility detected or offense taken. I think 500 should do it. I don't pretend to know every user on Meta, but looking at the Users page, I don't see any >500-ers I would actively distrust and do recognize numerous people I would trust. – Pops Jun 30 '10 at 18:56
If this passes I am going on a tag-creation rampage. – JSONBog Jun 30 '10 at 19:42
@Pop: Agreed, I would trust them too, but that isn't the same as being familiar with how Meta works.… – Jon Seigel Jun 30 '10 at 19:59
@The: Since when has a feature request stopped you from doing that? :D – Jon Seigel Jun 30 '10 at 20:00
+1. Currently, any associated account can create a tag which seems a bit lenient. Related query: If a question was transferred here from one of the other sites, would it recreate any non-existing tags here even if the user had less than the required rep? – Andy E Jun 30 '10 at 21:14
How about we set the new tag creation threshold to 14700? :D – Ether Jun 30 '10 at 21:26
@Ether: k, just give me a couple weeks. :D – Jon Seigel Jun 30 '10 at 21:34
@Jon, in this case, by "trust" I meant "I would trust them to understand how Meta works." But yeah, it's clearly a matter of opinion. – Pops Jul 1 '10 at 14:25
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Ok, I agree -- I raised it to 500 on meta.

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Thanks. We'll see how things go at that level. – Jon Seigel Jul 8 '10 at 6:39

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