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Quoting Bill The Lizard:

Every question on meta-* should have one of the bold-border tags, feature-request, bug, discussion, or support.

Should we enforce this when creating a Meta-SO question, with a drop-down menu? Or if not enforced, at least strongly suggest that the user pick at least one of these tags?

Edit: As pointed out below, this actually is enforced. So my suggestion would be to tell the user before submitting that he must use one of these badges.

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This is required, if you attempt to post without it, you get this message:

Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because:

must include one of these tags -- bug feature-request discussion support

As for, should there be drop-down support of this. I do think it would be helpful and more clear, but I don't think it is overly needed, I think the error posting is descriptive enough to help users.

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thanks, i didn't actually try creating one without one of those tags, i just looked to see if there was any indication of it. – Kip Jul 18 '09 at 3:50

I don't think it is a big enough issue to warrant some type of change to how the system works, but I don't see any problem with actively encouraging users to pick one. They are pretty useful in breaking down questions into four distinct categories.

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The question UI does indicate that these tags are required on all metas now.

(look in the tag input area)

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