We need to create , and track it so that our developers can find and answer the questions and bug reports on such.

We are writing a script that will send us an SMS every time a question is posted with that tag by reading the tag XML feed.

The only issue is that a tag can only be created by a Stack Overflow user with a reputation of 1500 and above.

May anyone please create the tag for us?

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    Stack Overflow is not your personal bug tracker
    – random
    Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:12
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    It's incredible how often "I love SO so much" and "I ignored your rules because it suited me" appear in the same post Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:18
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    Get rep > 1500 and do it. With a popular product and expert know how of it, it shouldn't be that difficult.
    – Oded
    Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:18
  • @MichaelMrozek I can already foresee the amount of edits that will need to be made because some people weren't aware of the no signature rule. One post and it violates 2 obvious rules... This is going to be interesting. Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:21
  • Was not aware of the no signature rule - was about to remove it, but some one was quicker then me :) Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:31
  • I work for a company who's looking to use a few sites on the Stack Exchange network as additional avenues of support for our customers, and this is certainly a lesson for me how not to go about doing it. No offense to the team at Crossrider, but the consensus from responders has been eye-opening. Commented Mar 6, 2015 at 15:53

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Users can't just "create" a tag -- it has to be attached to a post. In theory you should wait until someone asks a crossrider question and thinks to include the tag, or you should find an existing question that needs the tag and ask someone to add it to that question specifically. However, it looks like Oded already found an existing question and added the tag to it a few minutes ago, so the feed should be working now

As for your general question, it's fine for users to ask crossrider questions here, as long as they make sense on Stack Overflow. Things like:

we think its platform can provide the BEST way for us to communicate with our developers, and for our developers to communicate with each other.

don't sound like good uses of SO at all -- people shouldn't be posting crossrider bugs here, and your developers certainly shouldn't be tracking issues through questions and answers

  • Yeah! Take 'em to school Mike!
    – bobobobo
    Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:31
  • Thanks Michael for your answer. Obviously Stackoverflow platform will not be used as bug tracker(!), but for more for development questions, such as: "How can I do cross domain requests", "How to include remote js files etc..", "How can I access the local database" etc.. Thanks @Oded for adding the tag for us. I really appreciate it! Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:35
  • "Users can't just "create" a tag -- it has to be added to an existing post." is in disagreement with stackoverflow.com/privileges/create-tags
    – AakashM
    Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:36
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    @AakashM It's not a disagreement - it's just how the system works. The privilege tells you that you can add a tag that doesn't already exist to a question, thus "creating" the tag. There is no other way (UI, etc.) to create tags.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:38
  • @AakashM See the "How do I create a new tag?" section: "Simply enter a new tag with your question and it will be created" Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:42
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    Sorry, I wasn't clear at all. The privilege says "Simply enter a new tag with your question" which suggests that a new tag can be created with (ie at the same time as) a new question; whereas this answer suggests tag creation can only happen as part of a question edit.
    – AakashM
    Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:44
  • @AakashM Oh, quite right. Edited to clarify Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:51
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    @ShmueliAhdut Just for the record. The down votes on your question indicates how much the community disagrees with your plan to do this, apart from having the tag created. I would honestly suggest you reconsider the whole concept. Your team is extremely welcome to answer questions about the product here, but keep in mind it may not work the way you want it too, so rather keep it informal and not a process. Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 14:57
  • @Diago, I understand why people feel its not OK to ask to add a tag unnaturally - but at the end of the day developers will benefit from this! Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 15:25
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    @ShmueliAhdut Your missing the point. My statement is not about the tag, my statement is about your whole idea of using SO as a support forum. The community as a whole does not consider it a good idea. Also, considering you had to ask for the tag to be created, it doesn't seem like a lot of the 60K+ developers on SO actually uses your product. Commented Oct 28, 2011 at 16:16

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