I just asked a question over on Ask Different, and when I got to the tag selection stage, I found a little dollop of UX goodness waiting for me:

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The system seems to have picked out likely keywords from my post and is helping me, a new user of the site, correctly categorize my question. Clicking on any of these adds it to the tag field, also a nice touch.

The same feature does not seem to be present on Stack Overflow (tested both with my real account and a dummy new account created for this purpose):

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Interestingly, this has been requested quite a while ago and declined: Automatic tag suggestions (also When asking a question, could the page suggest relevant tags? and Have Stack Overflow automatically suggest tags) but it's apparently now been implemented.

This seems like a great thing to have for new users (and I see it's even here on Meta!); can it be added to Stack Overflow?

  • It's here on Meta as well; I'm sure it'll come to SO too. Commented Feb 10, 2013 at 21:31
  • Yes, I saw it when I posted this. Any idea how new it is, @MartijnPieters?
    – jscs
    Commented Feb 10, 2013 at 21:32
  • It wasn't there on February 1st (when posted a MSO question before), it is there today. I suspect it was added today, after the datacenter switchover. Commented Feb 10, 2013 at 21:37

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This has been turned on for Stack Overflow for...a while.

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