How to create a tag for a very new and specific topic, which have a really small number of followers (all of them with low reputation on stackoverflow) in the optic of having a growing community that help each others by answering questions related to the topic ( inexistant in stackoverflow for the moment ) ?

  • What's the tag? – ಠ_ಠ Aug 22 '13 at 15:26
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    Tags are not created in the absence of questions. They are created when there is a sufficient number of questions about a topic. So have your users ask good questions. Then we'll happily add the tag. P.s. keep in mind that this is not your average support forum. We have quality guidelines for posts. – Bart Aug 22 '13 at 15:27
  • You could ask your own question regarding the tool (which you can later answer yourself) and then request for a tag to be created for it. But depending on the tool, people may not be willing to create your tag – musefan Aug 22 '13 at 15:34
  • @musefan It's usually a matter of there being a couple of genuine, appropriate questions on the topic. And self-answered questions might be a way to get things started, but then the OP has to take really good care of asking both good questions and posting good answers. A good answer to a bad question will not save the post. – Bart Aug 22 '13 at 15:36
  • @Bart: Of course, all question and answers should be of the upmost highest quality... comments however, well no one gives a f*** about them!!! – musefan Aug 22 '13 at 15:38
  • Right..... @musefan. – Bart Aug 22 '13 at 15:46
  • I can't unfortunately as I have a low reputation. I'm actually far from the 1500 required. The tag I want to create is "lightning_workbench" It is a tool aiming at creating DSMLs based on Alloy. ( but It would be inappropriate to flood the Alloy tag with question related to this tool) – faboul Aug 22 '13 at 19:55

Please see this post. Tags get created when there's a clear need for them, not the other way around.

  • Hi and thanks for the answer, I already saw this post, but well, what if all of the person interested in the use of such a tag don't have enough reputation on stackoverflow ? The tool is really specific , and only a short population at this very moment is interested in such a tag. I intended to use stackoverflow as a way to grow a little community around the questions related to the tool. But I guess it's not appropriate ... – faboul Aug 22 '13 at 19:48
  • @faboul that is appropriate use - others have done it (and others have tried and failed too). the idea is the questions come first, then the tag. Just have people ask a couple of questions and once there are enough (quality posts) someone will probably be happy to create the tag. – psubsee2003 Aug 22 '13 at 19:56
  • If it's a language you wrote, which was your original question, maybe you could have your own messageboard? I use a popular 3rd party tool for C# development by a company called Infragistics, yet there's no Infragistics tag here. So I go to their messageboard, where they have developers ready to answer questions. – Johnny Bones Aug 22 '13 at 19:59
  • I could indeed, I will need to think of this . anyway thanks for your useful feedback ;) – faboul Aug 22 '13 at 20:08
  • @JohnnyBones That statement appears to be false: infragistics. There is probably also a tag for the specific tool that you use; I can't say because you didn't mention the name of it. – Cody Gray Aug 23 '13 at 4:14
  • I'm sure there's no tag because I'm the creator of this tool. But anyway, thanks for your concern, I'll find another solution. – faboul Aug 26 '13 at 11:03

When someone with enough reputation asks a question about your tool they can create a tag to go with it. That's the way they get created. If a tag has no questions it will be removed by the system.

  • I got those points, but I was thinking that there was ,aybe an "hidden" way to create tag when they are actually needed. Anyway, I guess the only solution is to find someone with the required reputation willing to create the tag ;) or to grow myself such a reputation but i guess it can take quite a long time X.x – faboul Aug 22 '13 at 20:00

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