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Today, I asked my first question on WebApps.SE: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/76126/could-not-find-driver-error-when-registering-at-ghtorrnt-org-dblite. (I'm fairly active on other SE sites.) My question was about a web app that didn't have a tag created for it yet, and since I don't have 300 rep on the site, I wasn't able to create the appropriate tags. Looking over the list of tags already on the site, none of them looked like they would have been appropriate for my question.

What is the right course of action in this situation?

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    Not a duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/94436/… This question is about how it looks like you can add tags by putting anything you want in your favorite tags list, not using the correct tag when you can't create tags. – Kevin - Reinstate Monica Apr 17 '15 at 19:00
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    Duplicate, but unsatisfactory: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/71705/… This older question asks the same thing I am, but the only answer given doesn't help me or anyone besides the OP. It says that an SE user with enough rep added the necessary tag for the OP's specific situation, but doesn't give the general advice I'm looking for. – Kevin - Reinstate Monica Apr 17 '15 at 19:01
  • True, I voted to close the older as duplicate of this one, since we got better answer(s) here. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Apr 17 '15 at 19:38
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Pick the best tag you can find, and leave a comment under the post asking someone to create the tag you think it should have. If a high-rep/experienced user agrees, they'll create it and edit it into your question.

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You have a number of options

  • Go to the sire meta and request the tag be added to the question.
  • Drop into the site chat and see if anyone is around and will do it for you.
  • Flag for moderator attention.
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    For a site that you've never visited before, imo these measures are all slightly overkill. But maybe that's just me. – Ixrec Apr 17 '15 at 19:14
  • And, if you have just 1 reputation, the first two are impossible anyway. – Fish Below the Ice Apr 17 '15 at 19:23
  • I've seen all 3 of those methods used. – user147520 Apr 17 '15 at 19:26
  • Ugh. Don't flag for moderator attention. Save that for things only Moderators can do. – ale Apr 17 '15 at 20:35
  • @AlE.If you can't post on meta and can't chat then your options are limited. – user147520 Apr 17 '15 at 20:58

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