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For example, if someone asks this question:

I'm getting an error doing X. Why?

A possible answer could be:

You need to do Y to avoid getting this error.


If Y is a technique or tool and if Y has a tag, should I edit the question to add the tag? It seems correct because specialists in will be able to find the question and add more useful information.

However, I can see two issues:

  1. If or is also a possible solution, the question will have many distinct tags.

Example

Question:

My PC is freezing. What should I do?

Answer 1:

You need to run an anti-virus to remove malwares.

Answer 2:

Your PC may be overheated. Check if your fan is working correctly.

So, in this case, should I add + to the question?


  1. If the question is marked with , the OP will look a bit dumb for asking something that is quite obvious if you see the tag.

Example

Question:

What series is it?

Answer:

This is "Game of Thrones".

Adding a tag would make the OP to look dumb.

Another example for this would be:

Question:

How can I securely store an user password?

Answer:

You should hash the password before storing it.

In this case, should I add the tag?


So, how should I proceed? Is there a generic guidance?

marked as duplicate by CRABOLO, ale, Infinite Recursion, S.L. Barth - Reinstate Monica, ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Aug 15 '15 at 10:08

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    I was always under the impression that tags should be based on the question, not the answer... that question goes against that concept entirely. – Catija Aug 15 '15 at 1:30
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    I prefer to see tags that represent the Q&A rather than just the question that it can be considered the evolution of. I think it is fine to add tags that result from accepted and/or highly upvoted answers because they will help answers to be found by later searches. – PolyGeo Aug 15 '15 at 2:24

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