You know how it takes 1500 rep to create a tag? Well, I did it with 402.

  1. Go to chat
  2. Post the tag in chat (type )
  3. Make a question.


chat message

Note: I had to write some random stuff to get past the automated question quality detection.

somebody typed into a box here is a pencil pedometer is broken

Link to profile: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/users/41088/uoɥʇʎpʎzɐɹc

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    Well, it's poor coincidence you thought that creating the tag got anything to do with posting in chat. It's totally not relevant. Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 13:18

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No, you didn't. On Programming Puzzles & Code Golf, which used to be a beta site, but is now in Phase 1 of its graduation, the minimum amount of reputation to create a tag is 150, not 300 (which is the standard) or 1500 (which is for Stack Overflow).

  • It's out of beta already; they just don't have a theme yet -.- Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 13:08
  • @CrazyPython you're right - I corrected this now. Until the theme is live, sites tend to keep the beta-levels for privileges.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 13:12
  • And it certainly won't be 1500 even after site graduates, 300 max.
    – nicael
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 13:13
  • Why is that? The look of the site should not affect its mechanics. Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 13:13
  • @nicael thanks, I got confused because OP mentioned 1500.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 13:15
  • @CrazyPython see this post - Code Golf is still in Phase 1.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 13:17

It's not 1500 everywhere, but only on Stack Overflow.

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