The API has two methods to get a list of required tags (the gray ones) and moderator-only tags (the red ones):

That means there must be an enumeration (or two booleans) in the database to distinguish them from regular tags. Can that column/those columns please be added to the Stack Exchange Data Explorer?

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    I'll get this in place for a SEDE extract next week. We're on a code/build freeze for the holiday, so I can't deploy any changes to the underlying views until next week.
    – Taryn
    Nov 24, 2020 at 20:38

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This was deployed last week and the extract process yesterday grabbed the new columns.

There are two new bit columns on the Tags table:

  • IsModeratorOnly
  • IsRequired

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