How do I create a tag in Stack Overflow?

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    Look at the FAQs. Link is at the bottom of this page.
    – Aamir
    Jul 20, 2010 at 12:56

2 Answers 2


You add tags simply by writing them in the tag field. If a tag doesn't already exist, it will be created.

You will also need the minimum reputation level of 1500.

  • Add the minimum required reputation level and your answer is the only one that really answers the question.
    – Konerak
    Jul 20, 2010 at 13:06
  • @Konerak - thanks for the comment. Answer updated.
    – Oded
    Jul 20, 2010 at 14:24
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    And if you don't have the rep you can always leave a comment for higher rep users who might add it if it makes sense. Jul 20, 2010 at 15:49
  • Is it a good idea if they are automatically created? Who knows how many I've accidentally created! Perhaps there should be a challenge: "Are you sure you want to create this tag?" It could be a simple typo, for instance.
    – winwaed
    Nov 18, 2010 at 19:53
  • @winwaed - not really a problem. Moderators can see newly created tags and clean them up. This happens all the time.
    – Oded
    Nov 18, 2010 at 20:13

Ravi, you require a reputation of at least 1500 to create new tags.

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    Does not answer the question.
    – Konerak
    Jul 20, 2010 at 13:08