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Should tags use dashes camel case or underscores? Should they be singular or plural? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I correctly tag my questions? Have you looked at the state of tags lately? Multiple versions of the same tag that are camel cased, use underscores or dashes, with both ...
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How many tags to use? [duplicate]

Is it best to use five tags to get the maximum response? If not, how many?
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Are tags for what the content of the question is, or what the answer is? [duplicate]

I was having some trouble with a recent question I asked and people kept editing in erroneous tags as I described the problem. I reverted back to the original over and over and finally I arrived at my ...
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Magic wand time - what does your community need?

Continuing in my series of questions to you: Last week, I heard some great origin stories. This week, I’d like to refocus a bit on what could be better (in your view). I’m very curious about whether ...
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What should the standard spelling be - British or US?

I just saw someone edit the title of this question to change the spelling from favourite (The British spelling) to favorite (The US-English spelling). Does SOFU have an accepted standard on language ...
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How should duplicate questions be handled?

What should I do when I see a question that is a duplicate of another one? Should I answer it? Should I downvote it? Should I comment? Should I edit the question to indicate it's a duplicate? If I ...
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Style guide for questions and answers

Recently I saw a question title of "combine 2 resultset". I think the community deserves nicely written and formatted content. I guess this would require just ten more seconds from all of us. ...
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Why do we tag questions?

My question—my meta-question as the case may be—concerns the purpose of these words referred to as "tags". Let me be clear: I use tags. The site supports them, so why shouldn't I? My understanding of ...
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How should disputes be handled on Stack Overflow?

Update: See Jeff Atwood's blog post: The Great Edit Wars. As well as the usual close wars we're all familiar with I'm aware that there have been several edit / rollback and tag wars recently, some ...
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When should I create a new tag? How do I request a new tag if I don't have enough rep?

Can someone please create the tag foo on our site? We need to have it because Foo is a recent/upcoming release / edition / model / episode of a popular, established OS / board game / bike brand /...
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Is it acceptable to add a 'search keywords' section to a question?

Today I edited out a section off a question that looked like the following: <br/> <sub>search keywords: double array, first line, second line, third line, numbers, entries</sub> ...
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What did happen with "xpathengines" and "xqueryengines" tags, and why? [closed]

About the bounty: Up today the original question is not fully answered. I'm asking for the actual reasons of the merge. I've also deleted my own comments so question and answers can stand one in front ...
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How to create a new tag without asking question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use Stack Overflow as the official support site of an open-source project Create a tag before a question has been entered? Suppose I have enough reputation to create new tag....
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What is considered incorrect tagging?

Let me start by saying that I know that there is gamification in receiving tag-badges. Users* want the badges to show they have skills in certain areas. I am active the sql tags and I have seen an ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...

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