Linked Questions

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Let's disallow moderator nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year

Well, it's election season again. On sites all over the network, moderators are being selected from among the good folk willing to volunteer their time to help guide and support their communities. I'm ...
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Tag-badges exploit [closed]

Like everyone else I've been reading bobince's outbreak about parsing html with regex with great amusement. When I read in the comments that bobince had been awarded two gold badges (html and regex) ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I see questions about “java” — no, I mean really about *java*? [closed]

I like to peruse all the questions about the Java language, class libraries, JVM, etc., in part to learn about these things and in part because I have decent expertise on many of these areas to share. ...
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Poisoning of API-related tags on Stack Overflow [closed]

This might have been asked before, but I want to highlight my specific issue. Feel free to move this question as appropriate. Problem I see an increasing trend of tag-abuse on Stack Overflow, ...
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Moderation team feedback needed on tag specificity: [xpath] vs the world

See previous topic: What did happen with “xpathengines” and “xqueryengines” tags, and why? tl;dr: An unknown moderator performed two tag merges. A few users frequenting the xpath tag objected. ...
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When not to use a tag that is inherently applicable?

Sometimes when I've asked questions on StackOverflow, there are times when I could add a PHP tag if the question concerns an app written in PHP, but the problem may have nothing to do with the ...
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Multiple Retagging Etiquette

I've noticed that when it comes to straight-up programming concepts, questions are generally either tagged pretty well in the first place or retagged fairly quickly by someone with the privilege. We'...
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1answer
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Interesting Thought - Tag Wikis for Combinations of Tags

I recently answered a question on exception handling instead of just posting the link to the exception-handling tag wiki. One of the reasons is that the exception-handling tag is not specific to .NET, ...