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Questions tagged [meta-tags]

Meta tags are tags which describe something other than the question's content--such as the author's skill level, motivation, or current take on it. Alternatively, they may be ill-defined concepts which make consistent application of the tag difficult or impossible.

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This tag needs some [clarification]

The tag clarification seems to be useless. When looking at the questions, I see two main use cases: as a meta-tag for questions where the author wants to have something explained similar to comments ...
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Duplicate Content without canonical or robots meta tag

I recently stumbled across an oddity while debugging a transmission problem. When I searched for "transmission-daemon Error loading config file", I got the same askubuntu question on both the first ...
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extra closing parentheses `)` at the end of og:url meta tag value on all Stack exchange pages

Funny thing I have noticed, literally all the pages in stackoverflow with open graph og:url meta tag has their URL value being appended with a closing parenthesis ). I know that this tag does not ...
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Why isn't tag [announcements] a red moderator tag?

Sub-question: Is it true that all Stack Exchange employees are moderators of Meta.SE? I find there no point in leaving announcements as a regular tag, because everyone can post questions that carry ...
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Should “discussion” tag gold badge holders be able to dupe-hammer questions on Meta? [duplicate]

This topic has been raised previously on individual site metas, but I observed it as an issue on main Meta as well. Ordinarily, holders of gold tag badges have the privilege of "dupe-hammer" (binding ...
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Are meta tags banned across the board on all Stack Exchange sites or can each site decide if it wants to allow meta tags?

I think it was now six years ago that Stack Exchange told us that meta tags are bad. They convinced me. Up till now we'd managed to keep them off the travel site. Though I suppose a couple of our ...
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Give mods/communities better tools for large retagging jobs

Where I'm coming from I'm a moderator on an SE with 5000+ visitors per day, a lot of drive-by askers but few regular contributors (6 editors with 5+ edits this year), and a substantial tagging mess. ...
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What is zaphod?

In the <head> of every question page there is a meta tag such as this: <meta name="twitter:app:url:iphone" content="se-zaphod://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/246034/is-the-loading-icon-...
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Cross-visibility between SE sites; confusion of appropriate SE for a question; multi-site UI

Here are a couple of issues and a proposal how to address it: Issue 1. Some questions seem to be applicable to multiple SE sites. Sometimes users wonder: should THIS applied math question go to ...
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Can we have meta tags for chatrooms?

We can add tags to our chatroom which is great. What isn't great is that we have no way to indicate that we mean the tags from the meta site. I'm one of the room owners of the SO Close voters room ...
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Is the `ember-invalid` tag acceptable? [closed]

I just came across a bunch of edits tagging questions with ember-invalid. I approved them as the edits seemed to match the tag wiki: excerpt: Ember API has changed over time. This tag is for all ...
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Open graph meta tags not as per specification

The Open Graph meta tags in all stackoverflow network websites are not strictly as per the Open Graph specification. The specification says that it should be in this format: <meta property="" ...
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How appropriate are question-origin tags?

So, we now have the breaking-bad tag on Chemistry. The posts there aren't really bad ones, some, like this one, have really interesting answers. It also might be helping drive traffic to the site. I'...
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Do helpdesk, ticket-system, and customer-support tags provide any help in better categorization of programming questions [closed]

Often questions tagged under helpdesk, ticket-system, and customer-support are shopping questions and need Closure Votes. Fortunately there are not many and the community can chip in. Also, I do ...
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Tag resolution for post previews fails on meta

For example, take the following: [tag:lua] and [meta-tag:bug] It used to appear as following in the preview box in the post editor window: But now, it shows up as: The resulting post is being ...
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How did you respond to feature requests or bug reports that you accepted? [duplicate]

I found many unanswered questions here on Meta. That's not strange things but some questions there have a high view count and many upvotes. Good questions should have at least one answer or one ...
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Burninate [letter] [duplicate]

I recently came accross the letter tag. It has not tag wiki. Looks like a meta tag for everything that involves characters/letters 0 followers Only 104 questions. Usages include: Device letters for ...
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Burinate-request: [program] [closed]

The tag program should be burinated. It seems all the questions with it were cleared at some point in the past, but another question has appeared with it recently, as well as a second, which I edited ...
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Is [insert] a meta tag, and should be replaced by more specific ones? [closed]

The tag insert wiki states: A data entry mode. An example would be new data typed on the keyboard to be inserted at the current cursor location on screen. For me it sounds like a meta tag ...
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What is the purpose of the [active] tag? [closed]

A pretty simple discussion-style question for those that know more about the [apparently] relevant technologies than I do: what is the purpose of the active tag on Stack Overflow? Why does it exist in ...
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Should we kill off [*-faq] tags? [closed]

For earlier discussion on this sort of thing: sql-faq tag being propagated: this (June 2012) has led to sql-faq being removed. https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/68647/setting-up-a-faq-for-the-...
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Destroy the SPOJ… tag [closed]

The spoj tag appears to be a meta tag much in the same way that homework was - it indicates where the problem came from but does not seem to aide in searching or tagging. It seems to be much the same ...
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can I make a tag for my university?

I'd like to make a tag for my university students to use when they ask questions here (the tag would be "SHU", for http://www.shu.ac.uk) I see plenty of good and bad reasons to do so - good for my ...
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Burninate request: [group] [closed]

group is very ambiguous. It can refer to Facebook groups, group statements in SQL/LINQ/etc, a regex group, so on, so forth. I think therefore this has to be a meta tag (further proven by there being ...
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Burninate [effect] [closed]

There are 423 questions tagged effect. This seems to be a completely non-tag, that should be removed. It looks like it's being used for "How can I get this wavy effect?" type questions. I think this ...
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What to do about the [hand] tag? [closed]

Yes, there are currently only twenty-two hand questions on Stack Overflow, so manually updating them is no problem. My problem is, I'm not exactly sure how to retag some of them, as they fall into ...
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What is the idea behind required tags here on Meta? [duplicate]

Why are there required tags? (discussion, bug , feature-request, support) Why must I choose one of those tags every time I want to post a question?
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problem-domain seems like a meta-tag - is it? Should it go?

problem-domain is used in a couple of ways - but it seems it's just another meta-tag. Should it be removed from the relevant questions, of which there are 10 at the moment of writing?
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Burninate the [questionnaire] tag [closed]

On Stack Overflow, the questionnaire tag is a meta-tag and adds no useful information to the question. There are 47 questions with this tag it appears to be used for various meanings including some ...
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Three meta tags: process-improvement, code-improvement and improvements [closed]

We've found three obvious meta tags waiting for a good flamethrower bath: process-improvement code-improvement and the worst offender: improvements They are invariably being used for off-topic ...
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The [nsfw] tag is pointless. Can we kill it? [closed]

We currently have a nsfw (which means "not safe for work", in case you were wondering). This contains three questions which should be closed as too localised: https://stackoverflow.com/q/4386639/...
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Burninate the [low-priority] tag [closed]

The meta-tag, low-priority seems to be pointless for a few reasons: If it is so low of a priority, is it worth asking? It isn't obvious who can make the decision of its priority. It may be an actual ...
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'not-responding' tag is not required [closed]

I just happen to come across not-responding tag on SO. Which I think is not a correct and meaningful tag. It should probably be deleted.
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What makes a tag “meta” and are such tags inappropriate?

Apparently I inadvertently irked a moderator by creating a tag. The moderator told me that my tag was "meta" and therefore not appropriate. Having been a SO user for a long time (and a lurker on ...
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Should there be an “undocumented function” tag?

I think an "undocumented function" or "undocumented api" could be useful, but I am not sure about the "meta tags, tags that cannot stand alone as the only tag on a question, are not allowed" ...
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Are [telephone], [cellphone], [mobile-phones], and [phone] meta-tags for Stack Overflow? [closed]

None of these 4 tags telephone (x 45), cellphone (x 82), mobile-phones (x 341), phone (x 1041) alone can give a hint about a programming question on Stack Overflow and these tags can’t work as the ...
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Should we merge the meta tags [licensing] and [license]?

There are two meta tags, license (13 questions tagged) and licensing (54 questions tagged), that seem like they cover the same topic. Neither one has a tag wiki, but they both appear to be about the ...
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Should the [latest] and [recent] tags be removed [closed]

I noticed that there is a latest tag and a recent tag, I don't think that either really adds anything to the question as they can mean anything from latest file, latest date, latest version of ...
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The Effects of Removing the Homework Tag [closed]

So, we're removing the homework tag now. This is being done to cut down on the number of comments about homework tagging questions, comments about answering homework questions too completely, and the ...
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Which mandatory tag should I add in case of non-technical fixes?

I sometimes get confused while tagging a question at the time of asking on MSO in scenarios where I give a suggestion for fixing non-technical things like 'Updation of faq page', 'Change of text ...
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When tagging a question, don't suggest tags that are already added

When tagging a question and a given tag is already added, it should be removed from the suggestion list. For example, if I have added all 6 tags that are initially suggested that start with a specific ...
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How to refer meta SO tag in a post on meta SO?

I had just asked a question on Meta SO I had to refer the meta tags, but the tags got referenced to the main SO site. How to do this?
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Why was the interview-questions tag removed? [closed]

The interview-questions tag was "Removed as part of 'The great Stack Overflow tag/question cleanup of 2012.'" Why is this? Is there another StackExchange site for these types of questions (e.g. Code ...
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Burninate the Meta “Improvements” tag

The Meta Stack Overflow tag improvements is in use on 45 questions. In the huge majority of them it is being used in the sense of "this is something that should be improved on Stack Exchange" (i.e. ...
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Addition [tag:no-boost] [closed]

For those who can't use boost, there should be a tag that exists to simplify specifying that boost is not an option for an answer. I understand that SO answers are meant to be as a resource for many, ...
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community tagging [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature? Could you add a feature which would permit to tag a question as solved if several users flagged one of ...
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sql-faq tag being propagated [closed]

I've noticed the sql-faq tag, which has this description: These should all be generic answers to common SQL questions. They can be referenced, or used as a point to merge questions that were not ...
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Should the [using] tag be burninated? [closed]

There are useful specific tags for using-statement and using-directives. Questions tagged simply using either should be using one of those, or else had an actual sentence typed into the tags line "...
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Global tag suggestion: [best-practice] [closed]

I see a lot of best practice related questions in different areas, but without this very specific tag. Although I can (?) create this tag on some sites, I think, centralized implementation on all ...
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Burninate code-example and code-examples tag? [closed]

I just stumbled across the code-example (12 Questions) and code-examples (111 questions) tag. They seem like a meta-tags. Should they be burninated or is it useful to keep them and clean them up ...