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On some sites, make questions by new users start off as untagged

Proposal Allow sites to opt in to the following behaviour: When asking a question, do not show new users the tag field. Instead, let the question start as untagged (just as if the question was just ...
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Tag beginners questions page

Imagine someone new coming to SO to ask about Java, in most cases their questions will be duplicates. Same thing in Travel.SE, someone coming to ask how to book a ticket, etc. Now, if there was a ...
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Beginners unwelcome on Stack Overflow? [closed]

I'm a relatively new programmer so some things, that are simple to many, are complex or at least not immediately obvious to me. Whenever I post a question, except for one or two responders, most ...
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Special tagging for questions from students or beginners? [duplicate]

It seems to me, there are two broad categories of questions: (1) from people who use a programming language at their work place, and (2) from people who just started to learn using it. Almost everyone ...
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If a question is tagged [stackoverflow], propose to directly post it on meta instead

Some new users seems to have trouble grasping the idea of meta.SO vs SO itself and post questions about the site on SO using the tag stackoverflow. Sure, its tag wiki excerpt has this disclaimer If ...
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Set a tag for open ended questions from beginners, with a time limit to curb flames

I have found Stack Overflow a lively place for answering questions, but severely limited in helping guide new programmers. People writing their first few programs need help with programming how-to ...
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Lower the creating new tags bar for experienced users

I have just asked a question about Hebrew Fonts in Mac. The question should clearly be tagged with a Hebrew tag, but I don't have the rep to create it. This is a bit frustrating, because creating this ...
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Can we cut back on the “Is This Homework?” berating? [closed]

First, let me say that Stack Overflow and its related wikis are one of my favorite places on the net, and I've learned tremendously from many of you, and find most of you to be fine and charming folks ...
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Worthwhile having a 'basic' tag?

What do people think about having a tag called something like 'basic'? This tag would encompass questions that can be answered quickly/simply by someone familiar with the language/technology. Perhaps ...
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Creating a new tag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating tags in Stack Overflow I am new to Stack Overflow. Can anyone tell me how to create a new tag?
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Low-rep catch-22: Can't create new tags, must have a tag, can't spontaneously divine any existing tags that would be appropriate to the question

Workin' on a new stackexchange site (gamedev), and my rep is starting level (thus low). I was trying to post my question, but turns out I can't create any tags that I find appropriate to the question ...
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Should we be adding tags like [beginner] to questions?

See the revision history on this question, where the beginner tag was edited in (and subsequently edited out after I started this discussion). I think, by adding this tag, you're making assumptions ...
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New users are still able to create “new” tags

Despite of the rep-limit of 250 (which is in my opinion too low, but that aside), new users are still able to create new tags. To nail the bug better down, it might be good to know that the servlet ...
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Why does Stack Overflow not allow new users to create tags?

I didn't realize this until I tried posting on some Stack Exchange 1.0 sites recently, but apparently Stack Overflow doesn't allow new users to create tags. To be honest, it's kind of ...
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Limit tag selection based on minimum rep?

About 90% of the edits I do on SO are re-tagging poorly tagged questions, and the vast majority are from people posting their first question. It's common for them to take the nouns from their summary ...
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Markdown syntax for pseudo-tags in question/answer text?

I like how tags are cleverly displayed in gray boxes in this question, among others: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6119/retag-request-opensource-open-source What's the markdown syntax for ...