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Stack Overflow - Home - Interesting tab: Showing almost no yellow card (interesting) questions [duplicate]

I am a web developer who is used to navigating the Interesting tab in the Home page of Stack Overflow to find fresh new questions that use the tags that I configured in my profile (JS, HTML, CSS, ...
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An “urgent” tag for questions that need answers within minutes

I often find myself in a spot of trouble, and when I have minutes left to fix it, I sometimes turn to SO/SF to start the "community help process". I suppose a tag like "urgent" or "immediate-attention"...
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How do I ignore an individual question?

Is there a way to ignore individual posts/questions? So, for example, the top question for "Highest Voted Questions" list is always What’s your favorite “programmer” cartoon? I've seen this post and ...
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With the improvements to tag watching, tag notifications, and custom question lists, is any attention being paid to cross-site discovery?

With the new changes to tag watching with some more changes around notifications coming and new controls to build custom question lists also coming, are there any plans for fixing instances where ...
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Getting all questions with a specific tag

The Stack Exchange API supports /questions/{id}/tags/{tags} but it returns only a selection of questions available on Stack Overflow. For a school project I need to find all questions containing the ...
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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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What is the best way to list languages or tags you are avoiding or would like to exclude?

Often in my searches or in my questioning I end with answers that involve a language, library or other form of code that I must avoid using in a current project. Example: I will be writing some ...
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What are the reasons behind having a maximum of 5 tags per question?

Why not just have 1 tag or 3 tags? Or have 10, 20 or 30?
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Beginners tag for Stack Overflow? [closed]

I have no idea if this is the place to discuss this, but here goes. I am looking for opinions on what people would think about having a beginners tag or something else similar. I am posting this ...
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Is there a way to get notified on new questions on specific topics/tags?

I mean that if I think I am "master" in some topic or tag (iOS address book, localization etc.), I wish to get an alert when a user posted a question tagged with a specific tag. Is there a way?
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What does 'questions with most links' mean?

On Stack Overflow, 'FAQ' questions are "questions with most links". What does 'links' mean here? Does it mean the questions contain a lot of URL links or the question has a lot of comments, answers ...
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Tag specific question requirements

On Graphic Design we currently have some handy tag-specific alerts when asking questions with certain tags. These are for certain problem questions that are only a good fit for the site if they follow ...
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Tags shrink when loading a new edit via live refresh

After clicking on the banner to load a new edit to the question, the tags became tiny and awkward looking. It seems that when the edit was loaded, they got wrapped into an additional .edit-tags-...
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What is the tag for [support] questions that seek to document the way the site software works?

Is there an additional tag to place on [support] questions to indicate that they are requesting clarification about how a feature of the site works (in effect, attempting to add a tiny additional ...
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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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Help me find the right Stack Exchange site/tag for my question

This is my first attempt at using Stack Exchange, so please go easy on me if I'm doing the wrong thing here. I need expert advice on choosing the right computer to buy to fulfill a specific need. I'm ...
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How to make Stack Overflow tell you about a new question with certain tag(s) the second it is asked?

For now, it's silly: I just keep pressing F5 button to have a chance of being the one who answers the new question first. I know about RSS but would subscribing to RSS mean that I get RSS updated ...
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Canonical answers for repeated questions

I know this question I'm proposing has some variants, but none had an answer that could solve the problem. Some others like this one: Here and Here There are these questions (from newcomers who can ...
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How can a question be tagged without any of the required tags?

"Duplicate of...[deleted post]" didn't contain any of the required tags. How is it possible, if the questions on a meta site require at least one of the required tags?
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Are the tags shown in a particular order?

I noticed that, sometimes, the tags I add to a question are not shown in the same order I wrote them, when the question is saved. Are they shown in a particular order? If they are, in which order they ...
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Get number of questions by tag name

I am just curious to know whether there is a way to find out which tag has got most number of questions on a day. Like at the moment, i see 582,073 questions overall for java tag, 531,473 questions ...
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Correct way to flag “do my work for me” questions? [duplicate]

I am not a heavy user of StackOverflow due to various time constraints I face. As such, I sometimes see some very-low quality questions where OPs ask someone to get their work done (a.k.a. "I don't ...
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Number of questions tagged not adding up right

When browsing questions in StackOverflow with a particular tag, and viewing on the Newest tab, on the top-right, there's the total number of questions with that tag. Refer to such a link: https://...
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Why is placing the tag name in the question title bad? [duplicate]

I often see edits which remove tags like "C#", "SQL", etc. from question titles. Why are tags in titles considered bad practice? It doesn't make things unclear; it doesn't confuse anybody. But, most ...
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Filtering unanswered questions on Stack Overflow

By default, the Unanswered section displays tags which are not included in my "ignored tags" list. I keep adding new tags to my ignore-list all the time, but since there are so many tags, I keep ...
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Really long tags push user info down [duplicate]

If really long tags are selected for a question, it pushes the user info down: Windows 7 Chrome Version 31.0.1650.63 m Wrapping the tags would look better:
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In which order the tags are placed in the questions? [duplicate]

I often saw the questions with tags arranged in order by the no. of posts per tag. ie, the tags with higher number of questions will be placed first. Tag ios having more questions than iphone and ...
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What to do if a user insists on mistagging his question?

The question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19629536/the-producer-consumer-c is a (rather poor) question on threading issues in c++11. The OP however, tagged the question as c11, which is a ...
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When cleaning up tags, please use one post per tag so that real community input can be given

Please Don't Let This Happen To Your Site A recent problem surfaced on Meta Super User, where they have one question that they use for tag burnination/cleanup, and they just edit the question every ...
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Does Stack Overflow use an automated tag corrector

Does Stack Overflow use an automatic tagger for questions not tagged appropriately? Or does it wait for a user to report it? I am aware of some research on tag-prediction, for both general social-...
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How to find the question with tags which i have given in interested tag(not with any other tags)

I need to find the question which I given in interested tag and not other than any tags extactly. Example : if i given java,array as my interested tags i should get only question from those tags ...
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Should the Faq-Link in Tag-Tooltips not point to frequent Tagged Questions

The faq-Link in the ToolTip of a Tag points to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/[tag]?sort=faq. Should the link not point to the frequently tagged questions of the tag https://stackoverflow....
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Can I ask for creating a new tag as I do not have the sufficient reputation [duplicate]

While posting a question on Apache-Kafka I wanted to add Apache-Kafka as tag, however I was not able to do so as the tag was not created in https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/ . Is there ...
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Questions with lots of long tags are cut off in the android app

For example this one, Formatting Sandbox (only just though) Questions with many long tags get cut off the edge of the screen (on my Galaxy S2). I think they should wrap to the next line.
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Question Trends analytics

I would really like a feature that will show me the trends on questions asked say, last week, last month, and so forth. For example: I don't see as many asp.net MVC questions as before, whereas I am ...
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query questions that match multiple tags, presented uniquely [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I search for questions with specific tags? I need to find out all the unique questions that are tagged with asp.net-mvc, asp.net-mvc-2 and asp.net-mvc-3. Can I, and if ...
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Some tags missing or truncated if they don't fit on screen in the Android app [duplicate]

In the Android app version 0.1.10, some tags are not displayed, and last tag is truncated if it does not fit on the screen. As far as I have noticed, I can say that the tag's row has the same width ...
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Add some formal relations to tags, to help new users tag their questions more precisely [duplicate]

When asking database questions, new users often forget to tag their question both with sql and any of mysql, oracle, postgres, sqlserver, or whatever. People then always need to ask "What database is ...
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Add OR operator to SO URL's so multiple categories can be browsed at once

I would like to see an operator implemented in the SO questions URL much like the + operator already is: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/css+html The reason I would like to request this ...
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Search Questions by multiple tags with OR case

Is there any way of searching the questions by multiple tags (OR Case)? Like when I searched by [php] [javascript] it gives search results containing both PHP and Javascript. But I want to list all ...
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Move the tags above main question area [duplicate]

The auto-suggest feature is quite useful when asking questions but since including tags in the title is discouraged (unless they are intrinsic to the question), the auto suggest doesn't always have ...
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Display data relevant to the user based on the favourite tags

I feel Stack Overflow is a great place for any one interested in learning new things. But I feel there is a scope for improvement in the site. One such case I feel that needs to be sorted out is, For ...
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What do the colors of new posts mean? [duplicate]

I have read that the colors mean that they have my favorite tags in them like this: But what about this? I have favorite mysql tag but its white. EDIT: I have php, mysql, sql as favorites tags
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The list of iPhone questions is in a chaotic order [duplicate]

Viewing the iphone tag by newest shows the questions in a chaotic order. For example, there are large gaps between the posted dates on questions, despite there being questions posted in between: On ...
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Putting a 'label' in front of the title - Is this good or bad practice? [duplicate]

I stumble upon questions like these: jQuery: Give selector.method as parameter PHP: Including a class in a method of another class It seems to me that 'labeling' the question with [language:question]...
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Sites, tags are intermittently devoid of questions

Super User seems to be erroring intermittently, giving me a blank page of questions, and David reported something similar: Subir has reported something similar in Tavern occurring on English ...
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Colouring system to further distinguish how many of your tags a question matches [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Color questions based on the number of favorite tags Okay, so I really like the fact that on the new Question List questions that match your interesting tags are coloured ...
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Does more (relevant) tags means more number of viewers?

Just curious that, If I add more number of tags to a question (of course relevant and max of 5 tags), do I increase the number of viewers so that I can get good quality or more number of answers. ...
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Who will the tag creation be attributed to if I edit a post to add a new tag?

I have seen a few questions created by some new users which are missing a very obvious tag, for the simple reason that this tag doesn't exist yet and they probably didn't have the privilege yet. My ...
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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 ...