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Can Stack Exchange follow a more generic approach?

I have been a member of Stack Overflow for almost a year and a half. Recently I've also registered for SuperUser, Programmers.SE and WebApps.SE. But now I am getting a bit confused maintaining so many ...
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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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When did the “c++” tag start to imply C++11 by default? [closed]

At the moment it's unclear from a question posted and tagged with just c++ if the question is seeking to solicit answers from a C++11 perspective or not. There are plenty of people who say yes (my ...
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Is there a way to do RSS feeds on a set of tags

Hello It seems to me that if I want to actually help on StackOverflow.com that I might want to monitor new questions using an RSS feed for certain tags only. That way I could see questions that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I find questions to which I might know an answer?

Is there any short way of seeing questions that I could possibly answer? (e.g., based on the tags of my own questions or something)
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Keep tag list when editing questions

When you look at a question, off to the right is the list of tags on it, including the number of tags that exist in the database for each of them (maybe off by some yet-to-be-cached amount). When I ...
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Tag on a question preceded by a minus interpreted incorrectly

If I want to tag some question [php-server] and mistype that as "php -server" (white space inserted), it comes out as the following display: [php] not [server] See this question on Stack Overflow,...
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How can I view questions with 0 answers, that haven't been upvoted, and that are tagged with my favorite tags?

I believe this is impossible, currently, but I often find myself wanting to look at questions that abide a pretty specific set of criteria. It would be useful to have some kind of a tool that lets you ...
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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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What could be done to stop off-topic questions on Meta from polluting the tag base?

Meta's tag base is very different than the rest of the trilogy - we expect and understand pretty much all tags to refer to components of the Stack Overflow system. For example, if a question is tagged ...
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Why do people specify language when asking language-agnostic algorithm questions? [closed]

I frequently ask questions about algorithms, data structures or low-level stuff on SO and I've noticed that most people specify the language they're working in when asking these kinds of questions. I ...
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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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Why do people fail at tagging and what to do about it?

If you take the results from this random search for example, before i edited two of them, 78% of the questions on the first page (50/page) had only the wpf tag. One might argue that this specific tag ...
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Game-development tag [closed]

Why is the game-development tag removed from stackoverflow? I know I used to tag questions with this tag, now it's not available. Can someone tell me what happened?
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Show “Questions with similar titles” from other sites

When writing a new question, a very useful list Questions with similar titles appears. As far as I know this list contains titles from the site where you are at that moment. Would it be feasible to ...
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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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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 ...