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Indicate number of Tags in Tooltip

When viewing the main questions page, questions have their tags listed below them. Currently, when you hover the mouse over a tag, a tooltip comes up with information on the follower count, some ...
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Refuse to accept questions for certain tags

In response to questions like this, can we implement a feature whereby questions cannot be posted to certain tags? For e.g., if someone attempts to post a question to career-development on SO, they (...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Suggestions when asking a question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enhance questions finder if asking a new one Proposal I would like to make concerns the suggestions we get when we are asking a question on a specific tag. The problem is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which Questions Should I Answer?

Non-serious version: I have an answer, I just can't find the right question ;-) Serious version: I've asked about 50-60 questions (mostly on StackOverflow). They were, for the most part, good ...
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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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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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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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Why tags are reordered when posting a question?

I was posting a question and i added my tags like jquery status message twitter and in my question it was reordered like jquery twitter message status... Does reordering tags of a question make sense?...
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Proper use of tags; to enhance or only to describe question

Regarding this SO question: Toggling visibility of divs using javascript The post contains a JavaScript question, JavaScript Code and no mention of "jQuery". However, it was originally tagged with "...
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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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1answer
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What's the consensus on multiple C# (or other) tags? [closed]

I've been noticing lately that people are tagging with every version of the C# tag that exists (for example, this question is tagged c#, c#-4.0, c#-3.0, and c#-2.0). What is the best way to go about ...
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How tag stat works?

I want to know how this point count system works. Is it updated daily or instantly?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is the color highlighting of “interesting” questions wrong?

I've noticed that the highlight color of "interesting" questions often causes me to subconsciously skip over them - opposite of the intended effect. It makes them look similar to ads that are stuck in ...
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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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2answers
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Is there a way to see all of a users posts in a given tag?

I'd like to link to all of my posts in a given tag or look at all the posts another user has made in a given tag. If this is possible how do I go about performing the query? If not I'd like to present ...
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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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How to Get an RSS Feed of Latest Questions

How can I get an RSS feed (for my iGoogle page) of all the latest stackoverflow questions, filterd by my tags?
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1answer
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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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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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Blurb for Tags Entry Text Box in “Ask a Question” Could be Clearer

Combine multiple words into single-words, space to separate up to 5 tags (python c# ruby) That's nice and compact, and I think the meaning is clear enough to native English speakers. However, I'm ...
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1answer
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How significant is your tag score/answered questions ratio?

First off, I apologize if this is a duplicate, I found lots of questions generally related to question/answer ratio, but none directly related to your score within a tag. Basically, does the ratio ...
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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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Can we adjust the “Related Questions” according to entered tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would it be feasible to tie the tags of a new question to the Related Questions list? When we write a question title, we get a set of Related Questions, but this list remains ...
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1answer
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Why are there different colors for certain StackOverflow questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: under questions, why are some with a yellow background? What do “favorite tags” and “ignored tags” do? What do the different colors (top 3 beige rows)...
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Evolving questions and voting

Today, I replied to a post. It was the first reply. The post wasn't very clear and I made a guess as to what the OP wanted. It appeared that he didn't understand array indexes. However, as the ...
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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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1answer
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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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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 ...