Questions tagged [tag-creation]

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When should I create a new tag? How do I request a new tag if I don't have enough rep?

Can someone please create the tag foo on our site? We need to have it because Foo is a recent/upcoming release / edition / model / episode of a popular, established OS / board game / bike brand /...
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Tags that only exist on locked questions, should we treat these the same as tags that don't exist at all?

Since locked questions cannot be edited by anyone but a moderator, and (especially for historically-locked questions) many are off-topic, they have a higher incidence of bad tags. My request is ...
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Do you really want to create a new tag? [duplicate]

I have been cleaning up tags on SU today and accidentally created a new tag by hitting return when the tag suggestion drop-down highlighted the tag I wanted. I probably should have pressed tab instead....
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How to add a new tag on Stack Overflow?

I want to know how to create a new tag on Stack Overflow. Where is the entrance of this function? Please post a screenshot for me. Thanks a lot.
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Allow creating new tags with mobile app

How do I create a new tag in the mobile iOS/ Android app? This operation is currently not supported. When I tap the tags section, a search window opens; when I type something not existing and press ...
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Can't create [git-tf] because [git-tfs] exists [closed]

Git-Tfs is a Windows OSS project which already benefits from a tag on SO (see git-tfs) Microsoft recently announced the release of a multiplatform tool named Git-TF. Project descriptions: Git-Tfs: ...
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Do not allow massive retagging by the tag-creator shortly after creation of a new tag

Proposal. At least for some period after creation of a new tag, there should be a limit on the number of questions where this tag can be added by the tag creator. EDIT: As a reaction to animuson's ...
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Did I create this tag?

Some time last year, I asked a question on SO with the tag [windows-desktop-gadgets]. As of Windows 7 (still in beta at the time), this was the official name for Windows Sidebar Gadgets, since the ...
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How can I create a new tag when I don't have the privilege to do so? [duplicate]

It's not the first time that, in posting a question on Stack Overflow, I just can't find the tag I'm looking for. I know I need 1,500 reputation points in order to create new tags, but is there ...
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Please raise the tag creation reputation threshold on Meta

Similar to what was done on Stack Overflow, I would like the threshold for creating new tags to be increased on Meta. I'm proposing a new threshold of 1,000 reputation (from the current 99) -- this ...
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Show a tag's creator on the tag wiki page

Seems like it'd be simple to have the Tag Wiki page for a Tag show who is responsible for creating it. I'd limit it to tags with at least 5 questions or more, that way those of us who have ...
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The “L” tag on SO [closed]

It seems it's possible to enter a tag with just the single letter l and post a question as such. Does this l tag have any significance ? See for example: Mapping groups of constant values
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Creating tags in Stack Overflow [duplicate]

How do I create a tag in Stack Overflow?
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Don't stop me from creating a similar tag when the tag is new / renaming new tags

Somebody on Arqade just created a [windows8] tag. Unfortunately this isn't consistent the other Windows tag, such as [windows-xp] and [windows-7], so I tried renaming it to [windows-8]. Unfortunately ...
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Reputation required to create my own Tag

I am quite confused now. I am not sure how much reputation I require to create a new tag. From this question I came to know that I need 250 points to create my own Tag. But I already have the ...
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Multiple Retagging Etiquette

I've noticed that when it comes to straight-up programming concepts, questions are generally either tagged pretty well in the first place or retagged fairly quickly by someone with the privilege. We'...
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Tag creation with a period in name

I noticed that the tag angular.js was created recently. Since angular and angularjs already exist, I decided against the creation of another synonym tag. Shouldn't the user while creating tags be ...
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New tag should be created: playframework-1.0 [closed]

As Play! Framework has been definitely divided into 1.x+ vs. 2.x+ versions, that would be quite useful if users could tag their questions with exact version also for 1.x, playframework-1.0 (in ...
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Update “Create Tags” documentation for sites that permit Unicode tags

/help/privileges/create-tags reads as follows on all sites: Simply enter a new tag with your question and it will be created. When creating your new tag, bear in mind that tags ... must be ...
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A new hyphenated tag can be created when an unhyphenated version exists as a synonym

The tag rest has two synonyns, restful and restful-web-services. Someone created rest-ful over on Stack Overflow earlier today. Given that the system automatically redirects you to the "correct" tag ...
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Why can't we make tags on the mobile site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t I create a new tag in Mobile? In the process of making a question from my iPhone, I tried to add a non-existent tag. After submitting, I got the message that tags ...
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How can I create a tag that contains “+”?

I tried to create a tag on SO that contained a plus character ("+"), but instead two seperate tags where used. How can I create a tag that contains "+"?
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I was politely asked not add/create tags that are about a book. What's the reasoning?

I was a politely asked by a moderator not to add/create tags that are about a book. The tag/book in question is real-world-ocaml. I can live with that if it makes sense. Right now it doesn't make ...
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What are the criteria for a tag creator's userid to be shown or not?

Consider these Tag info pages: the Tag info page for the bounty tag. the Tag info page for the markdown tag. For either of these 2 pages, in the right column, it shows the typical Stats for each tag,...
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Update “Create Tags” documentation to be accurate about permissible tag lengths

/help/privileges/create-tags reads as follows: Simply enter a new tag with your question and it will be created. When creating your new tag, bear in mind that tags ... must be shorter than ...
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Who is the “creator” of a tag for Taxonomist purposes?

When I started on Super User, I asked one question. My reputation was too small to create tags (this was before accounts being linked, so I had rep of 1), so I tagged my question with available tags. ...
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Does “created tag” equate to “first use”?

I have read through many posts, most importantly: How does one find which tags they created? Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge Do moderator mass-retag actions change the ...
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Best practice in tag housekeeping re; tag assignments after tag creation?

I read When should I create a new tag? How do I request a new tag if I don't have enough rep?. The relevant section says If you have enough reputation to create the tag If you think there ...
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Should we have a 'tag-request' tag telling people not to use it?

I just added tag-request as a sort of advisory non-tag: tag-request DO NOT USE - Any user with the create-tags privilege can create a new tag. Please leave a comment on the question requesting ...
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Don't ask whether to create a new tag if the new tag name is invalid

Stack Exchange ate my edit! The steps to reproduce are pretty specific. Go to a site where there is a warning pop-up when you attempt to create a new tag. This is enabled on some graduated sites, ...
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Best way to mass-apply a new tag to old questions

I am now in the following situation for the third time: I have detected a need for a new tag and I am sure about this (e.g., as I have successfully proposed this on the respective site meta) and ...
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Create tag for [control-flow-graph] and/or rename [cfg] to [context-free-grammars] [closed]

I was wondering if it would be a good idea to create a tag for control-flow-graph. Firstly, it is a popular data structure used in a number of areas of computer science, especially compilers and ...
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Request for a new tag: xtrf [closed]

I represent XTRF Management Systems. Since 2005 our company has been working on a Translation Management System, called XTRF. In recent versions we've added XTRF API which enables users of our product ...
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Windows Phone Store Tag

At the moment there is no tag for the windows phone store. There is a rather complicated review process for getting an app accepted to the phone store, this is all things that are on-topic, and are ...
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Add a tag for blekko? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we please have the [foo] tag on SO? I am a low-reputation newcomer. I'd like to have a 'blekko' tag on Stack Overflow, and it was suggested on Twitter that I ask here,...
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New Tag request #Midori

I would like to have the #Midori Tag. Since this browser comes with the common Raspian OS for Raspberry-Pi and there are many tutorials using #Midori . I think it makes sense to create the tag.
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Adding “new” tags

I support the idea of only allowing new tags to be created if you have so much rep. The problem I ran into on mathematics and some other stackexchanges is that when it's new or not as busy you have ...
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A new unhyphenated tag can be created when a hyphenated version exists as a synonym

This is the goatee-wearing evil twin version of new hyphenated tag can be created when an unhyphenated version exists as a synonym from this past summer. Today someone created csharp. c-sharp ...
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Why can you create new tags, but not their descriptions, at 1500?

Sorry, but my curiosity got the better of me. I have to know! What is the rationale behind giving people with a reputation of 1500 the ability to create new tags, but not descriptions for the tags? I ...
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Do moderator mass-retag actions change the attribution of who created a tag?

Who gets credit for creating a tag that was created by a moderator's behind-the-scenes retag? Is it the same between if the tag actually was new versus the tag was empty? It's not a strict retag ...
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Who will be considered as the creator of a tag?

A user, Tom, asks a new question with a new tag, then promptly deletes the question after finding the post useless. Since tags will automatically be deleted in a day if there are no questions tagged, ...
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Editing the name of a newly created tag

I just created a tag. I am thinking that warhol-effect would be a better title. Can I change this. Please note, I am adding information to the tag, not creating an empty tag.
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What can I do when there aren't tags for my question [duplicate]

Yesterday, I couldn't publish a question in Arqade about a game called Waves because there isn't a tag for that game. What do I have to do when this happens? Is there a site where people can suggest ...
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Request for a new tag: kinect-toolbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I create a new tag when I don't have the privilege to do so? Can we please have the [foo] tag on SO? Kinect.Toolbox is now one of the most famous and useful ...
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Create tag [oracle-fusion]? Deprecate [fusion]?

There are a multiplicity of "fusion" products, and they're all different. Many have their own tags already (21 "fusion-" tags already exist), but Oracle's Fusion (a Middleware/Enterprise Bus ...
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Are there any general rules for when a new tag should be created?

I see a number of tags at SO that seem useless. Before raising them for possible deletion, I'd like to know, are there any rules that are followed when creating a new flag? The FAQ page doesn't say ...
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Mobile site says “your answer couldn't..” when submitting a question edit that creates a new tag

Noticed this on Bicycles, but I presume it affects any Stack Exchange site Write question Edit question, write a new tag Submit edit When performing the above steps, I properly get an error message, ...
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Can I check a tag's creator if the Taxonomist badge hasn't been awarded?

According to the accepted answer for Show a tag's creator on the tag wiki page: If a tag has a related Taxonomist badge, the creator will now be shown on its tag wiki/info page. I recently ...
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Without resorting to OData, is there some manual way to locate a specific tag in Taxonomist section? [closed]

There are close to 7000 Taxonomist badges. I was curious to see when the visual-studio-2013 tag was created and by whom. There are currently 116 pages at Help Center > Badges > Taxonomist, in no ...
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Request for tag: [recon-hud] [closed]

A new tag [recon-hud] is needed for development with the Recon Instruments heads-up display. The platform is built on Android, but the questions are very specific to the Recon SDK. Here's a question ...