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Questions tagged [tags]

For questions about the behavior or usage of tags, which are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.

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Watch combination tags?

I am asking this on Meta, as I had previously read that the ability to monitor tags would affect Stack Exchange as a whole, despite my coming from Stack Overflow. With several tags pending removal, ...
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Stack Overflow and Code Review tags content

I was surfing a little bit on Code Review, and somehow I got into the wpf tag. And I was a little bit surprised with the content. Since SO and CR are similar (well, following this question), shouldn't ...
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Stack Exchange API for Tags won't set has_more to True

I have this request URL: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/tags/python/top-answerers/all_time?page=1&pagesize=100&site=stackoverflow&filter=!9Z(-x.0nI What I need is to have a pagination ...
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HTML tag span goes outside for tags search result extended by user parameter [duplicate]

Check this link for example: This affects at least Stack Overflow on Russian too. Same here on MSE: It seems it happen when the tag description contains the tag name itself.
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Do tags still exist if the only question with the tag has the tag removed?

There was one time I saw a tag that was used for only one question, but just after the question was created the tag got edited out. I think (not totally sure) that it had a tag wiki. When I clicked on ...
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Refresh the page content automatically if questions are searched by a particular tag

When someone searches to answer some questions by a specific tag (say [java]), then currently Stack Overflow shows all the questions, which are related to that particular tag, which is good. But ...
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Tag links in network search page go to stackexchange.com rather than the searched-for site [duplicate]

I recently discovered that the top bar on stackexchange.com searches the entire network. For instance, if you search for "shoes", you can find all the questions on the network about shoes: But if you ...
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Fix tooltip for the red tags on the Tags page

According to the latest information from the Red tag set by user without diamond question, not the only ♦ moderators can set the red tags on questions. Hence the tooltip for the red tags on the Tags ...
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Why are there no SPECIFIC augmented/virtual reality tags? [closed]

I know augmented reality (AR) specifically comes under virtual reality (VR) which comes under user interface, HOWEVER companies like Google/Apple are releasing specific augmented reality libraries ...
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What's with the tagging limitations in the mobile app?

Normally, when you ask a question you can begin typing a tag, and you will receive autocomplete suggestions based on existing tags. For example, the tag question-quality: The system does not only ...
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Make [answers-in-comments] a synonym of [answers-as-comments]

The tags answers-in-comments and answers-as-comments seem to refer to exactly the same thing: comments that should be answers. Because of that, answers-in-comments should be made a synonym of answers-...
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Could we change the tag excerpt/wiki and clean up the [survey] tag?

Currently the survey excerpt says DO NOT USE this tag; questions about the annual Stack Overflow user surveys should be asked on Meta Stack Overflow, not here. But this tag could be used on ...
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Should we prevent meta questions from only containing required tags?

From this quote from an answer by Catija, referring to the recent mass retagging here: It left questions untagged. Yeah, it's meta, so there's required tags but those required tags are meta ...
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Why are tags on MSE being regularly removed/deprecated without discussion?

For a while now, on a daily basis, the front page of Meta.SE has been populated with old questions bumped because of retaggings -- mostly removals. Today ignore seems to be the target. As far as I ...
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Why not display a users adjusted reputation depending on the domain in which they are answering or asking?

Let's assume that on Stack Overflow I have been asking and answering questions strictly in c programming and I acquire 200k reputation simply because I breath c programming and nothing else. If I ...
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Tags design for new users; perhaps a simple list in alpha order without the descriptions?

Working through 45 pages of tags is just not going to cut it. Most tags seem self-evident and would stand on their own. For more information, one could just click to display the full description. ...
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Don't apply the tag limit to moderator-only tags

I've come across this feature request in the featured tab. It already has the maximum 5 tags, so there is no room for a status tag. It seems that it either must stay as it is with no status tags, or ...
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Enable suggested tags on other sites

meta.SE automatically suggests tags (pretty accurately, kudos!) (at least it just worked half an hour ago when I submitted a bug report. Curiously for this feature request here it didn't work for me.) ...
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search in tag description

feature suggestion It would be great if there were 2 different searches: standard search (status quo): search in tag names only extended search: search in tag names + tag descriptions That would ...
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Should the [Internet Explorer] tag be removed?

The Stack Exchange Meta has the tag internet-explorer. The description is Questions about site's functionality issues (bugs, incompatibilities, feature requests) in any version of Internet ...
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Tag popup for `[tag:]` markdown no longer working in posts

When hovering over a tag 'under' a question, a popup with extended information is shown. While the usefulness is under discussion, and people like me write userscripts to fill the gaps, I noticed it's ...
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Clicking on “Save Tag Edits” displays JSON response [duplicate]

Starting today, if I click on "edit tags", then on Save Tag Edits, the browser displays a JSON response rather than displaying the question. Reproduced on Safari 12 and Firefox 63. (A side complaint:...
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Tag edits result in a “success” screen instead of the updated post

When editing a post's tags today (directly, via the "Edit tags" link), the tag edits are successful, but instead of returning me to an updated page, I receive something like: {"success":true,"html":"&...
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Stop users from deleting brand new questions [duplicate]

TL;DR It's frustrating when a problem being worked on evaporates before I can hit the submit button. It is very frustrating for me to find a question that I feel I can give a good answer to, only to ...
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When clicking a tag element in the preview of a post I am writing, shouldn't the default be to open that tag in a new tab?

The title pretty much is all I am asking. I was just writing an answer in which I wanted to use a tag like-this. I wasn't sure if I spelled it correctly hence I clicked it, and rather than opening a ...
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Can I configure an aggregate “home page” with questions from different sub stacks which meet my tags there? [duplicate]

I have been a Stack Overflow member for a couple of years but I'm also interested in a variety of non-computer related topics. I often check the "Hot Questions" list. But those questions, while ...
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When should I use <kbd> vs [tag:tagname]?

I've seen that the <kbd> element is used in a lot of questions and is used to reference a tag. But I've also seen questions that use [tag:tagname] for the same purpose. They look a little bit ...
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Tweaking the name of a new tag on the question defining it is not possible

If you write a question adding a new tag footag, then try to edit the question, to change this tag to footags, you will get an error message about footag already existing, and be referred to meta to ...
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Cannot edit leftmost tags on a mobile device in the new responsive design

When I'm on a mobile device with a narrow viewport, I am unable to edit or remove tags that are on the left hand side of the tag edit bar. I am only able to reach the rightmost tag or, if it's short, ...
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Why do some tag info pages show who created them and others don't?

Some tag info pages show who created the tag: while others don't. I'm pretty sure I created that one as well, if you hover over the timestamp you can see when it was created: which more or less ...
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Duplicated tag description

When you click on someone's profile tags, it shows a search of posts by that user on the selected tag. However, the tag description appears twice in the page and there's not much left for the actual ...
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How to search for sites having a certain tag?

I want the list of Stack Exchange sites that support a tag, let's say sun. How to find a list of all sites that have the sun as one of the tags, instead of searching in all individual sites?
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Stack Exchange API - Obtaining the Tag Watchers Count

I've reviewed the entire Stack Exchange API v2.2 and have not found how to obtain the tag Watchers Count; e.g.: How to obtain the 'watchers' count using the Stack Exchange API?
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Give an incentive for tag edits? [duplicate]

The badges for editing posts explicitly exclude tag edits. I understand why - they are supposed to reward substantial edits. At the same time, tags are useful, necessary, for how Stack Exchange works:...
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Feeds in chat room throw error

I am trying to add feeds to this chatroom. I want feeds to update about new questions on Worldbuilding Meta with one or more of the tags I have specified. When I try to add the link below, I get an ...
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When a tag is added to an old question, the question is updated? [duplicate]

I want to add new tags to some old questions. Will the question will show up in Top Questions active as it has an updated answer?
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Where can I ask a question about aircraft tracking algorithms?

Where should I ask questions about tracking algorithms that is used for example in radars? I see that there are tags for both Radar and tracking on Electrical Engineering SE. But I did not find tags ...
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How to sort “no answers” questions list by “newest”?

How can I search with the "newest" and "no answers" options simultaneously? For example, when going "No Answers" tab, I don't see a way to sort by "Newest":
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Is there an overview of questions for my subscribed sites with all my watched tags?

Sometimes when looking to answer questions I want to be able to filter new questions by my set of watched tags. I can easily scroll through the list and watch for questions with yellow background. Is ...
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Is it possible to reverse a tag synonym after the merge is complete?

On Cooking, we just noticed that using the word "hamburgers" for a tag may feel forced in cases where "burger" would sound good. However, eight years ago somebody created a tag synonym in the other ...
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How to get notified about new questions on tags in new UI? [duplicate]

There will be a new system for watching tags, but until that's implemented, I seem to not be able to follow tags the old way. Since that's the only way that currently sends out mails, it should still ...
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Tag links are broken on stackexchange.com [duplicate]

Search results on stackexchange.com may contain questions which have tags. These tags are clickable, but refer to 404 page. Seems related to old one: Links on tags on stackexchange.com are ...
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We have meetups, events, community-events, conferences tags. Are all the same?

We have three tags that together have 39 questions. events 22 questions, 0 watchers, no tag excerpt, no tag wiki meetups 14 questions, 0 watchers, tag excerpt and tag wiki community-events 3 ...
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Add a magic “question sandbox” tag for question sandboxes on per-site metas

The trend of having a question "sandbox" on a per-site meta so that users new to the site (or not) can post a draft of their intended question as an answer, and have it reviewed by site regulars ...
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Display a hint that search used a tag that doesn't exist

When doing a search and using a tag in the search, there's nothing in the UI that hints that the tag used does not exist. After doing the search, the suggestions don't mention checking the tag(s) used....
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Should I add a parent tag if I already use the child one?

For example: when I already added the responsive-design tag, should I add the design tag as well?
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Increase the tag search input box length according to maximum allowed tag length

Currently the tag search input box on the tag page is too short: I suggest to increase the size of this input according to maximum allowed tag length. There is a lot of horizontal space to do ...
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Wildcard tags can no longer be watched or ignored

While editing my watched tags list on RPG.SE, I received an unexpected error message saying that "gm does not exist on this site". The reason why the error was so surprising was that I never had gm ...
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Add ability to flag answers as no longer relevant [duplicate]

Someone may have answered a question and the external resources they referenced are no longer available. In this case I do not believe they deserve a down vote but I also don't like coming to a page ...
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Are [*-stackoverflow] legitimate tags or not?

We have (had?) russian-stackoverflow portuguese-stackoverflow spanish-stackoverflow (I created it the last week) japanese-stackoverflow (I created it today) Are these tags legitimate on MSE? I ...