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A moved question lost tags [duplicate]

I wrote a question on a Stack Exchange site, only to find out that a few hours later, it was moved to another site in the Stack Exchange network. It's OK, but when the question was moved, the tags I ...
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SO Dataset query to retrieve questions, related answers and comments with a specific question tag

For a small part of my master thesis I need to retrieve a dataset from SEDE that contains all questions as well as the related multiple answers (and if possible also comments) with the tag "text-...
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How to get tags of questions answered by a user in Stack Exchange Data Explorer

I can't solve this problem: using a remote DBMS from the Stack Overflow site (URL: http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/new). Write a SQL query that displays the names of users with a ...
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Tags in chat messages unsupported in parentless room

In Charcoal HQ I am unable to use [tag:random-string] in a chat message, while this works fine in other rooms. I was told informally that this is because the room doesn't have a parent site, and thus ...
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Has the tag editing policy on Stack Overflow changed? [migrated]

I've come across an interesting tag, namely [fortify] on Stack Overflow. That particular tag says the following: Use this tag only for Fortify, the software application security products and services ...
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Why only 50 related tags?

I'm using the Stack Exchange API and I want to get related tags of a particular tag. Fortunately, the API provides such an endpoint (/2.3/tags/devops/related?pagesize=100&site=stackoverflow). ...
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How can I download an information page of Stack Overflow tags? [closed]

I am unable to download the information page of Stack Overflow tags. Is there a way to download information pages in the same way as we can download excerpts of Stack Overflow tags, as described here?
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Should this site have a tag for "default tags"?

When a new Stack Exchange site is created, some tags are automatically created on its corresponding meta site. (I don't think there are any such tags on the main/regular Stack Exchange site itself.) ...
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How can I query SEDE to see the number of questions for a specific tag per year?

Having in mind a specific tag from Stack Overflow (i.e. python). Is there any query to make in SEDE which could provide the number of questions and answers posted per year in the specific tag?
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Let's close [jobs] questions!

Stack Overflow discontinued Stack Overflow Jobs and Developer Story on March 31, 2022. Since most of the posts with jobs tag are not relevant today because of the discontinuation, let's close the ...
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Hovering on a search result tag should give the option for adding to the search

When searching I don't always think to add relevant tags, or I discover a new tag that might help narrow down my search. To make the process smoother, could a button to 'add to search' be added to the ...
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White flash animation when editing tags [duplicate]

There's a white flash animation when editing tags on Chrome on Windows with the native dark mode on: Seems unintentional.
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What's the tiebreaker for top tags?

My profile on Science Fiction & Fantasy shows [tolkien-languages] as my top tag. It's one of the tags on my highest scoring question there, but I'm wondering why this tag is chosen instead of the ...
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How are 'status-deferred' and 'status-declined' used by staff?

This isn't covered by How does Meta Stack Exchange work?, as that just explains the tags, but I want to know how they are used by the staff. From experience this differs from the tag description. As ...
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What is the [multiple-answers] tag for?

The tag wiki excerpt for multiple-answers says: For questions about situations where a single user posts multiple answers to a single question. However, there are quite a few places it is used for ...
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How can I see whether a tag has been removed?

On one of the Stack Exchange websites, I suspect that a tag has been removed. How can I see whether a tag has been removed?
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After clicking the "edit tags" link, a pop-up appears: "An error occurred when fetching the tag editor"

On a mobile (iOS) device using Safari, when I attempt to edit the tags on a question using the "edit tags" link, I get a pop-up saying "An error occurred when fetching the tag editor&...
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Provide a magic link to the more detailed tag info page

Currently, as a Sci-Fi moderator, if I want to send a new user to read up on how to use the story-dentification tag in a comment, I have to manually link to https://scifi.stackexchange.com/tags/story-...
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Suggested tags are not displayed with their excerpts and other info when asking/editing a question on mobile

When asking or editing a question, one is offered tag suggestions while typing in the "Tags" section. On a desktop browser, each popup also displays the tag wiki excerpt (when available), ...
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Can we see user reputation by tag? [duplicate]

Can we choose a tag and see what users have most reputation in this tag? Example: A list of users that are ordered in a descending order by reputation gained with the tag [ggplot2]. This would show ...
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Automate adding questions from search to tag

Occasionally I notice a topic that has been discussed often enough to merit a tag, but there isn't one. For example, today on Raspberry Pi, a question popped into the active queue about using the ...
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What does [active] mean?

Inspired by What does active mean? which had the very ambiguous active tag (thanks @Amplitwist for the edit). It has 19 questions but no tag excerpt. If you search in the tag list for activ, you'll ...
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Rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow regarding adding [status-review] tag in conflict of interest cases

Meta Stack Exchange moderators add the status-review tag to a post when Stack Exchange staff can give an appropriate response to the post. I am curious to know about the rules which Meta Stack ...
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Tags are too long vertically in anonymous and low rep post feedback

There seems to be a bug where tags are too long vertically in the overrated, most helpful, least helpful tabs of the anonymous and low rep post feedback page of the 10k tools. Using Windows 10, ...
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If a topic is renamed, should its tag generally be renamed along with it?

Should a general guideline for all Stack Exchange sites be that when a topic is renamed, the corresponding tag is renamed to match? I.e., should name synchronization be the default? Example: Super ...
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Editing tags redirects to/shows JSON response

Update 2022-01-06 It appears this is no longer happening. I noticed today that after making an edit to tags there is no console log statement like Navigated to https://.../edit-tags. Maybe there was ...
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Make tag excerpts show the synonym's excerpt when a tag is a synonym of another one

When I add tags to a question, the excerpt shown is the tag's excerpt. However, when a tag is a synonym of another one, this can be frustrating. Can it show the excerpt of the synonym instead of its ...
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Synonymize [the-overflow] into [blog]

There are two tags for the company blog: blog (381 questions) This tag is for questions about the Stack Overflow blog, the place for official company communications as well as essays, opinions, and ...
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Should there be a lower threshold for getting gold tag badge, on less popular tags?

A gold badge for a tag gives a user additional review power, to help manage low-quality questions having that tag. At https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges?tab=tags&filter=gold, we see that there ...
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Does inline tag editing affect Illuminator badge? [duplicate]

I've answered a question then edited the tag inline since there was nothing more to edit. Then waited for long enough so that I can see an increase in the Illuminator count. It did not increase, then ...
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The [messages] this tag sends are ambiguous

There is a messages tag with 67 questions and no excerpt/wiki, used for any sort of message. It seems rather ambiguous to me: there are plenty of specific kinds of messages that have more useful tags: ...
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Autocomplete suggested tags don't consistently autocomplete tags that should be suggested.... they seem to remember some autocomplete removals?

I first noticed this issue on RPG.SE, and have been trying to reproduce it here Here typing 'tag' doesn't suggest 'tags', however that might be because the space or hyphen character is considered ...
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How are users' tags determined?

I've looked at this question, but it's still not clear to me. Searching https://stackoverflow.com/users/ my user tags are HTML, JavaScript and jQuery. This is the case for all filters (week, month, ...
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Tags for improving a closed question?

I notice we must have a tag on a question on meta sites that's either discussion, support, bug, or feature-request. so I guess requiring help to improve a question is like discussion? also besides ...
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Wrong questions count on tag popup if there are tag synonyms [duplicate]

For instance, there are 2 synonyms for the maintenance tag. In such cases the count of questions shown in the popup (for any tag of 3) reflects only main tag usage: But the real question count is the ...
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Embedded Markdown tags in answers have smaller text and are not aligned properly

Is it possible to reposition and increase the size of Markdown tags embedded in answers? Over at Law, although a question may be tagged with a specific jurisdiction: we expect and encourage answers ...
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Pluralization bugs in tag merge results

When merging tags as a moderator, you see a popup at the end with the details. It has a pluralization bug: total: 1 tags deleted, 0 posts modified, 0 post histories modified and now that I look ...
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Very minor grammar error in users page for tags: "non community-wiki" should have a dash to be "non-community-wiki"

At https://stackoverflow.com/tags/numerical-methods/topusers (and indeed, the same page for any tag), there is a very minor grammar error at the very bottom of the page: Only non community-wiki ...
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Please add the setting for either hiding or graying out questions with ignored tags to the tags preferences page

On different sites, I have different settings enabled for ignored tags. For instance, on Mi Yodeya I have for some reason had it set to hide questions with ignored tags for the past several years. ...
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Confusing error message when trying to add a blocked(?) tag

A while ago, I was trying to edit a question on Web Applications, but got a rather confusing error message: The tag [charts] is too similar to [charts]. If you think this new tag should be allowed, ...
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Add a feature that allows the user to divide their bookmarks into different groups [duplicate]

Whenever I find an interesting question that contains useful information I like to bookmark it. Right now I have bookmarked 567 Stack Overflow questions that cover a wide range of different subjects ...
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The [broken-link] tag here is being used incorrectly

It seems people are using broken-link to specify broken links, but not within posts as the info/excerpt says. Tag Info For discussing the effects of broken links within posts and comments across the ...
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Why doesn't the "edit tags" link auto-focus the tags field anymore?

A few months ago the "edit tags" link on SO and Meta SO stopped focusing the tag field when clicking the link. Was this an intentional change, or a bug that's been ignored? If intentional, ...
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Tag creation pluralization bug

On Ask Ubuntu, here is what the tag creation dialog looks like. I was trying to create a new tag (although the discussion of said new tag is irrelevant here), and I stumbled across a pluralization bug....
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I'm not really [content] with this tag

The content tag has 34 questions but no usage guidance, and it seems to be used for many types of content: user generated content (in the form of questions, answers or tag wikis) but also content ...
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Allow tag changes to notify when following a post

When a post is followed, and an edit only changes a tag, say status-review → status-declined, no notification is sent to the post follower. This may have to do with the threshold for edits ...
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Should we rename this tag to [improve] its usage?

The improve tag (33 questions) has a clear excerpt explaining its intended usage: For questions about the Improve Edit button that lets you perform further editing to a pending suggested edit. For ...
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Long tag list overflows and is hidden behind Community Bulletin and other sidebar widgets or truncated [duplicate]

The MathOverflow question Textbooks or lecture notes about mean field games has five rather long tags. On the question list page, such a tag list is wrapped onto two lines, but the Q&A page does ...
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Change the wording "The moderator tag '[tag name]' must be present."

When a normal user (without moderator privileges) tries to remove a moderator-only tag (e.g. featured) from a post, this error is shown: The moderator tag '[tag name]' must be present. I feel that ...
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Add the [featured] tag to the "Updates to Privacy Policy (September 2021)" post

Update: On 22/10/2021 at 16:53:37Z, the featured tag was removed from the post. So, the post had the tag for 23 days 20 hours 42 minutes 15 seconds totally (12 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes and 27 ...
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