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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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Tags and logos in Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I noticed that Adobe-related, .NET-related and Android-related products tag names have a nice and neat logo attached. I like it because it makes visual filtering easier (even though the "interesting ...
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Multi-Topic / Cross-Topic Question: Search Visibility (Tags?) topic-coordination [duplicate]

I have a question, that I am having some trouble figuring out myself, as it involves a little bit of engineering, and I'm not familiar with engineering of these types of systems and my algebra is a ...
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No tag excerpt shown when using inline editor

When asking, editing or tag editing, no information about the tags is supplied to the user except for the tag name in the inline editor. Not only do they not supply any information, they can't be ...
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Tooltip with the question's tags in the hot questions column

When browsing Stack Exchange sites, I often notice questions that may interest me in the Hot Questions column, however they sometimes have titles that don't exactly tell what product/game/software/...
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Show Tags in HNQ Sidebar [duplicate]

Old related post from 8 years ago: Add tags next to the question in list of hot questions As of now, there's no way to see the tags on a Hot Network question in the sidebar without clicking into it. ...
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Message that questions are being hidden when none actually are [duplicate]

On Science Fiction & Fantasy, I have a few tags ignored ([a-song-of-ice-and-fire], [dune], and [fan-fiction]). I've set them to be completely hidden, not just grayed out. This works completely as ...
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Separate the global low-rep posting timeout into a “Meta” and “Not Meta” timeout

After having asked "You can only post once every 40 minutes": Why is this timeout applied to a site *and* its meta? Should it be? and fallen down the rabbit hole of duplicates therefrom, I ...
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Unexpected behaviour when removing tags [duplicate]

When removing a not yet selected tag from the tag list, by selecting the word and pressing backspace, instead of the selected text being removed, it simply untags the previous tag and removes the ...
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Searching for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more

How do I search for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more? For example, I need to see the question of which tags are only [c#] and [Winforms]. If I search for [c#] and [...
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When are tag wikis created by the Community user vs a normal user?

When viewing the history of tag wikis, I've come across quite a few tags showing that the original revision was by the Community user, and quite a few that were by normal users. Two random examples I'...
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Moderators should be able to remove / burninate a tag themselves

We're doing some spring cleaning on Super User, which involves disambiguating tags, merging them, creating synonyms etc. However, one of the most troublesome things is removing a tag. Often, it's ...
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Do Stack Exchange sites display Tag Score from the very beginning?

Is there anyone who knows the start date for a given Stack Exchange site displaying the tag score?
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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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“What am I missing?” - exploring ignored tags

I am guilty of having a long list of ignored tags. Every now and then, however, I wonder what's happening with a language or field I know little about, in the hope that perhaps I can discover ...
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Why don't tag synonyms count towards the tag questions count? (+Bug?)

A couple weeks ago I was tidying up the tagging of glacier-related questions on Earth Sciences SE. The number of questions with the [glaciology] tag is currently 102 according to the search result ...
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More information for TagSynonyms to calculate transitivity of tag synonyms

I want to calculate all the tag synonyms possible for any given tag. TagSynonyms table gives the relation between Tag1 -> Tag1Master. As per TagSynonyms table, Master tag can be mapped to multiple ...
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RSS feed of your favorite tags

It would be nice if we could subscribe to an RSS feed of all the questions that match your 'favorite' tags i.e. an RSS feed of the questions that get highlighted as yellow when viewing the question ...
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What *is* a GlobalTag MegaBlender™?

I came across the globaltag-megablender tag while handling a lost user. Now, the tag seems to be about a specific thing. It just doesn't seem clear what that is. It's oddly consistent over how its ...
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Spurious unkillable tag

I've just seen that one of my questions has the tag [reactjs]. Now, that question is not about React-JS, and I doubt anyone would add that tag deliberately, so I guessed someone (perhaps even me) ...
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Clarification of the tag-wiki entry for [tag:faq-proposed]?

The tag faq-proposed's wiki states that the faq-proposed is for: Questions that are proposing new or amended entries for the FAQ should use this tag. But there is also another tag: faq-update-...
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Merging tags Code-First-Migrations and EF-Migrations [closed]

As of writing this, code-first-migrations had 50 Questions and ef-migrations had about 77. Most of the questions I came across were ef-migrations eligible, but tagged the other. I started by re-...
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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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Highlight (Colored) Watched Tags [duplicate]

I have a few watched tags I would like to pay attention to. But the problem is when I'm going through StackExchange questions, sometimes I have to double check to see whether I have subscribed to that ...
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Revisit the decision not allowing to create tags from mobile

You can't create tags when using the mobile version of the site; when you attempt to do so, you're greeted with the following error message: New tags cannot be created from the mobile site. The tag ...
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What does it mean to “burninate” a tag?

There are requests to "burninate" tags all over the place! What does this really mean; what happens to a burninated tag? How is it different than removing a tag or black-listing a tag? Would it be ...
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Tag description/list for “special” tags used on Meta

Meta is home to some wild tag classes, namely that of the required or moderator only breeds. These convey a special meaning and run with the winds of each question posted, heralding at quick glance ...
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The Tags page should provide easy access to the special tag list

Currently, meta users can see a list of special tags in several ways: Via How does Meta Stack Exchange work - Required Tags Via Tag description/list for "special" tags used on Meta (not up to date) ...
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How are tags removed if they aren't used by at least 2 questions in 6 months?

According to the create new tags privilege page: However, note that: on some sites, new tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 ...
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Single-use tags with no tag wiki, but with rejected proposals for the tag wiki, aren't auto-burninated after six months

Recently, there was some confusion as to why a single-use tag without a tag wiki wasn't auto-burninated after six months. It was later discovered that as someone made a rejected proposal for the tag ...
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Can't add tag while editing someone's question

I tried replacing the jsx tag with the react-jsx tag in this question: VSCode Prettier reformat adds {" "} when adding new line between html tags The new tag never got added. I tried ...
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Why wasn't this tag removed - despite having single occurrence?

From what I understood about tag pruning, tags which are used only on one question are automatically removed if they are used only on one question. This happens after the tag is 6 months old (if it ...
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When you are trying to edit question tags, new tag appears

For example, in this question: Phalcon: setVars() и Volt. Probably, it's related to migration. The question had this tag before migration from hashcode, but later this tag was removed.
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How to search for questions that have any one of the multiple tags in a list? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find questions that I can answer. So I reviewed advanced search help page, and I found answers:0 which helps me avoid questions that already have answers and locked:false to avoid locked ...
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can I make a tag for my university?

I'd like to make a tag for my university students to use when they ask questions here (the tag would be "SHU", for http://www.shu.ac.uk) I see plenty of good and bad reasons to do so - good for my ...
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How to find badge of a tag

For example, with Flutter, I have manually go to the tag's top user, and go through there badges, to get https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges/7013/flutter (bronze) https://stackoverflow.com/help/...
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Profanity on the main page

On linguistic sites, for example on Русский язык, it is rather appropriate to discuss obscene vocabulary. We on rus.SE use a special tag to indicate this kind of stuff (in order to allow some people ...
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Why do I see tags that I don't watch?

Why do I sometimes see questions with tags that I don't watch on the home page? I dislike it and I always have to add a new tag to my list of ignored tags. Will there be an upgrade to this feature ? ...
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Does the Copy Editor badge exclude tag-only edits or tag wiki edits? [duplicate]

The Copy Editor badge has the following description: Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits). (emphasis mine). This is unclear to me. Does "tag edits" refer to edits that ...
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How can I flag or suggest edit or remove a tag created by other user?

Is there any way to flag or suggest edit or remove a tag created by other user if that tag is found to be not useful or ambiguous?
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Some tag counters are not increasing

It's been a few days since some of my tag counters are not increasing. Typically, I can see the sql counter increasing when I get upvotes, but my other tags (such as mysql, sql-server, php) are not ...
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Mistaken word in pop-up when trying to create plural of a tag

I know that we usually get an error up when we try to create a plural of an already existing tag, but today I noticed that the error pop had a wrong word. This was on Pets when trying to create a ...
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Allow tag edits while suggested question edits are pending

I follow some tags and many questions are wrongly tagged with them. In these cases, I don't care about some formatting or grammar changes someone suggested and possibly read a long post that I'm not ...
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Whats up with the tag status-bychaos?

When filtering for "status"-Tags on the Tags page here on MSE, there is a tag status-bychaos. It's not editable and no questions are tagged with that tag: Moving the mouse on the Tag to get the ...
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Tag Page - clear up all the numbers!

I have just got the Taxonomist badge and whilst trying to work out what for, I took a look at the tags status page. This page has numbers everywhere and is quite hard to understand. (example link) ...
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Do we need the ability to tag questions “rep-ability”?

I find 5 questions tagged rep-ability and am not sure what it means or if it's needed. It seems the tag was later added by a single user. It also has no usage guidance. Searching for "rep ability" ...
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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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Limitation to modify the tags of a question

Regarding: question editing It would be better to restrict the modification of a tag question. At least by allowing only to modify one at time and also require to provide a reason of more than 50 ...
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Improving Tag Synonyms

Executive Summary Jon Ericson asked, Does the tag synonym suggestion system work? The answer, unfortunately, is no. Tag Synonyms were introduced in August 2010: It’s been clear for a very long ...
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Tagging bounty award user [duplicate]

In a regular question, it is assumed that comments notify the OP, even though you can explicitly tag the OP, evident by the tag suggestion/auto-fill. I find myself wanting to message the bounty ...
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Clicking on tags in global search results is broken

If you search for something on "all sites" (using the searchbox at the top of https://stackexchange.com, you'll reach the search results, e.g. https://stackexchange.com/search?q=foo+bar+baz. If you ...