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Tag-badges exploit [closed]

Like everyone else I've been reading bobince's outbreak about parsing html with regex with great amusement. When I read in the comments that bobince had been awarded two gold badges (html and regex) ...
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Missing tag descriptions if 981px <= browser size <= 1063px

Over at https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/388593/1709587, Cerbrus, James, and Zoe discovered a curiosity: if, at the moment that you load the /ask page, your browser window is 1000px wide, all tag ...
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Search tags across sites

I'm looking to subscribe to a few tags I'm interested in, but I don't know which sites in the network may use them. I can go to http://stackexchange.com and use the Favourite tags filter, and see my ...
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How to use a search regex for tags in the Stack Exchange API

I want to simulate the question search using regex behaviour of Stack Overflow using the Stack Exchange API. For example, using c++* for tags will give questions which have c++ as prefix in tag such ...
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Can we have meta tags for chatrooms?

We can add tags to our chatroom which is great. What isn't great is that we have no way to indicate that we mean the tags from the meta site. I'm one of the room owners of the SO Close voters room ...
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How to reference other tag in usage guidance?

Security.SE has had a rather strange problem. There is a tag called content-security-policy, which is about a specific mechanism in modern browsers. However, many users have used this tag for ...
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Support multiple linkable tag markdown like [tag:x+y]

[tag:x] works but [tag:x+y] doesn't for searches that include multiple tags. Can you make it like feature-request+tag-links? Keep in mind there are tags like stars in the sky and looking for [tag:x+...
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Ask question - Tags - partial placeholder text truncated

On the Ask a question page, in the Tags textbox, the placeholder width is set to 19px, so a part of the placeholder text is truncated.
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Can users without the required reputation suggest new tags? [duplicate]

On the Stack Exchange boardgames' domain I sadly was not able to submit my response, as the game I was posting about is not so popular (#). So I just went on and put any random tag on it. I am really ...
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What does the green box in front of c# tag means? [migrated]

So, I follow C# and starting from today I can see a green box before the tag as follow: Can anybody explain what it means and why do I see it? Just curious!
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Combinining all language related sites into one

There are a quite a few language learning related sites on the Stack Exchange network. I may have missed a few, but here they are: https://english.stackexchange.com/ https://ell.stackexchange.com/ ...
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Allow bilingual tags

TL;DR: On Esperanto SE: tag names in Esperanto (optionally with synonyms in English) are sub-optimal for Esperanto SE users who don't (yet) know Esperanto well tag names in English (optionally with ...
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Is there a way to search for a question (or an answer) that mentions a tag?

I see some questions (but mostly answers) that mention tags. For example I could mention the burrito tag here. Is there a way I could search for posts that have mentioned a particular tag?
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Bug in the tag selection [duplicate]

The placeholder text is masked from the right end and the bracket is missing too: Zoomed in:
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Which elements are recommended to enclose in <code> tag within the description in Stack Overflow? [closed]

Enclosing code/text elements in the code tag varies user to user. For example, one user put 'decimal' inside the code tag. Then another user edited the post and put it as simple text. Such types of ...
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Better advertising for the chat rooms

There are about three or four people regularly in the ASP.NET MVC chat room every weekday but few others seem to even know it exists. Can Stack Overflow advertise the chat rooms on specific tags? ...
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Let's relocate the lists of tags that are shown next to each question in question lists

This is conceptually related to the following feature request, but my suggestion is about question lists rather than question posting. Could the "Tags" textbox be above the "Body" ...
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Show tag descriptions when asking a question?

I am a user of English Language SE, but I think this question might apply throughout the site. Often new users (but not always new users) will add tags which aren't really relevant to the question. ...
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Favorite Tags list on every page

It will be cool if I will have access to my Favorite Tags from every page of SO. For me it is most useful feature after my profile page. My ordinary use case is loading SO page and reading some from ...
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Suggested edits: retagging and small changes

I am allowed to suggest an edit by re-tagging only, but I am not allowed to re-tag and make a small change of less than 6 characters in the same edit. (For example correcting a small code format error)...
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How do we make changes to a site's scope?

We are discussing this topic at Earth Science Stack Exchange, because our homepage has many questions asking to identify their rocks based on a picture. Some of us want to no longer accept such ...
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Let the duplicate questions finder consider tags

When asking a new question and typing in the title we get a list of similar questions named Questions that may already have your answer That suggestions contains posts across all tags. Like the ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange WebSocket action for multiple tags?

I'm developing an app to show all new questions for any tags that user is watching in realtime. So instead of using the REST API, I want to use the WebSocket at: wss://qa.sockets.stackexchange.com. I'...
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Determine which user created a tag [duplicate]

What is the definitive way to determine which user created a tag on a SE site, along with exact date and time of creation?
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Search questions based on two tags [duplicate]

I want to propose a feature: search for questions based on two tags. Why is this needed? There are a lot of tags that are about a topic which cannot be independent. For example, let's assume I'm ...
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Do prefixes in tags have an effect on discoverability?

I am looking for evidence on whether adding hyphenated prefixes to tag names has any effect upon their discoverability by askers. Anecdotal evidence is helpful for my purposes, so reports on whether, ...
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Can't search multiple tags but exclude a specific tag

Currently there are two questions saying that you can do what I want: Is there a way to perform a search in such a way as to exclude a specific tag? Search for one tag and exclude results for another ...
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Cannot ask question because tag not working? [duplicate]

At this question just click tag blank or type something show option But at Stack Overflow nothing appear, so I can't click Next. What should I do?
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View or search for unanswered questions with a certain tag

How do I view unanswered questions with a certain tag? How do I search for unanswered questions with a specific tag (or tags)? Return to FAQ index
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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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Should we keep the “friendly tag name” feature?

Depending on what site(s) in the network you spend your time on, you may or may not know that Stack Overflow recently spent a long time trying out something called Documentation. One of the features ...
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Is there a list of all tags used on Stack Overflow?

I wondered if there is a list of all tags used on stackoverflow.com. I wanted to browse the whole list and had to open the tag search and scroll through every page. Is there a site which lists all the ...
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Cleaning the Prototype tag [closed]

Summary The prototype is ambiguous. After reviewing the current questions, the tag wiki should be updated. Progress update I have retagged over 1700 questions. We need a better tag wiki excerpt. If ...
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A greasemonkey script to move interesting tags to top, ignored tags to bottom [closed]

I've just created a small Greasemonkey script which will move interesting tags to the top, and ignored tags to the bottom. You can get the script from the User Scripts page: https://userscripts-...
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How does Stack Overflow handle duplicate tags in a specific post after merging tags?

Let's suppose a user posted a question about JavaScript, he/she entered js and javascript as tags. But later, a moderator merged js and javascript into one master tag, it's now just javascript. Well, ...
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Distinguish synonyms from single-tag questions on the /tags page

When browsing the list of tags on a site, a number is shown next to each tag indicating how many questions have that tag, e.g. “sometag × 42”. If there is a single question with that tag, no ...
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OP Forgot to add tag for a post (which is one week old), how to add it and bring back the post active? [closed]

How to use Bootstrap JavaScript Components with ngx-bootstrap in Angular 7? OP who has raised the above post seems to have forgotten to add an important tag due to which he might have lost good ...
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Should we have a tag for questions involving new users asking blatantly off-topic questions here on MSE?

We all know about the persistent problem of new users posting blatantly off-topic questions here on Meta Stack Exchange for many reasons. This problem dates back to at least 2013, and happens often ...
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How do I add a description to newly created tags? [duplicate]

I've created a new tag for a popular programming library called Nuklear. I would like to edit the description to provide some context when others are trying to use the tag. Is this possible?
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What is “code golf” on Stack Overflow? [closed]

See http://codegolf.stackexchange.com It seems that someone gives us a problem to solve, tags the question code-golf and the winner is whoever completes the solution in the fewest characters. I haven'...
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Reproduce top tags for multiple users with Data Explorer

I want to reproduce the top tags overview for multiple users with the Data Explorer: In the following I simplify for two users. The required solution should be able to scale to 50+ users. What I ...
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Should we burninate the [groups] tag?

I recently found out that Meta Stack Exchange has a groups tag. It has 9 questions and no tag wiki or excerpt, and really doesn't add any useful information to questions. On most (not all) questions, ...
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Search on all sites: tag links lead to the 404 link not found page [duplicate]

Searching on all sites, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/search?q=dokuwiki, gives me a list of questions with tag links. Clicking one of the tag links, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Cannot add tags via the Stack Exchange Android app

When I try to add a question on the "Android Enthusiasts" site via the Stack Exchange Android app, it doesn't allow me to add any tags. There is a text field within which to add tags on the "Ask ...
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Should certain sites specifically encourage askers to tag with location?

There's a few specific sites (Workplace, Academia, Law, IPS, Money, etc.) that commonly appear the Hot Network Questions list. On these sites, questions often greatly benefit from location tags yet ...
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How do I modify this query to search for specific tags?

I am forking this query, which essentially outputs the time between the question being asked and the answer being given. However, I am trying to modify the query to only search for java. I tried this: ...
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Should status-declined (moderator-only tags) be allowed as the “Top tag”?

I came to Meta Stack Exchange today to find something a bit... disheartening: It may be discouraging to users if their top tag on Meta is status-declined. Should this be allowed?
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How frequently do people actually follow tags?

I have noticed that, even with the most popular tags (such as discussion), there are very few followers for tags. I have read about tags in the Help Center to try and find some more info about this, ...
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How did a special-character tag get into the system?

Observe this question (which will be shortly deleted but is being kept for observation). It has a tag of [#]. The sidebar says [#] x 2, but clicking on it doesn't work too well. So now I'm left to ...
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Get rid of special characters when searching for a tag

According to this, there is a limited number of valid characters for a tag. If we don't allow special characters in a tag name in the first place, shouldn't we get rid of special characters such as ...