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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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Bright green + white = not really readable

This is a very minor issue, but I figured I'd put it out there: When a tag is edited on a question on meta, it is displayed in the log as bright green with white text. On my screen I can't read it ...
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Ask a pre-tagged question from a tag page

I really like using Stack Overflow for problem solving in communities around open source libraries. One problem that I've found is that it seems to be difficult to guide users both to existing ...
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What are tag synonyms and merged tags? How do they work?

What are tag synonyms? How can tag synonyms be distinguished from "real" tags? How are new tag synonyms created? Who can create tag synonyms? How can I delete/reverse/undo bad tag synonyms? What are ...
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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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Why is there a limit to the number of tags?

Is there a reason for the limitation of 5 tags? I find folksonomy incredibly useful and often times I caught myself retagging someone's post where I don't want to remove one of their five, but merely ...
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How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or “zombie”) tags?

During the re-tagging of questions, tags sometimes become orphaned from existing questions. Are these zombie tags ever removed from the tags list? What if a tag is misspelled and needs to be removed?...
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How should software related SE sites handle drastic version changes?

A situation has come up on Drupal Answers that I wanted to bring to the larger SE audience. I am not asking for how to solve our particular problem, but how this type of problem should be handled on ...
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Message about already having edited 15 posts by retagging them

I got this message right now: The edits it refers to were only retaggings, as far as I can tell. However, I can still retag my posts. Does retagging count towards the "At most 15 edits to old posts" ...
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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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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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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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Let us filter the normal questions list by favorite tags

Possibly not a duplicate: Tab for questions that are labeled with favorite tags (refer to end of post to see why) Currently, to view a feed of all questions tagged with my favorite tags, I have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tag scores are not updated and the issue is getting worse

Tag scores update is supposed to happen at 03:00 UTC every day. Tag scores are updated by a scheduled job that is time consuming and often times out (see for example the answers for Tag info not ...
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What to do with [code] and [source-code]?

I see a couple of tags that are similar and appear to not be used appropriately. code has no description and over a hundred questions. It seems that many of the uses for should be code-formatting or ...
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Tag creation in SO

In the past, users with more than 300 or so reputation points (I don't remember the exact number) had the ability to create new tags. Those tags made it easier to search for similar questions and to ...
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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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What causes a question to be tagged as [untagged]?

I had thought that any question tagged untagged was as a result of migration. But What happened to the village in Contagion? was not migrated from anywhere as far as I can tell, so how did it end up ...
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How have tags been stored in the Stack Overflow database design?

Understanding the StackOverflow Database Schema I would like to know more about how tags are stored in the database, and how each tag is retrieved in a search query. I would also like to know if I ...
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What do “watched tags” and “ignored tags” do?

What are watched tags and ignored tags? How do they work? What are tag subscriptions? What are interesting tags? On Stack Overflow, the content of the main page question list appears to be influenced ...
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Let's Ban the [ASP] Tag on StackOverflow! [closed]

If the question is about ASP.NET, then it should say asp.net If the question is about Classic ASP, then it should say asp-classic I can think of no valid reason to tag a question with asp. Let's get ...
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Privilege level for editing tags not shown

On Ethereum, I have a reputation of 161 and I thought that I would add some information to the usb tag. The header of the USB tagged questions page even asks if I want to help create it: However, ...
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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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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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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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How do I ignore an individual question?

Is there a way to ignore individual posts/questions? So, for example, the top question for "Highest Voted Questions" list is always What’s your favorite “programmer” cartoon? I've seen this post and ...
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Ignoring retagged old questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: It should be possible to retag a question without bumping it to the front page. Too much retagging Retagging/Bumping Etiquette Don Stewart is currently going through a lot ...
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When tags are merged, are followers merged too?

When two tags are merged, are followers of the old tag moved onto the new tag? If not, should this happen? Or am I not understanding something about how the merging process works?
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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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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 ...
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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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PowerShell tags [closed]

Do we really need a PowerShell tag for every version of PowerShell? It seems like a lot of questions are tagged PowerShell and also PowerShell-v1.0, PowerShell-v2.0, and PowerShell-v3.0. Tag ...
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Give mods/communities better tools for large retagging jobs

Where I'm coming from I'm a moderator on an SE with 5000+ visitors per day, a lot of drive-by askers but few regular contributors (6 editors with 5+ edits this year), and a substantial tagging mess. ...
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Meta-meta: synonymize [delete]

The delete tag seems like it's fairly pointless to me. It has the same meaning as at least one of these tags: deleted-questions deleted-answers vote-to-delete Can it be synonymized with one of those?...
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Bulk remove tags in one go [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow batch adding or removing tags from interesting/ignore lists How can I remove ignored or interesting tags in one go?
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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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Tags where all questions have been deleted still appear in tags listing

On superuser.com, I saw a link to the tag cybersex in the tags listing page (leading to the page title "Hottest 'cybersex' Questions). No questions are associated - presumably because it had been ...
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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:...