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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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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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Tags with Spaces [duplicate]

Tags should be able to contain any character and spaces. In this complex world, you need tags like: Arnold Schwarzenegger University of Acapulco President of the Congo It's a serious flaw to not ...
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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 ...
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New global search doesn't like tags

When you visit the global search page: https://stackexchange.com/search and want to search for a tag like we used to do on the site search like so: [haskell] pattern you're directed to the ...
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Am I really still voting to delete my own post?

I was looking about for possible duplicates of the question I was about to ask, and I found Make it clear a self-delete vote isn't a "vote", it's just deleting, which is exactly what ...
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Wildcard tags unrolling issue [duplicate]

Searching for [status-*] text doesn't unroll the tags in search input (top bar + page specific): Eliminating the text from the search query will unroll the tags in the top bar search input (page ...
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Send my link “Sponsored links for this tag” [duplicate]

I saw this thing many times. I do now know whether anyone clicking on these links or not but I thought to put my link on this section. Is there any way to send my links or SO just getting randomly ...
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Link to Tag broken when “+” is embedded in tag

A new tag was added for asp.net+vb.net in StackOverflow. If you click on the link/tag, you don't actually see the correct results. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/asp.net%2bvb.net
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Would it be feasible to tie the tags of a new question to the Related Questions list?

Duplicate questions are still rampant on SOFU, despite the Related Questions list. Feature Request I propose that in order to display more relevant questions in the list, the tags given for the new ...
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Incorrect number of questions shown on tag mouseover

I recently answered this question. I also edited the question's tags from exact-duplicates to duplicate-questions as the former is now synonymized to the latter. However, when mousing over the latter ...
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Use of downloaded data from data.stackexchange.com

I'm curious about data provided publicly by data.stackexchange.com. It is also available at archive.org. Can I use it for professional purpose? I would like to use only tag names.
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Unanswered Questions > my tags should filter out questions that you have answered

The purpose of this page is to show a user every question that is tagged with one or more favorite tags that does not have an accepted or up voted answer. However, if the user answers a question, that ...
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Need more vertical space in revision page above tags

It seems that there is need to add more vertical space in post revision page when the tags and the last post line are modified:
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Separate each tag in its own quotes

While searching for the posts with multiple tags on the right hand side of the page you can see the "Related Tags" section: Is there a way to separate each tag in its own quotes like in the ...
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What *is* the vampire problem? [duplicate]

We have a vampire tag, which has no description. What types of questions is this tag meant to be used for?
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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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The tag hyphenization filter has stopped working

In this question, a user created java8 despite java-8 existing. I've left it alone for now. The system shouldn't permit this. Is the possible brokenness in the pluralization filter also related?
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What to do with the two tags for Experts-Exchange?

There are currently two tags for questions about SE's old competitor Experts-Exchange: experts-exchange Questions: 10 Usage Guidance: Experts-Exchange.com (EE) is a membership-based online "ask ...
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New sort mode for tags: most recently edited

I would like to request the creation of a new sorting mode for tags at /tags (in addition to the existing "popular", "name", and "new"): a mode that sorts by the time of the most recent edit to the ...
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Is it okay to edit by-design bug reports into support questions?

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of bug reports on different meta sites that were by design. Some of them did get the status-bydesign tag added to them. Many others got edited into support questions ...
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What criteria must a badge meet to be tracked? [duplicate]

Over on Arqade, I'm getting close to a bronze badge in the super-smash-bros-ultimate tag: However, when trying to track this badge, it doesn't show up in the selection screen! Since the game was ...
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Question(s) with the “featured” tag not showing in the side bar?

On Cryptography.SE we currently have a featured meta question but it is not showing in the side bar as can be seen on the below picture. This behavior was reproduced by one of my co-mods. Is this a ...
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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 ...