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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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Exclude questions with ignored tag in subscribed tag email

I'm subscribed to a tag. But I also ignore a tag. The two are sometimes used together, and I don't want to get the question(s) with the tag I ignore to my mail box in that case. Please exclude those ...
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How do I exclude questions using a synonym-ized tag?

On Skeptics.SE, I did a search for "fluoride -[fluoridation] -[fluoride]", got told "results found containing fluoride tagged with not [fluoride] not [fluoride]", but I still get questions with the ...
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Can we have a “hats” tag?

I think that there should be a tag called "hats". It would be very useful for hat-related questions. Right now, there is a secret hats tag, but no hats tag. It would be helpful for questions about ...
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Is there a bug in the implementation of the Research Assistant badge?

I was doing several tag wiki edits (both true tag wikis and excerpts) in [linguistics.se]. I saw the counter "Your badge progress" on the right sidebar increasing: Your Badge Progress Research ...
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Syntax highlighting for shell sessions? [duplicate]

Edit: I've opened an issue for this in the code-prettify project on GitHub. The author of the question Why does bash login shell break here-doc command string argument? noted in the comments that: ...
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Attempting to use too long tag breaks popup

If you try to add a tag with too long name, site will give you an error in popup. In some cases text in the popup overflows the boundaries:
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Why isn't there a “Jon Skeet” tag? [closed]

It's 2017 and we don't have a Jon Skeet tag on SO and SE?!
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Collating tag information across all Stack Exchange sites

I notice that we have independent tags across multiple Stack Exchange sites on the same topic. For example, the go tag on Stack Overflow has the almost the same information as that on Software ...
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Is it possible to find out which are intrinsic tags for a given site?

The post Drop or change automatic migration-rejection based on non-existing tags discusses some issues related to rejected migrations. As I learned there, one of the factors influencing this is ...
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How does the system select which tag to show in the search engines? [duplicate]

One of the sources of visitors to Stack Exchange sites is search engines like Google. When we are shown the results of a question from Stack Exchange sites on Google, we are shown along with a tag. ...
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Searching for a single dash tag breaks tag formatting

Not sure what should be in the options text for this search request, but definitely not this: Also there is weird tag wiki shown on hover this area as said in comments:
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Questions regarding the tag merging/synonym impact

I originally posted this question on Meta Stack Overflow. However, it was suggested that I post it here as well because I have not received an answer after over two weeks. IBM Bluemix was recently ...
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Searching for unanswered questions with two or more tags returns answered questions [duplicate]

I want to search for unanswered questions having two or more tags. When searched with /unanswered/tagged/java+and+json, I get list of questions that already have answers.
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Allow to search by synonym tags with wildcard

Intro. I made a search for -[tag:status-*] user:me is:q to see what number of post I have where SO employee did not reacts yet. Then I copied this search request and tried to use it for "Stack ...
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Creating tags from SE app [duplicate]

I am currently using SE app for Android. I just posted a travel question but could not create a new tag for my question. I know that: This is SO meta, and my issue is with travel, but I am afraid ...
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What tags do developers look through on localized meta sites?

I know that developers view questions tagged by bug but what about other kinds of tags like feature-request or support? If not only bug questions are viewed, why we are asked to write only bugs in ...
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Subscribe to multiple specific tags [duplicate]

I need to subscribe to specific tags, for example: If I need to subscribe to the [android] tag I just go through this tag and subscribe to it. What if I need to make it more specific, like [android][...
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Cannot suggest retag-only edit because “edits must be at least 6 characters”

I was trying to suggest a retag of this question on Seasoned Advice, but the system won't let me; I get the familiar message Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve ...
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Synonym privileges - make universal for top users [duplicate]

I know this has been touched on in other questions, but I'd like to bring up a possible solution for discussion. I think this is different because it offers a possible new solution that I don't ...
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Make tag synonym process bi-directional

For a long time, it seemed that I couldn't suggest tag synonyms. Today, I think I discovered why. I found that if I had no score on a tag (usually because it's a new tag that's almost the same as a ...
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Are the tags the best way to get more views? [closed]

I asked a question here on Server Fault 2 days ago, but it only has 5 views. I read in other questions on meta.stackexchange.com where providing more tags can result in greater exposure. Is this ...
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Some kind of notification system for when tag synonyms are suggested

I have recently suggested tag-synonyms for a couple of tags. There have been no activity on them, regarding up-voting or down-voting those suggestions. Probably because no one knows that they have ...
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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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Can I see who follows a certain tag?

I wonder whether it is possible to see which users are following a specific tag. If I hover my mouse on a tag I can see how many users are following this tag but I'm not able to see who follows this ...
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If a new user finds an incorrectly spelled tag where do we report it? [duplicate]

As my first question on the site was when the misspelled tag was found No features are active to use meta, edit, or chat. In this case, should the tag be posted in Meta under "support" "tag" "re-tag"...
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First line of tag excerpts not always shown on Tags page [duplicate]

While browsing through the tags on Chess Stack Exchange, I found something remarkable on page 5: That's not the complete excerpt for that tag, which reads An opening variation where the opponent ...
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Does the Community user bump 'status-completed' questions as well?

Two days back I saw an ancient meta question on some stack - don't remember the exact one - and it was a 'status completed' question. The asker themselves then added an answer and accepted it writing ...
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Which SE site has the most questions associate with a given [tag]?

Is it possible to do a list of SE sites sorted by the highest appearance of questions with a given tag? for example [markdown]? Something like: StackOverflow 3970 questions ... TeX 119 questions I ...
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Why is a tag found on one of Stack Exchange question pages rejected? [closed]

I just received the following error message: Creating the new tag 'github-for-windows' requires at least 300 reputation. Try something from the existing tags list instead. This despite the fact ...
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How can I collect the number of times a tag is used per month using the API?

What is the best way to collect the number of times a given tag is used in a given month using the stack exchange API? Is it by going through all the questions asked during a the given month that ...
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May I ask for the tag information of the deleted posts in the SEDE?

In the current SEDE, the PostTags table contains information only from the currently existing questions (i.e. from the questions in the Posts table, but not from the ones in the PostsWithDeleted table)...
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How many tags to use? [duplicate]

Is it best to use five tags to get the maximum response? If not, how many?
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Is there a way to list all the used tags through all the Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

There is a big number of Stack Exchange sites, so much so that sometimes it's difficult to choose the more appropriate site for our questions. Sometimes there is more than a site that fits to our ...
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Ask question button is partially obscured on long-named-tag page

After increasing maximum tag length to 35 symbols the Ask Question button looks partially obscured on tag page. E.g. for tag "функциональное-программирование" on Stack Overflow in Russian:
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Add status-completed tag to my question

I asked a question yesterday here on Meta SE regarding a possible bug (support), and today I found that the problem was gone. I also found why that possible bug was gone, so I answered my own question ...
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Inconsistencies on Tag Badge Counter on some Network Profiles [closed]

I have noticed some inconsistencies on the score I have on several tags in my account on The Workplace. For example: However, the net vote count (as DVs count against you in the counts) I have on ...
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Rename [status-bydesign] to [status-by-design]

Since "by design" is two words, the current name violates the current tag naming scheme and is thus counterintuitive. The specific case that pushed me to propose this is misnaming the tag when ...
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Tag edits don't appear in the combined activity log

Recently I edited many tag wikis, but they didn't appear in my combined activity log (URL: https://stackexchange.com/users/<your-se-id>?tab=activity). This bug report is not a dupe of this, and ...
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What is the best way to list languages or tags you are avoiding or would like to exclude?

Often in my searches or in my questioning I end with answers that involve a language, library or other form of code that I must avoid using in a current project. Example: I will be writing some ...
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Finding Stack Exchange sites that have a specific tag [duplicate]

I want to ask a question about how to do something with DyNet. I am not sure what site is the best place for this question. A possible way to find out is to look for the site where the tag "dynet" ...
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What is the difference between the “scope” and the “on-topic” tags on most child metas?

In most sites I participate, their child metas have simultaneously two seemingly similar tags: scope and on-topic (or off-topic, on-topic-ness, off-topic-ness). Is this redundant? If yes, shouldn't we ...
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Is there a chance that a [status-declined] question may turn into a [status-completed] one?

I've seen a few ideas here that were unfortunately marked as status-declined. Does this mean that such an idea is a lost cause and arguing over it is pointless, or is it possible that the SE team may ...
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How can moderators track badge progress of tags?

Tag progress bars look like this for regular users of a site: However, that part of the profile page is empty for moderators. [Maybe cause one can choose between tracking privileges and tracking ...
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Notifications on iOS for new questions in selected tags

Is there a way to get notified on an iOS device for new questions in selected tags ? There are some tags where a new question comes in every couple of hours. For them, I would like to be notified as ...
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Full stop at end of tag name - recognised by the system in some places and not others

A tag with a full stop at the end of its name, like example-tag., is recognised as the same tag as example-tag in some parts of the system but not in others. For example: putting a full stop into the ...
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Is there a way to track when tag edits were made? [duplicate]

I want to be able to identify when certain answers were posted relative to when certain tags were included with the question. My curiosity is: I want to know if an answer uses a domain outside the ...
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Quickly find and improve usage guidance excerpts on tags

On META, as well as other Stack sites, there appear to be a large number of tags that have no usage guidance excerpt. (The tag wiki is often left blank, too, but the excerpt is of more importance.) ...
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How has Stack Overflow implemented related tags functionality (Data Structure + Method)? [duplicate]

I want to know how to implement related tags functionality on a site like Stack Overflow. I have questions coming with a set of tags (maximum of 5) as input for training the system. I then have ...
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Allow cross-site tag linking [duplicate]

I would like an option on Meta communities to reference tags from different sites, similar to the distinction between [tag:] and [meta-tag:]. To keep things standardized, cross-site tags could use ...
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If a tag is removed and later created again, is the original tag-info recreated, too?

When a tag is created, the tag-info is available at https://meta.stackexchange.com/tags/[tagname]/info. (Or this url shows that it is currently empty.) After the tag is removed, then the above address ...