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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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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 ...
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Tag search doesn't work properly

I am trying to do a search on SO where I include a few tags, and exclude a few: [c#] or [java] or [winforms] -[android] -[android-studio] Link to search The problem is, questions with the tags c#, ...
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Tag names cannot end with hyphen (-)

According to What symbols/characters are not allowed in tags?, the list of allowed tag characters are [a-z 0-9 + # - .] Currently, it seems that tags ending in - don't work properly on Stack ...
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Wrong tag sequence in certain posts?

I've been browsing MSE for quite some time and I'm familiar with the fact that, All tags under a question follow the rule that, mandatory tags come first (discussionsupportbugfeature-request), ...
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Is there a way to access tag search results by an URL?

Since the results of a tag search are created dynamically, we are not directed to another page and we don't see any URL for the search results. For example, I searched "java" in tags page of Stack ...
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Using multiple forbidden tags says about one single tag

When I try to use multiple forbidden tags, the message box text is the concatenated text of all the tags, as if it is one tag. In this case the correct form could be the next: The 'a', 'the', '...
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Why tag [a] is not allowed, but all other letters are allowed

I just tried to post a question with a Latin alpabet tags, and have been notified that tag a is not allowed. Why it is not allowed? Despite of allowing any other single letter tag. Seems this ...
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How do you remove one of “your tags”?

On the Arqade (gaming) StackExchange in the “my tags” section the [ios] tag is one of them. I want to get rid of that tag because lots of questions have that tag and I don't want to see questions with ...
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Is there a way to filter certain tags? [duplicate]

So when you're looking for questions, you can filter questions based on a certain tag, by simply writing that tag in the search. However, can you do the exact opposite of that, i.e, certain tags ...
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Can a chat bot feed be made for questions tagged with [anime] tag but not if they're also tagged [identification]?

Stuff has happened, and anime identification requests have flooded the Anime, Movies and SciFi. Anime banned all anime IDs completely, but SciFi and Movies still accept them. Sometimes they get ...
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Display tags in comments as in posts (questions\answers)

If I write [meta-tag:tag] in question it will be displayed this way tag but in comment it will be displayed like hyperlink: tag. I suggest to display tag links in comments the same as in posts (...
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What are the Technical and Usability Limitations of the Tag System?

For all Stack Exchange sites - Is there a technical limitation to encouraging users to freely create tags, if there is sufficient moderation - and if they are not being misused for "IM" purposes, ...
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Tag wiki Stats - “created” showing with wrong date calculation

In any tag's info page, under the Stats section the created detail is displaying. But the period is displaying wrongly. For an example the moderator-tools tag was created on 2011-07-31 (also found in ...
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How can I favorite [java*] while excluding [javascript]?

Let's say I want to follow all Java related questions on Stack Overflow. I decide to favorite java*. Everything seems to be working fine. My search includes questions about java, javafx, javadoc and.....
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Why can tag badges be lost?

In contrast to usual badges tag badges which have already been awarded can be lost. This does not make a lot of sense to me. Even if your skills within a certain tag are historic and some of the old ...
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Diff highlighting fails on tags with diacritics in suggested edits reviews

This may seem like a ghost edit: https://es.stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/51233 (SOes). It turns out the tag matemáticas was added as a suggested edit, but it was rendered as: when it ...
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Can we save searches or have tag profiles?

I have many diverse tags that I favorited, but I'm often in the mood to only look at specific groups. For example, [java] [spring]... or if I'm in a CI mood: [jenkins] [maven]..., or in testing mood: [...
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“Related Tags” label is inaccurate when viewing “All Questions”

When browsing the All Questions section on Super User, I noticed that the sidebar included a Related Tags section. Since there wasn't any specific tag being searched, the section simply lists the 10 ...
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Zero questions shown in tag with two hyphens in its name

On math.SE a tag called (arithmetic--topology) has been created a few days ago. (It was created on Jun 9 at 10:19 according to the list of new tags.) The two hyphens in the tag name are probably a ...
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Equivalent of RSS /feeds/week for a specific tag

In Stackexchange sites there is an RSS feed likehttps://stackoverflow.com/feeds/week/ for each site, filtering questions more than hot and other available sort parameters can, what is the equivalent ...