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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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Could we make tags imply other tags?

The prime example is C# and .Net. 95% of C# questions are also tagged .Net. The reverse isn't the case so it's not a synonym. Basically, C# is a child of .Net. Would it be possible to create some ...
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Could the tagging system be enhanced to support tag synonyms?

Quite often Transact SQL questions get tagged as t-sql when the convention now is to tag as tsql. However, no matter how hard you can try to educate users that the 'correct' tag is tsql, you're ...
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Should mass tag edits/removals be throttled or put to the community for voting?

Recently I watched the bcl tag disappear in one fell swoop (over a period of 3-4 hours). While there were only around 120 questions so tagged, it was a fairly valid tag when referring to the .NET ...
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Search for questions with tagA, but not tagB?

I'm asking because of these comments.. Basically wondering if there's a way to find all php5 questions without the php tag. If you search for [php5] -[php] it goes to.. http://stackoverflow.com/...
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Is there a way to do RSS feeds on a set of tags

Hello It seems to me that if I want to actually help on StackOverflow.com that I might want to monitor new questions using an RSS feed for certain tags only. That way I could see questions that ...
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Allow tags to be edited on 'moved' questions

From this Uservoice Item: If you look at this question there's a tag called 'ass-kicking' that no one can get rid of since the question was locked and moved to serverfault.com . I'm not sure what the ...
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Please show the tags associated with each question listed in the “Related Questions” section of the “Ask a Question” page [duplicate]

I think it would be very handy if we were able to see the tags associated with each question listed in the "Related Questions" section of the "Ask a Question" page. Use case I was asking a question ...
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Suggest “Question not Appropriate for SO” when tagged not-programming-related

When the OP tags their question not-programming-related it's almost always going to be closed. If they've already admitted it's not related lets save the close attack and just tell them what to do. ...
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Indicate number of Tags in Tooltip

When viewing the main questions page, questions have their tags listed below them. Currently, when you hover the mouse over a tag, a tooltip comes up with information on the follower count, some ...
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How about a tag-based exploration of a user's profile?

Now the database refactoring is done, would it be possible to explore questions through tags based on the USER's profile ? I.e: if I am on a user's profile and I click on one of their Tags 'T', I ...
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Please allow wildcards in tag searches

Upon reading this question, i was intrigued - i'd never realized that such a feature existed on SO! Unfortunately, that was because it didn't exist on SO. But, come on - it'd be cool, right? After ...
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We need meta tags to be able to organize and search tags easily

We need meta tags to more easily describe our preferences. Current mechanism (regular expressions) is not sufficient because related tags (semantic issue) don't have to have related names (syntax ...
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Ability to add tag to Interesting/Ignored by clicking on it

I maintain an extensive list of interesting/ignored tags, and add to it almost daily. It would be extremely usefull to be able to click on a tag in the question and have the option of adding it to the ...
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Automatic tag suggestions [duplicate]

Would inferring tags from a question's title and body and filling them automatically into the tag field (or at least suggesting them separately as a hint list or something) be worthwhile? Note that I'...
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Please allow us to browse our own questions by tag

It would be really useful to be able to browse my own questions like I can all questions and that is by one or more tags. Sometimes I'm looking for a particular question to reference and just can't ...
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Please review this faster way to input tags into filters

Make Enter behave like a normal form. Currently it just auto-completes tags (like Tab). It should add the selected tag to the list, clear the box and let you continue adding more tags. Here's what ...
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Tag Highlighting

I find the following behavior weird, am I the only one? I haven't found any other questions here or in UV that address this "issue". Click on "Questions" (My Interesting Tags get highlighted) Click ...
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Stop tag completion from stealing cursor focus

How often does this happen to you? Edit a question Change a tag Hit tab and type "tags" in the edit summary box Notice that the tag autosearch has stolen back your cursor so you just typed "...
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LINQ tags in Stack Overflow [closed]

There are a lot of LINQ tags in Stack Overflow: linq, linq-to-objects, linq-to-entities, linq-to-xml and a lot of crazy stuff. There one big tag that doesn't follow the more or less general pattern of ...
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Mark tag as “interesting” or “ignored” from that tag's page

Right now, if I want to add a tag to my list of "interesting" or "ignored" tags, I have to go to the home page, type in the tag name, and click Add. I think this would work better if, while I was on ...
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Put “edit” and/or “retag” links on the question list pages

If I'm editing or retagging a question, I don't like to have to go into the question page itself. This is particularly cumbersome when doing librarian work - retagging multiple questions to conform to ...
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Create a tag homepage/FAQ

Create or allow for a community-wiki editable home page per tag. One where we could place essentially the tag-specific FAQ and other tag-specific links. Imported from uservoice
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Filter “My Tags” questions using “Interesting Tags”

It's confusing to me that the "My Tags" tab of the Unanswered questions page doesn't use my "Interesting Tags". Instead, it appears to use the 25 most overall popular tags that were on any question I ...
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Move the remove tag “X” icon inside the tag in interesting/ignored tags

Currently, the list of tags in "ignored tags" and "interesting tags" has a little "remove tag" icon to the right of each tag. However, since this icon is not inside the div containing the tag, it can ...
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Unanswered Questions on StackOverflow - tag search not working?

On the "Unanswered Questions" page of stackoverflow.com, clicking on one of the tags in the "Unanswered Tags" list doesn't have any affect on the list of questions shown. For example, the top question ...
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Tags on answers

Sometimes an answer is very detailed and expands on the question. It would be good at this point to have separate tags for that answer. Maybe just 2 (giving a total of 7 when combined with the ...
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How much does bad tagging impact StackOverflow?

I'll start by saying that the tagging system on StackOverflow is generally very good, especially when compared with other sites. But at the same time there is some obvious room for improvement and I ...
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Do 23,000+ tags need tag database editors?

In less than one year, StackOverflow has accumulated 23,305 tags (as of this post). Should higher-end moderators have an interface to rename, combine, and delete tags at the database level (i.e. ...
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Proposed Tag - “helpmetagthis”

When I was asking another question on this meta site, I realized that because of its newness, I wasn't really sure what I should have tagged the question. A had the idea of using the tag "...
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Batch retagging?

What is the recommended way of dealing with retagging many questions? For example, if there are only 6 questions that use the smething when they should be using something, it's easy enough to ...
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What should happen with a question that has both ignored and interesting tags

As I keep collecting tags to highlight interesting questions and questions I want to ignore more questions now appear where tags from both lists are present. It seems like currently the ignore tag has ...
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Can I find out which tags I have created?

Can I find out which tags I have created? This would be interesting to know. The tags could be highlighted on the users page for example.
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How to display questions with tag X that are unanswered

I can display questions with certain tags and questions that are not answered but not both conditions at the same time? And maybe only questions with no upvoted answers yet. Is this possible? Which ...
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How does SO manage tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the tagging system implemented here at S[O|F|U]? I am currently building a website in which users can tag a submission, similar to that of SO, Flickr etc. I'm just ...
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Why have not-programming-related tag, if all questions under this tag get closed anyway?

Most not programming related questions get closed in less than 30 minutes after they are posted. If the poster is lucky to post the question on weekend - his question might remain open until Monday. ...
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Should questions include “tags” in their titles?

I've seen questions edited to remove the language name from the title. Won't search engines - and folks using search engines - have an easier time finding them if these "tags" are kept as part of the ...
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How do you find interesting content on Stack Overflow?

How do you find the stuff that interests you on Stack Overflow? I have set up a list of ignored tags to hide stuff that really isn't relevant to me (.Net mostly), and for some low activity tags (such ...
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Evolving questions and voting

Today, I replied to a post. It was the first reply. The post wasn't very clear and I made a guess as to what the OP wanted. It appeared that he didn't understand array indexes. However, as the ...
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Browsing through 2 tags on StackOverflow

I want to browse everything tagged with both [linux] and [performance] on StackOverflow. How can I do that?
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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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Should tags use dashes camel case or underscores? Should they be singular or plural? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I correctly tag my questions? Have you looked at the state of tags lately? Multiple versions of the same tag that are camel cased, use underscores or dashes, with both ...
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How reasonable is it to correct terminology in questions and tags?

I've come across various questions with incorrect use of terminology in them. The primary abuses (in C# questions) are: Referring to "C# 3.5" (which doesn't exist) instead of "C# 3.0" or ".NET 3.5" ...
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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 do I correctly tag my questions?

Here are some tips for tagging questions. These guidelines will help you more accurately tag your questions, which in turn will help them get more attention and lead to better answers faster. For ...
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With regards to Stack Overflow, why and what is the philosophy behind tagging?

Sorry if this counts as "navelgazing meta-discussion", but I'm actually wondering because part of a system I'm building for a tool of mine will be intimately driven by user tagging, so I'd like to ...
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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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How do I search for questions with (or without) specific tags?

How do I search for questions with specific tags? How do I search for questions that have specific tags? How do I search for questions that contain specific text, as well as specific tags? Are there ...
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When should you edit tags?

Tag editing appears to be fairly random. It seems to me that the point of tags is to help me find stuff. For instance, I use the [c#] tag to find questions on C# - one of my specialities. Why do ...
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How can we ask something specific to a region on Stackoverflow?

There are some topics that are specific to certain regions. For instance; in Brazil there is a specific technology called "Nota Fiscal Eletrônica NFe" (something like electronic invoice), which is ...
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Should I remove tags which don't seem appropriate?

For example, I was just reading a question on "What's the best WTF you've seen?" and it was tagged as "assembler c c++ c#". Similarly you often see questions about a particular algorithm where the ...