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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Script to add more branded icons to SO tags, to offset Adobe branding

I wrote a script to add some more branding to the tags, mostly open source projects like Python, Ruby, etc. Full disclosure : the script directly links to a bunch of favicons because I'm lazy. Here is ...
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How to find top users by tag?

How can I find the top users for a specific tag? For example, Java on Stack Overflow. I want to filter the "Users" tab by Java the tag.
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Tag “*~294”: what is it?

I came across this weird tag accidentally. SO claims there are 67488 questions tagged with it. Is it a bug or a feature? The screenshot:
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Search for singleton tags on questions

Is there any way to search for questions that have a specific tag and only that lonely tag? In other words, I'd like to be able to do something like the following to find questions that have a single ...
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Please blacklist the [help] tag [closed]

It's previously been burninated, and has been edited out of existence more than a few times by more than a few people, myself included. But it keeps coming back. While there is a case for having ...
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It's time to blacklist [library] [closed]

The tag library was burninated by Jeff Atwood during the 2012 Great Tag Removal Thingymajig. Since that fateful morn1 it's been re-created most days by people with more reputation than tagging ...
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Should questions be tagged with both a tag and a “sub-tag”?

In my retagging madness today, I came across a few questions tagged similar to the following: [visual-studio], [visual-studio-2005] My question is: should questions be tagged like this with both ...
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Burninate the high school tag? [closed]

I think we should burninate the highschool tag. The only correlation between the questions is that the user appears to be in a high school programming course, and it does not seem to tie in any way to ...
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Blacklist the “getting-started” tag [closed]

In my opinion, getting-started is unnecessary among a question's other tags. Moreover, many questions with this tag are off-topic or not constructive. Therefore, I suggest removing this tag from all ...
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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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Can newsletters take into account a user's favorite tags on that site?

Stack Overflow is huge and varied. Wouldn't it be great if I could just subscribe to a newsletter with a list of my favorite tags? If I love dealing with android, I think it would make sense for my ...
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Mass clean-up of career-development questions [closed]

There seems to be agreement1 that it's time for career-development to go. As Anna Lear suggested3: Orchestrating a mass clean-up of the questions in the career-development tag is something we ...
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[samsung] tag is overly influenced by marketing department [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/65561 I think the samsung tag is way too marketing-driven. A user suggested replacing this: Based in South Korea, the Samsung group is one of the ...
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Please kill some meta tags [closed]

A number of meta tags are still present on Stack Overflow. A previous thread identified some (especially Aarobot's answer). Please kill them. examples learning mistakes, common-mistakes coding-...
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Implicit tagging hierarchy

I am aware of similar requests but I ask this regarding SE-2.0 sites, as the example I will take gaming: Both answers on the question Should questions always be tagged with either a console/platform ...
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How did the [html+php] tag come to exist and how can we make it die? [closed]

Someone created a tag named html+php. How did they do that? Because the plus sign is interpreted as a tag combination, trying to visit the question list results in all 18,000 questions tagged html ...
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Include tags in answers entries on search results

When I perform a search, the result entries display the relevant tags, but only if it is a question link. If it's an answer link, there are no tags displayed. Sometimes I can easily infer the ...
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Apache tag is frequently misapplied [closed]

According to its Tag Wiki Summary, apache is about: The Apache HTTP Server, commonly referred to as Apache [...] In the Java environment (and not only there) there are tons of Apache projects that ...
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Help wanted: clean up the [untagged] tag?

I recently found this untagged tag. It now contains 134 questions on Stack Overflow. (If you can't vote to delete, you can focus on the open questions.) (Update: now - 2011-07-12 13:53 UTC - 106 ...
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Can we get tag voting stats in per-user overview form?

So we have a tag-centric view of tag voting stats, which is great. Can we get a user-centric view? Something organized like: answers questions php 477 28 ...
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Apply filter to exclude particular tag in close vote queue

In the review queue we have filter which allows us to quickly see the questions in which we have expertise in, which is great for productivity. But here is a scenario, I have expertise in Java and a ...
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Burninate MMORPG tag [closed]

The mmorpg tag should never see the light of day on Stack Overflow again. Most of the few questions associated with this tags are either closed or asked by new users that don't understand the topics ...
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Top 10% on a disliked tag. Could we hide tags on Careers profile?

My profile on careers show that I am Top 10% on the asp.net tag. While I might have answered a few questions (well, not that much: only 15) that were tagged as asp.net, I know almost nothing of it -- ...
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The case of the tags that weren't there because they were scared of my burnination skills, I guess

This question popped into my RSS feed and, of course, I had to take a peek. The title is captivating. Before voting to close, I tried to edit out the redundant tags, maybe just down to one. ...
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Tag score calculation wrong in Android App

I checked yesterday and today the new homepage in the Android app. Very surprised I saw that I would almost reach a silver tag badge, that confused be because I always take a look on possible badges I ...
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Confirm dialog when an interesting (or ignored) tag is to be deleted

In the SO main page you can add/remove your own 'Interesting Tags' and 'Ignored Tags'. Well, I navigate fairly often by the 'Interesting Tags' to find questions of interest. I've arranged the '...
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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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Special handling for FAQ questions

This came out of a discussion in the C++ lounge today with @casperOne regarding the long-term viability of keeping the c++-faq meta-tag around. Please help me to flesh it out. The problems: Meta-...
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Searching for -[] results in weirdness

Try this search and hover on the empty tag the sidebar shows. You can also make your own query; try [tag] -[*]. The empty tag really shouldn't exist/be shown. If you search [*] it seems to recognize ...
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Burninate the “missing” tag [closed]

missing : 200 323 questions I'd argue it's not really an informative tag.
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Automatically move bracketed [tags] in the title to the tags field

I often see people use words in square brackets as part of the question title, such as: [iphone] can't display frobnicator after doohickey how to round a number to two decimal places [c++] ...
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Drop or change automatic migration-rejection based on non-existing tags

The migration of a question is automatically rejected when none of its tags exist on the target-site. I believe this feature creates more issues than it solves and thus would like to see it gone. (...
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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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Careers Top X% - Should be able to choose which (multiple) SE sites are shown [duplicate]

I'm a system administrator. While my Stack Overflow tags are applicable to my career skills, I'd also like to show my top tags on Server Fault and possibly other SE sites. Could additional sites be ...
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Blacklist the LMGTFY tag [closed]

Recently, a user started to resurrect the lmgtfy tag. It's an obvious metatag that until I saw it I didn't even know existed. I have removed these tags, so it's empty again. Can it be consigned to ...
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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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Can I have a link to the “ask as question” page with the tag field pre-filled?

We'd like to encourage people to ask questions on Stack Overflow. For this, we'd like to have on our site a link to the Stack Overflow ask as question page, but we'd like to have the "tag" field pre-...
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The WSO2 tag is descending into anarchy [closed]

I know what you're thinking. Egads! How did such a thing to come to pass? Or, more likely, Why won't that Ben person just shut up? Well, it's a story of derring-do and glorious deeds uncountable, or ...
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Failed tag merge resulted in lost tags

Spanish Language & Usage has decided to convert to Spanish-language tags, from current English-language tags. Tonight I tried to do some tag merging, and tried to merge vocabulary into ...
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Have Stack Overflow's tag wiki excerpts veered away from their purpose? [closed]

Take this screen shot of the first page of tags on Stack Overflow: Take, for example, the database tag there. The excerpt simply states: [A database is] an organized collection of data. Or even ...
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Add a tag filter to the “merge tags” dialog

Specifically, I'd like to have the capability of doing something like this (pseudocode): Merge [tag:activity] into [tag:android-activity] where post contains [tag:android] Merge [tag:activity] into [...
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The Tag Wiki dropdown should display the entire tag wiki excerpt

Tag Wiki Excerpts support ~ 450 characters, but Tag Wiki dropdowns only display ~ 300 characters. The remaining characters are truncated. This would not be a problem if the tag excerpt was used ...
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“Years of experience” in careers should not be based solely on listed job history

I'm guessing that the years of experience in given tags is calculated based on the job history presented. For a variety of reasons, I haven't listed all the jobs I've had over the last few decades, ...
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Tag search should de-accent, not drop accented characters

When creating a tag with an accent, the accent is automatically converted to an un-accented character. Example: número → numero However, the same conversion does not happen when searching ...
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Is the “all-sites” tag necessary?

I see there are 52 questions tagged all-sites, which seems used for saying that the issue is for all the sites. Is there really any difference if the question is about two/three sites, or it is about ...
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Burninate [plus] and [minus] [closed]

Do we really need the plus and minus tags? They are either used for math, for the symbol somewhere in the question, or for concatenation. On almost all questions, they don't really add anything.
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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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Kill the [tool-advice] tag [closed]

The tool-advice tag currently only has 35 questions, so it should be fairly easy to retag. However, I would say almost every single question here is off-topic as well, and in need of closing/deleting....
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Add method to expand tags when used in the page title

Some of the tags we are forced to use on Gaming.SE are fairly awkward or acronymirific because of the plague of sequelitis rampant in the industry. As a result, it seems like our SEO can be pretty ...
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Need tag abbreviation expansion/synonyms for SEO purposes

On RPG.SE we have a significant SEO problem stemming from our use of (semi-) standard abbreviations for RPG names in tags. This is exacerbated by tags not taking special characters and having a 25 ...