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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 ...
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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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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

Some SE sites have questions that apply only to certain countries, or where answers should at least take laws or customs in the country in question into account. Example SE sites would be Workplace, ...
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If a user keeps rolling back my appropiate edits, what can I do?

So, I'm attempting to edit a question on SO, which has unnecessary tags. The question OP is being a grumpy bear and disagrees with the edit, so he/she keeps rolling it back. In a situation like this, ...
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Network wide change to question tags

It would appear an update was made network wide on tags and it has affected some sites that are graduated with tags that were not typically a default squared tag: Graphic Design SE, in the design you ...
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Tag hierarchy to browse through tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A proposal for tag hierarchy on SO Since so many thousands of tags and topics exist, it would be really useful to visually browse through tags by organizing them into a ...
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The use of [big] tag [closed]

There are 83 questions tagged big (latest one was asked 4 days back). Is there any use of big on Stack Overflow? I think it should be deleted.
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Please allow low-occurence tags to be declared persistent

Single-use tags are pruned after six months. Sometimes, this removes spurious tags. Sometimes, this removes legitimate tags. After a quick look on Unix SE, I see plenty of legitimate tags that are at ...
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Ambiguous tag 8080 [closed]

The tag 8080 has about 5 questions related to Intel 8080 or 8085 assembler code, and about 14 questions related to HTTP port 8080 (and when I looked, it had only 19 questions). I was reviewing a ...
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Promote tag wiki creation for new tags

When a new tag is created, should there be some kind of notification to the user? This could serve a dual purpose: To make the user check that this tag is really required. Is it spelt right? Might ...
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A user with one rep created a bogus new tag, [android+sqlite+insert] [closed]

See earlier bug for description of symptoms and background: How did the [html+php] tag come to exist and how can we make it die?. This question created the tag android+sqlite+insert. Please do not ...
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Do we really need Firefox tags for every version? [closed]

I just stumbled upon a tag wiki edit for Firefox 18. That made me search for Firefox tags on the site. Do we really need a separate tag for all the different version of Firefox? We currently have (...
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Can't create [git-tf] because [git-tfs] exists [closed]

Git-Tfs is a Windows OSS project which already benefits from a tag on SO (see git-tfs) Microsoft recently announced the release of a multiplatform tool named Git-TF. Project descriptions: Git-Tfs: ...
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Can we group, constrain and add heirarchy to tags?

On Ask Ubuntu we allow version tags ("12.04", "13.10", etc) so that, in questions is is relevant, people can specify which version of Ubuntu they are running. Now before you tell me Ask Ubuntu is ...
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Don't let closed questions keep bad tags alive

I was just getting rid of the language-learning meta-tag, and ran into a few questions that had only that tag. As you might guess, they were usually bad questions, and were often already closed. I ...
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Burninate the [workaround] tag [closed]

Could the workaround tag be burninated? At the moment, it seems to be for anything and everything that the questioner wants a workaround for -- for that reason, it seems to me that it's a meta tag, ...
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Should the [weirdness] tag be burninated? [closed]

IMHO, weirdness is in the same bucket as stuck, problem, not-working and error. Weirdness, in the context of the tagged questions, describes unexpected behaviour/output which is often down to a lack ...
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Make tag popups display permanently while editing

I hope most of us can agree that there's a problem with tag misuse. (And I'm sure we'll all disagree on how severe this problem is.) In line with this, I suggest we make tag popups permanent while ...
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Tag merging with synonym mapping [foo] → [bar] fails if proposal for [bar] → [foo] exists

I just attempted a tag merge as per this tag synonym request, merging all instances of sso with single-sign-on and creating a synonym reference mapping the former to the latter, but it ended in a cat-...
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Add periods (“.”) to the list of things that the tag picker ignores

The tag picker currently ignores hyphens when you are typing a tag, and will prevent non-diamond moderators from creating a tag with hyphens when one without exists (or vice versa). I've encountered ...
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Do we still need the Retag privilege?

Ever since suggested edits were rolled out, the Retag privilege has been a bit... Weird. You can retag questions at any rep-level, even with no rep (or account) at all - you just need a few people to ...
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Prediction about tags on which you are most and least likely to answer

Some time ago there was a blog post about someone analysing what tags SO users answered on and coming up with the five most and least likely tags that this user would answer on in the future. The post ...
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Actual value of accepted answers

I am relatively new to Stack Overflow (about 2 months) and still getting used to how this site works exactly. My main objective here is helping (and getting help) and giving something back to the "...
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Should the create-new-tag threshold be increased?

There seems to be a general consensus that we have plenty of tags on SO, and I frequently see some to be cleaned up. A script was recently introduced to eliminate single-use tags after 6 months. ...
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Information about what searches are being done on Careers [duplicate]

So, I can see how many searches are performed on Careers. And I can see how few times my CV has been part of the result set. This is a bit depressing! What I'd love is some more information about the ...
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Do not order tags on questions based popularity and keep them in order specified by asker/editor

It seems that tags added to questions are reordered by popularity, most popular is the leftmost and least popular tag is the rightmost. It seems that this behavior has been recently changed. I ...
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Is there a way to see all “Sponsored Tags”?

Is there a way to see all sponsored tags? Like the ones sponsored by adobe? Short of scanning all the tags page, of course. BTW, I find this way of advertising pretty much aesthetic.
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Question without tags

How can questions be asked without tags? This one, what happened? The question did have one tag originally, but it was removed by an edit. Now when I try to remove all tags from a question when ...
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Make “how to tag” actually helpful for new users

When you ask a new question (or edit one whithout having the edit privilege) and edit the tag field, a help box with the following appears on the right: How to Tag A tag is a keyword or label ...
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Please can we have an extra button (100?) for more questions per page?

Since I can only answer a very few of the questions on SO, in niche topics, I filter most of the questions with 'ignored' tags set to invisible. As my list of ignored tags has grown, I've noticed the ...
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Are 'confusion' and 'confused' inappropriate tags?

Are confusion and confused inappropriate tags? Should they be removed?
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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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Automatic warnings of 'dangerous' tags

Earlier Shog posted this answer over on MSO about "Help the helpless with how-to-ask tag tips". Fortunately, he didn't use the suggested interface: But instead did something a bit more in line ...
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Retag-request as one of the mandatory tags

I just did a retag request question and noticed that I had to put one of the mandatory tags up, but retag-request wasn't on the allowed list. I think this should be added.
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Non-moderators can “add” moderator tags with a rollback

I'm not entirely sure whether this is a bug, but it has important implications either way. Moderator only tags (like status-completed, status-declined, and featured) can only be added by, well, ...
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C++11 should not be a synonym of C++0x [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please remove the [c++11] tag synonym There had been several related discussions here around the question whether the c++0x tag should become a synonym of the c++11 tag. The ...
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Why are there popups over tags in the question page?

This is bad ui design. How many times am I going to subscribe to a tag, if ever? Once, twice. The question page is like navigating land mines that explode unwanted information if you are not careful ...
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Do tag synonyms show up in search engine results?

If a tag is synonymised to a master tag: Example> The master tag is music, a synonymised tag is jazz. If people are searching jazz on the internet, does the jazz tag still catch search engines?
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Careers profile strips leading numbers from tags?

Looking at my Careers profile today, I noticed that I apparently am in the top 10% for the d tag. I never knew I was that good, especially given the fact that I don't have any activity within this ...
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Do not allow massive retagging by the tag-creator shortly after creation of a new tag

Proposal. At least for some period after creation of a new tag, there should be a limit on the number of questions where this tag can be added by the tag creator. EDIT: As a reaction to animuson's ...
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How should software related SE sites handle drastic version changes?

A situation has come up on Drupal Answers that I wanted to bring to the larger SE audience. I am not asking for how to solve our particular problem, but how this type of problem should be handled on ...
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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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Burninate: career-development [closed]

It's a meta tag, and its description even reads that it shouldn't be used anymore: Career development questions are off-topic for Stack Overflow. DO NOT USE - Removed as part of "The great Stack ...
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No room for 10 tags in technologies for education

On Careers 2.0, the Technologies field for an education has the hint A list of up to 10 core technologies you studied. Problem is, the field is limited to 100 characters. Sadly, it's hard to fit ...
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Please update the editing help

I only recently learned about a new feature to insert those fancy tags into your post. I didn't know what the exact syntax was. It was only now that I needed it myself, and I've been searching like a ...
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Review task for untagged questions

In certain cases, questions will arrive with untagged, such as via migration and no destination tag, or the only tag being removed. This leaves questions in the untagged state, which desires a fix. ...
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Database inconsistencies after tag-merge operations involving non-ASCII characters

Originally non-ASCII tags weren't allowed, but French Language chose to use French-language tags despite the limitation. Most words are recognizable without diacritics anyway. Recently, non-ASCII ...
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A pox upon small sites: the thing that prevents you from creating plural or hyphenated versions of tags

Recall that if the tag foo-bar exists, it is impossible to create either the tag foobar (which differs only in hyphenation) or the tag foo-bars (which differs only by a trailing "s"). Now, look. I ...
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Make it clearer when a tag is disallowed

Looking at the following screenshot, there is no indication that google is blacklisted: