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Incentives for answering questions in unpopular (small) tags

Stack Overflow has quite a lot of tags with small number of questions. Most of the time, it's very hard to get even a bronze badge for tags with less than 500 questions and it's literally impossible ...
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Why is there a limit to the number of tags?

Is there a reason for the limitation of 5 tags? I find folksonomy incredibly useful and often times I caught myself retagging someone's post where I don't want to remove one of their five, but merely ...
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When a tag page is viewed, populate the search box with that tag

When I type nothing but tags in the search box, I'm redirected to the coresponding tag page. Search Box URL css /questions/tagged/css css jquery /questions/tagged/css+jquery ...
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Displaying only favorite tags on homepage

Hello everybody, is there a way to see on the homepage only the questions that match the favorite tags ? i've searched in the question history, but seems i can only use multiple tags in the url with ...
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Burninate [adding] [closed]

The tag adding seems to be used on any post with a mention of the word "add". It's being used for adding numbers, adding properties to objects, anything. Could this tag be burninated? Or could we ...
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Delete button for tags fell down

Ironically posting a failed bug report/feature request led me to find a true bug when editing it: Can those poor X's be placed back in the middle where they belong? :)
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[not-working] tag [closed]

Do we really need the not-working tag on Stack Overflow? It sounds similar to the blacklisted tags problem and question which were previously banned. Maybe somebody can ban not-working too.
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Per-Tag User Histograms

Can you add histograms showing various stats by tag to user profile pages? I would recommend showing total score, number of answers, percentage of answers that were accepted, or number of downvotes ...
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Android stylesheeets? [closed]

I don't know much about Android, but doesn't android-stylesheeets have one "e" too many? I'd rather not edit 141 questions by hand, and it already has a tag wiki.
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What is bugs.meta.stackoverflow.com?

I accidentally found this page: http://bugs.meta.stackoverflow.com/ It looks just like the normal Meta. Upon the second look, though, I noticed that all questions there have the bug tag, on the main ...
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Burninate the [letter] and [letters] tags? [closed]

I don't see any case where the letter tag could be useful (or letters for that matter). Questions tagged with this tag are always tagged with a programming language, which is much more pertinent. ...
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We seem to have some issues here…​ [closed]

Specifically, we seem to have 365 questions tagged with issues. Please burninate.
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Congratulations Eric Lippert for finally winning the 'c#-language' badge [closed]

Yesterday John Saunders added a new tag, c#-language, to seven questions. There are quite many C# questions on Stack Overflow, but these seven questions have high voted answers from Eric Lippert, who ...
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Should I flag for moderators to add status tags?

Occasionally I see an old Meta post that has no status tag (like status-completed), but from the answers it looks like the question is resolved. Example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Are tags with a name made of just numbers still allowed?

On Drupal Stack Exchange, we had tags like 5, 6, and 7 for the Drupal version. All in a sudden, since today it is not possible to edit questions with those tags, even as moderators, because they aren'...
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Why are unicorns playing with tags?

It was a nice day in the close queue, until I found this question. At first, I thought it was mis-tagged since I was filtering on java and the question was about std::function<T()> (I know that ...
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Version tags reloaded

I'm getting sick of version numbers in tag names (aka version tags). Look, jsf-1.1 jsf-1.2 jsf-2 jsf-2.2 jsf-2.3 I just want them all to be just jsf. They are all about JSF. I browse and answer ...
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Should jQuery questions always be tagged with “javascript”? [closed]

This is a tough question to ask, because it will seem like I'm either informing on fellow SO'ers and/or concerning myself too much with Rank. Here's the non-controversial version: jQuery is a library ...
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What *currently* happens to zombie tags? [duplicate]

I've been doing some retagging on Super User lately, and the tag page still shows the old, crusty, now-orphaned tags. Worse, these tags are still available via the tag autocompletion, reporting their ...
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Does Stack Overflow provide a public API for querying?

I'm interested in possibly writing an aggregation application for subject/tags interested in. Will Stack Overload be providing some sort of API for the public?
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Ban numeric-only tags? [closed]

I've just noted that on Stack Overflow, .Net users seem to have created a load of tags like "2.0", "3.5", "4.0". This seems to me to be a bad idea, (though I realise that some .Net programmers ...
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Clarify what (s) means when adding tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Improve display of tag synonyms I have been using Stack Exchange for around a year. To this very day, I do not know what (s) means next to a tag. Just today, I asked a ...
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Which edit actions can move a post into Community Wiki mode?

Surprisingly, I couldn't find a straight answer to this. It's not entirely clear in the Community Wiki FAQ. There are (at least?) four different types of edit actions: Body edits Title edits Retags ...
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Retag Privilege taken into account when proposing an edit [closed]

I think that the privilege to retag questions has become obsolete, now that one could propose an edit with only the changed tag and gain 2 rep from it. But deleting the retag privilege and link ...
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Is there any reason why tags are lower-cased?

It might be a stupid question, but I always wondered (and was afraid to ask :)) why tags are written in lowercase whereas sometimes it's confusing and not really correct? For example, IMHO, JComboBox ...
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The tag [constructor] disappears when editing question

Pick a question with constructor tag (from here) Click edit or edit tags if you have the privilege. See if the question waiting for editing still has the constructor tag. I tried with a dozen ...
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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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Tags marked “do not use”? [closed]

Today, after browsing for some JBoss related Java questions to answer, I noticed this: I don't understand why this has been done. Previously, I used the tag as a catch all to view 'questions I have ...
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Refuse to accept questions for certain tags

In response to questions like this, can we implement a feature whereby questions cannot be posted to certain tags? For e.g., if someone attempts to post a question to career-development on SO, they (...
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Retagging accountability request [closed]

When I do a manual retag, I'll often find other tags that look "off" and investigate further. These tangent tags usually lead to handfuls of questions that need retagging as well. If after a thorough ...
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Let the duplicate questions finder consider tags

When asking a new question and typing in the title we get a list of similar questions named Questions that may already have your answer That suggestions contains posts across all tags. Like the ...
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Custom tag styling (color) for a classification of tag?

Tags come in (essentially) three colors... and these three colors are limited to meta sites only. Mod tags - red/maroon. Required tags - grey. General tags - white or nearly white depending on the ...
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Does [css-positioning] deserve to stand alone? +Cleanup [closed]

Currently, css-positioning is synonymized into css. However, there are currently several other positioning tags in existence that seem to indicate that CSS positioning is a wide enough issue that it ...
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Per-site metas no longer have an apparent way to retag [closed]

The retag button is gone and only edit remains. This has made a few negative changes for users with the retag privilege but not the edit privilege. On a child meta site (i.e. a meta site other than ...
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Sort tags by post count

Currently the only options for sorting tags in the profile page is by votes or name. Can we include the option to sort by post count? I think this will be useful because it more accurately reflects a ...
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When tagging a question, don't suggest tags that are already added

When tagging a question and a given tag is already added, it should be removed from the suggestion list. For example, if I have added all 6 tags that are initially suggested that start with a specific ...
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Tag burnination request: [unexpected-result] [closed]

unexpected-result is a dictionary-definition meta tag: There is no reasonable way that the tag could stand alone as the only tag on the question. None of the questions have anything in common at all, ...
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Do not show blacklisted tags under “Explore Our Questions” for non-logged-in users

From the inception of Anime.SE until about May of this year, the tag "identification-request" was permitted on our site. This led to us accruing around 3500 of these questions total (including deleted ...
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Add a limited cross site question feed to the main page

Often people have lamented the "this is appropriate on multiple sites, but people yell if I post copies of it on both" or "I'd post it on the other site, but it doesn't get enough eyeballs - this one ...
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I'm cursed! Well.. kind of [duplicate]

In the chat room I was writing messages asking to close vote something when I noticed my tag had become flat without a shadow like so: Instead mine were flat! But everyone else's was normal.. So my ...
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Pointless but popular tag 'pass' — can it be burninated? [closed]

I just came across one of 317 questions with the tag pass. The tag has no Wiki entry and no followers. The tag seems to provide no value. There wasn't much consistency about it (for example, Python ...
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Please show me my tag score in places that require it

The tags related to extending Visual Studio on SO are kind of a mess. There are way more vspackage questions than visual-studio-package so I just edited the 4 visual-studio-package questions to use ...
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Can we cut back on the “Is This Homework?” berating? [closed]

First, let me say that Stack Overflow and its related wikis are one of my favorite places on the net, and I've learned tremendously from many of you, and find most of you to be fine and charming folks ...
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Tagging best practices

I am wondering what I should do when tagging a question that fits multiple tags, in the particular case were the question might belong to general as well as more specific tags. Let me give you an ...
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When did the “c++” tag start to imply C++11 by default? [closed]

At the moment it's unclear from a question posted and tagged with just c++ if the question is seeking to solicit answers from a C++11 perspective or not. There are plenty of people who say yes (my ...
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Should tags take the form foobar or foo-bar?

Generally speaking, should tags be in the form of [foobar] or [foo-bar] ?
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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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Be specific about which tags are restricted for moderator use

I just made a meta feature-request, and in the process ran into a rather terrible user experience. The gist of it is that after submitting, I was given the following message: Oops! Your question ...
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Why isn't the predictor predicting?

Since "Jan 8 at (more or less) 19:57" the predictor or Tag Future Report hasn't been updated. This could screw more than one Recommended/Interesting tabs of Stack Overflow users. How often does this ...
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Windows 8 and related tags need a little love [closed]

I argued for windows-8 on SO months ago and created it. With the rush of questions during and after //build/ I now have Taxonomist. But a number of things were announced at //build/ that were secrets ...