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Can we disallow the use of “belongs-on-xxxxxxx” and “not-programming-related” tags?

With the new migration features I believe the tags: belongs-on-serverfault belongs-on-superuser belongs-on-meta belongs-on-stackoverflow not-programming-related are no longer necessary. All they do ...
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Stack Exchange design problem: advanced questions get lost

Take for example the JavaScript tag on Stack Overflow. There is such a flurry of beginner questions that those of us who know the language very well and are interested in answering subtle, advanced ...
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Allow prepopulating the tags field when linking to the Ask Question page [duplicate]

On Gaming, we would like to use game-specific and genre-specific tags. As such, it would be helpful to have links to the Ask question page which have the tag field prepopulated. For example, one ...
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How does the “Favorite Tags” feature on stackoverflow work?

I'm wondering how the "Favorite Tags" feature works on stackoverflow. I found that the question list is somehow filtered by my favorite tags, but it doesn't simply list only questions that have one of ...
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Cleanup the cheat-sheet questions [closed]

There are 76 questions tagged cheat-sheet or cheatsheet or reference-card. Most of theses questions are off topic because they are asking for links to off-site cheat sheets. The answers are usually ...
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Is tag sponsorship contributing to confusion between “metro” and “metro-ui”?

We've discussed the Windows 8 / Metro situation before. What should the tag for the new Windows 8 runtime be? Consensus on taxonomy for Windows Phone, Windows 8, and things named Metro? Windows 8 ...
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Is “functional-programming” now considered a meta-tag? [closed]

I just tried to retag this question with the functional-programming tag, since it clearly relates to that. Imagine my surprise to be told that sorry, the 'functional-programming' tag is not ...
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The [phone] tag has no reason to exist on SO [closed]

I reviewed a first question today and it was tagged windows phone windows-phone and windows-phone-8. I removed the spares but I now see there are 1700+ questions tagged phone and it's pretty clear ...
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Notice of burnination: limitations [closed]

Nominating limitations for burnination. Totally meta, bro. Please provide arguments against if you have any.
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Shorten and highlight mini site-specific tags

All questions on the Facebook mini-site must have at least one Facebook-related tag, but this can make the question overview quite tedious: facebook, facebook-graph-api, facebook-php-sdk, access-token ...
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Should we burninate the [running] tag? [closed]

There's no tag wiki for running, and it doesn't appear to serve a single deliberate purpose. Some different ways it's being used: Performance issues (overlapping sometimes with performance) Issues ...
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Please burninate the “stuck” tag [closed]

Please burninate the stuck tag. It adds no value and appears to have been used haphazardly.
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Broken UI: Hover Popup from Hovering Over Tags Hides Tags Textbox

When I am entering the tags for a question I am working on it will often cover up what I am typing with the "tag explanation" box. This drives me nuts, is there any way to have it stop popping up ...
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The mystery of the tagged answer - and more

It is (currently) not possible to tag answers. Yet, if I query Data Explorer, then one answer does have a tag, namely javascript. I'm at a loss: how did that happen?† SELECT Id, Tag FROM Posts,...
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I recommend that [recommendation] be cleaned up and slowly burninated to death [closed]

A recommendation engine tries to predict how much a user will enjoy certain goods (movies, books, songs...) and makes recommendations. They are often used by online vendors to suggest new purchases. ...
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Burn the [homework2] tag [closed]

After having lost out on the homework for their homework questions, students have found another tag for themselves. The homework2 tag. Currently, there are no questions tagged to it(luckily), so can ...
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Kill the reading tag

The reading tag currently has 492 questions. Arbitrarily checking 15 of those revealed that the tag doesn't really add anything; it's far too general and applies to many languages and situations. ...
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Should the “Careers 2.0” box have the same highlighting as the questions?

Should the "Careers 2.0" box highlight (Favorite Tags) or fade (Ignored Tags) the job listings? If you have tags you like or are an expert at, should you see them highlighted?
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Add an edit mode for favorite tags

It happened a few times that I accidentally clicked the on a favourite tag, which removed that tag. Sometimes I open multiple tag pages, without knowing which tag I just removed. Some other time it's ...
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Add tags to categorize the queries on SEDE

The ability to search SEDE queries was added recently, which is good, but this only searches on the title and description. Many of the existing queries don't really describe what the results represent ...
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Let's Ban the [ASP] Tag on StackOverflow! [closed]

If the question is about ASP.NET, then it should say asp.net If the question is about Classic ASP, then it should say asp-classic I can think of no valid reason to tag a question with asp. Let's get ...
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Is tagging a question [excel-vba] preferable to tagging it [excel] [vba]? [closed]

For questions relating to using VBA to automate Excel, the tags excel, vba and excel-vba are often used. Not all excel questions relate to vba and not all vba questions relate to excel. Where a ...
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“[open]” + “[source]” versus “[open-source]” [closed]

I find the tags open and source confusing when used together to denote open-source, yet there seem to be many questions tagged this way. See many of the posts in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Static tag glitch

I did something stupid, and now I can't remove a tag from my favorite tags list. I was curious to see if I could use a tag like [css] or [html]. However, it appears that there is some sort of a ...
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Feature a Tag for a Period of Time

I've seen in encouraged amount many sites to encourage people to ask for a period of time about a specific topic, in a way to encourage more site activity. Space Exploration has recently started doing ...
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Why can't I create a new tag in Mobile?

When I was using the mobile version of an SE site I got prompted with the error: new tags cannot be created from the mobile site. The tag 'sometag' is new. Why is this so?
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Notification that question has been edited or re-tagged while answering

Related to Notify us when the question has been edited after posting an answer I believe a notification that a question has been edited or re-tagged would be very useful. If I am in the middle of ...
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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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Sort Favourite Tags on the sidebar in alphabetical order

I think it would be nice to display tags in alphabetical order. Currently, tags are displayed in order of creation. As a workaround, I remove, and then add the tags, which is a bit dumb, but I like '...
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Edited by versus Retagged by

I see a lot of answers with "Edited by BLAH". But I suspect those are actually just retags. It would be nice to differentiate the type of change made. Seeing both of "retagged by" and "edited by" ...
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Tag shenanigans: “datatable” vs “datatables” [closed]

There's a jQuery plugin named DataTables. There's a .NET class named DataTable. There are SO tags named datatables and datatable, both of which describe the jQuery DataTables plugin. A number of ...
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Is there way to sort questions on “unanswered/my tags” page by date?

Is there way to sort questions on "unanswered/my tags" page by date? There is a "newest" tab, but it's shows all questions, not only with my tags.
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How many retags should you do before asking a moderator?

Assuming you are doing a routine tag fix that doesn't require discussion... How many posts should someone re-tag en masse (which bumps messages in the active tab) before asking a moderator to use ...
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Filtering unanswered questions on Stack Overflow

By default, the Unanswered section displays tags which are not included in my "ignored tags" list. I keep adding new tags to my ignore-list all the time, but since there are so many tags, I keep ...
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Why was the interview-questions tag removed? [closed]

The interview-questions tag was "Removed as part of 'The great Stack Overflow tag/question cleanup of 2012.'" Why is this? Is there another StackExchange site for these types of questions (e.g. Code ...
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Do we really need the 'sports' tag? [closed]

I noticed just now that there's a sports tag on SO. Looking through the questions that use it, it's mostly used in relation to programming software that is related to sport in some way, rather than ...
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Let's not put tag name before the question's title in browser title

I've missed the moment when we've started to put tag name first in the webpage title (or the fact that it was the case since the very beginning), however to me this seems to be a very, well, how it is ...
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The [current] tag needs to go away, like, currently [closed]

So, I just rejected an edit for the current wiki. I feel this tag is rather... meta. Shall we get rid of it, perhaps? And yes, this is a call for help. There's only 240 questions (right now) but the ...
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Tags with uppercase characters get cut

Tagging a question with a term with an uppercase first letter (e.g. Zend-Framework) results in the first letter of each word being cut off (end-ramework). This happens only if ONLY the first ...
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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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Better support for search by both intersection and union of multiple tags

Search supports filtering by tags intersection e.g., [python] [timezone]. It finds posts that have both tags. See Filtering questions by multiple tags. Search supports filtering by tags union e.g., [...
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Burninate “development-approach” [closed]

development-approach on Stack Overflow is just... awful. Please kill it with fire.
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Burninate the [pc] tag [closed]

The pc tag is too broad to be useful and it has been applied to a large range of questions. I suggest it is burninated.
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Burninate the [default] tag [closed]

I believe the default tag should be removed. There are currently 1478 questions with this tag. While it's true that most of those questions involve a default value of some sort, I do not believe that ...
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Wrapping long tag names in question list

I know this isn't a big deal, but I thought I'd bring it up anyway. When a question has a particularly long set of tags, it causes the user name to drop below the tag list: This is a bit ugly IMO, ...
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Stack Overflow chatroom filter does not work on words/tags, and hence the chatroom for R cannot be found!

Unlike searching for R questions on Stack Overflow itself, chatrooms cannot be filtered by [R]. If you try to filter on "R" you get 26 pages of every room whose name happens to contain the letter ...
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Message about already having edited 15 posts by retagging them

I got this message right now: The edits it refers to were only retaggings, as far as I can tell. However, I can still retag my posts. Does retagging count towards the "At most 15 edits to old posts" ...
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Allow inline tag editing when viewing question lists

@Jeff recently announced that the inline tagging editor used by mods is now available to 10K users. This is a really great feature, IMO, especially since I'm not forced to add a comment to the ...
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Stop stupid tags

I'm sure this is a duplicate, but I couldn't find it. Can we somehow stop users from creating stupid tags and then bumping tons of old questions so that they can add their tag? For example, as of ...
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Is the [web-development] tag useful? [closed]

The topic of web development is extremely broad, and since we also have the Webmasters.SE site, anything related to the general discussion of web development should be asked there instead. It seems ...