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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Temporary Tag Moderators

Some of the tags on the main site have "a bit" of a quality problem. android and php jump to mind. They get hundreds of new questions a day, which can be broadly put into three categories: ...
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Add new tag even reputation is low [duplicate]

My reputation is not 1500 but i wanted to add some new tags. There are some emerging technologies which should be there in Stack Overflow.
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Need for arml tag for future [closed]

Right now the arml(augmented reality markup language) is a growing technology and now there is a need to create tags regarding arml here. As normally most people develop these types of applications ...
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Why so many sites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Too many SE sites causes confusion Having duplicate sites and tags seems obsessively organized, disorganized, or both. Could merge them all together. For example, if I had ...
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The “Language-Design” tag and “Alternative SQL” [closed]

Can we give the moderation at the language-design tag a lighter touch than with posts with other tags? Otherwise, I fear that any discussion that tries to introduce innovation will just be shut down ...
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Allow me to make the same tag edit on more than three questions if the first edits have been approved

I'm currently fixing mistagged questions pertaining to the Haskell stack tool. This means that I'm replacing a lot of stack tags with haskell-stack tags. What slows me down is that I can edit only ...
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Allow for pre-emptive tagging of possible duplicate questions as possibly-a-duplicate

Much friction is caused by someone asking a question and others swarming in accusing him of asking a question which has already been asked. But why not make asking such questions a legitimate act? It ...
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Have a mod tag that removes vote locks from child meta posts

Note: I've seen similar posts to this, but I haven't seen anything such as a feature request in my searches. However, this in a sense expands on Camil Staps post, which is found here: Don't lock ...
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Can't add/modify tags on StackOverflow

Running Chrome 14.0.835.186 m. Make edit, save edit, and then it decides it doesn't like me and doesn't show up.
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Recommendations for putting obscure language in title

Some users have the idea that under no circumstances should the language be put in the title of a question. In general, I agree with this, but in the case of more obscure or specialized languages I ...
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Can we please let people know that there is a *general* winterbash tag?

Can we please stop creating new winterbash tags? It seems that every year we will have a new one: winterbash-2012winterbash-2013winterbash-2014winterbash-2015winterbash-2016winterbash-2017winterbash-...
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Reputation impact in tags with low followers

If I ask or answer a good question in a very popular tag it gets a lot of votes, and thus a lot of reputation. However a question or answer in a less popular tag or category will get less votes, and ...
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Questions must have a tag with 50+ questions - a good idea?

My suggestion is to mandatory have to include a tag wich has either 50+ questions (or better 100+ questions, my preference). I think this demand is reasonable. Why do I want this? All the time in ...
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Most question tagged with [photoshop] are closed [closed]

Am I wrong or are most of the question tagged with photoshop closed? Since Photoshop is a program that is used to generate/manipulate/edit images, people will actually ask question about how to do ...
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community tagging [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature? Could you add a feature which would permit to tag a question as solved if several users flagged one of ...
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Collating tag information across all Stack Exchange sites

I notice that we have independent tags across multiple Stack Exchange sites on the same topic. For example, the go tag on Stack Overflow has the almost the same information as that on Software ...
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Redirect tag “homework” traffic to a new “apprentice” tag? [closed]

The homework helps "clean the other tags" from more basic question traffic as well as creating a safe hub for new people and allows them an easier integration into the Stack Overflow community.
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Would a “Facepalm” tag be useful/fun?

This has been asked before in reference to badges but not about tags. I asked a question a while back on Server Fault, and it turned out to be a facepalm-style problem (and solution). While it could ...
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I'd like to propose a new computer language — is there an SE forum where I can do so? [duplicate]

I'm working on a new computer language I call Robato. So far, I only have a design document, but I'd like to put it out there and see if anyone would be interested in joining the project. What Stack ...
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Do we need a “Debugging-help” tag? [closed]

Does anyone else think that there should be a "debugging-help" tag that should be used for all questions where people require debugging help? This is to separate debugging issues from conceptual ...
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Should a “Work Type” Category be Added?

I posted a question regarding etiquette and the homework tag. I can see a lot of the viewpoints on the issue, and understand them. I actually had a pretty good idea for a solution i wanted to share. ...
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Set a tag for open ended questions from beginners, with a time limit to curb flames

I have found Stack Overflow a lively place for answering questions, but severely limited in helping guide new programmers. People writing their first few programs need help with programming how-to ...
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Special tagging for questions from students or beginners? [duplicate]

It seems to me, there are two broad categories of questions: (1) from people who use a programming language at their work place, and (2) from people who just started to learn using it. Almost everyone ...
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Tag iPhone 5s cannot be created in Stack Overflow [closed]

I think iphone-5s should be created as there are increasing number of questions regarding this new device. See these questions The tag can't be created because iphone-5 already exist and there is ...
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Signal to noise and the rebirth of Metatagging

Maybe this has been hashed and rehashed here, I did find several threads about discouraging the use of metatags, but none specifically about this issue. Let me say that I am a user of StackOverflow, ...
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Merge [x64] into [64bit]? [closed]

How about to merge and synonymize x64 (828) into 64bit (1,913)? Thanks. Often they're used together.
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Is it okay to just re-tag C++ to C? [closed]

I see a plenty of questions that post pure C code and are tagged C++ or C and C++. Let's just assume that nothing in the content implies anything C++-related. And just being compiled by a C++ compiler ...
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add a [howitworks] tag [closed]

I recently asked a question on StackOverflow on How decompiling works. I have noticed multiple other questions (this, this, this, this, this, and many others) at different times, similar to this one --...
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Is it possible to tag users? [duplicate]

It could be interesting to tag users, for example by company or profession. We could check if Ericsson employees contribute more than Nokia employees for example; have companies compete with each ...
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Should we have a “vote-to-burninate” button

Often here on Meta the demand to burninate a specific tag arises. If the community agrees a moderator burninates the tag. Should we have a button on the tags page to vote for burnination? Or maybe ...
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can I make a tag for my university?

I'd like to make a tag for my university students to use when they ask questions here (the tag would be "SHU", for http://www.shu.ac.uk) I see plenty of good and bad reasons to do so - good for my ...
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Should the [jailbreak] tag from Stack Overflow be removed? [closed]

As good programmers, should we support illegal jailbreaking of devices (which includes Android phones as well), and support the jailbreak tag?
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Why don't people like my tags? :(

I've been recently using the [and-then-i-began-to-cry](which GMan created) tag and Jeff recently has been untagging my questions. What's wrong Jeff? Do you have no feelings? It's ok. You can cry on ...
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Can I ask a question not related to any problem just to create a tag?

To create a tag you need at least 1500 reputation and need to ask or edit a question and add the new tag to your question, this is clear. https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/create-tags like ...
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Do we need to clean up all the duplicate cross site tags?

I'm seeing lots of duplicate tags across stacks: Stack Overflow's inkscape tag Stack Overflow's gimp tag Ask Ubuntu's gimp tag Ask Ubuntu's inkscape tag Ask Ubuntu's photoshop tag Super User's gimp ...
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Rep Slimfast and Tag knowhow

Most people on these sites seem to think that rep is everything in this world. It is not. Wasn't the original reason for these sites to help people who did not want to pay for the other site? ...
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How to tag a question that has no plausible tags? [closed]

I just tagged uses for state machines with 'terrible-question' and voted to close it. This can't be good, but what else is there to do?
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Shouldn't requirements for down-voting be improved?

Yesterday I submitted an answer to this question. I'll use it as an example to demonstrate why down-voting requirements should be improved. That question's quality is not the greatest, but I'm going ...
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How about a good user interface backed up with a robust backend instead of 100+ different sites? [closed]

This is bound to catch some wind from the front, because it goes in totally against the just fresh choice of separating SE meta from Stack Overflow Meta, but just hang in to read it. Analysis of ...
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Stop feature requests from hemorrhaging reputation when marked as status-declined

When a Meta question is tagged as status-declined, allow downvotes to continue, but stop it from affecting the reputation of the user who posted. Some related questions on the matter include: ...
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Remove 'Discussion' tag from Meta

Given the following: How can Meta be made more conducive to discussions? And the official closure response to many (most?) discussions: "As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for ...
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Beginners tag for Stack Overflow? [closed]

I have no idea if this is the place to discuss this, but here goes. I am looking for opinions on what people would think about having a beginners tag or something else similar. I am posting this ...
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On some sites, make questions by new users start off as untagged

Proposal Allow sites to opt in to the following behaviour: When asking a question, do not show new users the tag field. Instead, let the question start as untagged (just as if the question was just ...
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Beginners unwelcome on Stack Overflow? [closed]

I'm a relatively new programmer so some things, that are simple to many, are complex or at least not immediately obvious to me. Whenever I post a question, except for one or two responders, most ...
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Reputation should be split according to tags

There are many tags relating to different topics. Suppose a person has answered questions relating to 4 different tags, the reputation must be split as Tag1 rep =count1+ Tag2 rep =count2+ Tag3 rep ...
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propose a new tag <impossible> [on hold]

I propose a new tag name: "impossible" . First, one choose one presume impossible problem (example big integer factorization or exponential problem) than is fixed the metric "win the one resolve ...
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Global tag suggestion: [best-practice] [closed]

I see a lot of best practice related questions in different areas, but without this very specific tag. Although I can (?) create this tag on some sites, I think, centralized implementation on all ...
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Why isn't there a “Jon Skeet” tag? [closed]

It's 2017 and we don't have a Jon Skeet tag on SO and SE?!
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What is the purpose of having tags if they are not honored?

What is the purpose of having tags if they are not honored? For example, if a post is tagged with a support request, then why is the post allowed to be treated as a discussion? In this case, assume ...
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Creating a tag so that our developers can track the related questions [closed]

We need to create crossrider, and track it so that our developers can find and answer the questions and bug reports on such. We are writing a script that will send us an SMS every time a question is ...