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Tool for peer-reviewed no-bump mass retagging

Cleaning up a bad or ambiguous tag is a very annoying and disruptive process. While there are moderator tools for renaming and merging tags, there is no tool that helps splitting a tag or removing a ...
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Some kind of notification system for when tag synonyms are suggested

I have recently suggested tag-synonyms for a couple of tags. There have been no activity on them, regarding up-voting or down-voting those suggestions. Probably because no one knows that they have ...
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Give mods/communities better tools for large retagging jobs

Where I'm coming from I'm a moderator on an SE with 5000+ visitors per day, a lot of drive-by askers but few regular contributors (6 editors with 5+ edits this year), and a substantial tagging mess. ...
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Tags cannot have accented characters?

On the newly created French Language & Usage (private beta started today), I tried to have a tag named évolution, but the accent on the é is lost. The SE engine really should allow accents on tags....
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TagOverflow - interactive exploration of Stack Exchange tags

I created a graph of tags from Stack Exchange sites (including Stack Overflow, obviously), TagOverflow. It is a continuation of my previous project, which have met with a warm response here. Nodes ...
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Add gold tag badge privileges to a user's Privileges page

I think it would be very handy to have a users 'privileges' page (what you see when you go to /help/privileges) also show the user's gold tag badge privileges. Currently it just lists the reputation-...
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Tag synonyms: show suggestions to people who can vote

I just found (by surfing other questions) the dsl tag (which seems to be used mainly for domain specific languages, although there is no tag wiki yet), and saw that there also is the domain-specific-...
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Let moderators mark tags as deprecated

On Super User, we have quite a few tags that shouldn't exist. Unfortunately, some of those have a lot of questions, and despite our clear directives in the tag wiki excerpt, the tags continue to be ...
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Accessing extended tag info is almost impossible

The new tag popup makes it easy to watch or ignore particular tags and shows the tag info excerpt. Here's one on EL&U: However, the full tag info contains a lot more information which helps users....
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Can we have meta tags for chatrooms?

We can add tags to our chatroom which is great. What isn't great is that we have no way to indicate that we mean the tags from the meta site. I'm one of the room owners of the SO Close voters room ...
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Remove or reduce restrictions from tag synonym submission process

According to the FAQ on the subject synonymizing tags is an approved process, much like suggesting edits/voting to close/etc.: When a tag synonym reaches a vote score of 4, it is accepted and ...
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Display top tags & percentiles from additional Stack Exchange sites on Careers

Are the "top tags & percentiles" from Stack Exchange sites other than Stack Overflow displayed in the Careers site? If not can they be added? If they are, then what are the requirements for them ...
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Raise the bar for tags that have been community-deleted, to make it harder for them to return

When a tag has been burninated by the community (as opposed to baninated, which is an SE function), raise the amount of rep required to create the tag again.
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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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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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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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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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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:
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reference tag of any site in chat

Right now, in chat, we can use [tag:tagname] and [meta-tag:tagname]. But in MSE chat, I think it would be useful to reference a tag on any site through this format. For example: [tag-stackoverflow....
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Tooltip with the question's tags in the hot questions column

When browsing Stack Exchange sites, I often notice questions that may interest me in the Hot Questions column, however they sometimes have titles that don't exactly tell what product/game/software/...
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Don't suggest tags that a question has already been tagged with

Related to When tagging a question, don't suggest tags that are already added, but that is on the auto-complete in the tag box. When writing this question I got the following: I like that ...
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Inline tag edits showing for <10k users

My second bug report today. (First) I do not have 10k but I see "edit tags" links showing up as I move the cursor near the tags. Clicking them results in 404 errors. Who is to blame?* * Someone ...
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Can we filter Flags in the 10K tools by tag too?

So now that we can filter the review queues by tag, can you do the same for the Flag queue? I have over 10k rep so I get alerted whenever the flag queue gets too high, but encounter the same issue I ...
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Create a red faq-moderator tag

Moderators are being encouraged to document their processes, tools, and guidelines on meta. While we could merely tag everything faq I suspect that it would be better to have a special faq-moderator ...
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Missing tag descriptions if 981px <= browser size <= 1063px

Over at https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/388593/1709587, Cerbrus, James, and Zoe discovered a curiosity: if, at the moment that you load the /ask page, your browser window is 1000px wide, all tag ...
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On the front page, can we distinguish retaggings from other edits?

For the past several weeks (months?) there has been a lot of retagging here on Meta.SE, and sometimes other sites do tag cleanups too. Tag cleanups are useful, but they tend to bump ancient questions ...
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Why don't meta sites use common tag wikis for common tags?

Some tags such as discussion and retag-request have, or should have, the same wiki across MSE and all per-site metas. I propose that tags can be whitelisted here on MSE to have their wikis copied to ...
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Please complete the orphan wiki lifecycle

It was recently announced that tags with exactly one tag that also possess a complete tag wiki will not be deleted. This is welcome news for many smaller sites. On Board and Card games, we have ...
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Rolling back an edit can create a “new tag” that had been synonymized in the interim

In December 2012, php5 was synonymized with php. This means that anyone trying to tag their question php5 gets php instead. Earlier today, revision 5 to this question rolled back a set of edits that ...
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Careers: Remove only a tag

I've just created my Stackoverflow Careers profile and CV. I found a bug in edit tags area. Follow the steps bellow: The user clicks on the edit tags link Then, he decides to remove colobol tag, ...
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Custom recommended tags list for individual SE sites

Over at the Workplace we've been discussing how to encourage people to tag which country they are from, as it often has a strong impact on our answers. This got us thinking that it would be nice for ...
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Would it be possible to alter the tag blacklist to work alongside the tag synonym system?

One of the most common reasons we hear for not adding things to the site's blacklist is the cost of checking each item on every single post. While I'm not at all familiar with the mechanisms in place ...
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Please undo tag merge of [cordova] and [phonegap]

There has been a merge request about this and the accepted and high voted answer was not to merge. Still the merge was done [status-completed]. A lot of people complained about this issue because ...
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Count related tags fractionally when determining eligibility for voting on synonyms

Tag synonymization requests here on Meta tend to be made by people who have good knowledge of the relevant domain, but lack upvotes on the particular tag. This is good in that it can produce community ...