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Can I find out which tags I have created?

Can I find out which tags I have created? This would be interesting to know. The tags could be highlighted on the users page for example.
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How to display questions with tag X that are unanswered

I can display questions with certain tags and questions that are not answered but not both conditions at the same time? And maybe only questions with no upvoted answers yet. Is this possible? Which ...
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How does SO manage tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the tagging system implemented here at S[O|F|U]? I am currently building a website in which users can tag a submission, similar to that of SO, Flickr etc. I'm just ...
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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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Should questions include “tags” in their titles?

I've seen questions edited to remove the language name from the title. Won't search engines - and folks using search engines - have an easier time finding them if these "tags" are kept as part of the ...
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How do you find interesting content on Stack Overflow?

How do you find the stuff that interests you on Stack Overflow? I have set up a list of ignored tags to hide stuff that really isn't relevant to me (.Net mostly), and for some low activity tags (such ...
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Evolving questions and voting

Today, I replied to a post. It was the first reply. The post wasn't very clear and I made a guess as to what the OP wanted. It appeared that he didn't understand array indexes. However, as the ...
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Browsing through 2 tags on StackOverflow

I want to browse everything tagged with both [linux] and [performance] on StackOverflow. How can I do that?
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View or search for unanswered questions with a certain tag

How do I view unanswered questions with a certain tag? How do I search for unanswered questions with a specific tag (or tags)? Return to FAQ index
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Should tags use dashes camel case or underscores? Should they be singular or plural? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I correctly tag my questions? Have you looked at the state of tags lately? Multiple versions of the same tag that are camel cased, use underscores or dashes, with both ...
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How reasonable is it to correct terminology in questions and tags?

I've come across various questions with incorrect use of terminology in them. The primary abuses (in C# questions) are: Referring to "C# 3.5" (which doesn't exist) instead of "C# 3.0" or ".NET 3.5" ...
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How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or “zombie”) tags?

During the re-tagging of questions, tags sometimes become orphaned from existing questions. Are these zombie tags ever removed from the tags list? What if a tag is misspelled and needs to be removed?...
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How do I correctly tag my questions?

Here are some tips for tagging questions. These guidelines will help you more accurately tag your questions, which in turn will help them get more attention and lead to better answers faster. For ...
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With regards to Stack Overflow, why and what is the philosophy behind tagging?

Sorry if this counts as "navelgazing meta-discussion", but I'm actually wondering because part of a system I'm building for a tool of mine will be intimately driven by user tagging, so I'd like to ...
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What do “watched tags” and “ignored tags” do?

What are watched tags and ignored tags? How do they work? What are tag subscriptions? What are interesting tags? On Stack Overflow, the content of the main page question list appears to be influenced ...
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How do I search for questions with (or without) specific tags?

How do I search for questions with specific tags? How do I search for questions that have specific tags? How do I search for questions that contain specific text, as well as specific tags? Are there ...
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When should you edit tags?

Tag editing appears to be fairly random. It seems to me that the point of tags is to help me find stuff. For instance, I use the [c#] tag to find questions on C# - one of my specialities. Why do ...
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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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Should I remove tags which don't seem appropriate?

For example, I was just reading a question on "What's the best WTF you've seen?" and it was tagged as "assembler c c++ c#". Similarly you often see questions about a particular algorithm where the ...
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Filtering questions by multiple tags

I know you can select a tag and then click on unanswered to view the unanswered questions for that tag. But is there a way to view questions only for a certain set of tags > 1 tag? Mainly I'd like ...