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How do I modify this query to search for specific tags?

I am forking this query, which essentially outputs the time between the question being asked and the answer being given. However, I am trying to modify the query to only search for java. I tried this: ...
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How frequently do people actually follow tags?

I have noticed that, even with the most popular tags (such as discussion), there are very few followers for tags. I have read about tags in the Help Center to try and find some more info about this, ...
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Reproduce top tags for multiple users with Data Explorer

I want to reproduce the top tags overview for multiple users with the Data Explorer: In the following I simplify for two users. The required solution should be able to scale to 50+ users. What I ...
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Get rid of special characters when searching for a tag

According to this, there is a limited number of valid characters for a tag. If we don't allow special characters in a tag name in the first place, shouldn't we get rid of special characters such as ...
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Should status-declined (moderator-only tags) be allowed as the “Top tag”?

I came to Meta Stack Exchange today to find something a bit... disheartening: It may be discouraging to users if their top tag on Meta is status-declined. Should this be allowed?
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Let's clean up [hot-questions] and (un)related tags

We currently have the following 'hot' tags on Meta Stack Exchange: hot-questions Hot Network Questions in the right-hand sidebar, the “hot” tab on each site, and on stackexchange.com. hot-tab, ...
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How to search a meta for a tag on the main site? [duplicate]

For example, there is an exception tag on Stack Overflow. I can search Stack Overflow for questions tagged with exception by searching "tag:exception". However, on Meta Stack Overflow, there are ...
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Searching the tags of all Stack Exchange sites before asking a question, to find out where the question belongs

Let's imagine I want to ask a question about "big data" and I am not familiar with Stack Exchange. Normally I should guess which stack is the right stack to ask my question, but is there any way to ...
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Ask question - Tags - partial placeholder text truncated

On the Ask a question page, in the Tags textbox, the placeholder width is set to 19px, so a part of the placeholder text is truncated.
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Let's get these tags [locked] down - do we need them all?

I just wrote a question about post notices on locked questions. When using the tag picker, I realized that we have three tags that are all really versions of the same tag: locked - 86 locked-...
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Do prefixes in tags have an effect on discoverability?

I am looking for evidence on whether adding hyphenated prefixes to tag names has any effect upon their discoverability by askers. Anecdotal evidence is helpful for my purposes, so reports on whether, ...
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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 Filter for questions behaves in an unexpected way - the tags appear to be joined with AND and not OR

I created the following Filter on Software Engineering: I expected the tags to be joined with OR - a question with at least one of those tags without an accepted answer would show up. However, after ...
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Any problem with burninating [problem-user] tag?

The problem-user tag has 12 questions for now, and I don't think it's a proper tag. In some it's just useless, in others can be replaced with users tag and perhaps adding abuse tag if it's about ...
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On international SO sites, the Hot Meta Posts box contains [status-completed] posts

According to What criteria is used to select the links that appear in the community bulletin (events / featured / hot meta posts / blog) sidebar block?: If there are still under 4 items, the ...
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I just featured a question on meta…and I'm not a moderator [duplicate]

In a strange twist of events, I got this error that said that my edits couldn't be submitted because I needed the moderator tag featured. I'm not a moderator, so I just decided to humor the system. ...
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Tag overview page cuts off beginning of some descriptions (not just common words)

This answer says that the descriptions on the tag overview page are meant to cut off common words such as "This tag" at the beginning of the tag description and although I find this weird, it seems to ...
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Question shows up when I search for a tag, but not in a Filtered Questions

This question shows up if I search for the [clojure] tag, but isn't included in the Filtered Questions list for the same tag. The only reason I can think of is the question starts with a Javascript ...
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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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Could the tag names be fully written out in the list of awarded tag badges?

On English Language and Usage, 20 people have been awarded the "[single-word-r...]" gold tag badge. Except that's not it's real name; it's actually for [single-word-requests]: 13 characters isn't a ...
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Filtering unanswered questions with multiple tags doesn't work

I know we can generally filter questions with multiple tags. However, if I want to filter unanswered questions with multiple tags in an and manner, then it doesn't work and acts as if it was an or. ...
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Tags run together when homepage is viewed as plain text, like in Google

When you view the homepage of any SE site as plain text, the tags run together. For example, the homepage of ELU has this near the top: Ask Question single-word-requestsmeaninggrammarword-...
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Non-Latin tag link from the post body is broken in Android app

Using non-Latin tag link from the post body leads to URL-encoded tag, which obviously is not exist on the site. For instance, referencing from this post to the tag [метки] results with the following: ...
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Retrieve list of top 100 user on stackexchange for a specific tag sorted by posted content?

I am trying to replicate the top user page with user sorted by number of post for a specific tag. Suppose there are two users for tag. User 'A' with 5608 post for tag. And User 'B' with 2627 post. ...
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Possible bug - page not found when clicking any tag in Stack Exchange main page search results [duplicate]

Possible bug (probably quickly fixed?): I get "page not found" pages when clicking any tag in the Stack Exchange search results. Example: https://stackexchange.com/search?q=test Click on a tag of ...
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Show Tags in HNQ Sidebar [duplicate]

Old related post from 8 years ago: Add tags next to the question in list of hot questions As of now, there's no way to see the tags on a Hot Network question in the sidebar without clicking into it. ...
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Message that questions are being hidden when none actually are [duplicate]

On Science Fiction & Fantasy, I have a few tags ignored ([a-song-of-ice-and-fire], [dune], and [fan-fiction]). I've set them to be completely hidden, not just grayed out. This works completely as ...
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Separate the global low-rep posting timeout into a “Meta” and “Not Meta” timeout

After having asked "You can only post once every 40 minutes": Why is this timeout applied to a site *and* its meta? Should it be? and fallen down the rabbit hole of duplicates therefrom, I ...
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Unexpected behaviour when removing tags [duplicate]

When removing a not yet selected tag from the tag list, by selecting the word and pressing backspace, instead of the selected text being removed, it simply untags the previous tag and removes the ...
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Searching for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more

How do I search for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more? For example, I need to see the question of which tags are only [c#] and [Winforms]. If I search for [c#] and [...
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When are tag wikis created by the Community user vs a normal user?

When viewing the history of tag wikis, I've come across quite a few tags showing that the original revision was by the Community user, and quite a few that were by normal users. Two random examples I'...
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More information for TagSynonyms to calculate transitivity of tag synonyms

I want to calculate all the tag synonyms possible for any given tag. TagSynonyms table gives the relation between Tag1 -> Tag1Master. As per TagSynonyms table, Master tag can be mapped to multiple ...
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Why don't tag synonyms count towards the tag questions count? (+Bug?)

A couple weeks ago I was tidying up the tagging of glacier-related questions on Earth Sciences SE. The number of questions with the [glaciology] tag is currently 102 according to the search result ...
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What *is* a GlobalTag MegaBlender™?

I came across the globaltag-megablender tag while handling a lost user. Now, the tag seems to be about a specific thing. It just doesn't seem clear what that is. It's oddly consistent over how its ...
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Spurious unkillable tag

I've just seen that one of my questions has the tag [reactjs]. Now, that question is not about React-JS, and I doubt anyone would add that tag deliberately, so I guessed someone (perhaps even me) ...
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No tag excerpt shown when using inline editor

When asking, editing or tag editing, no information about the tags is supplied to the user except for the tag name in the inline editor. Not only do they not supply any information, they can't be ...
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Highlight (Colored) Watched Tags [duplicate]

I have a few watched tags I would like to pay attention to. But the problem is when I'm going through StackExchange questions, sometimes I have to double check to see whether I have subscribed to that ...
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Revisit the decision not allowing to create tags from mobile

You can't create tags when using the mobile version of the site; when you attempt to do so, you're greeted with the following error message: New tags cannot be created from the mobile site. The tag ...
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The Tags page should provide easy access to the special tag list

Currently, meta users can see a list of special tags in several ways: Via How does Meta Stack Exchange work - Required Tags Via Tag description/list for "special" tags used on Meta (not up to date) ...
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How are tags removed if they aren't used by at least 2 questions in 6 months?

According to the create new tags privilege page: However, note that: on some sites, new tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 ...
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Can't add tag while editing someone's question

I tried replacing the jsx tag with the react-jsx tag in this question: VSCode Prettier reformat adds {" "} when adding new line between html tags The new tag never got added. I tried ...
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Single-use tags with no tag wiki, but with rejected proposals for the tag wiki, aren't auto-burninated after six months

Recently, there was some confusion as to why a single-use tag without a tag wiki wasn't auto-burninated after six months. It was later discovered that as someone made a rejected proposal for the tag ...
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Why wasn't this tag removed - despite having single occurrence?

From what I understood about tag pruning, tags which are used only on one question are automatically removed if they are used only on one question. This happens after the tag is 6 months old (if it ...
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When you are trying to edit question tags, new tag appears

For example, in this question: Phalcon: setVars() и Volt. Probably, it's related to migration. The question had this tag before migration from hashcode, but later this tag was removed.
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How to search for questions that have any one of the multiple tags in a list? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find questions that I can answer. So I reviewed advanced search help page, and I found answers:0 which helps me avoid questions that already have answers and locked:false to avoid locked ...
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How to find badge of a tag

For example, with Flutter, I have manually go to the tag's top user, and go through there badges, to get https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges/7013/flutter (bronze) https://stackoverflow.com/help/...
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Does the Copy Editor badge exclude tag-only edits or tag wiki edits? [duplicate]

The Copy Editor badge has the following description: Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits). (emphasis mine). This is unclear to me. Does "tag edits" refer to edits that ...
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Some tag counters are not increasing

It's been a few days since some of my tag counters are not increasing. Typically, I can see the sql counter increasing when I get upvotes, but my other tags (such as mysql, sql-server, php) are not ...
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Profanity on the main page

On linguistic sites, for example on Русский язык, it is rather appropriate to discuss obscene vocabulary. We on rus.SE use a special tag to indicate this kind of stuff (in order to allow some people ...
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Why do I see tags that I don't want to watch?

Why do I sometimes see questions with tags that I don't watch on the home page? I dislike it and I always have to add a new tag to my list of ignored tags. Will there be an upgrade to this feature? ...