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Is there some markup to post tags?

I am wondering because I was editing my profile and I though it would be nice to put the languages I know and stuff like tags. Is it possible to post a tag? If it's not, do you think it's possible to ...
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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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Search by multiple tags

I'd like to be able to search for questions by multiple tags; for example "questions tagged 'nhibernate' and 'web-services'". I can get close by searching for "nhibernate web-services" but the ...
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Should we keep the “friendly tag name” feature?

Depending on what site(s) in the network you spend your time on, you may or may not know that Stack Overflow recently spent a long time trying out something called Documentation. One of the features ...
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Request: Add lang-rust language code for posts tagged rust [closed]

Prettify already supports Rust, and this documentation post on language codes explicitly lists lang-rust as a valid identifier. Could we get the Rust tag associated with the lang-rust identifier?
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Give mods better tools to get rid of poor tags

Currently, Ask Ubuntu is swamped by a lot of poor tags that just refuse to go away. The efforts to get rid of them by both the community and the moderators by manual retagging just doesn't cut it ...
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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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Do not expire single use tags on Beta sites

Tags that have exactly one question are automatically pruned after six months, leaving their questions untagged, and their wikis orphaned. This is problematic on Beta sites, where it's not uncommon ...
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Can trusted users be trusted to suggest tag synonyms without a score of 5 in a tag? (on smaller sites, not Stack Overflow)

This has been asked before but I feel the original question was more focussed on Stack Overflow than the Stack Exchange network at large. Related: Can we allow 7.5K users to suggest tag synonyms ...
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Should We Zap The Low-Occurrence Tags? [closed]

I just looked on SO, and found that there are about 12,880 tags with only a single use. There are 26,250 used less than 10 times. That's just too many for the community to fix. I think we need some ...
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All I want for Christmas is a list of burninated tags

Would it be possible to make the list of blacklisted tags public? The list would help establish precedence when determining if a tag should be put forward for burnination. This will simplify the task ...
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How to add a new tag on Stack Overflow?

I want to know how to create a new tag on Stack Overflow. Where is the entrance of this function? Please post a screenshot for me. Thanks a lot.
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What are the guidelines for using version-specific tags?

I believe that some of my questions were asked before but I didn't find any satisfying guidance. I just found only this question. I hope senior members will help me to understand the situation and use ...
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Temporarily disabling 'Ignore' tags

Due to the way SO loads questions and then hides 'ignored' tags, I will occasionally see a question (for just a split second) that I actually have some interest in. It would be really nice to be able ...
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Display Tag Excerpt tooltips when editing a question

When editing a post, the tag excerpt tooltips (that you get when viewing a post) are not available. You do get the live tag preview (that you get when asking a question) for any new tags you add, ...
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Can we have a red/status tag for “obsolete”?

Given the changes that have been rolled out on Meta for the new close hold reasons, we've lost "too localized" here on meta. However, "too localized" has a genuine use on meta (which is part change ...
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Front page flood rate control system for editing

Summary Instead of immediately bumping a question, questions that qualify for special bumping behaviour shall be placed in a queue and sequentially auto-bumped by the system at a rate ...
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Official repository of tag synonyms [closed]

The purpose of this page has been obsoleted by the implementation of the tag synonym feature request. See the list of currently implemented tag synonyms. Purpose I think it would be a good idea ...
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Burninate and blacklist the “programmatically” tag [closed]

programmatically doesn't seem appropriate as a tag. It only serves to clarify the intent of the question, and not identify or categorize it. programmatically: 106 135 163 183 245 0 questions ...
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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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Introduce sub-communities (or “Portals”) to prevent fragmentation

There often are complaints from smaller and niche areas in the field of programming that their needs aren't met on SO. The most frequent complaints include: Users from niche tags can be brilliant, ...
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Please prevent creation of tags that could trigger the IIS file extension filter

Someone created user32.dll the other day. Being a dutiful member of the New Tag Deletionist Cabal, I dove in to try and see if there could be a better, existing tag for the question, only to be ...
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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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Is [homework] an exception to the no-meta-tag rule? [closed]

I was just thinking about how all the meta tags are removed but one big meta(ish) tag is still here: homework Is this an exception to the no-meta-tag rule or is it an oversight? Or would you even ...
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How do I find my rank for a specific tag?

I like watching my progress at the Stack Exchange leagues. But is it possible to find my rank for a specific tag (C# for example)?
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It should be possible to retag a question without bumping it to the front page

While bumps are generally good, there are niche cases where they are harmful: I recently decided I would consolidate two tags on Stack Overflow: "openoffice" and "openoffice.org". They refer to ...
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It's time to blacklist [server] [closed]

The server tag was burninated by Jeff Atwood during the Great Tag Cleanup of 2012. Since then, it's been recreated nearly every other day by people with enough reputation, but not enough tagging ...
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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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Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

I just tried to add a tag for "implementation-defined-behavior" on SO but I couldn't because of the 25 char limit. I had to resort to an abbreviation (implem.-defined-behavior), which is rather ugly ...
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Burninate the [godaddy] tag [closed]

First off, godaddy has 903 questions tagged with it. godaddy-economy-hosting has 15. (no longer true, burninated) EDIT: we're at under 100 questions with godaddy tagged. GoDaddy is a platform for ...
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Why are tags on MSE being regularly removed/deprecated without discussion?

For a while now, on a daily basis, the front page of Meta.SE has been populated with old questions bumped because of retaggings -- mostly removals. Today ignore seems to be the target. As far as I ...
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Repurpose the new review system for large-scale tagging operations

The SE developers are currently busy implementing a new review tool that will replace the old /review queue. I think this new review tool could also be used to make large-scale retagging and tag ...
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Merge singular and plural tags [duplicate]

I noticed there're tags that are actually the singular and plural forms of the same term, e.g. string and strings, and I guess most of them should be merged. Here're some possible candidates (tag ...
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Add “implied tags” to the tagging system

There have been several feature requests to add some kind of hierarchy to the tagging system. All of them have been declined, my impression is that the major reason against them is the added ...
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Wanted: a way to remove tags from a search

Click on a tag and you get "N questions tagged TAG1 TAG2....". Could those tag buttons please have an 'x' by them, like the ones on Interesting tags? It's easy to add another tag to your search by ...
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Could we make tags imply other tags?

The prime example is C# and .Net. 95% of C# questions are also tagged .Net. The reverse isn't the case so it's not a synonym. Basically, C# is a child of .Net. Would it be possible to create some ...
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Give moderators the ability to manage blacklisted tags

The request to Implement a Tag Black List was first raised back in Aug '09, but as one of the mods on English Language & Usage pointed out only a few days ago, even moderators don't have access to ...
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Tags that only exist on locked questions, should we treat these the same as tags that don't exist at all?

Since locked questions cannot be edited by anyone but a moderator, and (especially for historically-locked questions) many are off-topic, they have a higher incidence of bad tags. My request is ...
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“Javascript” tag showing up as “javas” on main page

This is one of the weirdest bugs I've ever seen, I think. One of the tags on this question is "javascript" but on the SO homepage, it shows up as "javas." If you click on it, that even takes you to ...
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Create a better way to organize favorites [duplicate]

I've got six pages of favorites on Stack Overflow. Many of those questions are on different topics. I'd really like to have some way of organizing them. Of course those questions are already ...
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Interactive tag trend comparison page

My Sunday afternoon project this weekend was to add a bit of jQuery pixie dust to the tag trend graph page. The new Stack Overflow Tag Trends page allows you to choose which tags to compare and ...
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Do you really want to create a new tag? [duplicate]

I have been cleaning up tags on SU today and accidentally created a new tag by hitting return when the tag suggestion drop-down highlighted the tag I wanted. I probably should have pressed tab instead....
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On meta sites, require at least one non-required tag [duplicate]

A question with just a required tag isn't really a tagged question. discussion doesn't really explain what topics the discussion is about... it's basically a meta tag. A useful meta tag, but quite not ...
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What's this about labelled tags? [duplicate]

What's with this Adobe logo? I don't use Adobe Flex, I use Flex, the fast lexer, and I've had to add a million tags to my ignored list to try (unsuccessfully) to filter out the questions about this ...
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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 follow a tag?

I know I can do this, but I just can't find the button... How do I follow a tag?
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Mark tag as “interesting” or “ignored” from that tag's page

Right now, if I want to add a tag to my list of "interesting" or "ignored" tags, I have to go to the home page, type in the tag name, and click Add. I think this would work better if, while I was on ...
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tags of mundanity that are gratuitously applied to posts

It's an additional unnecessary burden to the honest stacker during suggested edit duty. A question presents some code then the minor editor adds a tag like 'for-loop' or 'forms'. These tags are so ...
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Should the [google] tag be removed and blacklisted? [closed]

Immediately after I saw this question: Batch retag all questions with [google] [analytics] to [google-analytics] I thought, why not remove google altogether? I cannot see how a programming question ...
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Tag info not updated regularly on profile?

From my previous question, I learned that all tag related info on profile will be updated daily at UTC 03:00. However, something is wrong here. It's now UTC 05:00+, but my tag number, say 93 (c++) is ...