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Kill the [bugs] tag? [closed]

It seems most of the questions tagged bugs on Stack Overflow are just intended to indicate "there's something wrong with my program", which would cover probably at least 80% of all questions on Stack ...
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Color code favorite tags?

It would be nice to be able to color code the highlighting of favorite tags. This way I can set all my tag:asp.net tags to blue, my php tags to green, and my database tags to red. This helps you ...
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option to lock “interesting tags” section so 'x' isn't hit accidentally on a tag

When I go to the front page of Stack Overflow, I normally hold down ctrl and hit each of my tags so I can pull up a different browser tab for each tag that I have in my "Interesting tags" section. ...
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Make the moderator-only tags more distinct for colorblind users

Currently, on meta sites (site-specific metas and MSE), the only difference between a normal tag and a moderator-only tag is the red text: I have moderate colorblindness (specifically protanopia). To ...
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How are “Suggested Tags” chosen?

After you've typed in a question, you get suggested tags that appear that look like this: It appears that you need a minimum amount of characters (much like the limit on 'Similar Questions' in ...
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Tags in spoilers are always visible

Tags in spoilers are always visible, even if you don't put your mouse on the spoiler (on this Code Golf answer for example). See the screenshot: Looks a bit strange on this site too:
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Should we permanently remove the [subjective] tag? [closed]

I am not sure the subjective tag deserves to exist: unlike [java] or [c#] or [ruby] it is a bit of a meta-tag, describing the tone of the question rather than the question itself. it's possible to ...
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How can I create a Tag? [duplicate]

Is the reason that I cannot see that functionality that I have too low reputation?
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Can the team provide some explanation for declined feature requests?

Could the team try to leave at least a little explanation when tagging a feature-request post with the "status-declined" tag? On Uservoice there was usually a brief explanation. I'm not saying it ...
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Show x0 or x1 for tags with only 0 or 1 question

On the New Tags page, the number of questions using the tag is shown for each tag, except those which are used on 0 or 1 questions. This makes it impossible to tell which bad new tags have already ...
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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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I accidentally created a tag. How do I delete it? [duplicate]

I attempted to ask a question regarding "object-role-modeling" (it's a design methodology that doesn't get nearly as much attention as it should). Unfortunately, when I wrote the question, I made a ...
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Tags: iOS vs. iOS5 vs. iOS4, etc [closed]

With each major release of iOS, it seems that we grow a new tag. As of now, we have ios, ios4, ios5, ios4.3, ios4-2, ios-sdk-4.3, ios-3.x, ios4.1, ios32, ios4.0.1, and a handful of others that are ...
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Tag synonym : JVM and Java? [closed]

I have noticed that the tag jvm was recently approved as a synonym to a tag java. I think there is a substantial difference between questions tagged as java and jvm : java is for general questions ...
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Badge request: gold badge: niche-master

I'm reasonably active in the scala tag on Stack Overflow, which has a limited number of users and hence available points, ability to get guru badges etc. There's one particular chap, Daniel Sobral, ...
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I think [illegal] is not legal on SO [closed]

As illegal does not define any category, technology etc., and its a general term, I think it should be deleted.
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Most MATLAB questions being tagged as Octave [closed]

There appears to be a user who is adding the octave tag to most new matlab questions (see the list of recent Octave questions). This affects dozens of questions. Is this really appropriate? I know ...
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Are company-name tags like [microsoft] and [apple] useful?

The thing with these tags is, you can always (or almost always) use a specific product/technology/language tag which would render the company-name tag completely redundant (see Appendix C for sloppy ...
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Should I retag a question with a tag that is based on the answer and not the question?

Here's a scenario: Someone asked about "How to build a SQL query to get count and blah blah blah..." His only tag is mysql. I added the sql and count tags to it. Someone else answered with a nice ...
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Do not allow users to tag questions with “untagged”

It seems that there is an automated process that can result in questions getting tagged as untagged, but it should not be possible for users to generate questions with this tagging. (The example is ...
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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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What is “code golf” on Stack Overflow? [closed]

See http://codegolf.stackexchange.com It seems that someone gives us a problem to solve, tags the question code-golf and the winner is whoever completes the solution in the fewest characters. I haven'...
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Why do we tag questions?

My question—my meta-question as the case may be—concerns the purpose of these words referred to as "tags". Let me be clear: I use tags. The site supports them, so why shouldn't I? My understanding of ...
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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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First tag in the title of the page is not that convenient

After some recent changes whenever I open a question the page title reads <first-question-tag>-<question title>-Stack Overflow. Tags are often quite long - for example there's visual-...
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Add non-Latin character set support for tags

The introduction of multiple language-specific sites to the SE network has brought to light the shortcoming of the current tag system: lack of support for non-English characters. Non-English ...
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Search [tag1] OR [tag2]

Is there a way to search questions that are tagged with either tag1 or tag2? Actually, I would like the general filter, ([tag1] AND [tag2], ...) OR ([tag3] AND [tag4], ...) OR ... And even [...
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Add an image to a tag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do icons on the tags mean? I would like to add a little image to a tag. What it the needed reputation for that? How could I do that?
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Do not show me tags that I am not allowed to use

I just created a post on some meta site, and on clicking on the tags text entry and typing some text, I helpfully get a list of potential tags. Among them are those I am not allowed to use (e.g. the ...
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What is considered incorrect tagging?

Let me start by saying that I know that there is gamification in receiving tag-badges. Users* want the badges to show they have skills in certain areas. I am active the sql tags and I have seen an ...
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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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How do I combine/exclude multiple tags from a search?

I want to search for several related tags at once. When I type multiple tag-names in the search box, only one gets selected and I have to sift through a horde of non-pertinent questions. E.g. 1: I ...
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Why do we burninate instead of blacklisting?

Currently, on Stack Exchange, it is customary to burninate a tag first, and blacklist it only if it becomes a recurring issue. I'm sure there's a good reason for this, but it eludes me. Why do we do ...
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How can we improve the inconsistent tagging of the questions relating to the recent uproar and associated issues?

Question description There are many questions (~250 in the last five weeks) relating to Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community? ...
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Graph of tag popularity on stats page

I think it would be cool if we could see the growth of the number of question/amount of activity of various tags as a graph on the stats page.
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Bug with tags with plus in name

https://stackoverflow.com/tools/ shows that a tag named n+1 was created in the last 2 days. Clicking on the link for that tag takes one to a page showing "0 Questions tagged n 1"; it treats them as ...
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My chat tags are borderless

When I post a tag into chat, borders on my tags are missing, but other's tags have them: also: inspecting the page source, the style attribute for my tags are missing: normal tag <span class="...
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Why does “Suggest Tag Synonyms” require so much rep?

I can understand a restrictive threshold for voting on suggested synonyms, but am curious why it’s so high to initiate suggestions. For example, I just posted a question about MS Access VBA on ...
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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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What's the difference between an obvious homework question and one tagged plzsendtehcodez on SO? [closed]

plz send teh codez => homework What's the difference between an obvious [homework] question and one tagged [plz send teh codez] over at SO? Especially where the former has at least a thousand more ...
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How to find top users by tag?

How can I find the top users for a specific tag? For example, Java on Stack Overflow. I want to filter the "Users" tab by Java the tag.
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How come discussion tag made its way into SO? [closed]

People get so annoyed at discussion type questions in SO. In fact, hardly any such question survives beyond 10 mins before its inevitably closed. But why then a tag exclusively for discussion still ...
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Exclude red status tags on the Users pages of meta

I've noticed that the normal required tags such as feature-request are already excluded in these lists, but why are the red status tags such as status-completed not also excluded? They don't really go ...
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Why do we insist on overhauling questions in a tag when burninating that tag?

Normally, when we find a bad tag, like this one, we require that the tag be removed from each question individually. We don't even provide any shortcuts; we could have a Tag Edit link in question ...
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Review-beta: Questions by tag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow us to filter Suggested Edits and Review section by tag In Review beta, sometimes I get thrown posts from tags that I have close to zero experience with. In general, I ...
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If a tag existed, and then is removed, raise reputation needed to add tag again

As a result of https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128315/the-great-stack-overflow-tag-question-cleanup-of-2012, a number of ambiguous tags are in the process of being cleaned up. However, as ...
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Can we be notified about official posts?

From time to time we see official posts from our community managers and other SE employees here on meta like Closing changes to on-hold Introducing a brand new help-center A new quick-start-guide ...
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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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Do we really need a [source-code] tag? [closed]

The source-code tag doesn't appear to be very useful. It's used in a variety of ways (for reading, writing, showing, transforming, compiling, translating, obfuscating, obtaining, ... source code) on ...