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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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Questions that may not necessarily have a clear-cut right or wrong answer and are often subjective. If your question isn't a bug report, feature request, or request for assistance, or question with a …
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Proposals for new features on the Stack Exchange network, or requests for a change to an existing feature.
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A request for assistance with one of the site's features, or a question where you're expecting a concrete answer, and not discussion. If your question is not reporting a bug, requesting a new feature,…
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Indicates a reproducible problem on the site that you believe is due to a mistake, malfunction, or programming error.
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Indicates that the report has been resolved through the implementation of a feature or the fixing of a bug.
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Questions specific to should be asked on; such questions will be closed here. This is for questions about the Stack Overflow site that still relate to the SE n…
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For questions about the behavior or usage of tags, which are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.
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Measurement of a user's contributions to the site, and the extent to which the community "trusts" that user with extra privileges.
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small addenda to each question or answer, intentionally limited in size and formatting and intended to prompt clarifying edits.
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For questions about the /review path where users can view and act on posts by other users that the system thinks may need attention.
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for questions regarding the design of the Stack Exchange websites; e.g., for issues with the layout.
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For questions about the process of editing, how edits work, and other general inquiries about the edit system.
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For questions regarding the nature of a "question" on Stack Exchange sites; e.g. how to ask, whether specific questions are appropriate, etc.
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Real time, stateful web chat that's a part of every Stack Exchange site.
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For questions about the flagging process, how flags are handled, etc.
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Users without full edit privileges can suggest edits to posts and tag wikis.
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for questions about answers: how to answer, whether specific answers are appropriate, and so forth.
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intentional and not subject to change
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Awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site.
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A service (now called Jobs) offered by Stack Exchange that allows programmers (and others) to find jobs, and employers to find great programmers (and others). Not supported here anymore; please ask ne…
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Questions about the user profile page, which contains a list of all the questions, answers, and an audit trail of the user's activity on the site.
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currently frozen. This tag is to be used for the official Stack Exchange application only. The application is available in the Google Play store, for Android 4.1 and up. W…
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Peer voting on questions and answers gives users most of their reputation, and also usually controls how posts are sorted to the top.
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Questions about the built-in search functionality of this site powered by elasticsearch.
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After looking through the site list,, don't know where to ask your question on the Stack Exchange Network? Give as much detail as possible about the question you'd like…
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the process by which users can vote to close a question. You gain the ability to cast close votes when you reach 3,000 Reputation on graduated sites, and a lesser amount is needed o…
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Indicates that the feature request will not be implemented, or that a bug will not be fixed at present time.
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the Stack Exchange Network staging zone. It's where groups of experts come together to build new Q&A sites that work just like Stack Overflow. Area 51 has its own discussion site - area51.m…
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a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation for great answers.
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a lightweight, plain-text, markup language. It is used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting (Questions, answers, wikis, chat).
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Questions specific to down-votes, the community's way of telling peers that their content can be improved. Down-votes on meta site have different meanings.
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for questions about the entire network of Q&A sites that make up the Stack Exchange network.
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For questions about the user interface elements (inputs, checkboxes, etc) that make up this site. For questions about the design of elements, use the design tag.
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for the process of identifying and closing questions that have the same possible answers as another question because they are essentially the same.
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for the Official Stack Exchange application only. The app is available in the App Store, for iOS 8+ on iPhones and iPads. When posting bug reports, please specify the app's version.
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HTML links, generally those created within the network on questions, answers, or the site itself.