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For a quick historical background, tags were designed to describe the subject of a question. That is the purpose of the feature and how the UX was designed. But it wasn't long before folks started using tags to describe other axes than what the question was about. We've all seen tags like [homework] or [big-list] or even [subjective]… but it wasn't ...


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Rhetorical question: Why does this site need a tag named pronouns? It looks to be a meta-tag. What about code-of-conduct-pronouns? But before creating such tag... (more rhetorical questions) How many questions already exist that could use that tag? Are there already experts in the subject of that tag who could be interested in following it? The following ...


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Why was the pronoun tag removed? Let me quote the Help Center: When should I create new tags? Most common tags already exist on a mature site. You should always favor existing tags; only create new tags when you feel you can make a strong case that your question does cover a new topic that nobody else has asked about before on this site. The existing tag ...


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To me it sounds too much like a meta-tag. It does not describe the question, but describes who asked the question, and that is completely irrelevant to the said question.


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No. Users would lose main site reputation for having unpopular opinions. Unpopular questions would be hidden from the front page if they have a score of -3 or lower, rather than -7. Users would run into a question/answer ban for having unpopular opinions. We'd need different close reasons; you can't close a Meta Stack Overflow question because it lacks a ...


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The description at the top of the tag page says: 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." A school-specific tag does not seem to meet either criteria: People from your university could ask questions relating to any number of ...


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Some sites do unambiguously allow meta tags, such as the soft-question tag on the maths sites. I don't think the definition of meta tags is all that clear. From the blog post (from meta.cooking): The reason meta-tags are a problem is that they do not describe the content of the question. They describe some other aspect of the question, like the author's ...


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The ember-invalid tag is a meta tag. If the name itself doesn't already indicate that, its very purpose does. As was stated in a blog post its very purpose is to identify a list of questions to be possibly even deleted. So yeah, a meta tag, not a valid tag, so it has no business being around. As for the issue of deletion, that's simply a no no. It ...


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Yes, burn it. The name is (ironically) unclear, and very likely to be misused by inexperienced askers who are (like many askers) seeking "clarification" on some issue. That's obviously a bad use of the tag. This use being so widespread, and natural enough given the tag name, makes the tag not worth keeping around just for some posts which are somehow about ...


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It is explained in the Tour page: Any other question will simply be off topic.


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Straight out burninating a tag can leave things kind of hanging and hard to search on. group is definitely useful, the problem is its ambiguity due to multiple platforms using it - the same thing occurred for the like tag. Potentially a better course of action is to disambiguate it - this means editing the questions to change the tag, for example group on a ...


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No, it's not a meta-tag. It tells you the sandbox in which the program will run, and it's possible to develop the program exclusively within the sandbox. Of course, ideally users will also compile and run at home, but theoretically, you could develop this on a guest account on your aunt's ancient PC in which you can't even install cc or gcc or a decent ...


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The main sites are meant for questions about specific topic (e.g. Coffee, Gaming, etc.) and the meta sites are meant for questions about issues in the main site. Most people come only for the questions about the specific topic of the site, and care less about the site itself. Having them together will clutter the site with lots of things those people won't ...


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If I understand Trek Glowacki's answer correctly, it seems that this tag was being applied to the questions that: were about the unstable and currently unsupported 0.x beta versions of ember.js, and specifically ask about API features or implementation details that were removed prior to the release of the stable ember.js 1.x API. If so, I believe a ...


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It was mooted to make it a special tag. Apparently the community hated it - so the special announcements tag was not implemented in that planned form. It may end up being so in future (I know about as much as you do there). If its used inappropriately, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to politely remove the tag (with an appropriate error message), something we ...


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One great thing about Stack Exchange is that it's not only a collection of 130 (or so, it's hard to keep track) sites, but also 130 communities built in those sites. By consolidating all of these communities into one, we'd widen the scope of said communities to be effectively non-existent. Let's put it this way: Yahoo! Answers is great for...something, ...


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Sorry for the hubub. Let me explain the situation we're in and why we identified tagging as the first step in resolving the problem in a timely manner. Ember.js has a fairly long history as browser application frameworks go: we started out as a beta fork of SprouteCore 2.0 in 2011, which brought along certain packages from SproutCore, while entirely ...


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The c++-faq tag won't go down easily though. Damn right. The long and short is that many people have tried to bring down the C++ FAQ, I dunno about the others, and all have failed, and for good reason. Much like how the C++ book recommendation question won't die, despite many people's best efforts. The simple fact is that the purists cry, but these are ...


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In my opinion, no. All feature requests are inherently discussion questions, since they are implicitly soliciting discussion about whether or not implementing the described feature is a good idea. That type of feedback/discussion is what the answers will contain, unless and until a Stack Exchange team member posts an official answer announcing the deployment ...


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It would not be of benefit to the SE audience. A question that fits on Serverfault will not be improved by adding your university as a tag. Why would I care what uni you are from if you ask a networking question. Is networking at generic.edu any different to networking at other.edu?


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I removed the tag from that question so the tag should disappear in a day or so.


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It should definitely go. I've voted to close most of them, and am removing the tag from the remainder. There are now 5 left over, let's see if we can get rid of those (close, then delete). Current status: We are down to 3 questions: Using a non-English ubiquitous language? (3 close votes) https://stackoverflow.com/questions/457179/is-it-harder-to-learn-a-...


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Turns out the markdown editor relied on some stuff in the old top-bar to find out whether this feature should be enabled or not on a given site. And since the old top-bar is no more, it's disabled, always (just on the site(s) / meta.SO where the new top-bar is enabled) Fix in meta rev 2013.11.15.1646 (proof ^^). Thanks for reporting that.


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Of course they should have that privilege. They have shown he has a track record of 'knowledge' in the subject, discussion or not. When closing a discussion question as duplicate of another one you use the very same rules as you would vote to close a programming question on Stack Overflow, so there is really no difference. Why would Meta be different? ...


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This tag has been burninated! Users will no longer be able to ask for clarification. Thanks to everyone who helped removing this tag!


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There are a lot of questions on the child meta sites that are duplicates of questions on the main site. No, there isn't. Meta and main site are entirely different things and you can’t find duplicate questions between them. The child sites do not offer any reputation points and so the questions/answers cannot be taken seriously. No, reputation is only a ...


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Thanks for the report! This will be fixed in the next prod build.


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I want to know is questions these are tagged by feature-request or bug tags ..... Example , I asked question to point site bugs and you accept "Oh ! yes .. this is a bug. We accept." And then , how do you response to me as "fine ! now we fixed .." or describe as a answer ? If a feature-request has been implemented or a bug has been fixed, then a ...


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