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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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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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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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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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No, Spam needs to be flagged. Period. There is no need to add a tag edit close vote down vote leave a comment Users doing that should be told they are wasting their and our time. If posts linger for too long, jump in chat, either the per site chat room, Charcoal HQ or the Tavern


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


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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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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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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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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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I often use this "feature" to read the tag description of a tag I already added. Unfortunately, hovering over an already added tag doesn’t show the description. I agree that already added tags shouldn’t be suggested, but then, please, allow checking the description of already added tags somehow (without having to remove them first). EDIT: It’s possible by ...


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I am the creator of the [language-agnostic] tag on Stack Overflow. In my first post with that tag, the intent of the tag was to signal that, despite all the code snippets in the post being in C, I very much didn't want the question to be tied to C or any particular programming language. Without such a tag, it would be rather too easy for the reader to ...


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In the process of removing the tag, I propose to tag questions having issue with language with language-usage. There are cases that the language usage can be interpreted differently by different people, therefore require the OPs to ask for... clarification. For example, in the question Clarification on the new Quorum and Convention badges, the OP has trouble ...


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Stack Exchange as a whole is built with organization in mind. We have different sites depending on the general topic of the question, and tags within those sites to further differentiate between smaller topics. Titles and tags can (and often should!) be edited to help users find questions. Having per-site metas furthers this organization; it allows much ...


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4 (or less) appropriate (& required) tags + 1 meta-ish tag == +Okay (Good for traffic & some fun) However, if we have no slot for the 5th tag (more important tag needs to be in place) then the actually necessary tag deserves the 5th slot. The Breaking Bad reference can be given as an edit to the question, IMO. (preserving the traffic pull maybe?) ...


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The tag is being used for completely different and unrelated topics; in some cases, it is not even possible to understand to which active thing the tag is referring, since active is not used in the question text. In some cases, the tag is added by users that select active instead of a more complete tag, which is what happens in https://stackoverflow.com/...


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