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When should a tag be created? Tags should only be created if there is a clear need for them, such as if it represents a new concept that has not been asked on the site before, but is still on-topic for the site. For example, on Stack Overflow, if a new programming language has been created and is in wide use, but no one has asked any questions about it, a ...


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Please do not fill the flag queue with tag requests. Here is a much better and quicker alternative: Include a note at the bottom of your question, or leave a comment after posting, specifying that a tag you wanted to add did not exist yet and it should be added by someone who has the privilege to do so. If it is deemed that the tag should be created, the ...


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                 "philosophically Historical Lock questions are deleted" I think it's about time to extend tag creation privilege requirements to tags that have only locked questions. This privilege was introduced in order to prevent (re)creation of troublesome tags by ...


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Sure you can - the r tag is very common on Stack Overflow for example. One of the "risks" in having high reputation is creating tags by mistake - so it's our responsibility as high rep members to overview our questions after posting them and correct such mistakes. Removing the tag from the question will make it disappear after a day or so assuming no other ...


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If a tag has a related Taxonomist badge, the creator will now be shown on its tag wiki/info page.


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Unless you have a question that already exists which the tag should be applied to, you can't "create" a tag. That said, if you find any, then you should tag it with arml (I'd prefer something more verbose, really) or make a request (in comments, or to a mod) to have it tagged with that.


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Flag your question for moderator attention. Select the other option and explain what tag you would like added and why. There is no penalty assessed for flagging your own post, unless your flag is deemed unhelpful by a moderator.


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You edit a question and type in a tag that doesn't exist, so long as you have the create tag privilege.


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Yes, you can create a tag with a single letter, tag c ,r and d also has one letter. Creating a tag requires 1500 reputation. In your case I assume that it happened because you were in hurry to post a question. You just hit the 'Enter Key' after the tag constants and during that time a key of 'l' has been pressed. Now you have reputation of 3K on Stack ...


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There's already a silver Taxonomist badge for creating a tag that ends up getting used by at least 50 questions.


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We use tags around here to mark questions with the things they're about -- their topic (or sometimes subject). A question about the book itself is unlikely to be on-topic for Stack Overflow, and the source of the code or the question isn't really important.* The problem itself is what needs to be categorized. Tagging a question with the name of a book just ...


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39 people have that badge on SO, and only one of them has less than 1.5k rep (although a few don't have much more). Implementing this would change so little that it just isn't worth the effort.


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I created the tag: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/git-tf Please feel free to provide a detailed tag wiki to guide its usage and disambiguate it from git-tfs.


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There isn't a single (searchable) question on Stack Overflow about your product when searching with Google or the internal engine. I would argue that for this reason there is no need for anyone to create a new tag; especially as it'll be automatically removed. If anyone does want to ask a question, and that question is on-topic, then if they have enough ...


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Tags can't be created as stand-alone entities (except, I imagine, devs can do this directly in the database). You need a question to attach the tag to. If you post programming questions about using your API, a new tag can be created for it.


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Obviously, I concur with all those saying my idea is good. Though after further consideration, I'm not sure it actually goes far enough: Unless moderators and community managers consider nuking everything in a tag that has no open questions, and I think that would lead to a huge outcry and is seldom actually defensible and a good idea, we have to deal with ...


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If you think you need a new tag (on SO) you're probably wrong; chances are it already exists or shouldn't be a tag at all. If you're really sure, you can always make a meta post requesting the tag be made. If it should exist it will probably be made in a matter of minutes. There are lots of problems on SO as a result of people creating tags that they ...


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Post a question tagged 'delphi', add a link to it to your question, and someone will wander along and edit your new tag into existence. Anyhow, bold-for-delphi has been created, obvious retags done. Please consider contributing a tag wiki!


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The reason is peer review. Tag descriptions don't get bumped to the main page and nobody gets to see 'em. ALL content is supposed to be peer-reviewed, that s why we don't have a minor-edit feature. First off, 1.5k is easy, and you don't want a user to put random crap/spam in a tag excerpt. How would you feel if, while typing in the tag box, a suggestion ...


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You don't just create a tag. It is created when it is added to a question. If you don't have enough rep, then you can ask a question about this, link to it, and then someone with enough rep will add the tag and it will be created. Keep in mind that if not enough questions use it, it may be removed. About jQuery: just search [javascript] -[jquery] for ...


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Remove the newly created tag and add the desired tag to your question. At 3:00 UTC, the old tag will be deleted if no one else is using it.


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After poking around a number of related and linked questions, I found this: Tags are created once, by the first person to ever use them. Even if that tag is deleted before it is used again, it has been created by the first user. -- https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/4934/147247 The question for that answer is concerned with gaming and other things, and ...


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This would be complicated. First, the tag wiki must be able to quickly explain what is on-topic with the tag and what is not. Like with python, the tag wiki explains that the tag should only be used when you are using any version of Python (the coding language). That's why all Python questions have this tag or some variation of this tag rather than java or ...


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Editing tag wikis are part of the 20K trusted user tools but any registered user can submit an edit suggestion at any reputation level (and earn reputation points for it if the edit is accepted). This means that, while you can't have your edit go live immediately - yes, creating a description where there is none counts as an "edit" - if it's accepted, it ...


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Aa you know, tags don't exist independently of questions, therefore to create a tag you have to add it to at least one question. As to how many questions you should add it to in one go, that depends on the site. What you don't want to do is flood the home page with edited questions pushing new questions off the page. On a site like Stack Overflow where new ...


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My vote is for two tags only: playframework-1.x -> this branch is mostly backward compatible between minor versions and playframework-2.x According to some discussions on the playframework mailing list the 1.x branch is considered "feature-complete"; there will only be maintenance releases. There's no point for 1.0, 1.2, etc tags.


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Hm, I do not really agree here. I've been retagging a lot of questions recently before reading this post. I've been tagging : playframework for 1.x playframework-2 for 2.x Creating two tags playframework-1.x and playframework-1.2 is ridiculous. There is no difference between them. Plus the whole point of tagging is that the tag is popular and might help ...


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Creating tags in SO is pretty much controlled. By the time you reach 1500 point, it is assumed that you are responsible enough to create the tags. Creating a tag doesn't guarantee that it will stay there. New tags are automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 other question in a 6 month period. Also they show up in ...


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I've created the tag and added a brief excerpt, pending peer-review. blekko


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