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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Update, the proposal has been changed to say that this is something that could be added only on request and not on all sites by default, and while I still think that it doesn't make sense on smaller sites, perhaps it would on bigger sites (I don't have enough experience to say). Here is why I don't think it makes sense on smaller sites. I am the most ...


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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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I added the tag, by adding it to the three questions that are actually about TickZoom. I also added a (minimal) tag wiki. See tickzoom.


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To create tags you need 1500 reputation. See privileges page for details. And this is the information about creating tags.


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I think such a tag should exist for the following reasons. The Microsoft documentation system MSDN has very bad SEO (I've discussed it with their developer relations), it's very had to find related material on it. For instance the question I asked today got a decent amount of views and upvotes but no answers yet. It's sufficiently different from other ...


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I've added to that to that question - I agree with the idea, and I'm slightly surprised it wasn't there before. But, it won't necessarily stay there: (see here) Tags that are used a single time and are at least six months old are removed monthly. Tags that have no questions are removed daily. So, if another community member with edit privs disagrees with ...


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From Show a tag's creator on the tag wiki page: If a tag has a related Taxonomist badge, the creator will now be shown on its tag wiki/info page. So the creator is taken from the owner of the taxonomist badge associated with that tag. If there is no taxonomist badge (e.g. the tag has less than 50 questions) or no user with that badge (e.g. if the user no ...


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We can't. You need to have at least one (preferably a few more) questions about Midao to be able to create the tag. But currently there are no questions even mention Midao. Ask questions, just tag with java, and earn some reputation. Then when you have a decent body of questions, you perhaps have the rep yourself to add the tag, or you can come back and ...


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as we would like to use this service as our main support forum Stack Overflow is not a forum! It is a focused Q&A site meant for getting help with programming problems. That out of the way, you can't just request a tag creation. There has to be a question that needs the tag. I see you have mentioned this in your question, so I suppose you could ask a ...


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In this case, the target site (Unix & Linux) does not yet have a contiki tag, so on migration the tag was lost automatically. If you do not have enough reputation to create new tags, you could instead flag the post for moderator attention (choose 'Other'), and request that the tag be created and added to the post. Migration is an automated process, and ...


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Questions are retagged all the time, so there is no need to reserve a tag for the future. It is always there when you need it.


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