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When to burninate

Before you start doing anything, put a little bit of thought into the request: Does this tag even need to be burninated? There are a lot of burninate-requests posted to various meta sites that are... ...
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Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

Thunderforge makes a compelling argument that the tag length limit should be longer than 25 characters. Tim and animuson are quite right that shorter tags are generally better; regardless, supporting ...
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Increase limit on tag length

I'm partially replicating and expanding on my 2015-06-24 bounty remarks here because you can't find bounty remarks anywhere once the bounty expires and I don't want my very good justification for why ...
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Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

Further evidence that the 25 character limit is a problem on multiple sites The current bounty for this question says: The official staff answer is that there is one case where this is unnecessary,...
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How do we request to have a tag blocked?

The general procedure is as follows: First, burninate the tag, if there are currently questions tagged with it. If there aren't currently questions tagged with it, you probably don't need to have it ...
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Why are tags on MSE being regularly removed/deprecated without discussion?

Disruptive changes -- and a pair of retaggings that made the front page useless today counts as disruptive -- should be presented to the affected community in a way that affords refinement, expression ...
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Should we keep the "friendly tag name" feature?

This could be a nice addition. On many of the sites where I'm active (Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature, Movies & TV), tag names are less formatted than we'd ideally like, occasionally ...
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Add "implied tags" to the tagging system

As somebody who has dabbled in information architecture, also on a professional level: I like the idea. Tagging and metadata is a complicated thing to get right. Its UX always has two sides: the ...
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Tag scores are not updated and the issue is getting worse

The tag script now has not run for at least three days now. I know that this question is from March 2014, but this issue is absolutely not fixed. I could make a list of the tens of duplicates about ...
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Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

I can see the value of longer tag names in some contexts as noted by Giles. So there are a number of courses of action possible: No change: simple, but does not really fix natural-language-processing....
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Why don't we block all tags that we remove?

The short answer here is that tag blocking was not designed as an integral part of the tag system. It's an add-on, intended for rare problems that cannot be handled any other way. That may not remain ...
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Version tags reloaded

There is an unnecessary amount of confusion caused by version tags. I agree with the motivations behind this proposal. Askers often choose a version tag when the question really isn't version ...
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Should the [Internet Explorer] tag be removed?

No. I think that would be misapplying the concept of removing off-topic tags. Questions about using the Internet Explorer browser on Stack Exchange are not off topic for this site. Legacy questions ...
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Why are tags on MSE being regularly removed/deprecated without discussion?

I've certainly noticed recent tag edits, though they seemed to have been done in smaller quantities previously, rather than a big "pull the band-aid off in one go" like today.... that said, I don't ...
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Tag labels are hard to read, since the font color was changed. Should the change be reverted?

It looks like the foreground color is #5b8db1 and the background color is #e1ecf4. Using the WebAIM Contrast Checker, the contrast is 2.97:1. The minimum AA contrast is 4.5:1 and AAA is 7:1, so this ...
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Warning or confirmation on new tag creation

As of yesterday, we can show the following dialog to moderators and users with the "create new tags" privilege when they attempt to create one or more new tags either while asking a question or during ...
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Why was the *pronoun* tag removed?

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 ...
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Why was the *pronoun* tag removed?

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 ...
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Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

While I'd support longer tags when moderator-approved, at the very minimum I'd like to see an error message when searching for a tag that is too long. As an example, here's one that tripped me up ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

I think this is a good idea. I also think that country tags are fundamentally different from tags for programming languages and games. On the sites mentioned in the question, the country tag denotes a ...
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Ethics of editing Title, and/or tags

My experience -- mostly from Mathematics and Travel -- is that many askers have very little knowledge about the appropriate tags for their question. They often either put some extremely generic tags, ...
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When should I use <kbd> vs [tag:tagname]?

Use <kbd> for keyboard keys. Caps Lock, Shift, Esc, C Use [tag:tagname] for tags. c,usb Use [meta-tag:tagname] for Meta tags. discussion Use backticks for inline code. foo.bar(0); If you see ...
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Should we have a tag for significant points in time?

The series of events which culminated in the firing of Monica Cellio is so exceptional in the history of Stack Exchange, it makes sense that a special tag is needed in order to keep track of the ever ...
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How did I just receive a tag badge if there were no recent upvotes on that tag and no edits to add that tag to prior answers?

You can only receive tag badges for tags which are used on 100 or more questions. Modulation from D major to D minor, should I go sudden or gradual? was the 100th such question, asked two days ago, ...
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Question closed by votes from people who do not appear to be familiar with the topic

The right way is simple: edit the question. Nobody needs technical knowledge to know a question is hard to understand: all they need to do is have trouble understanding it. This is not a flaw to be ...
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What factors decide when/why a status-planned tag is added?

For the most part, status-planned means we are actually actively doing stuff to make it happen. Much of the time, someone's literally working on writing the code, although sometimes we're nailing down ...
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Tag suggestions are empty

This is my fault, a side-effect of some infrastucture changes. Sorry. Working on getting a fix out ASAP. For those who are interested in code things: some newly "async" code was not properly ...
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We have no [knowledge] of this tag

To the best of my knowledge there is only one thing we can do: Let's unleash the burnination dragon! EDIT: This tag has been:
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What tags for a totally off-topic question?

Since this old Meta post was mentioned here on English Language & Usage Meta: What tag should be used when a question is completely off topic?, I feel it's worth providing an update: adding ...
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Network wide change to question tags

This was an oversight. We're exploring some potential updates to the tag editor and the experimental styling ended up bleeding into the rest of the site by accident. Fix is rolling out now.
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