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Let's close [jobs] questions!

No, let's not go actively find and close and/or edit these posts. There is no harm done when leaving them open. They will get closed organically, if at all. Also bumping posts to remove tags is a ...
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Rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow regarding adding [status-review] tag in conflict of interest cases

One of the golden rules of moderation (both for ♦ moderators and regular users performing moderation tasks): don't act when there might be a conflict of interest. Yes, you can act on your own posts, ...
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Confusing error message when trying to add a blocked(?) tag

The system is not referencing blocked tags here - there is no rule blocking such a tag. The error is a result of an odd situation that has occurred on Web Apps. Currently, there is a synonym that ...
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This tag is hurting my [workflow]

I agree it should be burninated. A lot of the existing tags cover the specific workflows of each site functionality they refer to, like review-audits, suggested-edits, declined-flags, etc... My guess ...
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Add the [featured] tag to the "Updates to Privacy Policy (September 2021)" post

I re-added the featured tag to the post. For context, it was featured before but we try to only feature three posts at a time; so we remove the featured tag from older posts when we have newer items ...
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How can I limit search results to questions with exactly five tags?

You can't with the search capabilities as found on the site. But you can with the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. Here is an example query that implements the search criteria you asked for. ;with ...
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Should this site have a tag for "default tags"?

There are 3 choices as I see them: Create a separate tag as you propose. Just mention it in the tag-wiki for tags. Create a canonical post introducing and explaining the feature. I think creating a ...
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Questions not tagged [x] appear on the tag's question page

Stack Overflow Developer responsible for this bug here! I've been investigating a different way to retrieve the Posts-associated-with-a-Tag data, starting with the Newest-sorted data and, ...
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Why do we add status tags to support questions?

TLDR: We also misuse MSE as a ticketing system. In a sense - both traditionally and currently MSO/MSE has acted almost like a ticketing system, While the mechanisms vary - from folks keeping an eye on ...
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Automate adding questions from search to tag

If you are retagging you have to make sure each post belongs on the tag individually and the occurrence of DietPi isn't merely textual. In other words the questions "have to be about DietPi" ...
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SO Dataset query to retrieve questions, related answers and comments with a specific question tag

You're right, tags (and title and number of views) are only stored for questions, not answers. That means that for answers, you need to JOIN the Posts table with itself, like this query. Because the ...
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Tags for improving a closed question?

On meta sites, you do need to choose at least one "required tag." For this instance, you should probably just choose discussion. The support tag sounds promising, but it's geared more ...
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Are there private questions now? (aka why "Public" for tagged questions?)

(An update wasn't provided here on MSE after the bug was fixed, hence the answer.) This was fixed on June 19, 2018, with a reply from Joe Friend on the MSO post: This is now fixed on SO for all non-...
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The [interesting-tags] tag should not be a default tag on Meta sites

I'm sure if we waited a bit longer, we could redesign/rename that feature at least one more time. :) Alas. We removed interesting-tags from the list of default tags created on new meta sites since it'...
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Can we see user reputation by tag?

You can go to the tag page, and click on the 'users' link on the top. This will give you all-time top users, and top users in 30 days. It’s not 'reputation' - it’s 'score', so it doesn’t take into ...
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How can I query SEDE to see the number of questions for a specific tag per year?

Here is an attempt:
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A moved question lost tags

That is not a bug. Each site has its own set of tags, so naturally you will not find all tags of site A in site B, and vice versa. Upon migration, tags that don't exist on the destination site are ...
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This tag is hurting my [workflow]

I went through and removed the workflow tag from the remaining three questions that had it. Hopefully, this tag will no longer hurt your workflow! During the course of burnination, the community ...
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Creating tag synonym throws an error ..in an erroneous way

This has been fixed. regression error from the aforementioned fix sorry about that
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2022 Q2 Celebrating 10 years blog is untagged

Fixed! The community tag has been added:
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Wildcard tag search gives only first 3 matching tags to anonymous users

This is working as intended. The wildcard search does expand to all tags, but anonymous users are limited to searching using only three tags at a time. So it chops off all the other tags because they ...
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The [broken-link] tag here is being used incorrectly

We've got a few situations where we need to get help to fix things when a broad set of very useful links move or go away. This might involve bots or community clean up. Some of these might affect the ...
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How are users' tags determined?

Searching stackoverflow.com/users/ my user tags are html, JavaScript and jQuery. This is the case for all filters (week, month, quarter, year, all). I have a famous question with these tags. Not only ...
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What is the [multiple-answers] tag for?

To avoid confusion I propose that the multiple-answers tag be merged with the answers tag while leaving the former as a synonym of the latter. I think this would be reasonable to do given that it is ...
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Which tags attract drive-by questions? Or: How do I compute, for each tag, the number of users of that tag who have ≤N total questions?

It seems your hunch is right: [character-identification] has a lot of drive-by users asking questions. This SEDE query confirms that. Only [seal] seems 'worse' but it has significant overlap with [...
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Moderator tagging own question

Yes, moderators can add any [status-*] tags (or featured) to their questions. Sometimes the moderator who asked will have another mod add the tag as to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, ...
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Rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow regarding adding [status-review] tag in conflict of interest cases

Generally, with our own posts we tend to try to avoid conflicts of interest. I would much rather have another moderator make the decision, ideally without too much prompting. There are no formal rules,...
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Very minor grammar error in users page for tags: "non community-wiki" should have a dash to be "non-community-wiki"

You are correct. Unless I'm mistaken, the sentence should also have an ending period, like so: Only non-community-wiki questions and answers are included in these totals (updated daily). The lack of ...
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The [broken-link] tag here is being used incorrectly

I don't think there is all that much need to distinguish between user generated content, and content provided by the site itself when considering how to tag a question regarding a broken link. For ...
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Should we rename this tag to [improve] its usage?

Thanks for the cleanup; I've 'renamed' the tag. When I say 'rename', I actually meant I created the improve-edit tag by editing a question copied over the existing tag excerpt and wiki suggested ...
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