I submitted this to the Help Center before I realized that this meta forum existed. Oops sorry about that.
I was just trying to contribute a question and answer to this SE instance regarding an annoying and confusing UX quirk on my gas utility company's billing web app for residential accounts. But I could not do it because there was no tag for this web app yet and I was not allowed to create the tag. So I was blocked from contributing. I feel like this instance could be a great resource to solve UI problems faster than stupid monopolistic companies who have no incentive to solve them, by making many "bad UI" issues "google-able" to find solutions fast. (for example, find solution much faster than waiting on hold for an hour... zzzzzzzz) But if its limited to just google apps and similar things and new users cant create tags, then the scope will be very narrow and contribution will be very limited. Most of those apps that have a tag are popular, modern, and actually have competitors in the market -- as a result they are much easier to use on average compared to all the apps that don't have a tag!! I think this limitation on making new tags is a mistake, because it prevents this SE instance from helping where it is most needed. What do you think?
What alternatives or options exist to make it possible to ask/answer the first question about a given webapp? I don't think it's reasonable to expect users to contact a moderator or post on the meta forum like I have. IMO there should be a low-friction way to post the first question about a new web app on the Web Applications SE instance. Even if the question has to be moderated and approved 1st, it should at least let you post it.