Questions tagged [tags]

For questions about the behavior or usage of tags, which are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
16 votes
1 answer
174 views

We need to git rid of [git]

I draw your attention to the git tag and its 27 questions. Git is in no wise a web application. There are a number of web applications (github, bitbucket) with which Git can be used, and we have tags ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
12 votes
3 answers
113 views

Can we black list [web-application]?

web-application has quite a number of questions tagged to it, but considering the name of this site seems to be rather redundant. I mean, technically, every question on here should have that tag. ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
12 votes
1 answer
769 views

Questions shouldn't have two tags that are identical

This question has three tags, two of which are formula. This doesn't look right. Shouldn't the site either forbid such things or prompt for them to be corrected?
Nathan Fellman's user avatar
10 votes
6 answers
331 views

What should we do with WordPress questions and how tag them?

Users are starting to ask questions about WordPress. If they ask about WordPress.com I think they are on topic, but what if they ask about plug-ins that currently are not supported by WordPress.com ...
Drake's user avatar
  • 2,702
10 votes
3 answers
170 views

Please don't double tag Google items

We shouldn't be tagging items with both google and some other tag like google-search or gmail. google should be used for the Google search engine. Use the specific app name for each app. Of course, ...
Lance Roberts's user avatar
10 votes
1 answer
84 views

Better tag guidance for tags that attract development questions

In spite of our best efforts, we still get daily questions about web application development. Obviously, people don't read. Part of the problem may be that some of the tags that a web app developer ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
9 votes
1 answer
122 views

Clean up [untagged] questions

This is a clean-up task which'll never end. There is a regular job that removes tags that are only on 1 (or fewer) questions. What this means is that any question with one of these "orphan" tags ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
9 votes
1 answer
65 views

What is the tag [google-calendar-reminders] for?

The tag google-calendar-reminders is pretty old, with questions dating back to 2013. Presumably, it refers to the fact that entering events in a calendar is a way to be reminded of them. But the ...
user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
83 views

Should we merge tags related to account management?

Currently we have several tags that are related to managing accounts. I propose merging the following tags into [account-management]. account account-delete account-transfer account-disabling ...
Rebecca Chernoff's user avatar
8 votes
2 answers
106 views

Do we need the [error] tag?

Does tagging a question error really add much information to it? Or should we dispose the error tag?
Vidar S. Ramdal's user avatar
8 votes
2 answers
52 views

Do we really need "online" in tags on a web applications site?

There are lots of tags like "online-security" and "online-storage" showing up. Do we really need "online" - isn't that implied?
Jeff Yates's user avatar
  • 2,565
8 votes
1 answer
51 views

Can we kill (and possibly blacklist) [php]

PHP is a scripting language for building dynamic web sites and web apps. This site is not about building web apps. I've been looking through php and any question that's not already closed should be ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
8 votes
1 answer
66 views

Can we add [problem] to the tag blacklist?

Earlier today we had a number of questions tagged problem I cleaned them all up, but can we add it to the tag blacklist to avoid it's return?
ChrisF's user avatar
  • 8,969
8 votes
1 answer
113 views

We must [unsubscribe] from the [subscription]

I draw your attention to subscription and unsubscribe. I would call both of these the very definition of a meta tag. "Subscribing" could be to a mailing list (or similar), paying for a service, or ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
7 votes
1 answer
44 views

Integrate [new-twitter] into [twitter]

For new-twitter we have 2 (two) questions (all asked back in 2010), 1 (one) follower to it and... we have "new" Twitter working like a charm for past three years. Shouldn't we integrate these two ...
trejder's user avatar
  • 2,670
7 votes
1 answer
142 views

Tag synonyms for British English/American English?

As I did some tag wiki edits, I noticed a trend of having the American English spelling as the main tag, and sometimes there isn't a synonym created for it with the British English spelling. I was ...
Hydra's user avatar
  • 6,065
7 votes
1 answer
45 views

Tag missing from wildcard search

I did a search for all tags starting with "google": [google*] And it returned this url: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/google+or+google-spreadsheets+or+google-drive+or+google-...
ChrisF's user avatar
  • 8,969
7 votes
1 answer
133 views

Should we move the answers to "Hidden features of Google search" to the Google tag wiki?

While reviewing some low quality answers I came across this old gem: Hidden features of Google Search Over on Meta Stack Overflow they are discussing, and in some cases implementing, moving the ...
ChrisF's user avatar
  • 8,969
7 votes
2 answers
66 views

Rename request: [google-drawing] to [google-drawings]

Google calls its web-based diagramming software Google Drawings (see) and we are in favour of consistency. Please rename google-drawing > google-drawings. There are at present about 23 Qs with the ...
pnuts's user avatar
  • 17.5k
7 votes
1 answer
68 views

Burninate [hide]

I draw your attention to the tag hide. It's currently applied to 10 questions, all of which have something to do with hiding, or not hiding, something. (At least none of them are about animal skin.) ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
7 votes
1 answer
139 views

Is the [web-apps] tag partially redundant?

See also: Do we really need online in tags on a Web Applications site Okay, on my general tag browsing tonight I've noticed a few questions which are being tagged with [web-apps]. While there are a ...
nobody's user avatar
  • 1,276
6 votes
4 answers
160 views

Should *-rec tags be added?

A convention has been established on SuperUser.com where questions that ask for software recommendations, are tagged software-rec. I'm wondering if the same convention should be used here with webapp-...
Senseful's user avatar
  • 30.9k
6 votes
2 answers
100 views

Using Web Applications as a product support forum

I'm looking into using webapps.stackexchange.com as a support forum for our product Orangedox for Dropbox. Since I'm a big fan of Stack Overflow I would rather use a product like this, where anyone ...
Chad Brown's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
33 views

Merge [passwords] and [password] tags

The password and passwords tags should be merged, as they refer to the same thing.
Alex's user avatar
  • 22.7k
6 votes
1 answer
41 views

New tag for Amazon Alexa voice integration

Should there be a tag created for questions about integrating Alexa skills with various web apps (Google Docs, calendars, etc.)? The current alexa tag refers to the Alexa.com marketing site (also ...
freginold's user avatar
  • 6,088
6 votes
1 answer
40 views

Clean up and then blacklist the [application] tag

I've just see that we have a tag called application. This seems to me to be redundant. I'm guessing that it came about because people entered "email application" or some such into the tags. Once ...
ChrisF's user avatar
  • 8,969
6 votes
1 answer
63 views

How to deal with MediaWiki questions

While digging through [mediawiki] I noticed some questions which are about using some specific wiki (such as Does the German Wiktionary have a way to request words to be added? which I don't think ...
neo's user avatar
  • 5,203
6 votes
1 answer
43 views

Rename [g-suite] to [google-workspace]

Google has rebranded G Suite as Google Workspace. Please rename g-suite to google-workspace.
serenesat's user avatar
  • 9,919
6 votes
1 answer
49 views

Can the name of the [google-team-drive] tag be changed to [google-shared-drive]?

Can we please change the name of the tag google-team-drive to google-shared-drive? The name of the feature on G Suite changed from Team Drives to Shared Drives in June this year. Thus, the tag name ...
ahorn's user avatar
  • 2,148
6 votes
1 answer
35 views

Clean up of [speed] tag

I draw your attention to the speed tag. Currently, there are 11 questions. There is, of course, no tag wiki or excerpt. The questions are on a variety of topics. 2 are closed webapp recommendation ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
6 votes
1 answer
46 views

Can we get rid of the [issue-tracking] tag?

There are 12 questions tagged issue-tracking. Most of them are also tagged with something else, usually the actual issue tracking system they are asking about. Those tagged with only issue-tracking ...
Vidar S. Ramdal's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
76 views

Problematic [tags] and [tagging] tags

I draw your attention to tags and tagging. Not only is one simply the verb form of applying the other (and should thus be a synonym) they certainly seem to be meta tags; neither could be the only tag ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
6 votes
1 answer
38 views

Merge [timeline] and [facebook-timeline]

Today I was asking a Facebook related question and I realized that there are two tags about Facebook's timeline: facebook-timeline and timeline. These tags have 8 and 17 posts, respectively. Since ...
Mehper C. Palavuzlar's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
80 views

Make the tag wayback-machine a synonym of archive.org

At the moment, there are two tags on this site wayback-machine and archive.org. archive.org is the older of the two. It has 29 questions at the moment, and it also has a tag-excerpt and a tag-wiki. ...
Martin's user avatar
  • 361
6 votes
1 answer
97 views

Make [gmail-chat] synonymous of [google-talk]

Google Chat used to be usable within Gmail, Orkut and iGoogle but the last two services were shut down, so presently Google Chat can be used only within Gmail. At this time there are two alternatives ...
Rubén - Volunteer Moderator -'s user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
163 views

What to do with Google Chat?

We have google-hangouts for questions about https://hangouts.google.com google-hangouts-chat for questions about https://chat.google.com Google recently announced that "Google Chat" will soon be ...
Rubén - Volunteer Moderator -'s user avatar
6 votes
0 answers
38 views

Why is the Text-Formatting tag actively discouraged?

I recently submitted a question on ruler lines in Google Docs. One of the tags I thought appropriate was text-formatting. But the tag description starts, "Do NOT use this tag" then ...
Sherwood Botsford's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
87 views

What [javascript] questions are on-topic?

I've tweaked the tag guidance and description of the javascript tag to try to make it more clear that more than likely the question our visitor is about to ask is off-topic here. As you can see, a ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
5 votes
1 answer
50 views

Create tag for the new Inbox by Gmail

Would it be possible to create a new tag for Inbox by Gmail (http://inbox.google.com)? google-inbox? Google is sending out invitations to more and more users, so it probably going to be useful in ...
Andrea Zonca's user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
152 views

New Tag-Series Request

I've been seeing many Trello questions lately (in my case only 15 days or so....), all wrapped around this one available tag: trello Perhaps we can complement the tag by creating a series, ...
Jacob Jan Tuinstra's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
46 views

My question is about Google Tag Manager, but there's no tag for it yet

I asked this question a while back: Google Tag Manager no longer in preview mode for any version. At first it was tagged with [google], but that tag was removed later by someone else. There's no tag ...
40XUserNotFound's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
39 views

Could someone create a [gitlab] tag?

I have posted this and this question. These are about GitLab, not GitHub. Could someone create a gitlab tag?
030's user avatar
  • 433
5 votes
1 answer
32 views

Merging tags [bit.ly] and [bitly]

Both bit.ly and bitly tags refer to the same thing, the bit.ly URL shortening service. They should be merged, since there is no difference between them. Qs tagged bit.ly Qs tagged bitly
Alex's user avatar
  • 22.7k
5 votes
1 answer
67 views

Burninate the [posting] tag

I draw your attention to posting. There is, of course, no excerpt or tag wiki. It is attached to questions about "posting" on Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Social Plugin, Google Groups, Google+...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
5 votes
1 answer
60 views

Burninate [data]?

UPDATE: At present there are NO Qs tagged data - though it is certain to rear its ugly head again unless blacklisted. On Stack Overflow it has been accepted that the tag data is hopelessly too broad ...
pnuts's user avatar
  • 17.5k
5 votes
1 answer
20 views

Merging [mail] and [email] tags

Both mail and email refer to the same thing, so they should be merged to email.
Alex's user avatar
  • 22.7k
5 votes
1 answer
80 views

Please rename [youtube-creatorstudio] to [youtube-creator-studio]

The tag youtube-creatorstudio should be renamed to youtube-creator-studio better to reflect the tool kit's official name. It's a minor tag with just three questions but I can't think of any reason ...
pnuts's user avatar
  • 17.5k
5 votes
1 answer
132 views

Let's burninate [api]

(Slightly related to this question: Questions of the form: Does {website X} have an API?) Application Program Interfaces are firmly in the domain of programming. Except, perhaps, for questions asking ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k
5 votes
1 answer
123 views

What to do with questions about unpivot / flattening data using Google Sheets?

We have several questions about passing data from a double entry table to a simple table shape. By double entry table I'm referring to something like this Item January February March Chair 20 15 18 ...
Rubén - Volunteer Moderator -'s user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
155 views

Is the [date] tag useful?

We've got a few dozen questions tagged with date. To me, this is not a useful tag. Who's an expert on dates? Who is going to follow this tag? A tag should be able to describe a question all by ...
ale's user avatar
  • 52.5k