A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.
You need help with the use of one or more of the site's features.
Indicates that the report has been resolved through the implementation of a feature or the fixing of a bug.
For questions about the behavior or usage of tags, which are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.
Indicates you've found an erroneous or unexpected behavior in the system that needs to be fixed.
when examining what is on-topic or off-topic on this site, and why.
Questions about the design of the site, whether it is a bug, feature-request or otherwise.
You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.
for requests to replace one tag with another existing tag. It also applies to requests that one tag should be merged into another, or simply abandoned.
used to query the community on the specifics of a particular question asked on the main site or the meta site.
for questions about tag synonyms (how they work, who can create them, etc). Use [synonym-request] tag for tag synonym requests.
For questions regarding the nature of a "question" on Web Applications Stack Exchange; e.g. how to ask, whether specific questions are appropriate, etc.
the process of migrating off-topic questions from a Stack Exchange site to another.
Proposals for new entries for the FAQ repository on this site should use this tag.
for general questions about questions that have been closed because they are off-topic or otherwise do not meet the criteria defined in the FAQ.
For questions about the process of editing, how edits work, and other general inquiries about the edit system.
For questions about the /review path where users can view and act on posts by other users that the system thinks may need attention.
a measurement of a user's contributions to the site, and the extent to which the community "trusts" that user with extra privileges.
For questions about the flagging process, how flags are handled, etc.
Questions about dealing with "meta tags", tags that don't categorize the question, and are undesirable.
A request to add one tag as the synonym of another tag. Please be specific about which tag should be a synonym of which. Bidirectional synonyms and cycles are implicitly disallowed, so suggest wisely.
for instructions and guidance on closing or migrating questions, and the reasons for those closures.
Users without full edit privileges can suggest edits to posts and tag wikis.
held to choose moderators for Stack Overflow and non-Beta Stack Exchange sites.
awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site.
For questions about the promotion of the site and/or about attracting *new* users to visit and participate in Web Applications.
for questions about answers: how to answer, whether specific answers are appropriate, and so forth.
small addendum to each question or answer, intentionally limited in size and formatting, and are meant to be temporary.
for questions specifically about the process of asking questions on this site.
the process by which users can vote to close a question. You gain the ability to cast close votes when you reach 3,000 Reputation.
Questions flagged as duplicate, and/or reasons to do so.
For questions about competitions on the site (originally relevant around the time Web Applications graduated), so this is unlikely to be of use on new questions.
for questions about suspected user spam, the spam flag or combating spam as a community.