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For (meta) questions about (main site) questions of an artificial nature whose purpose is to promote a product or service or increase the quantity of posts rather than as a genuine search for informat…
Use for questions on meta about the A that the user who posted the Q deemed best met their need. This tag is for discussing issues related to accepted answers, not indicating that a question has an ac…
For questions specifically focussed on beginners and those who may be new to the Stack Exchange Q&A format. They will generally have a low reputation score, which starts from 1.
for questions about the user profile page, which contains a list of all the questions, answers, and an audit trail of the user's activity on the site.
For questions about formatting text and code on Web Applications including how, when and where to apply which formatting.
Use for questions about the star to the left of questions with the pop up "Click to mark as favorite question" (that toggles) used to mark posts considered important or interesting to the user. For to…
For questions about the feature that provides feedback regarding questions and answers that are considered well-researched, clear and/or useful (up votes) or not useful (down votes). May also be appli…
For questions about free gifts Stack Exchange sends out to its users for reaching milestones, contests, and other events as well as the processes behind them.
For questions about the Web Applications Community in general (numbering approximately 100,000 at the end of 2017) and 'viewers' (eg referrals from Google searches) and special cases such as moderator…
For questions about linking accounts for the same user across the Stack Exchange family. For merging accounts (more than one for the same user with Web Applications) see [merge-accounts].
For questions about the CAPTCHA used on Web Applications to verify that you're a person and not a spam-bot.
For questions and requests to merge multiple Web Apps Stack Exchange accounts of the same user.
Questions that involves systematizing, suggesting, defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct on Web Apps Stack Exchange
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For questions about the navigation bar at the top of the screen of all Stack Exchange sites, which includes the search field, user icon and stats, and icons for the inbox, achievements, review queues,…
tip boxes that appear when attempting to add a tag to a question which is commonly used wrong or is blacklisted.
when asking about questions about obsolete web applications or application features.
For questions about specific suggested edits that have already been rejected by the community.
the act of casting many upvotes or downvotes on the posts of a specific user without proper reason. Also known as voting fraud.
Activities such as searching, voting, editing your own posts, or suggesting edits are rate-limited on Stack Exchange sites. These restrictions generally exist to prevent abuse.
For questions about users who have yet to fully register their accounts and their contributions and actions.
For questions specific to the mobile version of Web Applications. Questions about other mobile apps may belong on other sites, such as Android Enthusiasts or Ask Different.
Questions that have been closed as duplicates may sometimes be merged by moderators. One question is retained as a stub while all answers appear on the other.
the process whereby certain actions (see https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/48579) cause an existing Question to be added as a recent entry to the "active" view of the Questions page. Such …
Questions regarding etiquette and proper behavior toward other users, both on and off Web Applications.
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