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Tags

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.

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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…
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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].
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for questions about answers: how to answer, whether specific answers are appropriate, and so forth.
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for questions specifically about the process of asking questions on this site.
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awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site.
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Questions pertaining to the beta phase of our Stack Exchange site, before it graduated.
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For questions about the characters or character combinations blocked from appearing in posts and about tags that may not be created.
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for questions about the official blog of Web Applications. The blog no longer exists as of March, 2017
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a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation for great answers.
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Indicates you've found an erroneous or unexpected behavior in the system that needs to be fixed.
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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 …
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For questions about canonical questions, i.e. those often used or referred to.
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For questions about the CAPTCHA used on Web Applications to verify that you're a person and not a spam-bot.
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Questions about the chat room and what takes place there.
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For coordinating projects to help clean up the main site.
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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.
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for instructions and guidance on closing or migrating questions, and the reasons for those closures.
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small addendum to each question or answer, intentionally limited in size and formatting, and are meant to be temporary.
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How best to use those posts, both questions and answers, that are marked as editable by everybody and thus have no owner.
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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.
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The Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE), located at data.stackexchange.com, allows you to create and run queries against copies of the databases of popular Stack Exchange sites to investigate trends o…
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use for any questions specifically concerning answers that have been deleted.
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Refers to all questions deleted from Web Applications. The tag "specific-question" should also be used when referencing a specific question that has been deleted.
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Questions about the design of the site, whether it is a bug, feature-request or otherwise.
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designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.
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As a string of characters that identifies a realm of authority within a Domain Naming System (DNS) this tag was mainly of relevance around the time Web Applications graduated and is unlikely to be of …
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For questions about the process of editing, how edits work, and other general inquiries about the edit system.
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held to choose moderators for Stack Overflow and non-Beta Stack Exchange sites.
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Questions that involves systematizing, suggesting, defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct on Web Apps Stack Exchange
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Questions regarding etiquette and proper behavior toward other users, both on and off Web Applications.
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Questions flagged as duplicate, and/or reasons to do so.
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