# Add tag existing on SO, for which I have rep

I am one of two users with a tag badge on Stack Overflow. I think that

1. any tag in use on SO is a good candidate for being a valid tag here and
2. a badge shows that I properly understand the meaning and scope of the tag

Therefore, I propose that creation of a tag here should, in addition to the current standards for introduction of new tags, be allowed if the user has earned a badge on that tag on any of the other programming-related SE sites (or use the requirement for wiki edits).

I know that it's already been argued that not all tags are appropriate across sites, but I think earning a badge probably demonstrates some level of understanding. And Brian's claim that just requesting a tag in the question will get it added seems not to hold true.

• Jan 12 '14 at 14:49

• While I agree that there are some tags (for example, compiler-errors, language-lawyer) which are much less appropriate here than on SO, I believe those are few and obvious. Most SO-appropriate tags are also CR-appropriate tags. And within that (95%?) overlap, they are the same tags, not different tags with a passing resemblance, as this answer seems to state. So I assume you meant "the set of tags" is not the same. While true, that is largely irrelevant. What's important is that most of the same tags are appropriate. Jan 12 '14 at 21:31