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I am looking at creating a tag, but thought that I should get everyone's opinion on it before I start tagging things sporadically here and there.

I think that creating this tag will benefit the more active users of the site, by helping them to help others, kind of like a teaching aid.

A lot of users don't participate in chat, but more often they post follow up reviews.

I think that a follow up tag will benefit reviewers by pointing them to updates of the code they have helped review in the past.

I don't see how this tag is much different than or , with this tag a user can follow the follow up posts like they would the game posts or the tic-tac-toe posts ()


Searching for "follow" in questions gives 4,636 results and majority of them have the words "follow up" in the title. I think that makes it a good candidate for a tag so that unnecessary information can be extracted from the title, while still allowing users to search for these types of questions easily.

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No.

Use a standard box instead:

A [previous version](link) of this code has been posted on Code Review before.
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    \$\begingroup\$ I agree. I don't even see how follow-up would provide a good grouping of questions, where game questions are very related in what they do, follow-up just says what they are. \$\endgroup\$ – Hosch250 Aug 18 '15 at 15:59
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I don't see how this tag is much different than or , with this tag a user can follow the follow up posts like they would the game posts or the tic-tac-toe posts ()

But games and programming challenges describe the code itself. The questions are also respectively similar in such a way. None of the follow-up posts would have anything specific in common, which would go against good use of tags. You seem to be thinking of this tag as more of a signpost and less of a means of organizing similar questions based on purpose. This is why we put "follow-up" or something similar in the title.

Plus, if a follow-up question already has five very relevant tags, then there would be no room for a follow-up tag. We don't need to hurt tag real-estate even further by factoring in such a tag.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ now we are encroaching on beginner which also doesn't describe the code itself, other than that a beginner wrote it. \$\endgroup\$ – Malachi Aug 18 '15 at 16:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Malachi: Which is still something, though not quite content-oriented (and this isn't the place for yet another debate on that). \$\endgroup\$ – Jamal Aug 18 '15 at 16:45

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