I tried to post a question...

...why are they 'questions' if this site is primarily for code review requests?

...anyway, the tags I tried to use did not exist and I don't have a high enough reputation to create them. These tags are:

, and either or (or something else suitable).

If 'The Establishment' is willing, or if some other kind soul with a reputation high enough is able to create these tags it'd be much appreciated.

(actually whilst you're at it, a suggestion tag on here wouldn't go a miss either ;)

  • \$\begingroup\$ As @svick has noted, a tag for code-review or review-request doesn't make any sense. As for your other requested tags, you'll need to give us some indication of why you think they are needed. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 9, 2012 at 18:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ I see your point about the 'code-review' tag. As for the others it's simply the case that they don't exist and I need to use them. I can't see how I can give a clear indication of the question's topic without them. It's just a clarification thing. I'm not saying that they must exist, just that for me on that particular question it would be useful. \$\endgroup\$
    – Bucky
    Sep 10, 2012 at 7:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ The question is: what kind of questions would fit into your tags? Are there any existing questions that should have those tags? Will somebody really have a reason to look at all the media-query review questions? Tags only make sense if they are used more then a small number of times. Your tags don't have to give a complete description of your question, that's what your question is for. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 10, 2012 at 17:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ While this wasn't the main topic of this post, I am quite intrigued by your first question: "Why are they 'questions' if this site is primarily for code review requests?" This is a good point. I believe changing allusions of "asking a question" to "requesting a review" would help relieve some of the inappropriate "questions" we are getting. They seem to be gradually increasing in frequency, which I think may have something to do with us not being as harsh as SO in this regard, but removing the ambiguity might just help. \$\endgroup\$
    – mseancole
    Sep 12, 2012 at 20:25

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I think that having or as tags doesn't make any sense on this site. What would be the purpose of a tag that should be on all questions on the site?

Regarding the other tags, AFAIK, tags can't be created independently, they have to be created by adding them to a specific question. So, if you think a tag would be suitable for a specific question, but you can't add it because it hasn't been created yet, post a question here on meta. Alternatively, you could flag the question for moderator attention, explaining that you think a tag should be added to it, but I'm not sure that would be appropriate (I'm not a moderator).


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