Questions tagged [tags]

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.

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if ( [conditions].isGoodTag() ) { return “keep” } else { return “burninate” }

There are currently 246 questions tagged with conditions. It also has 2 synonyms, conditionals and ternary-operator Reference: action = ([ternary-operator] == bad_tag ? “burninate” : “keep”) The tag ...
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Why is there no [asp.net-core-mvc] tag?

As I have noticed, there are only tags such as: asp.net, asp.net-mvc-3 and asp.net-mvc-4. However, there is no tag for asp.net-core-mvc. Why so? I believed it is a must-have to separate the question ...
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Let's get in sync about what we mean by [synchronization]

synchronization can have two meanings: An issue with thread-safety / locking / concurrency Copying and reconciling versions of data which may have diverged The two senses of the word are barely ...
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A tag for “Universal Windows Platform” that doesn't exceed the 25 character limit?

I noticed that this question's title started out with "UWP", which stands for "Universal Windows Platform". Chances are such questions will become more frequent, and thus it could be useful to have a ...
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for (post in [loop]) { post.tagMoreAppropriately(); }

The loop tag is generic... like, very, very generic. Generic as in, if your code doesn't loop somewhere, it's probably not a computer program. Hence I'm nominating the loop tag for burnination. ...
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What is the scope of the file tag?

Today I was asking a question which was basically about file transformation and while tagging it I looked up file to see if it is appropriate for my question. Unfortunately, there are more than 300 ...
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Finding change in knapsack

Currently, there's 6 questions tagged change-making-problem: one in 2012, two last year and three this year so far. This kind of problem is closely associated with (or rather, a subset of) the ...
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Editing out the Ruby tag from a Ruby-on-Rails question

Someone suggested an edit to remove the ruby tag with the reason: ruby != RoR I was tempted to reject the edit, since ruby is a valid tag in my opinion for ruby-on-rails. The user is a good ...
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Are [cross-browser] and [portability] synonyms?

I've written a JavaScript-related question, and I tagged it with cross-browser, but it was (for my unfortunate surprise) marked as portability, which is its synonym master. And it wasn't just me who ...
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Request for [lexical-analysis] to be created

I posted a question today and wanted to apply the lexical-analysis tag to it, but such tag did not exist, and to create it I would need 300 reputation in this community. Another user suggested that I ...
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Using different language tags code embedded in another program

Let's say I have a program that uses another language/shell commands, to do the most important aspects of said program. Would it be bad to use the tag for the language that's doing the important ...
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Should we cast away [casting]?

I feel that the casting tag is not a very good tag for a few reasons: It's too broad. Just a quick scan of the questions which use it show languages as varied as C++, Java, C#, SQL, Python, etc. It ...
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Should we put [scope] down our scope?

Currently, the main-site scope tag is used to tag questions seeking specific advice about code scope. However, as this is a language-agnostic feature, it should be assumed to be a potential part of a ...
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Tag count partially obstructed for longer tags when adding to question

When attempting to add a tag with a long name such as producer-consumer, the "learn more" link obstructs the count (for this tag, it should read 26, not 2). I suppose this has to do with the display ...
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Should this question receive a [pascal] tag?

Function to find text between two tags The question is purely procedural. Also, OP explicitly demands "default uses" clauses. Furthermore, even the compiler directives (see 1 and 2) related to the <...
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Does the [converting] tag provide any value?

There are 269 questions tagged with converting. Some of the recent ones include base64 datetime formats roman-numerals and numbers-to-words (basically redundant) number bases temperature and other ...
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Should we have an [encoding] tag?

I was writing up a question and I found there is no encoding. Upon further investigation, there are 486 questions at the time of this writing with the term "encoding" within them, and I'm sure more ...
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Synonym Request: [smtp] -> [email]

I have a review request that pertains specifically to SMTP behaviour and would like it tagged as such so as to be unambiguous and searchable. However, I have no objection to such a tag deferring to ...
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Let's add more [naming] to the blacklist

I happened to see that naming was recreated and removed today. In the past, there was also high favorability towards burnination. Many other bad meta tags have already been blacklisted, so should we ...
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(pascal) vs (free-pascal) vs (delphi) vs (delphi-xe) vs (object-pascal)

Recently, the free-pascal tag was created by me. Due to fragmentation issues (see the discussion), i.e., there is 1 question under this tag and at least 2 more that explicitly states the Free Pascal ...
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Should we add an (AES) tag?

I was recently writing a question about AES and noticed there's no aes tag. There are 60 questions with AES within them so it begs the question, should we add an aes tag and add it to these questions?...
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(pascal) vs. (free-pascal)

This question has been half-answered before: Pascal / Delphi / Pascal Script tags It was explicitly asked again here: Should we have a [free-pascal] tag? but no answer was given. Now a bunch of ...
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Let's clean up [cleancode]

The tag cleancode was recreated, so it was not blacklisted the whole time. Anyway, should it be blacklisted at last? If so, then I believe it should also apply to the other variant, clean-code.
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Make HoF synonym a separate tag

higher-order-functions is currently a synonym for functional-programming. This is inaccurate; there is a significant overlap, but: Functional Programming is a much broader topic HoFs are present in ...
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Is there a language agnostic concept covering what SecureString does?

We currently have 8 questions, one of them closed about .Net's SecureString. I find this topic interesting and would like to follow these questions, but we don't ...
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Do we even need to keep following [meta-tag:site-policy]?

I recently stumbled across site-policy. The tag has: 77 questions of which 10 are tagged faq and of which 11 are tagged specific-question no tag wiki the following tag excerpt: This tag is for ...
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Optimizing [performance]

Over the past years(?) there's been a debate about the status of the optimization, performance, memory-optimization and code-size-optimization: January 2012: Tag synonyms (optimize -> optimization)...
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How do [feature-request] questions work with [status-*] tags?

I was searching for the following type of information about "feature requests" and the status they eventually get: Who decides when the status of a feature-request question should be assigned? Are ...
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Inconsistent Python tag formatting

There's python3 and python2.6, but python-2.7 breaks this pattern. Can this be fixed?
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Do we really need this [framework]?

I'm questioning the usefulness of the framework tag. There are only 20 questions at the moment and they don't appear to have much in common. Seems like some kind of catch all tag to me. Should we burn ...
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Route some questions to [url-routing]

Some one recently created url-routing. At time of writing, there are 75...56 20 0 candidate questions for this new tag. Anyone care to lend a hand applying it? As always, remember to make all ...
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Should questions about assembly code include architecture / platform tags?

I was reading this question about a FizzBuzz implementation in assembly for the ATmega16. I suggested that the OP include a tag indicating the architecture, because the fact that it was for an 8-bit ...
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Should we use a [follow-up] tag when posting a follow-up?

I am looking at creating a follow-up 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 ...
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Comparing [tag:comparative-review] to a regular review

I think that a comparative review should be 2 questions, and then the user can take the answers from both and do the comparing on their own. then they can decide what is going to work best for their ...
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Should questions with code from games be tagged [game]?

There are a few games, like TIS-100 that are based on programming. We've had a couple questions that ask for a review of code written in games like these, and all of them have been tagged game. I'm ...
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Should we clean up our sockets?

Sparked by this meta, I did a quick search for "socket.io" and came back with 21 hits. It seems to be enough to create a tag for it IMO, but I'm no web guy. I don't really understand what this ...
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Should we have a [reactive-programming] tag?

In computing, reactive programming is a programming paradigm oriented around data flows and the propagation of change. This means that it should be possible to express static or dynamic data flows ...
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Can we leverage tag info usage for Code Review?

I just checked the tag info for c++, which is basically a copy of the C++ tag info from Stack Overflow. I though that was a bit of a waste. Have we had any thoughts about using this specifically for ...
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Should the [css] and [css3] tags be merged?

I can't think of any good reason why the css3 tag should exist on CR at all. There is currently a discussion going on over on Meta SO as to when the css3 tag is appropriate. CSS3 is not a well ...
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SELECT [sql-server] AS [t-sql] FROM tags

sql-server and t-sql (short for Transact-SQL) both represent practically the same thing, which is Microsoft's proprietary RDBMS. From Wikipedia: Transact-SQL (T-SQL) is Microsoft's and Sybase's ...
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Burn the [beginner]s

beginner is unquestionably a meta tag, and yet, we continue to allow it to exist on Code Review. Despite communicating no information at all about the contents of the question, beginner is the 7th ...
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Size out [code-size-optimization] and [minification]

Related: Tags for optimization, performance, speed Are questions about how to further golf a program on-topic here? Code Review is about writing good, efficient and maintainable code. Not always all ...
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Synonym request: [template] -> [generics]

As far as I can tell, template is basically just C++'s version of generics. If this is correct and there is no other appropriate use of the template tag (the tag says it's not supposed to be used for ...
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Burninate [type-safety]

The type-safety tag is used to mean all sorts of different things: In all languages, it often refers to some sort of enum. In C++, it often means template (Edit: there is a proposal to merge into ...
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The case for [python-typing]

PEP 483 and PEP 484 finally introduced semantics for function annotations, and adds a new typing module to the standard library that provides important types, ...
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Add clarifying text to the tags section of the profile

I'm confused by the tag sections in my profile, and I'm wondering if others might be as well. I noticed that my top tag was listed under my reputation: So I clicked on the "tags" section to see which ...
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Current synonymization of [crypto++]

Crypto++ is a C++ cryptographic library. CR used to have a dedicated tag for it: crypto++. Related, see Pre-create tags 'crypto++' and 'cryptopp' for email notifications?. I have an alert that ...
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Do we [stl] need [stl]?

Update: STL synonym created instead of burnination: See stl It appears that stl is "selectively" used for questions that utilize the Standard Template Library. However, this only applies to C++,...
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There are [ienumerable] reasons to burn this tag

Noting that we have disposed of idisposable and have decided as a community that we don't need tags this specific to languages, we still have ienumerable hanging about which needs to be enumerated out ...
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Do we still need separate [unix] and [linux] tags?

I'm not sure if we still need both unix and linux. Unix is a broader family of operating systems and Linux is one of them under Unix. I don't think we should just have linux since there are ...