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Arguments for [arguments]

Back Story I created arguments for this question: Is it possible to write reusable method that only some of its parameters are different? It has since been brought up that this may not be a good tag. ...
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Do we really need to discuss every new tag?

So, I've been caught up in a bit of tag creation scandal lately. I have sufficient privileges to create new tags and do so when I feel they benefit the site. So far, in my six months here, I have ...
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Wiki for [finance] tag

I think that now we have an overlapping tag for everything to do with finance (thanks to @200_Success's comment on Do we need a [payment-system] tag?) We need to decide what the description should be ...
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Do we have some rebel tags that shouldn't exist on Code Review?

I just found a question with finance and there are 45 questions tagged with it. what does that have to do with code review? This led me to the Tags page and I found a few that look out of place ...
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Version tags for [actionscript], [actionscript-2] and [actionscript-3]?

The actionscript tag is ambiguous at the moment. It could either mean ActionScript 1, ActionScript 2, or ActionScript 3. And in the future, if that ever happens ActionScript 4 (not likely I think but ...
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Adding [Coordinate-System]

I recently created the coordinate-system tag and created a wiki for it. It made sense and I feel like it's a good tag. What I didn't realize is how many questions could potentially be tagged with it. ...
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Tagging: C++ vs C

I've noticed more and more questions recently having their posts tagged with C++ both c++ and c. A couple examples that I have recently handled myself: Karatsuba C++ implementation Passing objects ...
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Pre-creating tags [crypto++] and [cryptopp] for email notifications

I have subject matter expertise in the Crypto++ library. I'd like to set up email notifications for the library. I noticed the site does not have tags for the library. Is it OK to set up tags in ...
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Game tag - When to create own tag for games?

I have just created the minesweeper tag and the rock-paper-scissors tag. The reasoning for this was: Rock Paper Scissors (Lizard Spock) is popular enough to deserve its own tag. (37 questions seem ...
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Is it time for [design] to finally resign?

After a consensus was reached in this post, the design tag was burninated. Since that time, I've seen it recreated a few times by different users (those that didn't know about this tag's history). ...
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Are [vhdl] questions on-topic for Code Review?

To date, we have had four questions about VHDL, a language for describing digital circuits. Of those questions, one was closed for containing broken code. Should vhdl be considered on-topic or off-...
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Default code-prettify highlighting for C# is incorrect

Recently I had quite a few edits to include the correct syntax-highlighting for C# questions: <!-- language: lang-csharp --> That's needless editing for a ...
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Do all [makefile] questions need to have a language tag?

The makefile tag has 19 questions, 3 of which do not have a language tag. They have already been reviewed and are not closed. We also don't get very many makefile questions, so I'm not sure if they ...
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Do we need a [payment-system] tag?

We currently have 26 credit card questions questions and 47 payment questions. I'm not sure how much overlap there is between the two. At least some of the credit card questions could be tagged with ...
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Should a user provide a set of test cases when the [algorithm] tag is used?

I recently started participating in code review site. On my first question, the algorithm tag was inserted by an edit from a moderator, and soon yet another user suggested that I include a unit test. ...
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Synonymization proposal for version-specific language tags

I was checking out the tags today, and I think we could clean up a couple tags. For all three suggestions, I think a synonym should suffice. I was unable to propose them, as version-specific tags can ...
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Do we need “acronym tags” ([dry], [solid], etc.)?

We have various "acronym tags" related to software principles: dry solid srp The problem is, they can still be used as meta tags, especially dry, for reducing code repetition. However, they're not ...
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Do we still need a database tag like [database-schema]?

As part of our mass meta-tag burnination, we're also considering database-schema. It also seems closely related to database-design, which has been burninated and blacklisted just recently. We ...
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Should we burn [Google]?

Recently some others and I began to clean up google a bit. This started with retagging a number of question with google-apps-script. Then we hit a wall. All of the questions that should have been ...
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Can we require questions to have at least one language tag?

We are getting a low amount of questions every day which are not tagged with a language. I believe we can could prevent this if we make adding a language required. Is there a possibility to add this ...
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What should I do if a relevant tag does not yet exist? [duplicate]

I'm looking to get help from the community on polymer, but the tag doesn't yet exist.
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The NS-specific tags

There's been a bit of discussion in chat recently about the implementation-specific NS* tags. nsdictionary nsarray nsstring nsmutablestring In Objective-C there are classes named ...
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What should be Meta's master community challenge tag?

We currently have two Meta tags regarding community challenges: weekend-challenge (8 questions) code-challenge (1 question) The main site equivalent of these tags are also synonymized, which will ...
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Should we do something about our meta tags?

We have a decent selection of language and technology tags, but we also have many meta tags, such as refactoring. A meta tag, at least on here, specifies the OP's request(s) in a review, and not much ...
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Should we have a [testability] tag?

I came across this recent question, originally only tagged with c#. OP is particularly interested in how unit-test -friendly his code is, and what could be done to improve on that aspect. The unit-...
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Request for [codingbat] tag

It would good to have a codingbat tag for questions that related to solving code puzzles coming from codingbat. Can we have a tag for codingbat as we have on Stack Overflow?
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How to add new tags to Code Review?

I see that there are not so many tags, and the available tags are not comparing all the technologies. For example, there is no tag for play-framework, ejjaberd and of course many others as well.
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Time for an [encryption] tag?

So, we have a ceasar-cipher tag, but not the more general encryption tag. A quick search shows over 200 questions that should potentially have such a tag. What do you think? Is it a good tag? I can ...
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Contests and Challenges? Burn [contest-problem]

Going through the tags, I found that we have a contest-problem tag. It would be a good tag, except we already have the programming-challenge. programming-challenge has 202 questions tagged. contest-...
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Should we tag Swift questions with the appropriate OS tag as well?

Like should we tag swift questions with the ios or the osx tag as well, or will Apple call their new OS's something else?
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Pascal / Delphi / Pascal Script tags

I have a concern about the tags delphi, pascal-script, pascal that I'm not sure how it can be solved properly. A short summary about the different things: Pascal is the original language, created in ...
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Proposal to rename [programming-challenge]

In Rename [code-challenge] to something more site-specific, it was proposed to rename code-challenge to avoid confusion with programming-challenge. That renaming (to community-challenge) has been ...
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Should we have just one Meta tag for topicality?

We currently have three Meta tags that relate to topicality: scope on-topic off-topic A question about on-topicness or off-topicness (separately) are still about scope. A general question about ...
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binary-search vs binary-search-tree

I created the tag binary-search-tree and retagged a question from binary-search to binary-search-tree. However, my edits, which had been accepted at first, were rolled back. The reason why I created ...
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Can/should some Objective-C questions also use the C tag?

Objective-C is a strict super set of C. That is to say, absolutely anything that will work in C will also work exactly as is in Objective-C. What's more, Objective-C projects can even seamlessly ...
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Tag synonyms ([error-handling], [exception-handling], [exception])

There is a cluster of tags of a similar nature. How should we synonymize them? error-handling (34 questions) exception-handling (90 questions) exception (36 questions) Interestingly, exception-...
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Tag synonyms ([interval], [range])

Three days ago (2014-04-06), I created the interval, unaware that range had been created on 2014-03-27. What to do now?
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Appropriateness of [teaching] tag

The teaching tag was recently created. There are now three questions carrying the tag. Its intended purpose is described in its tag wiki: Much like the [beginner] tag, this tag should call out ...
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Tag soup: [dijkstra]

A few weeks ago, the question Dijkstra-like routing algorithm introduced the dijkstra tag, intending to refer to Dijkstra's shortest-path algorithm. Now, the question Infix-to-postfix parser using ...
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Rename [code-challenge] to something more site-specific

It seems that users are still using the code-challenge tag for challenge-oriented questions that do not correspond to the site's occasional voted-upon challenges. We already have the programming-...
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DI Container Tags

A tag was recently created for autofac, which is an IoC container. The question that created this tag is also correctly tagged with dependency-injection. A long, long time ago I wanted to create a ...
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The [java-8] tag, here to stay?

Recently the java-8 tag was created to apply to Java8 specific questions. There is no doubt that the questions are, in fact, Java8 questions. The meta question though, is: Should java-8 exist, and ...
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The [untagged] tag has “recreated itself” and is stuck with one “invisible” question

I've contacted SE yesterday to burninate a few tags. Something apparently went wrong, causing these tags to "recreate themselves" and appear as new, with a few questions left over. One of these ...
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Tag creation: [subprocess-management] or similar

While looking at Is it a good style to run external commands in Python?, I was surprised to find that there is currently no tag for [subprocess-management]. I also ...
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Should the networking tags be merged?

We have two networking-related tags: network-programming (27 questions, wiki) networking (5 questions, no wiki) Since any on-topic networking-related questions would relate to code itself (nothing ...
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Is the tag [reinventing-the-wheel] really helpful?

So I just stumbled upon the tag reinventing-the-wheel and I ask myself if this is really a helpful tag. Most of the code on Code Review does reinvent the wheel in one way or another, there is nearly ...
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set [null] = null? (or “Burninate [null]?”)

In my opinion, the null tag is not helpful for anyone. Even if this tag matches the content of the question, it might be a bit too specific. I'm not a programmer. What are your opinions on ...
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Eliminate [design], [software-design], and [architecture] tags

There are currently: 61 questions tagged software-design 214 questions tagged design 47 questions tagged architecture Some questions are tagged with a combination of those tags. I'm not sure what ...
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Burninate: [models]

Tag models has 23 questions. None of them are related to any common definition of models that I am familiar with. There appears to be no common thread between them. Further, Code Review is not about ...
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Should we send [open-source] packing?

I've just discovered that we have an open-source tag. This tag appears to be useless because, as per SE's CC BY-SA license, all material posted is subject to public use within the guidelines. ...