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Why are tags [functional-programming] and [haskell] mutually exclusive?

Tags are not hierarchical categories I disagree with Mat's Mug where he says: if minesweeper is a "subset" of game, then tagging with both game and minesweeper would be redundant - using the most ...
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if ( [conditions].isGoodTag() ) { return "keep" } else { return "burninate" }

Really, I think that the tag is really broad. We have enough tags that we don't need one for Conditions. (almost)All code has conditions in it for one thing or another. I really don't think that ...
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.net to the core

I'm going to defend all these tags, because after thinking about it, I think they do provide value. First and foremost: .net / .net-core are not universal/compatible. Just because something works in ....
Der Kommissar's user avatar
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Time limit exceeded and performance: what's the difference?

Basically, time-limit-exceeded is for a need, whereas performance is for a want. Yes, there are times when both apply, but even then, a question should only use the one that fits best. It's probably ...
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Can we replace the misleading [unity] tag with a more distinct tag?

I think this is a good suggestion. I would support it, but let's give it a few days to garner support in meta. I would propose that we follow the convention that StackOverflow has taken like you ...
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Why is the [beginner] tag appropriate here as opposed to e.g. Stack Overflow?

pacmaninbw wrote a decent answer already, but let's clarify this further by an overly long answer. People come here to get their code reviewed. Enthusiasts, starting professionals and veterans, all on ...
Mast's user avatar
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for (post in [loop]) { post.tagMoreAppropriately(); }

Burnination is probably fine and the iterator tag probably suffices for the examples my previous answer references. The tag is pretty terrible.
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Why is the [beginner] tag appropriate here as opposed to e.g. Stack Overflow?

We review code differently for beginners. We try to point out what they should know at their level. The point of the code review website is to provide pointers on how the code can be improved, not to ...
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May I post a question whose code is written in a programming language about which nothing exists in Code Review Stack Exchange?

Yes, as long as it's clearly a programming language, and not purely configuration or markup. From your description of Asymptote, it sounds that it is fine in this respect. As a new user (less than ...
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Is it ok to create new tags, just to use them as fancy inline items?

That mentioned tag isn't a real tag. Its just some mark down magic done like so [tag:it-depends]
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New tag proposition: Leetcode

Forgive my bluntness, but absolutely not. Today it's leetcode, yesterday it was hackerrank and tomorrow it might be who-knows-what. But what value does it add to know that by the tags? Are there ...
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Is it ok to create new tags, just to use them as fancy inline items?

Tags can only be created when tagging a question, so any "tag" you see anywhere is nothing more than a fancy-formatted link. Stack Exchange markdown such as ...
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Is it ok to create new tags, just to use them as fancy inline items?

Breaking this down into two parts: Is it ok to create new tags, just to use them as fancy inline items? No, it is not. In fact, there is a considerable amount of time spent on Meta.CodeReview to ...
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What's the Code Review guideline for tags and where can I find it?

The creation of stackapp has been accepted shortly after On Stack Exchange anyone with sufficient reputation can create a tag. There is nothing for anyone to approve or accept with that. Both ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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Not notified of unwanted edits to question

Let's try adressing the questions first and then some more general stuff: Why did I not get a notification that my question received and edit? This MSE post suggests that edits need to meet ...
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I suggest two tags, [readability] and [compatibility]

We are actively trying to reduce "meta tags". For example, see: Optimize our meta tags? Tags are expected to summarize the content of the code in the question. They are not expected to summarize the ...
rolfl's user avatar
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Should we forever deconstruct [data-structures]?

Yes, blacklist it. As stated above: We already have separate tags for the most common data structures, so there's no reason for this one to keep coming back. Additionally, to define a post as being ...
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Are practical user-created languages suitable for a tag creation?

I think about this not as a user-created language but as a Code Review community project. Most importantly: Don't create a tag too soon. In my opinion it's easier to create tags than get rid of them. ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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Should we [join] this tag with the other burninated ones?

No, your statement that join is related to sql is a faulty assumption. There are also questions about performing joins with excel, csv, pandas, or just joining data the hard way in regular ...
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Give [jison] a higher tag priority than [javascript]

To make jison be in the title it has to be the most popular tag on the question. Since it has one question you'd have to remove all the other tags, which I'd advise against. As Malachi has mentioned ...
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Please add the tag [red]

Please post a question using the language, drop a link to that question here and we will take care of the rest. Update: tag created, tag definition and excerpt added. status-completed
Mast's user avatar
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Why is the [beginner] tag appropriate here as opposed to e.g. Stack Overflow?

Code Review is different to Stack Overflow in several ways, some of which are addressed in other answers. One important difference is that Stack Overflow is a repository of useful answers to specific ...
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Create [x86-64] synonym for [amd-64]

Yes This seems like a good idea. I can understand why the confusion happens when compared with Stack Overflow. Additionally, the revision history on the tag itself on Code Review shows that the tag ...
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Can we constrict the [python-2.*] tags?

Yes! I think that is very reasonable, for 2 reasons: As you stated, we don't have individual tags for Python 3.5, 3.6, etc. and having python-2.x would be consistent. While Python 2.6 has some ...
Phrancis's user avatar
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Does [ascii-art] mean only ASCII?

Let's approach this part by part. Does [ascii-art] mean only ASCII? Yes, otherwise it should be tagged character-art or similar. Whilst this is almost true If you think a tag wiki needs ...
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Peculiar application of [reinventing-the-wheel] tag on my question

In the question, you wrote: … so I am not relying on libraries like cats even if they might already provide solutions for what I am doing. That sounds like a good reason for applying the ...
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Shouldn't [random] be renamed to [randomness]?

The tag random evokes the idea of a "random" post I don't see it. As in, I don't see a problem. Before you started about it, I never thought people would see random as an indication of a random post. ...
Mast's user avatar
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Common Review Quotes

Experiment one did not really work. I have rolled back the C++ tag wiki page. With the minor addition of a couple of lines at the top: As an experiment I am starting to collect snippets of common ...
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(Optionally) add Python sub tags to questions

The problem you are pointing out, as you very well know, is inherent of Python itself, where a piece of code falls into one of 4 categories, roughly from most common to most rare: Works only in ...
Phrancis's user avatar
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Would burninating [performance] bring good performance?

I see three main trade-offs in most code. Performance Memory usage Readability And so when a question is posted on Code Review I think they want a trade off of all three. And so I normally try to ...
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