What is creating tags?
A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. When you choose to create a new tag, you're asking a question in a topic that nobody before you (on this site, at least) ever has.
When should I create new tags?
Most common tags already exist on a mature site. You should always favor existing tags; only create new tags when you feel you can make a strong case that your question does cover a new topic that nobody else has asked about before on this site.
How do I create a new tag?
Simply enter a new tag with your question and it will be created. When creating your new tag, bear in mind that tags ...
- must be shorter than 25 characters
- must use the character set
What happens when a new tag is created?
The new tag will now be available for all other community members to use, without needing the new tag privilege. It will also show up in the moderator tools new tag report.
However, note that:
- on some sites, new tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 other question in a 6 month period.
- meta tags, tags that cannot stand alone as the only tag on a question, are not allowed.
Please create new tags responsibly!