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Should tags be plural or singular?

As part of The Great Tagging Survey, I've noticed that the pluralisation of our tags is a bit inconsistent. The following lists all tags that refer to some kind of object that is dealt with in the ...
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Tagging: are we doing it wrong?

I wanted to post this for a while... First off, I think that we're not tagging enough. Currently, we have an average of 2.1 tags per question. I've checked some (thematically) comparable sites, and ...
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Would we benefit from a tag that indicates a text-block scoring criterion?

A number of times now I have posted challenges where a rectangular block of text is the submission requirement. These are usually source-layout challenges. Examples: (other users surely have some too)...
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What tag should we use for answer-dependent challenges?

By my count, we've had at least 5 "answer-dependent" challenges now, starting with Evolution of "Hello, World!". I think it's time we started tagging these, so we can put some general information in ...
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What tag should we use for challenges about manipulating files and directories?

I noticed that we don't have a tag for challenges which are about dealing with the file system (checking for files, creating directories, moving files, etc.). I believe we should create one, but I ...
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Notification for new question with a specified tag?

I would like to be notified when a question is posted with a particular tag. I can't see any way of configuring this within the PPCG site. I am sure the SE people would not like lots of bots ...
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Do we need the [function] tag?

I've noticed that 20 questions are tagged [function]. Looking at the questions themselves, they don't seem to have anything drastically different from other questions. The tag wiki reads: For ...
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Does [tag:algorithm] serve any purpose?

The tag wiki for algorithm consists of a summary: This challenge is intended to be solved by using, creating, or resolving some processing algorithm. and a detailed explanation: This challenge ...
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What's the point of a puzzle tag?

Why is there a puzzle tag? Surely every problem posted on this site is puzzle meaning that it could be applied to everything.. The same applies to the programming-puzzle tag.
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Proposing new winning criterion tag: Voter-judged

I'm stepping into a hornet's nest here. Popularity contests have been controversial. Some detractors believe that non-objective winning criteria are simply unacceptable. Others are OK with ...
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Should we distinguish between types of fastest-code challenges?

It seems like many users who want to do a fastest-code challenge don't really think about it how they actually measure "fastness". And then usually a short discussion develops in the comments laying ...
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Winning conditions not measurable until question author decides to reveal test data set

This question has an interesting property, in that judging a winner is dependent on unknown data: Recognize handwritten digits This is actually not an uncommon way of things working in puzzle-space. ...
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What does the puzzle tag mean?

A certain (currently on hold) question was retagged from code-golf to puzzle with the reason given Because the challenge is asking for the smallest possible solution, this is a [puzzle] I was ...
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What exactly is the [tips] tag?

After reading Re-evaluating [tips] and tip-like questions and the tips questions, I determined that we currently use tips for two things: code-golfing questions, and language creation questions. ...
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By-language challenges

While looking through rosetta-stone, I discovered that there are two types of questions tagged with it: The type intended by the tag: answers with many different answers in different languages. Each ...
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Improve and Expand the KotH Tag

The King of the Hill tag could use a "Suggestions" section to help posters avoid pitfalls that are KotH specific. It could also use a tip on what does NOT constitute a KotH challenge, since ...
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Make the criteria tags obligatory

There is this question: Should we consider dropping or modifying the "objective winning criteria" requirement? Instead, think it is better to make the winning criteria tags: atomic-...
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Is [advanced] a meta tag?

Because Meta Tags are now discouraged on SE sites, I don't think that the advanced tag is a good tag. I think it is a meta tag, because: If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s ...
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Should bonuses be allowed for [code-golf] questions?

Prompted by a discussion between Peter Taylor and myself, I'd like to solicit the community's opinion on the following issue: Should awarding score bonuses for extra features disqualify a challenge ...
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Is this combined scoring rule code-golf, popularity-contest, or code-challenge?

This question has an interesting scoring rule. calculate the score by dividing number of bytes by number of votes - lowest score wins. One could argue that code-golf and popularity-contest both ...
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Synonymize [shortest-time] with [fastest-code]

The shortest-time tag seems to mean the same as fastest-code. It only has three questions tagged with it, so a manually retagging would be easy, but just so that someone searching for "time" can ...
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Should there be a [restricted-source] tag?

I've noticed lots of questions that restrict the source code in some way. For example, "do xxxxx without using xxxxx characters." Should there be a tag for this? This way these types of questions ...
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Do we really need the [regex-golf] tag?

I've been using search to find questions that don't have a tag for a winning criterion (https://codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/a/908/3808), and here's the search query I have so far: https://...
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The Tag Categorization Project

This is not a question; rather, it is a collection of categories of tags. The purpose of this post is to post information regarding specific categories, such as templates for tag wikis, and also to ...
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What should the tag wiki excerpts for language-specific tags be?

Usually, language-specific tags have this excerpt: This challenge is intended to utilize the _____ language as a means of solving a problem. However, language-specific challenges are generally ...
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Tag Synonyms For New Redundant Tags

I recently noticed the code-generation tag, which is a redundant with metagolf. I'd suggest that code-generation is a synonym of metagolf, but don't have the rep to do so. Since there's only one ...
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Proposed tag synonyms

I don't know whether people with the rep to vote on tag synonyms get notifications on proposal, or whether they have to look manually, so this is a notification that I've proposed two synonyms to ...
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Tag Synonym Suggestions

Since I don't have the reputation required yet, does some moderator agree with these linkages? arithmetic = math? text = string? Anyone else, please feel free to add your own!
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Wiki Cleanup - Rejects/Approvals

I saw some unfilled wiki entries for some of the tags on the CG site, so I figured I'd fill them in. For this, I simply copy-and-pasted the info from the SO tags. Some of my suggestions were approved ...
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Image output and tagging

We currently have ascii-art and graphical-output tags. There doesn't seem to be any tag which is unambiguously for challenges which involve output in an image file format, so they sometimes get put in ...
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Exclude code-golf and code-challenge from "Frequented Tags"

Recently, I started seeing over half of the questions on the site highlighted in blue. Later, I noticed that code-golf appeared under my "Frequented Tags". Frequented Tags is a feature of the site ...
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New contest type proposal.

I'd like to suggest that to date we have missed a class (or maybe two) of programming puzzles. ai-player would indicate a game played against a defined (but initially unknown) input or against a ...
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Are "one line" problems distinct from code golf, and if so what rules apply?

How to write a single-line password generator asks for a solution in "one line". It seems to me that this is potentially a different class of challenge from code-golf, and for the nonce I've tagged ...
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Tag proposal: kolmogorov-complexity

The Kolmogorov complexity of a string is the size of the smallest code fragment that produces it. Kolmogorov complexity is undecidable and infeasible to compute. Code golfing is the task of ...
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What's our policy on tags?

There are a lot of questions now that could be tagged: "sudoku", "sorting", "maze" etc. Should we tag them? What is the current policy on tagging? Tag everything that appears thrice or more? Tag at-...
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Is tagging a question with only [code-golf] acceptable? Should the tag be blacklisted?

code-golf is currently used on 40 of 62 questions. Like other sites I've seen launched, such a tag allows users to throw it on their questions without having to bother thinking of a better, more ...
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Is [language-agnostic] an appropriate tag?

Maybe I'm overgeneralizing, but it seems to me like if we make [language-agnostic] a tag, we're going to have an awful lot of questions with it. I'm pretty sure ...
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A Modest Proposal: the [popularity-contest] tag

Over at this question, the OP doesn't want to use an objective winning criterion like code brevity, but instead wants to accept the highest-voted answer. To me, that smells like a popularity contest. ...
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Tags regarding difficulty

I think that we should tag puzzles (or whatever) with an estimated difficulty tag. That way people who want a real challenge can find it and those who are just starting out can find ones they might ...
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Golf versus non-golf questions

This question raised the issue of questions that do not make mention of being golf questions. Sometimes answerers assume it's a golfing question and golf it, leading others to follow suit and then a ...
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Is [code-challenge] necessary?

Isn't code-challenge going to be applicable to all questions? Therefore, shouldn't we delete it and related tags?

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