A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
derived from the "7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta" blog post to help develop a strong beta.
the answer the question owner thought best met their needs. This tag is for discussing issues related to accepted answers, not indicating that a question has an accepted answer.
for questions about answers: how to answer, whether specific answers are appropriate, and so forth.
for questions specifically about the process of asking questions on a Stack Exchange site.
awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site.
For questions about the public or private beta phase of a site's progress through the Area 51 site creation process.
for questions about the official mouthpiece of the Stack Exchange empire.
for questions about the favorite question feature or the favorite tags feature.
a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation for great answers.
the real time, stateful web chat that's a part of every Stack Exchange site.
for general questions about questions that have been closed because they are off-topic or otherwise do not meet the criteria defined in the FAQ.
for instructions and guidance on closing or migrating questions, and the reasons for those closures.
for questions about the Stack Exchange Code of Conduct and how it is being implemented on ELL.
small addendums to each question or answer, intentionally limited in size and formatting. Comments are second-class citizens.
a flag that can be applied to answers (and sometimes questions) which lowers the barrier for editing and prevents any rep gain/loss from voting.
about the quarterly creative commons data dumps of all public data in the Stack Exchange network Q&A sites.
The Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) allows you to create and run queries against copies of the databases of popular Stack Exchange sites.
Questions about answers removed/ or deleted by moderator or community intervention.
refers to all questions deleted from Stack Exchange sites. The tag "specific-question" should also be used when referencing a specific question that has been deleted.
"Design" refers to front-end elements, such as page layout, coloring conventions, etc. For questions about database structure, algorithms in the code, please use "architecture" instead.
for questions specific to down-votes, the community's way of telling peers that their content can be improved. Down-votes on meta site have different meanings.
a core, fundamental Stack Exchange value; we allow editing by registered and unregistered users (if peer reviewed).
held to choose moderators for all graduated sites and some long-term beta sites.
the norms and standards of accepted behavior and politeness in our community. The golden rule is "Think before you post."
referring to the process of identifying and closing questions that are exact duplicates of another question.
the process of bringing a post to a community moderator's attention for any reason.