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How to create a new tag

I've been wondering about this. You can get a badge for creating a tag that is used in 50 questions. I don't know how one does this. I've tried implicit creation by adding a non-existent tag on a question but the system comes back with a message that new users can't create tags. I'm pretty sure that by now most of us are not new users.

Too bad. I think I could be credited with at least two tags that are now active: hp-polyserve (does anyone else support this?) and red-gate (which I am sure will be popular as the site catches on).

IIS, HOTFIX, TROUBLE-SHOOTING (or PROBLEM-SOLVING) WEB, SITE, HARDWARE, VBSCRIPT, SOA, CLOUD, WINDOWS, WINDOWS-2003, WINDOWS-XP, QUESTION, and SHAREPOINT are outstanding candidates as I type.

I recognize the need to keep tags standardized (see the tags I included for a prime example), but... how do we create new tags?

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asked Oct 29, 2009 at 01:10 PM in Default

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Before the post was edited, the TAGs associated with this question where: meta, metadata and meta-data. Tomatoe, tomato.
Oct 29, 2009 at 03:09 PM Blackhawk-17
Just up-voted your question. You should be past 250 now.
Oct 29, 2009 at 04:13 PM Grant Fritchey ♦♦
Thanks a ton! SEEDER-QUESTION is my first tag :)
Oct 29, 2009 at 05:33 PM Blackhawk-17
Not quite Tomato - Tomatoe: 'meta' indicates 'about this site'. Whereas 'metadata' and 'meta-data' have a much more specific meaning in the context of data and database
Oct 30, 2009 at 08:34 AM Kev Riley ♦♦
I'd like to see meta replaced with meta-askscc, to make it very clear that we're not talking about metadata. I've created the flag, but I'm not sure it's appropriate for me to edit the 16 questions that use meta (after evaluating each question).
Jan 26, 2010 at 10:53 PM Rob Farley
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1 answer: sort voted first

See this question:

http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/4876/how-can-i-create-a-tag

In short, you need 250 rep to create tags.

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answered Oct 29, 2009 at 01:16 PM

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Sigh... oh well. Wonder how many of my suggestions will be available before I hit 250 :)
Oct 29, 2009 at 01:48 PM Blackhawk-17
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