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Maybe I'm having a moment of blindness or stupidity, but I can't for the life of me find where I can add a new tag. I thought I had enough rep, maybe that's where I'm wrong.

What I wanted to do was add a tag for with what seems a fairly standard excerpt: "NOTE Support for this plugin is off-topic. Support questions should be asked on the plugin's support page."

What am I missing? Thanks.

  • I may have been misguided in my intent, but does that make this a bad question? A bit of feedback on the down vote would be helpful. I won't bite :-) – Andy Macaulay-Brook Aug 4 '16 at 22:03
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    Downvote wasn't me, but just as an fyi, downvotes on meta are different - they indicate agreement/disagreement, not that it's a bad/good question. The downvote was probably just someone saying 'I don't agree with creating this tag'. – Tim Malone Aug 5 '16 at 1:00
  • Ah. Got you. Thanks. – Andy Macaulay-Brook Aug 5 '16 at 1:01
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As you found out, new tags are created by using them. But every new tag must be useful for our site. Creating a tag for something that's off-topic is against that idea.

Please remove this tag or open a new topic, and explain why it would be useful.

  • Ah. Ok. I'd assumed from seeing other tags and their excerpts that this was a way of flagging such off-topic posts more readily. Someone approved it. Where do I delete it? – Andy Macaulay-Brook Aug 4 '16 at 21:54
  • @AndyMacaulay-Brook is right - we do have a lot of tags for off-topic subjects. IMO they both help alert users that something is off-topic, and help us find and clean up off-topic questions. So it's understandable to go and create another. Given this post however, it seems the community consenus is not for using tags to note off-topic plugins etc. As an aside - Andy, you can delete the tag by editing the post again and removing it - tags with no questions are then auto-deleted daily. – Tim Malone Aug 5 '16 at 1:06
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Well I kind of found out while I was posting the question. I'd written the tag name I wanted in an edit to a question, which has been approved and once the tag was accepted then I could get to edit the excerpt. I need a rep of 20,000 to make edits without approval, which I don't have a problem with.

Wasn't intuitive, but now I know :-)

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