Is there a way to create a tag without asking a question?

asked 14 Sep '11, 12:30

PhilippeBertrand%20_SAP_'s gravatar image

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I don't think so (unless you're the administrator...?).

But you can ask a question with a new tag (if enough rep points), and then delete that question.

However, I don't know if orphaned tags will survive... cf. this FAQ and the follow-up.

(14 Sep '11, 13:02) Volker Barth

I presume you asked the question so you could create the tag "ultralitej"?

(15 Sep '11, 08:38) Mark Culp

It appears that the answer is no.

The "existence" of a tag is conditional on the existence of a question that contains that tag.

Note however this does not preclude you adding a (non existent) tag to your personal "Interesting tags" or "Ignore tags" list but doing this does not make the tag show up in the "Tags" list. Only tags that have a question show up in the "Tags" list or will be included in those tags suggested (auto-completion) when entering a list of tags for a question.

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answered 15 Sep '11, 08:37

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Mark Culp
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When I add a previously-not-used tag to my interests, it seems to work. If I then navigate to something else and come back the tag disappears.

And yes, since I was asking a question I figured I could piggy back my tag. 80 more points and I can retag!

(15 Sep '11, 09:30) PhilippeBert...
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Update: 65 more points:)

(15 Sep '11, 10:17) Volker Barth
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