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An argument for allowing the 2.8 tag

I agree with you, lets do it. The main arguments I'm aware of against having a version tags are: It's messy. Almost every question on the site is eligible for one of these tags. Yes, perhaps having ...
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Adding Tags Related to Answer

No. Tags describe the question. Just because you use X in your answer does not mean the question is about X, nor should it be tagged X. Should we retag questions with topics proposed in the answers? ...
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Should popular tutorials get their own tags?

NO, no, no and no. It is a useless categorization for BSE. A of donut tells us nothing about the question, except that the OP is probably following Price's tutorial - not really helpful for us. Each ...
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Was the 'blender-2.8' tag created intentionally or should we remove it?

Consider these removed and the tag blacklisted, not sure how this slipped by for so long. Let this be the real consensus. It has been discussed time and time again, time to cement it.
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Add version tags

This has been brought up quite a few times before, and comes up again every now and then. There has been lots of discussions and back and forth about it, and there seems to be a lack of consensus ...
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Create tag(s) for questions that cover very narrow or specific problems

I don't think this is a good idea. Firstly, these are considered 'meta-tags' because they do not describe the actual content of the question. From the tagging section of the Help Center: Avoid ...
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Combine prism topics into the caustics tag?

Look at the google quick answer box for both "caustics" and "prism." While they both are about rendering light based effects, that is where the similarity ends. No I would not include prisms in the ...
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When to use 'scripting', when to use 'python' tags?

See Should 'scripting' and 'Python' be made tag synonyms? In addition, here is my interpretation of the differences: scripting is for questions involving automation of tasks via ...
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Removing the tag for which a question was dupehammered

Speaking just about the linked question, yes you absolutely could of edited out the cycles tag (I went and did it). That question has noting to do with any rendering, it is a modeling question. Now ...
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Create 'gltf' tag?

Sounds good to me, created. Thanks for your time and initiative. Ton has also been a big proponent of the format for a while now and with Eevee, Godot and general support when moving between packages, ...
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Should we have tags for Pie-Menus?

I think so. I don't know how many questions we've got for them so far, but they do have special code api's and stuff, so there's definitely room for coding questions.
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Proposal to finish cleaning up the "Modes" tags - completed

Some of these I'm fine with others I have doubts because they are not areas of Blender I'm very familiar with. Sculpt: as far as I know all sculpting in Blender is made in sculpt-mode so I suppose ...
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Should we have pixel-art tag?

I am not a moderator, but I try to keep on top of new tag creation to try and keep the number of tags ordered and manageable. I am generally of the opinion that it's only worth creating a tag when ...
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Do we want specific tags for GPU types?

I am against hardware related tags for a few reasons. Hardware tags are often a strong sign of an off-topic question. Either it is a blatant question about hardware which is off topic A case of ...
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Should We Have a [workbench-render-engine] Tag?

Yes, definitely. As a default builtin render engine it deserves a place among other more popular entries. It belongs in out tag system along with all other render-engines tags cycles-render-engine, ...
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Should we have pixel-art tag?

There are currently 44 questions containing the phrase "pixel art", 24 of which have accepted answers, though 10 have no answers. I think this indicates enough interest to justify the tag. ...
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Revamping tags 2020

Render Engines: The renaming of the render engine tags is mainly related to reducing the misuse of the rather generically named blender-render tag. Whether all the other render engine tags need ...
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What can we do to reduce the misuse of the 'blender-render' tag?

As part of the 'Revamping tags 2020' process (partially motivated by this question) the blender-render tag has been renamed to blender-internal-render-engine. This has resulted in a dramatic ...
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An argument for allowing the 2.8 tag

The purpose of a version tag may be to help with searching, but I think one of the downsides is that this will filter out perfectly good answers. If someone is using 2.6, but doesn't see any results ...
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Proposing the numpy tag

I think this is a great idea, and don't see any downsides. To I could really use MathJax for a series of qestions - how to build support for it? the only down side was load time for posts, but this is ...
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What is the purpose of tag wiki excerpts?

This is a somewhat tentative topic as we have been very lax in curating our tags. We have a quite a bit, people get the privilege to add new random ones and there are not many people willing or able ...
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Tag creation suggestion

Such a tag would be too general since in a sense every post and answer combination is basically teaching Blender. I know that's not exactly the same but we do have a scope and try to stick to that. ...
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Should we ask users to indicate what version of Blender they're using?

I don't agree that version tags are unnecessary. There's a ton of tutorials on how to use Blender, but as I am testing 2.8, and learning blender at the same time, most of my questions are "where did ...
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Strange tag stack on Google, re: blender.stackexchange website (suspicious bug report for admin)

This is not a bug, but google turning up exactly what you searched for. You searched for "math language blender driver expression" and "language" happens to be in the footer of every page. So right ...
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Let's add a tag for [metaballs]

While you couldn't yet create your own tags, I thought it would be useful to point out that there is a privilege earned at 1500 reputation Create New Tags. Anyone who has 1500+ reputation can create a ...
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Add version tags

Independent of the consensus now, I think we should wait for "Version labels for answer" to propagate, if it does, before we do anything specific about version numbers. I don't think it's a ...
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Add version tags

I think it's not a good idea for BSE. They would only complicate edits, and further confuse new users who do not know how to use tags in the first place. I know that I have lost count of how many ...
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What's the tag [project] for?

It seems like one of those tags that "crept in" and discretely stayed around despite being unwanted. As it stands I agree with your assessment, its meaning is unclear as you stated. Both of ...
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I suddenly appear unable to suggest tag entry edits. Does anyone know why?

This answer is from Timaroberts in the comments: I believe there is a limit (5) to how many proposed tag/ tag wiki edits can be pending before the system blocks further edits.
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