As I have noticed we new covering certain areas. If you think we need a perticular tag send it in with a description so it can be created after up voting. Limits one tag proposal per entry so voting can be done.

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Tags don't have an independent existence. Questions have tags. If you ask a question, or see a question, which would benefit from the addition of a tag which doesn't currently exist, then add it*. You don't create the tags first.

* If you don't have sufficient rep to add a new tag, then it might be appropriate to post on meta, with a link to your question, asking someone else to add the new tag for you.

  • I suggest using a tag, only if the tag is going to be applicable to (shared by) more than one question.
    – ChrisW Mod
    Sep 9, 2014 at 12:44
  • Tags which exist only on a single question are occasionally automatically deleted anyway, @ChrisW, so there's no need to worry too much about it.
    – TRiG
    Sep 9, 2014 at 12:45
  • "Questions have tags." Yes, but Tags also have Questions, ha ha. They co-dependently arise. "You can't have one without the other." How do I propose a new tag so I can add it to a question? If no one has created it yet, maybe it is because they cannot? Catch-22.
    – user2341
    Jun 26, 2015 at 23:47
  • @nocomprende See the footnote of this answer.
    – TRiG
    Jun 28, 2015 at 19:11
  • @TRiG: thank you, I was able to add a tag, but not a description for it, which seems a bit awkward: how can you decide without my description? Also, I don't know where to "send proposals to", other than placing a question on Meta, which is apparently not what is wanted. Send where?
    – user2341
    Jun 29, 2015 at 2:15
  • @nocomprende Meta's fine. Be specific. A tag cannot be created out of thin air: ask the question first. Then, on Meta, ask for your new tag to be attached thereto. You should be able to suggest a tag wiki through the tag interface. Failing that, post it as a question here on Meta.
    – TRiG
    Jun 29, 2015 at 2:19

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