A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.
for questions regarding the design of the Stack Exchange websites; e.g., for issues with the layout.
For questions regarding asking questions or otherwise interacting with questions on Ask Different
in scope (on-topic) for Ask Different and what not.
For questions about the flagging process, how flags are handled, etc.
For questions about the process of editing, how edits work, and other general inquiries about the edit system.
small addenda to each question or answer, intentionally limited in size and formatting and intended to prompt clarifying edits.
General questions about questions that have been closed because they are off-topic or otherwise do not meet the criteria defined in the FAQ.
for instructions and guidance on closing or migrating questions, and the reasons for those closures.
Anything related to posting answers, their scope and style. Also about improving their content, voting on answers, editing your own answers or others' answers, etc.
the primary way users gain reputation, and also how many items are sorted to the top.
When you wish to promote the main Ask Different site, this is a good place to discuss your ideas and experiences with how we can better spread the word.
a measurement of a user's contributions to the site, and the extent to which the community "trusts" that user with extra privileges.
Each month, we have an overview of the most active contributors on Ask Different in that month.
For the questions about announcement of recent changes or feature applied on the network
meta-meta: questions specifically about the process of asking and posting questions.
For questions about the process of suggesting edits on posts for which you do not have the ability to edit directly and must go through the review system to have your edits approved.
Questions about diamond (?) moderators, their powers, and actions they have taken.
For questions about the bounty system, which allows users to spend some of their reputation in order to draw more attention to a question.
Questions about current moderation policy and support about the way moderation is supposed to work.
a place where you can actively discuss a problem or just talk in some rooms made for it. You need at least 20 reputation to talk in chat, unless a moderator grants you access when you have…
held to choose moderators for all graduated sites and some long-term beta sites.
referring to the process of identifying and closing questions that are duplicates of another question.
a lightweight, plain-text, markup language. It is used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting (Questions, answers, wikis, chat).
Awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site.
Refers to user accounts either generically, or across the network.
A standardized answer to common questions or problems. Basic troubleshooting or investigation steps to resolve an issue before moving to other one-off measures.
for questions about the Stack Overflow blog, the place for official company communications as well as essays, opinions, and advice on the act of computer programming.