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.
The accepted answer is the answer the question owner thought best met their needs. This tag is for discussing issues related to accepted answers, not indicating that a question has an accepted answer.…
For questions about discussing the quality or appropriateness of certain answers on Puzzling Stack Exchange.
for questions about answers: how to answer, whether specific answers are appropriate, and so forth.
for questions specifically about the process of asking questions on Puzzling Stack Exchange.
Badges are awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site.
denotes a question that is a part of the regularly held "best-puzzle" voting contests.
for questions about the favorite question feature. For questions about favorite tags, use (favorite-tags) instead.
A bounty is a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation for great answers.
Requests to have a tag "burninated" (or deleted) from the system. Use in case of uncertainty when requesting discussion, or when the popularity of the tag makes manual retagging followed by automatic…
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For questions about chess-themed puzzles on the main site, or about the relation between Puzzling Stack Exchange and our sister site Chess Stack Exchange.
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.
Comments are small addendum to each question or answer, intentionally limited in size and formatting. Comments are second-class citizens.
Community Wiki is a flag that can be applied to answers (and sometimes questions) which lowers the barrier for editing and prevents any rep gain/loss from voting.
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For questions about the functionalities, queries, databases and datamodel of The Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE). SEDE allows you to create and run queries against copies of the databases of popul…
use for any questions related to deleted answers specifically.
refers to all questions deleted. The tag "specific-question" should also be used when referencing a specific question that has been deleted.
"Design" refers to front-end elements, such as page layout, coloring conventions, etc. For questions about database structure, algorithms in the code, please use the "architecture" tag instead.
for questions specific to down-votes, the community's way of telling peers that their content can be improved. Down-votes on meta site have different meanings.
referring to the process of identifying and closing questions that are duplicates of another question.
For questions about the process of editing, how edits work, and other general inquiries about the edit system.
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Questions regarding etiquette and proper behaviour in relation to other users, SE posts, etc.
For questions about the flagging process, how flags are handled, etc.
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