I find it very easy to mistakenly make new tags by mistyping an existing tag's name. I've also had the issue where I somehow changed the very first tag in the list, when adding a tag a new tag to a question. For example here was changed to when I added the tag to the question, and here became when adding . For some reason the first letter of the new tag I added to the list, also got applied to the first tag that was already in the list.

It'd be nice to have a pop up letting us know we're creating a new tag, just in case it wasn't the intended goal, specially since it's a functionality of SE.

  • Confirming this is on the CM's backlog, and we'll update y'all once a CM gets assigned to dig into this :)
    – JNat StaffMod
    Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 16:48

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I've just flipped the corresponding site setting, so the new tag creation pop-up warning should now be enabled.

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    Looks good on the main site. Is there any chance we can turn it on the meta as well?
    – alamoot
    Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 16:05
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    Yup, @alamoot — done!
    – JNat StaffMod
    Commented Dec 16, 2020 at 17:08

Sounds like a good idea to me; creating tags should be a rarer thing, in any event, so not a big deal to have a small barrier to doing it, and it might discourage people creating needless tags as a bonus.

  • Have we made any progress towards this?
    – alamoot
    Commented Aug 31, 2020 at 0:35
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    I'll ping the CMs about it, since it seems like we have a consensus more-or-less!
    – Joe Mod
    Commented Aug 31, 2020 at 15:26

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