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.

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Questions about the behaviour or usage of tags, which are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.
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used for questions about whether something fits within the defined scope of this Stack Exchange site.
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Concerning the pre-defined, site-specific reasons for closure in the off-topic section of the closure dialogue.
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For questions about what languages posts, tags, the interface, etc. should be in. – Für Fragen über die Sprache, in der Inhalte, Tags, das Interface, usw. gehalten sind.
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Questions about the process of editing, how edits work, and other general inquiries about the edit system.
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Frequently asked questions and general guidance for the usage of German Language SE.
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used to ask for more information or clarify a question or answer.
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Questions about answers: how to answer, whether specific answers are appropriate, etc.
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Questions about the spelling used in posts and similar. This includes questions on how to handle wrong spelling.
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to dispute or discuss questions that have been closed.
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Questions about the real-time, stateful web chat that is a part of every StackExchange site.