I posted a canonical question and was wondering why there wasn't a tag for canonical questions?

Shouldn't we have a tag for this? Right now the only way to know for sure that the question is intended to be canonical is if the OP mentions it. I don't believe we have a list of all canonical questions either.

So - do you believe we should have a tag for canonical questions?


Let me address the two things in here.

First, we don't really want a list of canonical questions, too hard to maintain as mentioned in previous meta-post here and here.

Second, tags are meant to regroup question about a particular topic. 'canonical questions' are not a security topic, at best it is a meta-topic.

I am therefore strongly opposed to this.

Nevertheless, I'd support the creation of a meta question on 'how to write/answer a canonical question'. This should include information like, when should we write a CQ, what should be included in my CQ (info banner for example, references, related meta-post).

  • Perhaps we make a tag-wiki for the "vulnerabilities" tag then? As Gilles suggested in the post you linked. – J is 12 years old. May 18 '18 at 10:12
  • vulnerability does exist already. It just will need an edit. – M'vy May 18 '18 at 12:22
  • That is what I meant sorry :D – J is 12 years old. May 18 '18 at 12:26

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