In the comments for this question, John Smithers and justkt asked me to create a Scrivener tag and write up the tag info.

I am fairly new to Stack Exchange and have not a clue how to go about this. I don't even know if this is the right place to ask this question — I see references to "Stack Exchange Overflow," but I don't know what that is or if it's relevant.

I have read the FAQs for both Writers and Meta and I don't see this covered. Could someone either give me some direction or point me to the appropriate place where the directions currently live? Much obliged.

  • Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh! Commented Apr 8, 2011 at 14:04
  • John, if you were just joking, I apologize and I'll delete the question. justkt is a moderator and seemed to be serious. I am not trying to step on any toes here. Commented Apr 8, 2011 at 14:21
  • You will never finish a book, when you avoid stepping on any toes. Just let me scream and ignore me. Everyone else is doing it also ;) Commented Apr 8, 2011 at 21:43

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I think the tag is valid. We have a software tag, and if we expect Scrivener questions we ought to have a tag for them (though being a mod doesn't give me extra weight to my vote, so anyone can disagree).

To create a tag, just type the tag. You have to have 150 reputation (this shoots up to 1500 when we leave beta) or more to do so.

If you do create a tag, please add information to the Tag Wiki while you're at it.

  • I have sufficient rep, so that's not a problem. Where do I find the Tag Wiki? Commented Apr 8, 2011 at 19:06
  • @Lauren - once you've created the tag, click on it. Then click about the tag. Then click "Edit Tag Wiki."
    – justkt
    Commented Apr 8, 2011 at 20:16
  • Another newbie question: I create the tag, I edit the wiki, then what? Do I start retagging questions? Do I only tag the threads which mention Scrivener in the post, not as one of the responses? Commented Apr 11, 2011 at 12:42
  • @Lauren - tagging is for the question alone, not the answer. So any questions that are about Scrivener get the tag.
    – justkt
    Commented Apr 11, 2011 at 12:45
  • Thank you. It's now telling me I don't have the privilege of editing the tag and someone has to approve it. I will write up the tag, but how much rep does one need for that privilege? Commented Apr 11, 2011 at 12:46
  • @Lauren - to see how close you are to gaining each privilege, check out your privileges page. Tag edits are different, as you have to be one of the top-voted users in the tag. Mods can approve when there are no top-voted users in the tag, I believe.
    – justkt
    Commented Apr 11, 2011 at 12:47
  • @justkt: Okay, I have created the tag, and the main board thinks I can approve it but isn't giving me an "approve" button to approve my own edits. Which is rather meta-amusing. :) Commented Apr 11, 2011 at 12:54
  • @Lauren - I approved, but the fact that you couldn't seems to be a potential bug you might want to take to Meta.SO, the network-wide meta. The SE team seems to see that site faster.
    – justkt
    Commented Apr 11, 2011 at 13:07
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    @justkt: I was able to approve someone else's edits. I think it's a feature rather than a bug that I can't approve my own. I'll ask if you think I ought to. Commented Apr 11, 2011 at 13:39
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    +1 for "it's a feature not a bug" :P Commented Apr 12, 2011 at 20:45

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