Today I wanted to vote to close a question as a duplicate of the canonical one "how do I send an e-mail message to a professor" that was written some time ago. I don't remember exactly the words in its title, nor who wrote it, so I have a hard time finding it with the search feature.

Would it be a good idea to have a tag (or maybe also "faq", "common-question") that is used to tag questions such as this one or the other frequently-duplicated one about journal workflow?

In this way I could simply search for questions with this tag. This tag would also help for new users, since by browsing the tag one finds quickly some of the best, most-useful, and most-asked questions and answers that this site provides.

If needed, the tag could be protected so that only moderators and/or high rep users can add it (is that an existing feature that can be enabled on a tag?)

  • Not sure if you get a notification in this edge case of duplicate closing. If not, here it is. – Wrzlprmft Jan 12 '19 at 12:22
  • @Wrzlprmft I didn't get the notification, just the one from your comment. Anyway, this answers my question, thanks! – Federico Poloni Jan 12 '19 at 12:38