Given all the recent discussion about banners and tags, I raise the following question: should we request a warning pop-up whenever someone tries to create a new tag? Apparently this is possible and would look like this.

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I doubt it is possible for each site to request custom wording, but if it is possible, I would request even stronger wording. Perhaps the last paragraph could say:

Creating a new tag is almost never the right thing to do; most new tags require an approved proposal on meta.

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    There's a lot of activity on meta these days, so I'll assume that upvotes on the question indicate agreement. If anyone disagrees, please post an answer.
    – cag51 Mod
    Jan 17 at 2:53
  • My upvote indicates support for requesting a popup with (at least) the default text. I'm not sure I'd go as far as your suggested stronger statement, however.
    – Anyon
    Jan 18 at 2:30
  • @Anyon, and I'd support the stronger text.
    – Buffy
    Jan 18 at 12:13
  • Since when have tags required a "proposal"? Jan 23 at 1:53
  • @AzorAhai-him- - there was some discussion about it here. A proposal is probably not necessary in every single case, but it's a good rule-of-thumb for newer users.
    – cag51 Mod
    Jan 23 at 2:16
  • AS you can see, I participated there. There's a lot of points in your answer and I guess I would say it's not really a straightforward proposal to require a post on meta before creating a tag. Jan 23 at 2:21

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Apologies for the long turnaround. The pop-up has been enabled. Please note that we don't have the ability to customize the text, so it's using the standard text as seen in the screenshot in the question.

  • Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
    – cag51 Mod
    Apr 16 at 13:51

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