Is there a way that a person can know who created which tag?

  • Marking this status-declined in light of Jeff's MSO post linked to in the answer here and the status-declined tag on that question.
    – msh210 Mod
    Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 17:55

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Sorry, it appears there's no official way to find the information (and there are no plans for it either due to gaming concerns).

There are some "unofficial ways" though:

  • Tag -> sort by newest -> last page -> question on the bottom, should be the earliest question asked with that tag, but still not guaranteed that that question or that user created the tag. [from here]
  • See who won the Taxonimist badge (you have to have created it to win it!)
  • Why are there more gaming concerns with seeing who created a tag over seeing how many votes a person got for a question or answer? Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 17:02
  • @Gershon They're afraid if someone knows he/she created a tag, they will then begin using the tag all over to get Taxonimist badge. Not sure what the voting problem would be. Can you elaborate
    – yydl
    Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 18:19
  • A person can also just remember that he created the tag and do that? Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 19:26
  • If the tag is not used appropiately then it will be deleted from the entry and take away the badge? Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 19:27
  • @Gershon I'm just saying why they don't want it. I don't necessarily agree with them. They also mention that the data won't be of any benefit. If you'd like you can take this up on meta.
    – yydl
    Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 19:40
  • There would be a benefit to the person who created the tag knowing how many questions were asked with the tag he created. Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 19:42
  • @Gershon Okay, and what would that give the user?
    – yydl
    Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 19:43
  • A good feeling knowing that the tag he created is being used Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 19:44

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