# How to create tag without asking a question?

I understand SE policy is that whenever someone asks a question with a new tag, the tag is automatically created. But is there a way to incorporate a tag without asking a needless question?

• Why would you want to do that? – Asaf Karagila Jun 20 '12 at 7:10
• @AsafKaragila I think ethnomathematics can be an useful, new tag, but I do not want to ask a question whose answer I can easily find using the tag. – Sniper Clown Jun 20 '12 at 7:12
• Firstly, I disagree with this idea completely. Ethomathematics would be a great topic for a chat with friends, or a site about education. It would not make a good topic here. Secondly, if anyone would want to ask a question with this tag then the tag will be created. Until it is created there is no point in having it around. – Asaf Karagila Jun 20 '12 at 7:14
• Furthermore, unused tags are automatically deleted at the end of every day.... – Willie Wong Jun 20 '12 at 7:34
• @WillieWong I was looking at the Unix.SE site and it read 60 days. Does it vary site to site? – Sniper Clown Jun 20 '12 at 7:37
• I don't see the word days in that link you provided. On the other hand you should read the "When" section of that page. – Asaf Karagila Jun 20 '12 at 7:38
• Where do you see 60 days? Unused tags are deleted at the end of every day. Tags with only one question to it are deleted after 6 months, which is about 180 days. – Willie Wong Jun 20 '12 at 7:39
• My mistake. 6 months, not 60 days. – Sniper Clown Jun 20 '12 at 7:42
• Some details about how often empty tags and low-usage tags are deleted can be found here. BTW this would be somewhat similar to feature-request in Disambiguation pseudo-tags. – Martin Sleziak Jun 20 '12 at 9:13
• Maybe another way to create a tag is to add it to an existing question. – GEdgar Jun 20 '12 at 13:52
• It is worth noting that MSE has one of the lowest (if not THE lowest) questions/tags ratio. This is not without reason, we work hard to reduce the number of tags. I feel that ethnomathematics tags will be unwelcomed and will it come to the meta site - I will vote against keeping such tag on this site. – Asaf Karagila Jun 21 '12 at 20:15
• I on the other hand will believe although the tag may welcome "soft questions" leading to arguments, such -for a lack of better word- jingoism will only fail to advertise the site. But before the nature of this question was derailed, my intention was to ask a general question on creating a tag regardless of content. – Sniper Clown Jun 21 '12 at 20:26