I was reading this question about knowing who created a tag and, after looking at the tags they had linked (like this one), I went to visit the tag I had created recently: space-hulk-deathwing.

Unlike the Mario Kart 8 tag, the Deathwing tag has no listed creator. I was hoping someone could tell me why this is and whether or not this tag would count towards the Taxonimist badge for me?

  • Mario Kart 8's tag has a body that describes the game - your tag does not. I wonder if that is why your name doesn't appear along side it? Or maybe its because not enough questions exist for it.
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Jan 6, 2017 at 19:23
  • @TimmyJim I don't think a lack of questions would do it. My name appeared by the pokemon-sm tag after I put the tag on the first question.
    – Vemonus
    Jan 6, 2017 at 19:26
  • Maybe its because so far santyclause is the only one who has asked questions for it so far. I'm just trying to come up with possible reasons.
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Jan 6, 2017 at 19:28
  • @Vemonus Are you sure you appeared as the creator before 50 questions tagged? I've searched a lot of tags and so far only those related to a Taxonomist badge have a creator, those with <50 questions have not.
    – pinckerman
    Jan 7, 2017 at 3:40
  • @pinckerman yes, definitely. When I saw my name by the tag, I knew I'd finally be able to get Taxonomist :P
    – Vemonus
    Jan 7, 2017 at 3:42
  • @Vemonus Did you create "pokemon-sun" and "pokemon-moon" synonyms, too? After looking on the database tables I've found that when a synonym is created an OwnerUserId is stored, unlike tags.
    – pinckerman
    Jan 7, 2017 at 3:52
  • @pinckerman no, I believe Robotnik created those and made them synonyms just for future reference.
    – Vemonus
    Jan 7, 2017 at 4:07
  • @Vemonus Yep, Robotnik added them. I don't know if that affected the process.
    – pinckerman
    Jan 7, 2017 at 17:21

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As I discovered after researching for this answer, a tag creator is defined as the person who initially creates the tag - either by asking a question, or by editing the tag into a question (not necessarily their own question) after-the-fact.

The tag will only show a 'creator' on the info page IFF:

  • There are more than 50 questions
  • Said 'creator' was awarded the 'Taxonomist' Badge for that tag

Your tag currently has 3 questions, so it doesn't (yet!) qualify.

  • Vemonus said here he appeared as the creator for pokemon-sm before the 50 questions threshold, this is confusing.
    – pinckerman
    Jan 9, 2017 at 23:54
  • @pinckerman - Vemonus 'created' the tag by editing it onto a question, and was awarded Taxonomist as such. I have edited this to make it clearer
    – Robotnik Mod
    Jan 9, 2017 at 23:57
  • You misunderstand me, he states his name appeared as the creator before awarding Taxonimist badge.
    – pinckerman
    Jan 10, 2017 at 0:40
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    @pinckerman - So far I've been unable to see that reproduced on any tag with < 50 questions, including tags where synonyms have been added. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, just that I haven't seen hard evidence of it yet.
    – Robotnik Mod
    Jan 10, 2017 at 3:09
  • I'm like 90% sure my name was by the tag prior to getting the badge, but it's not really possible for me to prove that anymore :(
    – Vemonus
    Jan 10, 2017 at 16:08

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