I asked a question about Xen on Arch Linux. The tag [arch-linux] has potential usefulness, but the issue is primarily Xen. But it seems tags are sorted alphabetically so the question shows as arch linux - title rather than xen - title. I think the tags should be ordered as the user specifies them, or at least store which is the preview tag somehow.

  • People search by tags, rather than tags being considered essential to the question itself
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented Apr 4, 2017 at 1:42
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    Where are you referring to seeing tag - title?
    – fixer1234
    Commented Apr 4, 2017 at 4:01
  • First thing that comes to mind is in the <title /> displayed in the browser. Commented Apr 4, 2017 at 5:01
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    The tags are automatically ordered from the most frequently used tag to the least used one.
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Apr 4, 2017 at 7:58

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This is marked as on Meta Stack Exchange:

In order to try and stop the scrapers from being ranked higher on Google, they [Stack Exchange] are working on increasing their SEO. To this end, the tag listed first on a question (sorted by popularity of the tag) will now appear at the start of the page title.

  • Interesting. This feature-request would still be helpful because the question is about Xen but Arch is more popular, but I understand that we can't assume everybody will pick the best option. Commented Apr 4, 2017 at 13:12
  • Where is that meta post marked [status-bydesign]? Commented Apr 26, 2017 at 12:06

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