I think I'm not using tags correctly I was always going for the "how to ask" rule: "be as specific as possible". This edit here: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/775074 the rejection indicate that my understanding is wrong. So I have a few specific questions on how to use tags in my own posts and on how to improve them for past questions.
First thanks to the reviewers to write down specific reasons instead of using "standard" answers. This helps me a lot, thanks!
The microsoft-excel tag is NOT redundant. It is used so all the excel questions can be tracked. It can be combined with the specific version tag.
So I should always use "microsoft-excel" so it can be tracked as an excel issue. Even if the question is version specific and/or the answer has to work for a specific version (the one I use) is that correct? Does that also hold up for other software as well?
Both tags are OK in cases where it isn't clear to the OP whether the issue or potential solutions are version specific.
So if I don't know if my question is version specific I can and should use both tags. Good to know. What if it becomes clear, should I remove the other tag? If I'm looking for an answer that has to work in my specific excel version which always hast been the case isn't the question/answer always version specific? Right now I actually can not thing of any question that is not version specific. Kinda confused right now.
The help file on tagging doesn't give me an answer and I couldn't find any other question on this type of "redundant tags".