From http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/:

  1. If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s probably a meta-tag.

    Clearly, and fit this criterion.

  2. If the tag commonly means different things to different people, it’s probably a meta-tag.

    is more for error messages, so no, but...

    is more subjective. What may be a problem to some people is a benefit to another.

There are currently 170+ questions tagged

  • 2
    problem gets my vote. But error I'm not so sure about - maybe it would be better renamed as error-message?
    – DMA57361
    Commented Oct 30, 2010 at 15:53
  • 2
    I would still argue that error-message is not a useful tag. It in no way describes or categorizes the question.
    – heavyd
    Commented Nov 12, 2010 at 15:41
  • problem gets my vote too, perhaps we could go through the error tag to get a better view. Commented Jan 30, 2011 at 13:12
  • This seems related to meta.stackexchange.com/questions/77059/…...
    – Hello71
    Commented Feb 1, 2011 at 1:13
  • I also asked this question on MSO some time ago: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/60816/…
    – Bobby
    Commented Feb 1, 2011 at 11:36
  • Why there is no explanation of the tag when you mouse over it?
    – Quidam
    Commented Dec 16, 2016 at 7:33

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IMO both are meta tags. could mean error messages or an error that happened during photo copy/ other operation. Problem.. hmm yeah but what's the problem ?

  • that > what? (15)
    – Hello71
    Commented Nov 12, 2010 at 14:52
  • @hello >__> I keep making stupid typos... and only you notice them :(
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Nov 12, 2010 at 14:58

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