What are tags, and how should I use them?

What are tags?

A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. Tags help label specific content for improved find-ability -- for seekers to find and experts to answer. When tags are used with advanced search, they isolate content by a relevant topic and improve results. 

Tags can also be helpful to identify questions and topics that interest you. 

How should I use tags?

Clicking on a tag below a question will bring you to a page with all questions with that associated tag. 

When tagging your post -- you will be able to search from pre-identified tags. Users do not have the ability to create new tags. If you feel that there is a missing tag that could be helpful for the community, personal message @AnnaYardley with your tag idea and it can be added to the forums. 

When choosing tags, choose ones that best describe your question. Each post is limited to a maximum of 5 tags.