We had at least one interview question on the site already. This is not a proposal to ban them or anything like that, but I think a tag like would be beneficial for everyone:

  • The Question might get more attention, since it's always good to see what questions might be asked in interviews
  • Similar to the -Tag, it is a "full disclosure" where the question comes from
  • And someone who will go to a job interview can just read through some of the tagged questions to get an idea what to expect.


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    $\begingroup$ If I were new to the site, I would expect this to reflect questions about interview questions - not questions that happened to have been asked at interviews. $\endgroup$
    – Shog9
    Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 0:32
  • $\begingroup$ Note that the homework tag has been reason for controversy, too. $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 7:34

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Why the hell would we want to tag a question differently because it was once given in an interview? says absolutely nothing about what the question is about. It is useless. Kill it if it ever arises.

  • $\begingroup$ I disagree for the reasons stated above. It should never be used without other tags to provide context, but it gives additional information about the question and it's context. $\endgroup$
    – malexmave
    Commented Mar 18, 2012 at 12:29
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    $\begingroup$ @malexmave No, interview-question does not give any information about the question. Anyone can ask any question in an interview. Also, a tag that can't be used as the sole tag is a bad sign; please read The Death of Meta Tags. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 18, 2012 at 16:27
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    $\begingroup$ The gist of "The Death of Meta Tags" is that tagging should be used to tell you what the question is about, not why it was asked. This question is not about "interview questions" so it should not have that tag. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 14:06

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