In this meta.SE post is a neat functionality to stop people from creating new tags is described. Unfortunately it's not active on ELU. Fortunatly, Laurel has this brought to ELU attention over here in an answer.

This feature is currently enabled on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Unix & Linux, Mi Yodeya, Ask Ubuntu, Physics, Sound Design, Pets, and Mathematics.

It would provide us with this neat warning:

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Since it is already available on other network sites it should be relatively easy to activate it on ELU. I think it would be a great addition and keep senseless tags from being inadvertently created.

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    Yeah, why isn't that a default everywhere?
    – Mitch
    Sep 21, 2016 at 22:00
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    Don't know about everywhere, but for here, yes please.
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Sep 21, 2016 at 22:04
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    @Mitch maybe the reasoning is that on new sites there are more occasions where you actually want to create tags, as the taxonomy is not as mature yet.
    – Helmar
    Sep 22, 2016 at 9:57
  • @Helmar But it doesn't stop the tag from being made, and a question worded like that is not much of a psychological barrier (in my estimation).
    – Mitch
    Sep 30, 2016 at 12:32
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    Now I want a [noot-noot] tag....
    – Hellion
    Sep 30, 2016 at 17:09

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Note, this isn't turned on for meta as new tags are far more likely to be needed here (in conjunction with the required tags) as things evolve on the site.

But, it's now enabled on the main site.

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