On Should you secretly drill your children?, for example, I put the safety tag first and discipline second, but after submitting it reversed the tags. This isn't really that big a deal, except in some circumstances, like sharing a question, the first tag is used in the title. While discipline fits, I would consider safety the "primary" tag.

This has happened on my other questions too. Is there a way to work around it, perhaps by entering my tags in reverse order, or is there some other algorithm going on, like the most popular one being moved first?

  • As a side note, this meta question preserved my original tag order. Mar 27, 2013 at 21:50

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Tags are shown in the order of the tag's popularity on the site, apparently.

Others have requested that this feature be changed, to allow users to specify the tag order. However, the request appears to have been declined.

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