When I create a new user from another contact's profile, in the relationship tab, the new contact automatically gets one of my tags... I have no idea where to look to solve this one. Any clues?

Using civicrm 4.6.25

  • hmm - was sure I had already suggested you check if you have civirules in place. or did someone delete my comment?
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Sep 18, 2017 at 5:04
  • also yossi - it helps everyone if you vote for answers and 'accept' best answers. looking at your profile looks like you have a fair number you have never gone back to.
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Sep 19, 2017 at 1:55
  • @petednz-fuzion, I do have Civirules but it isn't installed
    – Yossi
    Commented Sep 19, 2017 at 20:06
  • I also went back and voted/accepted answers.
    – Yossi
    Commented Sep 19, 2017 at 20:16
  • thanks for the voting/accepting. hmm. so you have 'something' doing 'something' that results in all new contacts getting Tagged? and you have checked your Extensions and any other Customisations?
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Sep 19, 2017 at 22:11

2 Answers 2


If you haven't found the cause by looking around, you can write an extension that uses hook_civicrm_pre on the Tag entity to call CRM_Core_Error::backtrace(). That should show you what's calling the tag creation code.


Go the Contact (the one you want to edit) > Tags. The Tag tab is toward the right side of the Contact categories.

  • your answer helps remove a tag once it has been added bu i think the question is about what mysterious process is auto tagging contacts when they are created
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Sep 18, 2017 at 6:29
  • I thought they just wanted to delete an unwanted tag.
    – Iowa Boy
    Commented Sep 19, 2017 at 0:30

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