I feel like I'm usually not finding the right tag to describe what I'm asking. Is there a list of tags for MSE or something to help me?

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    $\begingroup$ There is a tab "tags" right next to "questions" below the site title... and a search function for tags. (-1) for apparent lack of research. $\endgroup$
    – user296602
    Feb 16, 2018 at 20:43
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    $\begingroup$ There are 53 pages of tags. Do I simply need to familiarize myself with the vast-but-not-infinite number of tags available? $\endgroup$
    – Supware
    Feb 16, 2018 at 20:47
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    $\begingroup$ That's why there's a search function, as well as the ability to sort by popularity. Unless you're asking an obscure question you can probably find a relevant tag on the first page.... $\endgroup$
    – user296602
    Feb 16, 2018 at 20:48
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    $\begingroup$ In OP's defence: Their questions are not very easy to tag (I just took a quick look). Not your typical calculus student's questions. Also, props for diagnosing your difficulty rather than just using some braindead method of picking any tag that contains a vaguely familiar word :-) $\endgroup$ Feb 16, 2018 at 20:52
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    $\begingroup$ Typically an appropriate tag can be found on the cover of the textbook WHEN AT COLLEGE LEVEL (high school not so much). That may not help you much. And in general it won't help with a more specialized tag. But you can try and search the tags. Or, make your best guess, and ask for suggestions in a comment. I would never, ever give this piece of advice to a high-schooler... algebra? (shudder). $\endgroup$ Feb 16, 2018 at 20:58
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    $\begingroup$ I'd encourage you to leave a Comment on your Questions asking for help in tag improvements. $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Feb 16, 2018 at 21:47
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    $\begingroup$ Closely related older question: How am I supposed to use tags? To some extent also: What tags to choose? $\endgroup$ Feb 17, 2018 at 8:20
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    $\begingroup$ For users with sufficient reputation to talk in chat, asking for advice in the Tagging chatroom might also be an option. $\endgroup$ Feb 17, 2018 at 8:24


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