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Recently I've come across the tag "generalization", see here. It's relatively new and there is only one question (Edit: now removed) under it. However, I don't think it's that useful, taking into consideration there isn't any mathematical content associated with it. On the other hand, it's quite vague whether or not a question should be tagged "generalization", maybe when we spot the phrase "in general" or "more generally"? I would like to know the community's opinion on this. Thanks in advance.


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    $\begingroup$ No. It is not a good tag. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jan 30 at 10:48
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    $\begingroup$ In fact this tag has been created an removed several times in the past as mentioned here: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/3740/2018/11/16 See also this SEDE query: data.stackexchange.com/math/revision/973905/1206822/… (This tag was mentioned a few times in the Tagging chatroom.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jan 30 at 13:00
  • $\begingroup$ If I may ask, why is this question tagged (specific-flag)? As far as I can tell, it is unrelated to flagging. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jan 30 at 13:01
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak Sorry, I think it's (specific-tag) instead of (specific-flag)... $\endgroup$ – YuiTo Cheng Jan 30 at 13:05
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak Btw, why isn't (specific-tag) a tag in meta? $\endgroup$ – YuiTo Cheng Jan 30 at 13:26
  • $\begingroup$ Why would [specific-tag] be a tag on meta? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jan 30 at 13:44
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila But there are (specific-questions), (specific-users), (specific-answers)... $\endgroup$ – YuiTo Cheng Jan 30 at 13:46
  • $\begingroup$ And...? Those all serve a purpose. What would be the purpose of [specific-tag] which is not covered by the existing tagging-related tags on meta? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jan 30 at 13:47
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila Oh, I see your point. $\endgroup$ – YuiTo Cheng Jan 30 at 13:49
  • $\begingroup$ Link to this tag's entry in the tag management thread. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jan 31 at 4:04

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