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in re this rejected edit https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1516676

Why shouldn't the tag exclude the interpretation of 'closed' as in differential geometry?


Gee downvoters: did you know that downvoting should not be done to indicate disagreement or a negative answer and that you can even upvote something you disagree with or have a negative answer for?

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    $\begingroup$ You are asking about a proposed edit to the tag-wiki for "closed-form". I think the current tag-wiki excerpt and info make it clear that the subject matter is about expressions in terms of "known" or "elementary" functions, neither of which support an application to differential geometry "forms". I think especially we should not try to exclude every non-tag topic from the topic's tag-wiki excerpt. Life is too short. $\endgroup$ – hardmath Jan 1 at 1:51
  • $\begingroup$ @hardmath so i can used closed-form for the closed form in differential geometry? $\endgroup$ – BCLC Jan 1 at 8:24
  • $\begingroup$ I think I’m mildly in favour of the edit but I also think it’s a non issue since if you search for closed-form together with diff-geom there’s only a handful of posts $\endgroup$ – Calvin Khor Jan 1 at 10:02
  • $\begingroup$ @CalvinKhor so i can used closed-form for the closed form in differential geometry? $\endgroup$ – BCLC Jan 1 at 10:20
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    $\begingroup$ The tag-wiki makes it clear that the tag is not for differential geometry. $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Jan 1 at 10:36
  • $\begingroup$ @BCLC I am utterly confused at what would make you think that I said anything of the sort. I think it’s better to be as clear as possible and it’s not like your suggestion uses up a lot of valuable real estate. But the tag description and the empirical data I mentioned suggests that it’s already clear to everyone, except a handful of exceptions, perhaps including you, that this tag is not for that kind of closed form $\endgroup$ – Calvin Khor Jan 1 at 10:48
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    $\begingroup$ Further to Calvin's comment of the twelve questions with both tags six have a different(ial) meaning of closed form. $\endgroup$ – TheSimpliFire Jan 1 at 11:29
  • $\begingroup$ @TheSimpliFire nice round bracket usage XD $\endgroup$ – BCLC Jan 1 at 13:32
  • $\begingroup$ Gee downvoters, did you know that downvoting should not be done to indicate disagreement or a negative answer and that you can even upvote something you disagree with or have a negative answer for? $\endgroup$ – BCLC Jan 1 at 13:33
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    $\begingroup$ @BCLC this is less so on the Meta part of the site, see e.g. math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/18811/… $\endgroup$ – Calvin Khor Jan 1 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ @CalvinKhor For the record, I searched posts with both "differential-forms" and "closed-forms" yesterday and found 15 of them. I edited most of them. (But 15 is still not a big no.) $\endgroup$ – Arctic Char Jan 1 at 14:49

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