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Tag management 2015 [duplicate]

Tags need a regular cleanup. This is a customary thread for tag synonyms etc. Rules of the game are basically the same: post your suggestion as an answer here if you see a particularly bad tag (a ...
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Tag management 2016 [duplicate]

Since it is a new year and the old Tag Management question has already over 70 answers, it is time for a new Tag Management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as ...
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Tag cleanup 2014 [duplicate]

Tags need a regular cleanup. There was a number of questions on particular tags recently — but (while proposals for some really major changes should, perhaps, be posted as separate questions) maybe a ...
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How can non-experts best contribute?

Hi all, I'm a fairly recent arrival to math.se. I've asked a good amount of questions (and learned a lot from the answers). But I haven't had the chance to answer many questions. I've been perusing ...
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Tag management 2017 [duplicate]

New year, new tag management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as an answer here if you see A particularly bad tag (a rule of thumb: «if I can't imagine a ...
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Tag management 2018 [duplicate]

New year, new tag management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as an answer here if you see A particularly bad tag (a rule of thumb: «if I can't imagine a ...
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Should the algebra tag be blacklisted?

I'll mention the history of the problems with algebra tag, although I think that most people who visit meta regularly know about this. The problem with algebra was that it was used for different ...
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Could chatrooms serve as noticeboards?

If there is some information related to this site, which you consider important enough to share with other users, the best way is probably to use meta. But I can imagine some situations when meta ...
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The use of the [algebra] tag

edit (Oct 26): I think there are two separate (but entangled) issues here. Does the algebra tag have a clear meaning or will/has it ended up on questions in two distinct areas? If algebra does not ...
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Should rep requirements for tag creation be higher?

There are, IMO, quite a lot of badly tagged questions and... not very good tags. Some of them were discussed on meta recently; some of these discussions show, IMO, that users who created these tags ...
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How about we blacklist [number]?

The number tag made a horrible comeback today with already two questions. I feel this is a zombie tag which keeps coming as we keep killing it. And unlike some historical figures which are said to ...
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MO-MSE tag incompatibility

When a question is migrated from MO to MSE, the system attempts to retag it using MSE tags (taking into account synonyms on the MSE side only; synonyms are a one-way street). If no MSE tag can be ...
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What, exactly, is (estimation-theory)?

Disclaimer: I have no idea what estimation theory is about. But looking at estimation-theory I cannot help but think that either the tag means something extremely broad (so broad that I hesitate to ...
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The tags [recursive] and [recurrence-relation]

Today someone created the tag [recurrence-relation], which seems to me to cover the same ground as the already-existing tag [recursive]. I'm tempted to replace [recurrence-relation] with [recursive] ...
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[proof] tag (again)

In the past we had a couple of discussions, and it was decided -- I thought -- that the tag proof shouldn't be used. Now we have more than 50 questions with this tag again. Could we please get it ...
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The birthday tag

Recently the birthday tag has emerged and it quickly has around 100 questions tagged (mainly by one user I suppose). This is indeed not the first time we have this tag. The last time it was deleted ...
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Do we need a [derivatives] tag?

A derivatives tag was created on November 20, in this question; I didn't notice when I answered, or I probably would have deleted it. Do we really need a derivatives tag? I realize we have tags for ...
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Which are blacklisted tags and blacklisted phrases?

There are many tags which are blacklisted. And so are some strings/words/phrases in the title. Is it possible to have a list of them publicly available somewhere? As I was told by a moderator in ...
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Troublesome Physics tag

Most questions tagged physics are usually flagged as being more appropriate on Phys.S.E. Is this right? (The reason I'm bringing this up is because I flagged a question a short while ago.) Also, ...
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How should we handle tags: [terminology] [notation] [definition]?

(Mod's Note: Since recently a tag-merge proposal came up for terminology and definition, I think we can revive this thread a bit and see if we can get some consensus.) Currently, we have 172 ...
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The “mathematics” tag

I don't understand why there is a tag for "mathematics" when that is the title of this site. Does anyone think it should not be deleted?
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Blacklist the [completeness] tag

Completeness is an important notion in mathematics. Metric spaces can be complete, a theory can be complete, a logic can be complete, and set of propositional connectives can be complete, and many ...
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Why double backslash is sometimes needed?

I noticed the problem in this post in the definition of $\mathbb N_\infty= \{0\} \cup \{\frac1n; n\in\mathbb N\}$. However, I was not able to reproduce the problem from the post (I do not know why ...
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The tags (probability) and (probability-theory)

What is the difference between (probability) and (probability-theory)? If there is none, is it better to use both tags or to decide on one (by tossing a fair coin, of course)?
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Expectation means average?

We have three ambiguous tags average, expectation and means. They are often used for probability and statistics problems. The tag expected-value has been synonymized with probability. The current ...
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Would tags such as “ultrafilters” or “Stone-Cech compactification” be too specific?

I've noticed that one question was recently tagged filter. (It is the only question having this tag at the moment.) I was thinking about a few related tags, which might perhaps be useful; but I ...
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Does the Discrete Integral belong to the “integration” tag?

The current definition of "integration" in the integration tag is "All aspects of integration, including the definition of the integral and computing indefinite integrals (antiderivatives)." The ...
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A proposal about the tags [tag:integration], [tag:indefinite-integrals], and [tag: antiderivatives]

Right now, the tag antiderivatives is a synonym of integration. I do not think this should be so. Rather, I propose to make antiderivatives a synonym of indefinite-integrals. I further propose to ...
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Tags (integral) and (integration)

I have noticed that there is a suggestion to make integral and integration synonymous in the list of suggested synonyms. See also synonyms for integration. (The users with sufficient rep in that tag ...
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Editing Binge Etiquette

What is the etiquette for extremely minor edits that bump dead threads by no longer active users? A related meta question. Recently someone has been on a binge of such editing. Most of the edits are ...
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Would a (proof-creation) tag be useful?

I'm thinking of creating a tag called proof-creation, where the tag will be for questions asking about how to start a proof, since I haven't seen it before. Thoughts?
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Questions about tag-wikis

I believe that if a question is correctly tagged, it may be very useful to all users of the site, since it makes finding questions much easier. Another advantage is that users can easily follow ...
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On the [combinatorics] and [counting] tags.

counting currently has 13 questions bearing this tag. Should combinatorics and counting be merged, or one be made a synonym of the other?
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Tags [proof-strategy] and [proof-writing]

What are the tags proof-strategy and proof-writing used for? They feel like meta tags to me. Instead of adding answers here, please vote on the answers in the tagging thread here: proof-strategy, ...
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How liberally should we handle tag creation?

This is a meta meta question on the principles by which we should decide which tags to create. The motivation for the question stems from this meta discussion, in which a majority thought that there ...
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Disambiguation pseudo-tags

In a comment to a retagging discussion, Henning brought up an interesting idea. Problem There are certain "keywords" which, unfortunately, are heavily overloaded in mathematics, and have completely ...
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Is a (pseudoinverse) tag ok?

I tagged a question of mine pseudoinverse, but it got removed. Since a pseudoinverse is about matrices/operators that are not necessarily invertible, inverse is not exactly adequate, so I'd prefer ...
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'Predicate-logic' the best tag?

Having just been annoyed (ok, ok, I'm an old grouch) for the $n$-th time by seeing a question mis-tagged (indeed, mis-titled) propositional-calculus, I've just realized there is no appropriate tag for ...
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New Tags: When?

When coming to post a question, one looks for the most fitting tags. After a while, it may be apparent that a new tag is in order. Good examples are the elementay-number-theory and elementary-set-...
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How to overcome “You can't create this tag” if there is meta agreement?

So, in this post, I suggested to replace rootsystem with root-system. A user suggested root-systems instead, which is indeed better. So having 7 upvotes and no downvotes, I decided to implement the ...
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About the [cardinality] tag

Some time ago I noticed that someone had created cardinality, which I find redundant considering the fact that it's usually just elementary-set-theory, and that it is almost never tagged as such. Do ...
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Tag renaming: [rings] to [ring-theory]

Well, the title says it all. I think that the tag [rings] is somewhat inappropriate, and [ring-theory] should be used instead.
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K-theory tags (versus algebraic-k-theory and topological-k-theory)

A user raised the question (I'm trans-posting here so it gets higher visibility) whether we really have the need for three separate tags k-theory, algebraic-k-theory, and topological-k-theory. I do ...
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Tags for automated theorem provers

I posted this in http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/1363/tag-merging-and-synonyms/12005#12005, but it's attracted no votes and no comments, so I figure maybe nobody's watching over there. ...
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What is the difference between merging two tags and synonymizing two tags?

Two tags can be made synonyms and they can also be merged. What is the difference between these two things? I am referring here to the terminology used in this post. It contains a list of changes in ...
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A rep. threshold to override the synonyms rep?

Since some of the tags have very little traffic in them, and hardly anyone has even the +5 reputation, and seeing how the moderators are already busy enough converting old answers to comments, is it ...
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The [contradiction] tag

I wonder what should be done with the contradiction tag. Some time ago it has been proposed to be deleted. A possible worthwhile use of the tag could be using it for questions about the logic behind a ...
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user on an editing spree

One of us has edited over 50 old questions in the last 50 minutes, mostly just retagging them. Is there any way to stop this? [note --- I have flagged one of the questions for moderator attention, and ...
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tags for off-topic questions: what to do?

I've just been doing a bit of tags clean-up (a bit of retagging to the correct subject tag, and a bit of merging and deleting). (Incidentally, it'd be great if more people keep an eye on the newly ...
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Renaming tags to plurals

(Edit by KennyTM: Just a reminder, please avoid retagging for pluralization before there is consensus, thanks.) I propose the following changes in tags: lie-algebra ===> lie-algebras riemann-surface ...

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