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Book recommendation opinion based? [duplicate]

The question Recommendation for books on topology (light reads) was closed as opinion based. What is the purpose of the book recommendation tag if not for exactly what it was used for here?
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Should we have tags (maximal-ideals) and (prime-ideals)?

Currently the tags maximal-ideals and prime-ideals exist (161 and 221 questions respectively). These tags have been discussed in the past here and here. I am not sure whether a consensus was reached....
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Should we divide [tag:dimension-theory] into 2 tags, one for topology, and one for algebra?

A discussion in chatroom about tag hausdorff-dimension draw attention to tag dimension-theory again. Here's some data about how tag dimension-theory is used questions about topology and algebra. My ...
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Are questions about apparent errors in textbook answer keys appropriate here?

Is it appropriate to ask questions about apparent errors in textbook answer keys? I understand that these are sometimes quite narrow, but as often as not it may be the case that there is no error, ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for references and book recommendations?

More specifically: Occasionally I would like to read a proof of some major theorems, but, as I don't want to bother people by asking them to write it here - I believe it is far better if I could ask ...
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Would a new tag for mistakes/typos/errata for books be useful/appropriate?

Maybe it could be called book-errata? I cannot give many examples of discussions from math.SE offhand but at least one example from here https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/34641/find-limit-of-...
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The "meta-tags".

What are the tags reference-request, soft-question, big-list for? When are they used? When should they not be used?
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I have found an error in a book/paper, what do I do?

This is a continuation of the discussion Would a new tag for mistakes/typos/errata for books be useful/appropriate?, where it was suggested that the FAQ might contain guidelines concerning the ...
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Do we need a tag for Books?

I have found myself using Math.SE for finding books on various subjects. The way I am doing this is writing the subject followed by the word book, or by filtering the search results with the ...
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Can you tell who created a tag

I recently created a tag, will anywhere show that it was created by me? Same with other tags, can I see who created them?
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Should questions about book recommendations be CW?

The questions about recommendation of books/texts/lecture notes for some topic are to some extent subjective and they will often be left without accepting an answer (since among several good ...
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What is the (calculus-identities) tag intended for?

The tag calculus-identities has been created about a year ago in this question: Quotient rule/Quotient rule. When I look at questions which have this tag now (31 questions at the moment) or which ...
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How do we tag questions on maximizing/minimizing functions?

I've noticed (when checking newly created tags), that a tag called max-min has been created. It has the following tag-excerpt: Questions related to maximizing or minimizing a expression or a function....
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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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Can Matematics S.E. be used to report errors of a text book?

Books with errors are quite dangerous and would be very helpful find the errors of a book and report and discuss them in some place where everyone can check if the books he is reading has errors and ...
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