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Tag merging and synonyms [closed]

Moderator's Note: I am (at least) temporarily closing this thread. New suggestions should be made in the current Winter tag cleanup meta-thread. This is half a question, half an announcement. I ...
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Recent influx of new users with female “glamour” pics for profile

EDIT: As of August $22$nd, the number of upvotes for the leading two proposals are precisely tied. The OP was roughly a month ago, so I think this question deserves an answer. To that end, since my ...
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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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Rename (exercises-and-solutions) tag? Or completely remove it?

There exists tag exercises-and-solutions (created by this user). The tag-excerpt is as follows: Use this tag for questions asking about "problem books", "exercise books", and their solutions. So ...
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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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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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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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When using (summation) tag, should we remove (sequences-and-series)?

The tag summation was created less than a year ago, see "summation" tag for finite and formal summations Before that, post about finite sums were usually tagged as sequences-and-series. ...
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Should we request customized messages for some blacklisted tags?

Some time ago a new feature was added to SE software, which allows customizing a message shown when a user is trying to add some blacklisted word to a post. See this post on meta.SE: Allow adding a ...
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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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Where are the other “algebra” tags besides “abstract” and “precalculus”?

If the "algebra" tag is declared heretical, as suggested here, then what should one do with algebra questions for which neither the "abstract algebra" tag nor a "precalculus" tag is appropriate?
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beginners tags?

Is there not a need for one or more special tags for beginners questions? To me it looks as some posters have no idea what an abstract algebra is and think that their problem has something to do with ...
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Another reason why the (algebra) tag should be allowed.

This question is one example of why I think the (algebra) tag should not be treated as deprecated (blacklisted). This isn't really "abstract" algebra because it's all done within one particular field,...
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Algebra disambiguation tag

This is not a question, really, but an experiment. We have had a battle against the algebra tag for a long time. For some history, see this meta post. One problem is that it would be nice to have a ...