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Questions tagged [retagging]

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Is it incorrect if I add [tag:contest-math] to my questions, even if it isn't explicitly from a contest?

On my question Ethan Bolker mentioned that if I'm tagging contest-math, I should explicitly name the contest in which it comes from. I've got three questions regarding this: Is this standard practice?...
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simple questions tag-changing

I'm not a mathematician, but an electircal engineer. However, EE guys also use a lot of mathematical theory. So Mathematics Stack Exchange seems the best place to ask questions about those. In the ...
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Why so many Riesz Representation questions in such short time?

I was scrolling through MSE on the cell phone earlier today and these popped up: and the list went on. Is this an artifact of the search engine, or is there some reason for the sudden "interest" in ...
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Could having (tag-removed) tag be useful?

Quite often we have situation that discussion about a specific tag results in consensus that the tag should be removed. And the removal process means that the questions having that tag are retagged ...
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About changing incorrect tags in suggested edits

Very often when I see a edited question made by another person, I see that the editor didn't change the wrong tag, for example, it's very typical that questions about high school algebra are tagged ...
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Do we need the “divergence” tag?

Currently, there exist a tag divergence, about which I'd like to know your opinion: the tag has no usage guidance and no tag wiki. This means that users cannot know whether this tag is dedicated to "...
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Merging “fourier-series” and “trigonometric-series”?

Currently, fourier-series has 2202 questions and 101 followers, while trigonometric-series has only 324 questions and 9 followers. I suggest merging the two, but also keeping "trigonometric-series" as ...
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Why have a (univalent-foundations) tag?

I just saw this meta post concerning a tag for NFU or more generally New Foundations. There is good reason not to have a tag for too specific tags, but then I also noticed that there is a tag for ...
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Removal of the tag “analytic-functions” [duplicate]

I have just noticed that the tag analytic-functions is used by only 14 questions, while the tag analyticity is used by 549 questions. The former tag is also poorly maintained (empty tag wiki). ...
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Should tags be added based on answers?

Should tags be added based on answers? The specific case I have in mind is that every once in a while I answer questions using inclusion-exclusion but the question doesn't refer to inclusion-...
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limits-without-lhospital tag misspelled

It seems stemming from this discussion that the tag limits-without-lhospital was created. Someone even corrected the spelling of the name in the excerpt recently, but the title still reflects ...
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Tag editing gone rogue

When reporting a new layout bug to the design change thread, I noticed the following: (many irrelevant tags) But hitting the "edit" button ("edit tags" won't work due to layout issues) I get this: ...
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Is it ok to remove the (discrete-mathematics) tag from a question?

When I see a recently active discrete-mathematics question about e.g. number theory being poorly tagged, I tend not only to add the relevant, more specified, tags but also I remove the tag discrete-...
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Tag editing etiquette on old questions

Just now I went through all of the questions I'd answered in abstract algebra and tagged the ones related to group theory with the group-theory tag. Honestly I did this so I could get the bronze badge ...
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Smart automatic mass-retagging

Is there some way to automatically mass-retag questions in a strategic manner? I'm trying to implement a tag suggestion which involves removing the tag self-learning. Basically, I'd like to: Retag ...
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Should I stop editing tags of [geometric-probability] questions?

I recently deleted or added the tag [geometric-probability] too a lot of questions and I feel concerned by the problems pointed out in this other post. I apologize if my behavior have spamed the front ...
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How to retag question about percentages?

The tag on this question is "percentile" which is clearly not correct, but I don't know what else to tag it. Any suggestions?
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Why this question cannot be edited?

I wanted to change tags in the following question from untagged to something more reasonable: Please solve the following Algebra. This question was migrated from MO and it was closed on MSE as "...
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Tag edits considered too minor?

A Community Member recently posted on Meta, asking about the appropriateness of editing solely to remove (inappropriate) tags. The response was one of encouragement. However I'm noticing in the ...
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rejecting edits because user were retagging many very old questions

I just rejected about 10 edits from the same user who were just retagging questions from 3 month to 1 year ago. I accepted the first few, then realised it was the same user, giving the same reason for ...
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Should retaggings suggested when reviewing new posts be accepted?

When reviewing new posts I sometimes encounter questions that are tagged incorrectly, but other than that require only minor corrections or no changes at all. I have made a few suggested edits only ...
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The [proof-theory] tag is misused too often.

Proof theory is a branch of mathematical logic which treats proofs just like other mathematical objects, like numbers and sets. It's an extremely technical field, involving Gödel-numberings, ...
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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 a new [radicals] tag.

I recently noticed there were three questions with numbers and two with names. I removed the former (as we already blacklisted its singular form), and the latter and replaced it by terminology. But ...
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On retagging questions I have answered

When I answered some question and noticed that a question has incorrect tags (or at least tags I considered to be incorrect), I was somewhat hesitant to retag the question. The reason was that this ...
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The (non-existent?) retag button

I received the privilege to retag questions a while ago, but I couldn't seem to find the button used for this, as mentioned here. It seems to me that this is now just a normal part of editing. If so, ...
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I don't see the “retag” button anymore?

I used to retag some questions, in particular for probability-tagged questions misusing the "distribution-theory" tag. As I haven't got the "Edit" priviledge, I don't understand why I currently don'...
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Let's blacklist the [graph] tag

The graph tag is supposed to be for questions about the graphs of functions. But it is very commonly misapplied to questions that are about the graphs of graph theory. These questions are supposed ...
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Single click on any tag while editing tags, effectively double-clicks, displaying tagged question list

Single clicking on any tag while editing tags, whether to add or remove a tag, performs the double action of executing the click (adding or removing the tag as requested) and then going to the list of ...
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“summation” tag for finite and formal summations

I often want to improve the tags on questions like "Is it possible to make this expression shorter?". This question asks how to simplify or evaluate the finite sum $$ \sum_{i=1}^n\left( 2^{i-1} a_i ...
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How much bumping is too much?

Quite often some old questions are bumped for various reasons. They are edited to correct minor typos, punctuation, adding links, adding a more informative title etc. They are retagged - e.g. for the ...
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Unnecesarily retagging old questions that get bumped.

Just as I write this, a user with $\sim$500 rep. has retagged 28 questions inactive by removing the tag differential-equations to leave only the tag pde. This has crowded the main page with already ...
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Order and number of tags

I won recently the privilege of retag questions. It is important to put tags in some order in a specific question? I think that the leftmost tag is the most important tag because this tag appear on "...
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How To Avoid A Retag War?

The layman often thinks that logic is meant for anything solved using good logical thinking. Many newcomers would think that set-theory fits any question involving sets of numbers. Obviously other ...
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Retagging after an answer is given

Sometimes a question is asked under a perfectly suitable tag, but is given an answer which is addresses respects strongly related to other tags. What should be the proper etiquette regarding ...
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Retagging causes bumping

The issue of questions bumping after retagging has come up here and on the main meta. I have a specific suggestion: disable bumping for users with high enough reputation (10k, 15k or 20k), or at ...