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Should the tag [soft-question] be blacklisted, after the EOQS?

A recent question tagged as soft-question made me wonder if this tag is outdated nowadays. After the EOQS made its way into this side, it does not really fit anymore. I skimmed shortly over the ...
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Should we blacklist [homeomorphism]?

In the past few days, I've been repeatedly removing the homeomorphism tag. I don't see why this tag is useful, it adds nothing to the question, it adds nothing to its classification. Perhaps it is ...
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What tag to use for elementary polynomial equations? [duplicate]

Many questions on MSE posted by elementary school (or high-school) pupils are of the form "find $x$ if $x^{101} = x^{51}$" (this is a real example that has just got posted). Clearly, this question is ...
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Should we remove the python tag? [duplicate]

Python is not related to math and might have been created accidentally. Currently only three questions are tagged python.
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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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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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Can we delete the [basis] tag?

The basis was recently created. But it's a horrible tag. There are different notions of basis in mathematics, and they are not entirely the same at all. Hamel basis Hilbert basis. Schauder basis. ...
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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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"Contradiction" tag -- second passing

The contradiction tag has been discussed previously, here. It was also mentioned in the tag management thread. On both accounts, it was reasonably favoured that something ought to be done about it. ...
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I find (discrete-mathematics) problematic

The discrete-mathematics tag's info reads Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. For an overview, see the Wikipedia entry ...
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The warning for the blacklisted tag (homework) should be updated

At the moment, when you try to enter homework tag into a question you receive a message containing the text: The 'homework' tag is not allowed. Please do not use the 'homework' tag, it's ...
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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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Fate of the (homework) tag: The community voted.... now what?

Well, the results of the voting seem pretty conclusive: Leave homework alone: 43 upvotes (20.38%) Deprecate but don't delete homework: 12 upvotes (5.69%) Burninate and blacklist homework: ...
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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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I propose banning the 'rank' tag

I noticed that there were five recent questions tagged with rank, out of a total of seven question. These five questions where all about rank in linear algebra. Given the multitude of meanings of ...
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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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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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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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[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 "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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