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Questions tagged [tag-management]

For questions concerning the management of tags on both the main site and meta. Common topics include the merging of tags, and making tags synonyms of one another.

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Misuse of tag “divergence”: How to deal with questions with the wrong tag?

According to the tag info of divergence, it is used when questions are about vector calculus. However, it is often tagged with convergence, at questions about convergence/divergence of sequences, ...
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Optimizing the tags for maxima and mimima to an extremum

There is a slight strangeness in the current tagging system related to tags for maxima and minima. Martin and I discussed this at some point, we did not have quite the same view, and it concerns quite ...
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What's the difference between “moderators” and “moderation”?

What's the difference between these two tags - moderators and moderation? Should these two tags be merged?
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Should we synonymise a tag used more than the master tag?

Scrolling through the list on tag synonyms on MSE, I found that there were two tags that were suggested to be synonymised with their master tags which were used less than them. Note that both are ...
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Is [tag:predicate-logic] a synonym for [tag:first-order-logic]?

What is the difference between the tags first-order-logic and predicate-logic? This question has been raised several times (here, here and here), and several users proposed in their comments to ...
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Why can't you improve tag-wiki edits?

When reviewing post edits you have the option to Improve Edit as well as Reject and Edit. These options are no longer available when a tag-wiki edit shows up in the queue (there have been quite a few ...
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Renaming the “gersgorin-sets” tag

I think this tag should be renamed "gershgorin-sets". According to Wikipedia, the correct spelling can be Geršgorin, Gerschgorin, Gerszgorin, Gershgorin, הירשהאָרן, Hirshhorn or Hirschhorn (Гершгорин,...
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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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Clarifying the extent of the philosophy tag

A recent spate of vague questions under the tag philosophy suggests that it may be worth clarifying the purpose of the tag by ruling out a certain type of questions explicitly. These are questions ...
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Change the Taxonomist badge to exclude self-edited questions

As we are increasing in size and in number of users, we start to see more often users which have enough reputation to create a tag, and without much oversight, they go on a spree to add that to 50+ ...
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Should the (block-design) tag be removed?

I noticed for the first time today that there is a (block-design) tag, with no description and 12 questions. It seems that this tag is completely redundant, as there is already a (combinatorial-...
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Tag badge glitch

How is this possible? What I mean here is there's a bug, as the number of answers and the score shown on my reputation chart is different than of the number shown in "Select your next badge". I am ...
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Can we please have a “deprecated tag” feature?

In recent times we witnessed a couple of meta threads about old tags that are completely useless in today's landscape (e.g. this, or that). In both cases, these are tag remnants from an older system ...
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How should the “analysis” tag be used?

In my mind, ideally, there should be a fairly consistent "etiquette", if you will, for choosing tags wherein any two people asking the same question are likely to pick the same tags for that question. ...
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What is the point of the “math review” tag

What is the point of math-review tag? The description says For questions concerning troubles with a text one is reading. Typos and interpretation issues are also pertinent. Please be sure to ...
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Is the [orientation] tag useful?

According to the tag description, the orientation is: For question[sic] regarding the notion of orientation both in topology and in global analysis. There is no further information in the tag wiki....
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Do we really need separate tags for morphisms between certain objects when there's a tag for the objects?

Currently we have tags for ring-theory, group-theory and semigroups and separate tags for ring-homomorphism, group-homomorphism and semigroup-homomorphism. (The latter tag is used a total of 11 times, ...
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How to discourage users from using the “functions” tag

The following is the tag info for the functions tags: In mathematics, a function is a relation between a set of inputs and a set of permissible outputs with the property that each input is related ...
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Are [tag:tiling] and [tag:tessellation] the same? [duplicate]

Do tiling and tessellation denote the same concept? If so, they should be merged.
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The tag even-and-odd-extensions

So there's this tag even-and-odd-extensions. There are 16 questions with this tag which consist of: Even and odd functions Even and odd integers Even and odd digits of a number Extending a function ...
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Almost surely tag

We have a almost-everywhere tag for measure-theory. Do we need "almost-sure" tag for probability space? The later is a particular case of the former, but the later concerns a vast variety of topics ...
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Tag management 2018

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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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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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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Why does the tag “(solution-verification)” show as “(proof-verification)”?

So I want to clarify/verify a specific solution. This is my solution to a problem, so it is not like I want to verify a specific proof/theorem or clarify why and/or how it works. So, in my tags, I ...
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Revisiting the “partitions” tag

Almost six years ago, Michael Hardy raised the issue of the "partitions" tag being used for some very different concepts, and subsequently edited its tag wiki excerpt to at least be clear about what ...
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Is there a way to monitor for “bad” tag synonyms?

Users with at least 2500 rep and an answer score of 5 in a tag can suggest synonyms for that tag. (Details can be found, for example, in this meta question.) Hypothetically, it is possible that 5 ...
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Tag Rename: (stationary-point) to (critical-points)

Given that the only difference between a stationary point and a critical point are that critical points include points whose derivative does not exist and the endpoints of the region and that critical ...
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Should “natural-numbers” really be a synonym for “elementary-number-theory”? [duplicate]

The title said it all. I disagree with this tag synonym. I (more than once) used "natural-numbers" to tag my questions about the logic structure of natural numbers, more related to logic and model ...
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Is it possible to find out whether a tag has been removed by an automated process?

A tag which exists only on one question is automatically deleted after certain time unless it has a tag-wiki. Is it possible to check whether a tag have been removed by this process (because of being ...
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Do we really want (discrete-mathematics) $\to$ (combinatorics) synonym?

I have noticed in the list of tag synonyms that a synonym discrete-mathematics $\to$ combinatorics has been suggested. Currently it awaits votes from users. I am not sure this is a reasonable tag ...
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The (publishing) tag and academia.SE

I voted to close this question, with the justification that it is about mathematical publishing, not mathematics itself, and it would be better suited to academia.SE. This seems consistent with the ...
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converse of propositions tag

Recently a tag converse-of-propositions has been created https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/converse-of-propositions There is no description and only 3 questions by the same user. I ...
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Would [cantor-theorem] be a constructive tag?

Would [cantor-theorem] be a constructive tag? A search for question's containing the keywords yields $427$ results. Feel free to comment to discuss below or just upvote/downvote. Note: The ...
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Can you change the name of a tag?

Can you change the name of a tag? I recently came across the tag sage, which I think should be renamed to sagemath to be more clear. Is it possible to change the name of a tag? If so, how?
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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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Do we need separate tags for (betting) and (gambling)?

Quite recently the betting has been created. However, for a long time there is a tag called gambling. To me the two tags seem rather similar Personally, I do not see great need for a new tag. And a ...
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Why does the “lotteries” tag exist?

Why does lotteries exist? It doesn't help the answerer know anything about the question. You can't really be an expert in math questions about lotteries. It doesn't even have a tag description. Note:...
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(block-matrices) tag is behaving strangely

I'm not sure what's going on with the block-matrices tag. I recently tried to tag a question as block-matrix related through an edit, but when I did the tag didn't show up. I can look up the (block-...
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Similar tag descriptions for (physics) and (mathematical-physics)

I understand t.b.'s reasoning on why we should keep both the physics and mathematical-physics tags, but I notice that their wikis, and more specifically their excerpts, are sufficiently similar that ...
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Does the tag “proof-verification” really make sense?

Every time I see a question asking to verify a proof (usually some exercise), the tag is just not there. I often edit the question to add it but... does it really make sense to keep it? Since every ...
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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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Fixing the newly created “geometric-invariant-theor” tag

A tag for geometric invariant theory has been created today, but it comes with a problem: the final "y" is missing, therefore its current name is geometric-invariant-theor. Is there an upper limit ...
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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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Tag proposal: squeeze-theorem

There are many questions about the squeeze theorem on this site, and seeing that some other theorems such as the Chinese Remainder Theorem, Stokes theorem, Bayes theorem, etc. have their own tags, why ...
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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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Riemann surfaces tag description

The riemann-surfaces tag has the following description: For questions about Riemann surfaces, that is compact analytic manifolds of (complex) dimension 1, and related topics. The usual definition ...
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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 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....