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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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It is possible to incorporate in the Tags main page the additional filter "Watchers"?

I would like to make a suggestion for the Tag main page, were currently they could be found the filters by: Popular/Name/New In my short experience here so far, I have been really useful to know also ...
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Tag management 2022

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 person ...
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Create a user guidance for the tag [mayer-vietoris-sequence]

Approximately half a year ago I created the tag mayer-vietoris-sequence. By now there are 17 questions with this tag, but so far it has no user guidance. I do not feel proficient enough to create a ...
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Getting a tag badge that I already had

Today, I earned the normed-spaces silver tag badge. And not only me: as you can see here, the same thing happened to two other users. The problem is that all three ...
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What's the difference between [quadrature] and [approximate-integration]?

The quadrature tag is described as "Quadrature refers to techniques in numerical integration, such as Riemann sum approximations, Simpson's rule and Gaussian quadrature." approximate-...
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Should the tag "solution-verification not be removed (from the main site)?

I think the tag solution-verification should be removed (burninated) due to the following points: According to some SE policy, each post must contain just one question. However, when someone tags a ...
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Should “specific-user” tag not be removed from Meta?

It seems that the tag specific-user is almost never used on Meta sites; for example, Meta.SE or Physics Meta does not have such a tag. In my opinion, this tag should be removed because of the ...
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Is the [proof-writing] tag being applied in accordance with its usage guidance?

The usage guidance for the tag proof-writing says: For questions about the formulation of a proof. This tag should not be the only tag for a question and should not be used to ask for a proof of a ...
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Tag synonyms unable to display right quantity of questions

I'm new here and I've just found a small bug in tag synonyms. This bug appears in both main and meta Math Stackexchange. Some tags have synonyms, such as, in Math Stackexchange, tag span is a synonym ...
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Tag synonym, Name change and Reuse proposal for "norm"

The current use of tag named "norm" is actually meant normed vector spaces. But it is not different from the tag "normed-spaces" Unfortunately, I cannot propose this as a tag-...
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$2$-groups Tag Confusion

Currently our $2$-groups tag concern about $p$-groups with $p=2.$ However there is another well established notion of $2$-groups in algebraic topology/homotopy theory about $2$-dimensional higher ...
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Tag management 2021 [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 person ...
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Why do very few questions tagged stochastic PDE actually have stochastic PDE in them?

I check the tag stochastic-pde occasionally and always like 9 out of the last 10 posts have no stochastic PDE in them. I comment and suggest an edit to remove the tag. The tag has the following ...
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Should [tag:hypergeometric-function] be generalized to admit higher weights, or should a new tag be created?

Right now, the tag wiki and excerpt of hypergeometric-function refer specifically to the Gaussian hypergeometric function $_2F_1(a,b;c;z)$, functions of the form $$ _2F_1(a,b;c;z) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}...
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Where did [gradient] go?

At the moment, Mathematics SE has tags hessian-matrix and jacobian. However, tag gradient is a synonym for tag vector-analysis. Why? Motivation Since tag gradient does not exist, tags gradient-...
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Should we retroactively tag all relevant questions that are missing a relevant tag, or not?

For example, I've just now realized that, When searching questions that contain the word "palindrome" but do not contain the appropriate tag [palindrome], ...
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Description of partial-functions tag includes "history"

When randomly scrolling through tags on the tags page, this one partial-functions randomly caught my eye. I noticed its description is: Questions on partial functions, history, usage, properties, ...
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What happened with the PDE tag?

When you click on the "PDE" tag, you're redirected to a new tag "PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS". And you find all the old questions that were tagged as "PDE". Except that when you open the page of ...
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Why is the PDE tag abbreviated but not ODE or SDE?

Why is pde abbreviated (with its full name being a synonym) while the reverse is true for ode and sde? The closest discussion I can find is Expanding abbreviated tag names so apologies if this is a ...
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Should there be a separate tag for Euler's number $e$?

At the moment, there are two tags which are related to the number $e$. The e has been synonym of exponential function for a long time.1 A newer tag called eulers-number was created in January 2019. ...
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Create algebraic dynamics tag and make it a synonym for arithmetic dynamics?

Is it a good idea to create a tag called "algebraic-dynamics" and make it a tag synonym for arithmetic-dynamics? Note that the current text (good for a quick impression, but probably needs expanding) ...
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Tag management 2020 [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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Is activity slowing down on MSE or only on "elementary set theory"?

It seems to me that there are not a lot of new questions on "elementary set theory"? Have new tags been created? which would explain this apparent evaporation...
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Unable to add "span" tag to (linear algebra) question

I thought that "span" would be a good tag to add to this question on Mathematics Stack Exchange, but when I click on "Edit Tags", type "span", click on "span", and click on "Save Tag Edits", I don't ...
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The incorrect tag description of [pochhammer-symbol]

The tag description: The Pochhammer symbol is the notation used for rising and falling factorials. The $q$-Pochhammer symbol is the $q$-analog. To be a $q$-analog, the $q$-Pochhammer symbol must ...
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Relating to create a new tag named "wronskian"

I have created a new tag named "wronskian" and given the full details about it and also I fit some questions relating this new tag. I just want to know is it acceptable for this site? If all goes ...
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Tag triangle and triangles

Why do we have tags triangle and then again triangles ? They both seems to have exactly same description. So maybe I am missing something.
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editing algebraic topology tag description

Currently, the description is Algebraic topology is a mathematical concept that uses algebraic tools to study topological spaces. In other words, it is the intrinsic qualitative aspects of ...
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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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tqft or topological-quantum-field-theory? Which one to keep?

A fairly new member of our MSE community, namely the user Andrews, started to reshape our own physical questions fundamentally basically by retagging them in an appropriate manner. Another recently ...
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Möbius function tag ambiguity

The tag for mobius-function currently reads "questions on the Möbius function $μ(n)$, an arithmetic function used in number theory", which is true, but it's also a specific case of Möbius function in ...
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Tag management 2019 [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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Why there is no tag for Causal Inference?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Responses to the study questions from Causal Inference in Statistics (by Judea Pearl). At the moment of posting I found that there is no ...
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Do we want an [umvue] tag?

The umvue tag has one question on it. Do we want to keep it going or not? For those of us who are not familiar with UMVUEs (uniformly minimum-variance unbiased estimators), the long story short is ...
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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 ...
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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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