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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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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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Tag management 2015 [duplicate]

Tags need a regular cleanup. This is a customary thread for tag synonyms etc. Rules of the game are basically the same: post your suggestion as an answer here if you see a particularly bad tag (a ...
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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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Tag management 2016 [duplicate]

Since it is a new year and the old Tag Management question has already over 70 answers, it is time for a new Tag Management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as ...
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Tag management 2018 [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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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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Tag cleanup 2014 [duplicate]

Tags need a regular cleanup. There was a number of questions on particular tags recently — but (while proposals for some really major changes should, perhaps, be posted as separate questions) maybe a ...
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Should every new tag be discussed on meta before creation?

In several discussions here on meta, one user expressed the opinion, that every new tag (or at least most of them) should be discussed on meta before creating. For example here There is a saying ...
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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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MO-MSE tag incompatibility

When a question is migrated from MO to MSE, the system attempts to retag it using MSE tags (taking into account synonyms on the MSE side only; synonyms are a one-way street). If no MSE tag can be ...
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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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Tag management 2019

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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On (gcd) and (greatest-common-divisor) and other similar tags

Despite the fact that the gcd tag has already been discussed here and here, it seems that the discussion about this probably deserves a separate thread. At the moment there is gcd, which was made ...
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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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Why is the tag (analysis) useful?

Title plus what's below. The analysis tag's wiki is: Mathematical Analysis generally, including Real Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, Complex Variable Theory, the Calculus of Variations, Measure ...
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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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Disambiguating the [congruences] tag

The tags congruences and modular-arithmetic seem to cover similar ground (judging from the questions which have them). However, the former can also be misunderstood as talking about the general ...
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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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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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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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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....
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About the [cardinality] tag

Some time ago I noticed that someone had created cardinality, which I find redundant considering the fact that it's usually just elementary-set-theory, and that it is almost never tagged as such. Do ...
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K-theory tags (versus algebraic-k-theory and topological-k-theory)

A user raised the question (I'm trans-posting here so it gets higher visibility) whether we really have the need for three separate tags k-theory, algebraic-k-theory, and topological-k-theory. I do ...
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Why isn't the book-recommendations tag a synonym for reference-request?

I recently noticed the book-recommendation tag and I've been wondering why it isn't a synonym for the reference-request tag. All I could find here on Meta is that it used to be so when it was created, ...
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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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The [fractions] tag

Related: Should the tag (fractions) be a synonym of (rational-numbers)? The fractions tag is badly used. According to its description it is a synonym of rational-numbers. In practice it is used for ...
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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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There are 1,732 questions tagged both elementary-number-theory and number-theory

(Prompted by this question) As you can see here, there are currently 1,732 questions tagged elementary-number-theory and number-theory. (For the record, there are respectively 9,252 and 10,636 ...
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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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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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What is the difference between merging two tags and synonymizing two tags?

Two tags can be made synonyms and they can also be merged. What is the difference between these two things? I am referring here to the terminology used in this post. It contains a list of changes in ...
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Why do we have separate complex-integration and contour-integration tags?

It seems like these are nearly identical in nature. The tag for complex integration was created three months ago and the contour-integration tag has been around for over two years. I feel like the ...
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My first tag synonym suggestion. Did I do it right?

I recently suggested that the kaehler-manifolds tag is a synonym of the kahler-manifolds tag. Was this the right thing to do for these specific tags, and if so, should I mention the suggestion in this ...
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Tag for non-English questions

As per this discussion, users are allowed to ask questions in another language. Would it help to have two tags - "foreign language" (for questions when they are posted) and "translated" (the person ...
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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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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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Do we need a (modern-analysis) tag?

Going through the suggested edits review queue, I stumbled over a tag-wiki edit to modern-analysis. Since I had never seen that tag before, I had a look, and it was just created with one single ...
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How can I suggest a tag synonym? Where can I vote for/against tag synonym?

How can a tag-synonym be suggested? Who can suggest a tag-synonym? How is a tag-synonym approved? Where can users vote for/against a synonym? What other important facts should I know about tag-...
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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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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 happens when a tag-synonym is cancelled?

Recently there was a discussion about removing previously created synonym of some tags, so that the two tags are separate again. (And we could probably find several related discussion in the past.) ...
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A rep. threshold to override the synonyms rep?

Since some of the tags have very little traffic in them, and hardly anyone has even the +5 reputation, and seeing how the moderators are already busy enough converting old answers to comments, is it ...
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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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Tag rename request: (synthetic-differential) to (synth-differential-geometry)

At the moment there is the oddly named synthetic-differential tag, which is being used for questions about synthetic differential geometry. I propose that this tag ...
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Please delete misspelled (ananlysis) tag

Please delete the incorrectly spelled ananlysis tag, which was accidentally used yesterday in https://math.stackexchange.com/revisions/993170/1. (I would have flagged this tag if possible, but I don'...
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MSE gains a tag through migration, tag lives on

A few weeks ago, this question was asked on MSE and migrated to another SE site. During that process, an MSE tag, coding-theory, was removed and a DSP tag, digital-communications, was added. But the ...
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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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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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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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How does tag synonyms work?

The tagging system has an option for suggesting a synonym, which is sort of a "soft merge" between two tags. It turns everything in one tag, to be named as another tag. Is there some [semi-]official ...