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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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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....
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Tag excerpt not showing up for synonym: why?

As I was tagging this question yesterday, I added tags, and I saw this: So I thought the tags had no info, and noted it in a "BTW" sentence at the end of the question. I removed it a while ago as per ...
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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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Why is a synonym appearing in the tag list, with a distinct number of questions?

When searching for "trigonometry" or something similar in the tag list (or when editing a question), the trigonometric-functions appears, and is said to contain 72 questions: But there's a twist: ...
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A proposal about the tags [tag:integration], [tag:indefinite-integrals], and [tag: antiderivatives]

Right now, the tag antiderivatives is a synonym of integration. I do not think this should be so. Rather, I propose to make antiderivatives a synonym of indefinite-integrals. I further propose to ...
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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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Should Tau be an alias or a separate tag?

I'm asking for my own education, since I don't understand the inherent benefits of Tau. Is there a legitimate need to tag questions "tau" or is "pi" sufficient? Should TAU be an alias to Pi? ... ...
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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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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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Reversing a few tag synonyms to better match current search capabilities

As SE search has been improved to be not as "accent/decoration sensitive", it would seem to be currently be more appropriate to use, for example, "Godel" on the site than the more "technically ...
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Should (summation-method) be a synonym of (summation)?

Not so long ago the tag-synonym summation-method $\to$ summation has been suggested. I wonder whether this is the best choice of synonym. Both from the questions currently tagged with this tag and ...
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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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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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Make teaching a synonym of education

I propose making teaching a synonym of education, because they are fairly closely related and questions on education should go to Mathematics Educators anyway.
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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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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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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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highest-common-factor $\cong$ greatest-common-divisor

For the sake of our British users, I've introduced a highest-common-factor tag and I think it should be made a synonym of the greatest-common-divisor tag. Thoughts? How do I go about making this ...
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Should there be a review queue for suggested tag synonyms?

A tag synonym that I proposed here: suggestion to make (solution-verification) a synonym of (proof-verification) has only received one vote since I proposed it on June 7. Even worse, there are ...
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What questions should the (polynomials) tag be for?

Via a question I took a look at the polynomials tag and found that the tag wiki says this: Polynomials are expressions like $15x^3 - 14x^2 + 8$. Questions tagged with this concern common operations ...
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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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“(subgroups)” tag, not “(sub-groups)” [duplicate]

I am noticing that the sub-groups tag is created. But it should be spelled subgroups, without a hyphen. I attempted to modify and create a tag with the correct spelling; however I received this notice:...
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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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How come there is a physics tag in stack exchange Maths

I was browsing through the tags when I found this. And the questions were concerned to mechanics the physics tag is misleading and hold no purpose as there is already a site for that.
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Should the (sde) tag be found through typing “differential”?

Should the sde tag be found through typing "differential"? The pde tag can be found that way. The differential-equations tag can be found through ode.
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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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The [rational-numbers] and [irrational-numbers] tags

Many questions are about both rational-numbers and irrational-numbers, e.g. determining whether a number is rational or irrational. Some of them are tagged rational-numbers, some irrational-numbers ...
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What is the purpose of the stochastic analysis tag?

It seems redundant since stochastic analysis and stochastic calculus are nearly synonymous? Or is there a difference?
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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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What is the procedure for burnination (deletion) of tags?

I was scanning the tag list for Mathematics, there are loads that have never been used and probably never will be. Can anyone nominate a tag for burnination, is there procedure to follow, and who ...
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What is the difference betwen [tag:predicate-logic] and [tag:quantifiers]?

Tag wiki for predicate-logic says: Questions concerning predicate calculus, i.e. the logic of quantifiers and for quantifiers it says: The quantifiers ∀ ("for all") and ∃ ("there exists") are ...
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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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Is tag overlap actually a problem? If so, precisely how costly is the problem relative to the cost of fixing it?

This is a sincere question. Maybe it's obviously a bad question for some reason that's not obvious to me, but from my understanding anyway it is sincere. One might wish that the tags applied to a ...
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Audit of tags and tag descriptions

This is a suggestion for a periodic audit of tags now that there are tag badges. Having just looked at my own "tag" list, there are a number which must be of limited use. But since tags were invented, ...
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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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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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Why are empty tags not going away?

As far as I understand, empty tags should be removed after 24h. But right now, the tags geometric-modeling and cycle-index are still around even though I'm 100% certain that they have been empty for ...
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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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Clarifying the “k-theory” tag

Currently there are three tags about K-theory: k-theory, algebraic-k-theory and topological-k-theory. The last two seem straightforward enough, but it's not clear to me what the standalone k-theory ...
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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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Useless tag listed [duplicate]

I looked through the tag list. In the tag list there is a "ca"-tag. It has no description, no followers, no questions and very likely no meaning. Shouldn´t it be removed from the list ? If yes, who ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Should we avoid creating tags, where the tag name is a word with multiple meanings?

Basically I decided to ask this on meta after I have seen this comment (emphasis mine): It is not relevant (at least to me) how many synonyms a tag has. The only thing I'd like to avoid with this ...
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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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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 ...