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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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 ...
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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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Matrix decomposition tag

There are three very common tags related to matrix decomposition/factorization, namely diagonalization, svd and jordan normal form. I've seen some questions related to other matrix decompositions, ...
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Tag article-writing

The tags article-writing and publishing seem a bit too close in terms of applicable content in my opinion to warrant being separate. Should we merge the tags or just get rid of the article-writing one ...
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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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Tag synonym: polar-coordinates | spherical-coordinates

I feel the tags polar-coordinates and spherical-coordinates should be merged to general $n$-dimensional polar coordinates, since polar-coordinates is used for the general anyways.
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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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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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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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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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Do we need a vector-space-isomorphism tag?

I recently noticed the tag suggestion vector-space-isomorphism which appears to have been created less than a month ago with 3 questions so far using the tag. I personally can't see any use for this ...
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What does (excluding voted synonyms) mean?

There are some tag synonyms that are pending. To me this means that someone created/proposed them. But when I click on the "suggested" filter, I (currently) only see four entries. Is this a bug or ...
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Tag synonym? permutation and combination with combinatorics?

There are two tags: permutations and combinations which are both subsumed by the topic of combinatorics. I believe these should both be synonyms of combinatorics. Perhaps permutations is debatable, ...
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Meta.meta.Math.SE: Synonomize [answer] and [answers]

Here on Meta, we have the tags answer and answers. I suggest that they be synonymized, as they refer to the same basic idea. I don't have 5 rep in either tag, so I can't suggest it myself. Aside: ...
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Synonym request: “euler-phi” as a synonym for “totient-function”

I just encountered a question involving the Euler phi, or totient function $\phi(n) = \#\{1 \le m \le n: \gcd(m,n)=1\}$. Apparently, the tag associated to this is totient-function. However, I have ...
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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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zeta-function vs. riemann-zeta tags

The tag "zeta-function" seems to have been made synonomous with "riemann-zeta". This came up in the comments section of this question. Perhaps this should be reconsidered. There are other zeta-...
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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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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 ...