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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The tags (minkowski-sums) and (sumset) - two separate tags or a synonym

The Minkowski sum and the sumset have basically the same definition: $$A+B=\{a+b; a\in A, b\in B\}.$$ As far as I can tell, the first name is more often used when we're dealing with vectors (i.e., in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 synonyms: Inconsistencies

Many tags have synonyms. My understanding is that there are "primary" tags with one or more synonyms. If somebody uses a synonym, then the this tag is automatically replaced by the primary ...
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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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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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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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What should be the general procedure for tags which are synonymized but not merged?

On Mathematics Stack Exchange, there are several tag synonyms which haven't been merged; meaning that both the master tag and the synonym contain some questions.1 The situation when there is a synonym ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On [counting], [enumeration] and [enumerative-combinatorics] synonyms of [combinatorics]

Currently, the tags counting, enumeration and enumerative-combinatorics are synonyms of combinatorics. This reflects what combinatorics was considered to be maybe 100 years ago, but modern ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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