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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Do we need separate tags for (betting) and (gambling)?

Quite recently the betting has been created. However, for a long time there is a tag called gambling. To me the two tags seem rather similar Personally, I do not see great need for a new tag. And a ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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converse of propositions tag

Recently a tag converse-of-propositions has been created https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/converse-of-propositions There is no description and only 3 questions by the same user. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...