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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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 5,931 questions tagged both elementary-number-theory and number-theory

(Prompted by this question) As you can see here, there are (as of January 2020) 5,931 questions tagged elementary-number-theory and number-theory. (For the record, there are respectively 28,327 and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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