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Questions tagged [tag-wikis]

Tag-wiki is an editable page that briefly summarizes the topic of the tag and that may provide links to existing questions that are often useful to many people. Sometimes tag-wiki also includes short guideline about which questions are appropriate for the given tag. You are currently reading the ...

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Why can't you improve tag-wiki edits?

When reviewing post edits you have the option to Improve Edit as well as Reject and Edit. These options are no longer available when a tag-wiki edit shows up in the queue (there have been quite a few ...
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Which tag to use for series convergence testing?

It would seem both the convergence and divergent-series tags are frequently used for questions concerning the convergence of a series. I would've thought the convergence tag would be more appropriate ...
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Capitalization and Usage for “Fundamental Theorem of the Calculus” in tag wikis

Is there a standard way on M.SE to refer to the Fundamental Theorem of the Calculus in tag wikis? What I've just written is what I was taught, but I recognize there are many other ways. Interestingly, ...
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MathJax bug in tag wiki edit

I have suggested an edit on the tag wiki of circulant-matrices, based on a related tag wiki for hilbert-matrices. While typing the code, I observed that \\ 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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Should “reference-request” explicitly forbid asking for solution manuals?

I've seen a few requests for solution manuals recently using the reference-request tag, and while I didn't like seeing such questions, I could see why someone would see using that tag as justified (...
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Should the “unit-of-measure” tag have a broader usage?

The unit-of-measure tag is currently For questions related to conversion of units. Should questions about the unit of measure itself be considered as relevant questions under this tag? This ...
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The tag even-and-odd-extensions

So there's this tag even-and-odd-extensions. There are 16 questions with this tag which consist of: Even and odd functions Even and odd integers Even and odd digits of a number Extending a function ...
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Making centroid tag-wiki more general

The centroid tag specifically references plane figures. In rehabilitating this Question, "Integrating to find mass and centre of mass", I wanted to add a relevant tag to the current "calculus". ...
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Dihedral notation dilemma

There seem to be two notations for a dihedral group of order $2n$. $$D_n\quad and \quad D_{2n}$$ Both have logical rationales, the underlying cycle (or polygon) for one and the order of the group for ...
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How to earn the bronze “Tag Editor” badge

In order to earn the Tag Editor badge it is written that one has to edit tag wikis. Can anyone suggest how to do so?
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Similar tag descriptions for (physics) and (mathematical-physics)

I understand t.b.'s reasoning on why we should keep both the physics and mathematical-physics tags, but I notice that their wikis, and more specifically their excerpts, are sufficiently similar that ...
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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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The functional analysis tag

Many elementary questions about functions are given the "functional-analysis" tag. Consider the following examples, all of which are very recent: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. This is not a recent phenomena; I've ...
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Can we have a tag for integer base $b$ representation?

I see a lot of interesting questions, broadly in the category of contest math and recreational math, about the base $b$ expansion of an integer, often $b = 10$. For example: the sum of the digits, ...
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Tag wiki edit: [algebra-precalculus] includes simplification.

I recently asked this question, which I wanted to tag in such a way that would indicate it was a very basic question about simplifying an expression. Because of 6005's comment, I learnt about the ...
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How should questions about rings be tagged?

It seems that there is no clear consensus about tagging questions about (or related to) rings. There are several tags which might apply. The tag-excerpt for ring-theory says: This tag is for ...
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Is it possible to make the wikis for the tags “physics” and “mathematical-physics”, clearer and more distinctive

I've read the questions about merging the tags, definitive answer and the duplicate one. I appreciate that the tags are in fact different, physics is 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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Is the moment-generating-functns tag spelled wrong on purpose?

The moment-generating-functns-tag seems to be spelled incorrectly. However, it could be due to a limit on the number of used characters, but since I couldn't find anything on it, I just wanted to ...
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Tag-wiki edits from Wikipedia

I logged into MSE only to find two handfuls of edits waiting for approval/denial. They were mostly for tag excerpts and tag wikis. Initially, I just skipped them, as I'm certainly not an expert on ...
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Editing (and creating) seemingly useless tags

In the past few days I have noticed a certain user editing tag information for freshly created tags that seem completely useless, for example this one. This seems like a case of badge-hunting to me. ...
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What to do about question that ask about the next term in the sequence?

I see a lot of questions like: What is the next term in the sequence 20,5,3,6,7,12, ... ? I think they are asked daily. They are generally closed, but can't we do anything to reduce the number of ...
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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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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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Can someone put in an explanation for the regular-expressions tag?

For example, the analytic-number-theory tag has the following helpful explanation: Questions on the use of the methods of real/complex analysis in the study of number theory. Hopefully someone ...
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Tag wiki for math-software incorrectly directs WolframAlpha questions to Mathematica.SE

Change made to this tag wiki (2/14/15) The current about box at the top of the math-software tag page currently directs users with questions regarding WolframAlpha to consider posting on Mathematica ...
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Acting on a “trivial” suggested edit of a tag-wiki in the review queue

I just came across this suggested edit of the functional-analysis tag-wiki. Whether this edit actually fixes/improves the grammar or not is debatable (at least in my mind), and hence I chose to reject ...
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How to differentiate between (elementary-number-theory) and (number-theory)

The tags elementary-number-theory and number-theory have been recently mentioned in this question: There are 1,732 questions tagged both elementary-number-theory and number-theory However, in that ...
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Should we improve the fibonacci-numbers tag wiki to allow for variations in $F_0$?

The Fibonacci Numbers can be defined in different ways. $$F_0 = 0; F_1 = 1$$ $$F_0 = 1; F_1 = 1$$ It doesn’t really matter. However, the fibonacci-numbers tag wiki says unequivocally that $F_0 = 1$...
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What is the 'transformation' tag for?

Looking at the tags, I see that transformation tag is the first tag without a tag wiki. Upon further investigation I see questions that are barely related. Some of them are geometry related, some are ...
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What's the (formal-proofs) tag for?

The formal-proofs tag currently has no tag wiki. In my opinion this might invite people to use the tag for any question asking for a (more or less formal) proof. Very similar to the way the proof tag ...
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Should double factorials be under the factorial tag?

There has just recently ben created a double-factorial tag. I don't think we should have another tag just for this and that the tag factorial suits it well enough. I propose we change the tag wiki for ...
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Can't put formatted tag names in tag wiki excerpt?

If you enter the text [tag:tag] in the tag wiki textbox, it produces tag. If you enter the text [tag:tag] in the tag wiki ...
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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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What's the tag (formal-systems) for?

What's the tag formal-systems for? Just meta theory? Meta theory and formal proofs? Other options? Edit: In view of the comments to this question and due to the fact there have been a lot of ...
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The (epsilon-delta) tag.

The epsilon-delta currently does not have a tag wiki. Can someone propose one? Below is why I ask the question Motivation 1: every proof in hard analysis is, in some sense, an $\epsilon-\delta$ ...
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Two similar tags: “Physics” and “Mathematical Physics”. [duplicate]

I was tagging my previous question and noted that their are two quite similar tags. 1. Mathematical-physics 2. Physics Shouldn't these two be merged?
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Troublesome Physics tag

Most questions tagged physics are usually flagged as being more appropriate on Phys.S.E. Is this right? (The reason I'm bringing this up is because I flagged a question a short while ago.) Also, ...
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What's the difference between [finance] and [economics]?

We have two tags, finance and economics. Do we really need them both? Wiki Excerpt of finance Questions having to do with financial mathematics. Please note that for questions in quantitative ...
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Add “Please do not use this tag for differential equations” to “functional-equations” tag?

I would like to add the phrase "Please do not use this tag for differential equations." as first line to the tag functional-equations. Of course, differential equations ARE functional equations, but ...
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Move the axiom choice from set-theory to elementary-set-theory

Reading through the tag wikis for set-theory and elementary-set-theory suggests that the axiom of choice is improperly included in the former when it should be in the latter. Note that elementary-set-...
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Tag for square roots and radicals

In the tag-wiki and tag-exceprt for roots the following is mentioned: For questions about "square roots", "cube roots", and such, consider using the (arithmetic) tag. The tag arithmetic indeed ...
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Self-answered questions and tag-wikis

I recently got the urge to update the tag-wiki for finite fields. Basically because I wanted to add that second warning there with a view of trying to prevent further confusion about the unfortunate (...
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What is the quantitative-aptitude tag?

There are 47 questions tagged quantitative-aptitude. What is this tag, and how should it be used? The questions seem mostly to be covered by the arithmetic or algebra-precalculus tags. They look ...
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Tag-wiki excerpt editing area overlaps sidebar

I was just fixing a minor grammatical issue in the tag excerpt for divisor-sum when I noticed the following: A cursory glance at the relevant HTML code did not reveal an immediate cause for this bug. ...
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Guidelines for tag wikis

I'm interested in working more on tag wikis that have little to no information. I had a few questions: Is there any consensus on whether the tag wiki should begin with a complete sentence or as a ...
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Enabling tag links in wiki excerpts?

I just suggested a change for the logic tag wiki and excerpt on main, see here or here. It was accepted, but I note that the [tag:tag-name] functionality does not ...
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Do we actually “welcome questions about: • Software that mathematicians use”?

On the FAQ it says: "We welcome questions about: • Software that mathematicians use". However, when I went to post a question about maple, I found this: About maple For questions involving the ...
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Does Reputation on Edits count for the Tags?

Let's say I'm a less than 1k rep user and I edit a question. Does the +2 rep. I get, count for the tags. Similar for tag wiki edits. Since you need +5 on a tag to "Suggest a (tag) synonym" (and 2500 ...