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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 excerpt of a tag wiki.

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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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LaTeX in tag wikis

LaTeX renders fine when you go to the tag-info page, for example, abelian-groups. However, when you try to add the abelian-groups tag to your post it doesn't render in the pop-up. This is messy. Is ...
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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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MathJax in tag excerpts [duplicate]

When writing a tag excerpt incorporating MathJax is fine for the tag page itself, however in the preview given when hovering/tagging a question the MathJax is not compiled making the TeX code as ...
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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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which questions falls under the tag 'problem-solving'?

I am not sure how to use this problem-solving tag, since by name it seems to me that any problem/excercise would fall under this category?!
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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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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 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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What, exactly, is (estimation-theory)?

Disclaimer: I have no idea what estimation theory is about. But looking at estimation-theory I cannot help but think that either the tag means something extremely broad (so broad that I hesitate to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 (characters)

Would someone mind contributing a tag-wiki entry for characters? Unfortunately my own familiarity with them ends at basic representation theory, and I am not familiar enough with Dirichlet characters ...
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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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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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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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Questions about tag-wikis

I believe that if a question is correctly tagged, it may be very useful to all users of the site, since it makes finding questions much easier. Another advantage is that users can easily follow ...
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Questions about tag-wikis at meta

I believe that if a question is correctly tagged, it may be very useful to all users of the site, since it makes finding questions much easier. Another advantage is that users can easily follow ...
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Can't suggest edits to tag wikis on meta; excerpts not consistently shown on tags page

It appears that there is no ability to suggest edits to tag wikis on meta (at least, I can't). It also appears that several tags that have excerpts are not showing anything on the tags page (e.g., ...
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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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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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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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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?