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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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Copy of Wikipedia in tag wiki

After approving a tag edit, I realized it was a copy of an article of Wikipedia. The editor did the same on another tag, and I see in his history there are other cases. In both cases, there is a link ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A sufficiently general tag wiki for “trace”?

This question has two parts: Can someone propose a sufficiently general tag wiki for trace? Click through to the tag to see what questions are currently tagged there (in particular, I am not sure how ...
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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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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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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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Tag wikis and answers

Suppose there is an answer given by a user which seems like it would fit perfectly as a tag wiki entry (or part of one). What should be the proper etiquette regarding copy&paste of the answer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...