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Questions tagged [tagging]

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions. If your post at meta is about suggesting new tags, choosing correct tags for some question, suggesting removal of some tag, this tag is appropriate for such question.

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Should we synonymise a tag used more than the master tag?

Scrolling through the list on tag synonyms on MSE, I found that there were two tags that were suggested to be synonymised with their master tags which were used less than them. Note that both are ...
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Would tags for specific books be appropriate?

I'm wondering if tags for example Durret's Probability book would be allowed. I think that when one is reading a book, it would be interesting what doubts other user had when reading the same book. ...
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Is [tag:predicate-logic] a synonym for [tag:first-order-logic]?

What is the difference between the tags first-order-logic and predicate-logic? This question has been raised several times (here, here and here), and several users proposed in their comments to ...
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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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The Elementary probability tag [duplicate]

What's the point of elementary probability tag please? https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/elementary-probability
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Should the (permutation-cycles) tag be deleted? [duplicate]

Someone just created this tag today, and added it to three questions. As written, the description is... the most generic thing ever, basically "anything associated with permutation groups and ...
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What's the point of the best-practices tag on meta?

I saw a tag: best-practices Isn't the entire point of meta to discuss what the best practices are? Couldn't we tag just about every meta question with this? What extra information does this provide?
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What is the (calculus-identities) tag intended for?

The tag calculus-identities has been created about a year ago in this question: Quotient rule/Quotient rule. When I look at questions which have this tag now (31 questions at the moment) or which ...
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Math Overflow has a new “infinite games” tag. Can we get one over here?

https://mathoverflow.net/questions/tagged/infinite-games Dr. Hamkins put out a request to re-tag suitable questions on Math overflow. This is something I'd be happy to undertake on this stack (say ...
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Clarifying the usage of (path-length) tag

The tag path-length was created about two months ago in the question: Prove that there exists an another path $g$ with the same image as $f$ but length of $g = tL \forall t\in [0,1]$ where $L$ is the ...
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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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simple questions tag-changing

I'm not a mathematician, but an electircal engineer. However, EE guys also use a lot of mathematical theory. So Mathematics Stack Exchange seems the best place to ask questions about those. In the ...
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Proposed tags *Lucas Sequences* and *basis*

I wondered if the tags Lucas Sequences and Basis might be of use? I imagine these would be sub-tags of sequences-and-series and linear-algebra.
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Tag tips/warnings [duplicate]

Inspired by: Help the helpless with how-to-ask tag tips It seems this hasn't been proposed on this site yet, so here goes... We could consider adding tag-specific messages that pop-up when you try ...
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Tag for alternative set theories?

The set-theory tag is explicitly about mathematics (and metamathematics) in the context of $\mathsf{ZFC}$ and its subsystems and extensions. Every now and then we see questions about other set ...
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On the tags (transfinite-induction) and (transfinite-recursion)

At the moment we have two tags transfinite-induction and transfinite-recursion. These topics are rather close. I can imagine a reasonable question which could be tagged with the tags transfinite-...
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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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FAQ for tag creation?

If you look at the posts about tagging you can see that several of the recent discussions where concerned with tags that some user created and somebody else questioned the usefulness of the tag. In ...
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Why were my tag edits rejected with “This edit did not correct critical issues with the post”?

After putting a bounty on an old question, I attempted to edit the tags of the question to remove the linear-algebra tag and add the tags abstract-algebra, galois-theory, and quartic-equations. This ...
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Can the tag (logic-translation) be useful?

A few days ago a new tag called logic-translation was created. The same user also created the tag-excerpt: "For translating between natural language expressions and logic expressions." Then the tag ...
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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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Is there a case made for the [transitive-closure] tag?

I noticed that we have a tag for transitive-closure, which seems to me as somewhat redundant. Here are two arguments I have in mind. Firstly, it's unclear if we are talking about the general ...
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What about suggested tags feature?

There is a possibility of showing suggested tags after the body of a question is filled in. These suggestions are based on the body of the question. More details can be found in these posts: ...
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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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How to find out a tag which I created? [duplicate]

Once I have created a tag, but I have forgotten which tag it was. How do I find out which one it is? So that at least I can use that tag in my question.
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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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What happened to the [support] tag on meta?

The support used to be given in boldface, indicating that it was one of the primary tags. But now it is not boldface anymore, meaning that there was some change in the functionality of meta-sites. ...
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How do I find the most appropriate tags for my question?

I feel like I'm usually not finding the right tag to describe what I'm asking. Is there a list of tags for MSE or something to help me?
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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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Creation of a Hamel basis tag

Today I created a new tag: hamel-basis (by the way, it was my first tag creation). I tagged several questions with it, including this one (the one which was the inspiration for doing it). Then, Asaf ...
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How do I follow tags?

How do I follow particular tags for new questions asked with this 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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Research problem tag

The name of Mathematic Stack Exchange suggests its purpose to provide help answering questions in which OPs are interested, but which are hard to them to answer. But the questions have different ...
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The “proof” tag and others

The 'proofs' tag is not allowed. Use proof-writing if you'd like advice on the presentation of your proof, or proof-verification if you'd like feedback on its validity. Otherwise, simply tag the ...
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Should we have a tag for paraconsistency?

I am a big fan of applying paraconsistency to logic, geometry, and all around mathematics. Such few people know about it, but to me it is an important concept and should be part of this stack exchange ...
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Should there be a separate tag for partially ordered sets?

Users who are on this site some time might have noticed that a separate tag for posets has been created and removed a few times in the past.1 Certainly, partial orders are quite an important topic. ...
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Are [tag:tiling] and [tag:tessellation] the same? [duplicate]

Do tiling and tessellation denote the same concept? If so, they should be merged.
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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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Should MSE actively (structurally) encourage questions which disseminate information across specialties?

Over the past month, I have used (and perhaps abused) both MSE and MO in order to obtain certain purely mathematical information of critical importance to my team at this point in its research ...
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Homework questions

I've noticed that there's kind of a split in the questions that people ask on MSE. Some people are seeking help on homework problems that they've struggled with, while others have questions or ...
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Is the tag [hoffman-kunze] necessary?

The tag hoffman-kunze was recently added to a few questions: Typos in Hoffman and Kunze Why is $\pi_r(L)$ a linear transformation into $\Lambda^r(V)$ Proof of Theorem 7 (Chapter 5) in Hoffman and ...
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Tag management 2018

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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For limits-without-lhospital, is the intent to NOT use the definition of the derivative?

The infamous limits-without-lhospital tag. A lot of these questions are of the form $$\lim_{x \to a}\dfrac{f(x)-f(a)}{x-a}$$ and anyone who's seen the first few chapters of a typical calculus book ...
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Is the tag [venn-diagram] necessary?

Recently the tag venn-diagram was created, with a tag wiki, and currently 20 questions tagged (although 19 of which were tagged by the creator shortly after). Do we really need this tag? On the one ...
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What is the homogeneous-elements tag supposed to be used for?

Consider the tag homogeneous-elements. I ran into this tag today used to describe the rate parameter of an exponential distribution. Given my experience in probability, I'm pretty sure this isn't ...
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What is the scope of the [utility] tag?

It was pointed out to me that the description of the utility is ambiguous. It currently reads: A tag for all questions involving a type of utility function. With a wiki which is even worse: ...
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Why so many Riesz Representation questions in such short time?

I was scrolling through MSE on the cell phone earlier today and these popped up: and the list went on. Is this an artifact of the search engine, or is there some reason for the sudden "interest" in ...
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Limit for number of questions where tag can be added by tag-creator soon after the creation of tag

Occasionally we have seen a situation like this: A user creates a new tag. The tag is then discussed on meta and the consensus is that the tag is not suitable and should be completely removed. However,...
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Should we have a tag for the mean value property of harmonic functions?

A tag named mean-value-theorem has been created quiterecently. (It is still listed among the new tags.) A tag with the same name was discussed before on meta and rejected: Tag proposal: mean-value-...