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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 this question not be tagged as “soft question”?

There is a question asking about summer programs which is tagged "soft questions" along with other tags. I am not asking about if this question is suitable for math.stackexchange; instead, I am asking ...
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Can somebody create T-Student distribution tag?

Today, I have written a question linked to T-Student distribution. When I come to fill TAGS field, I'm surprise to not find ...
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On the scope of the “fake-proofs” tag

I slacked off and went to sleep last night with this Suggested Edit review pending on my screen. When I returned this morning, I voted to reject the proposed replacement of tag "proof-writing" by "...
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Möbius function tag ambiguity

The tag for mobius-function currently reads "questions on the Möbius function $μ(n)$, an arithmetic function used in number theory", which is true, but it's also a specific case of Möbius function in ...
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Tag management 2019

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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Is “generalization” a good tag? [duplicate]

Recently I've come across the tag "generalization", see here. It's relatively new and there is only one question (Edit: now removed) under it. However, I don't think it's that useful, taking into ...
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How to see the questions posted in a particular month in a particular year in a specific tag

I want to see the questions posted in a particular month in a particular year in a specific tag. For example, I want to see all questions posted in sequences-and-series in September month of 2016. ...
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Why there is no tag for Causal Inference?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Responses to the study questions from Causal Inference in Statistics (by Judea Pearl). At the moment of posting I found that there is no ...
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How to deal with question answered only in comments, when wanting to help clean up “unanswered questions”? [duplicate]

This is a common trend that I saw while trying to find questions suitable for me to answer. The filter and sorting problem of the questions was more or less solved for me by my previous question. But ...
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How to properly ask a definition question?

Quite often, I find myself having to ask a definition question. I define a definition question as a question which main object’s name and/or definition is not known by the asker (common case) or by ...
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Do we want an [umvue] tag?

The umvue tag has one question on it. Do we want to keep it going or not? For those of us who are not familiar with UMVUEs (uniformly minimum-variance unbiased estimators), the long story short is ...
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How does one see chatroom comments with a particular tag?

This appears to be a new question. I found out recently that one can use tags in chat. They're given by the code [tag:tag-name]. How does one see chatroom ...
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Is [programming] appropriate for “I will understand computer code better than maths notation”?

My understanding of the programming tag is informed by its tag description. In part: For […] questions where a computer-aided solution is strongly suggested. A ...
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Added the tag schubert-calculus

I have added the tag schubert-calculus and begun tagging the numerous questions that should have it. Though this is a highly advanced topic usually more suitable on MathOverflow, Schubert calculus ...
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What's with these “sangaku” geometry problems?

This morning I decided to whip out my phone and check out some new questions on the main site through my mobile app. To my surprise, I saw 8 questions, titled or labelled as "sangaku" geometry ...
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Is it OK to create a tag about exercises from one particular book?

Is it OK to create a tag about exercises from one particular book? The book I have in mind is a book with many hard exercises and unproved theorems in it (the total is about 200 or 300 maybe more), ...
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MathJax not always rendering tag-question summaries due to early $truncati [duplicate]

Sometimes the question summaries don’t get all their MathJax rendered. For example, from the summation tag questions you see this: It looks to me like this bug is caused by the truncation of the ...
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Should I change the tag to the correct one, even if the asker does not know the topic?

See this question: Question on the notation $ds^2=dx^2+dy^2$ : what does it really mean? The question is really about differential geometry and metric tensor. The asker originally tagged the question ...
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Why don't we create the tag question-exam-recommendation?

It's an idea that came to my mind today. I saw book-recommendation tag and then I thought why not question-exam-recommendation tag. This new tag would be very useful to summarize ALL the theory that ...
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Expectation tag error

Background In Expectation means average?, I proposed to synonymize expectation and expected-values. A moderator has done this. Problem When I view my tag scores in my profile and clicked on ...
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Which tag should be used for (elementary-logic)?

I came across this question, which was tagged "linear algebra". I wasn't sure what to retag it as. I thought about (logic), but that's for advanced mathematical logic, model theory and whatnot. We ...
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Searching for questions that have one of two tags.

How can I search for two tags at once? For example, search for all questions that are tagged with either set-theory or elementary-set-theory.
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Can the tag list accessible from the left side-panel be given some structure/drilldown?

This question has unsurprisingly come up in a few different guises. Improving the tag system (categories) Apologies since I guess old hat but just wondering if it was ever resolved? I couldn't find ...
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Is it incorrect if I add [tag:contest-math] to my questions, even if it isn't explicitly from a contest?

On my question Ethan Bolker mentioned that if I'm tagging contest-math, I should explicitly name the contest in which it comes from. I've got three questions regarding this: Is this standard practice?...
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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.