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Why do very few questions tagged stochastic PDE actually have stochastic PDE in them?

I check the tag stochastic-pde occasionally and always like 9 out of the last 10 posts have no stochastic PDE in them. I comment and suggest an edit to remove the tag. The tag has the following ...
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Tag management 2020

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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Should [tag:hypergeometric-function] be generalized to admit higher weights, or should a new tag be created?

Right now, the tag wiki and excerpt of hypergeometric-function refer specifically to the Gaussian hypergeometric function $_2F_1(a,b;c;z)$, functions of the form $$ _2F_1(a,b;c;z) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}...
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Are Tag-only edits too minor (the use of the Number-Theory tag)?

As a relatively new participant (long time user) of Math.SE I must confess that my knowledge of what is considered "appropriately non-minor" as an edit is certainly lacking. This question ...
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Why is my score on this tag less than it should be?

I have just noticed in my profile that my calculus score is given as $36$. However, when I click on the tag, it takes me to this link, which shows all my posts (questions and answers) tagged calculus. ...
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Is the mathematical German tag needed?

I recently created a new tag: mathematical-german. Other than English, the main languages in which mathematics is published are French, German and Russian. We have a tag mathematical-french already. ...
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Where did [gradient] go?

At the moment, Mathematics SE has tags hessian-matrix and jacobian. However, tag gradient is a synonym for tag vector-analysis. Why? Motivation Since tag gradient does not exist, tags gradient-...
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Is anyone else having trouble adding/removing tags to questions?

Normally you just start typing and after a few characters it autocompletes and you can see the suggestions. But now I can't see the drop-down bar. Anyone else experiencing this?
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Would it be useful to let users organize their questions/answers by custom tags? (tags only seen by myself)

I want a feature where I can organize my questions/answers in my math.stackexchange profile by some custom tags created and seen only by me. I want this feature because sometimes I forget which ...
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Should we retroactively tag all relevant questions that are missing a relevant tag, or not?

For example, I've just now realized that, When searching questions that contain the word "palindrome" but do not contain the appropriate tag [palindrome], ...
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How to subscribe to a tag?

Since some time, I have been unable to subscribe to a tag I'm interested in, so that I get emailed new questions in such a tag. I have found some posts about subscribing, the ones with the most recent ...
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Why [derivatives] instead of [differentiation]?

At the moment, Mathematics SE has tag derivatives (with synonym differentiation) and tag integration. Why the lack of symmetry? Why not have tag differentiation with synonym derivatives instead? ...
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Linear algebra and linear equations are sometimes confused

It is unfortunate that the term 'algebra' refers to two quite distinct things depending on what level of mathematics you are studying at. While I suppose linear equations such as $2x+8=12$ do ...
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Too many ellipsoid questions being bumped to the front page.

I was browsing the front page and noticed that the first 20ish questions were all old questions, edited to include the newly created ellipsoids tag. I was under the impression that there was some ...
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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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Tagging migrated questions

One thing I've noticed is that questions like these end up creating an untagged tag whenever a migration takes place. Is this intended behavior? If not, what is the appropriate method of handling ...
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Is it ok to remove the (discrete-mathematics) tag from a question?

When I see a recently active discrete-mathematics question about e.g. number theory being poorly tagged, I tend not only to add the relevant, more specified, tags but also I remove the tag discrete-...
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What does the community think of a “mathematical aesthetics” tag? [duplicate]

Often mathematics is also a matter of aesthetics and elegance. Sometimes there appear questions asking for a "more elegant" way to do this or that, or a "nice" proof of some fact. I'd like to know ...
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Is it possible to see a list of tags I have not favorited or ignored?

For any tag, you can ignore it (questions with this tag are hidden or grayed out), favorite it (questions with this tag are highlighted), or neither. By going to Preferences on the Edit Profile & ...
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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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Creation of the tag : alternate-solution

I propose to create this tag : alternate-solution for my most recent question. This tag is to be used when the user is asking different approaches for the same question. Is there such a tag existing ...
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Why was my retag rejected?

A couple of days ago I was looking for algebraic geometry questions to answer and this question appeared in my feed. It has nothing to do with algebraic geometry, so I wanted to remove that tag in ...
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Can we please delete the high-school tag? [duplicate]

This is one of those "meta" tags. Currently there are 31 questions with this tag: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/high-school There are 4-5 questions which specifically talk about ...
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Should the PDE notion of trace be tagged with the 'trace' tag?

Is the trace tag supposed to be used for questions about the trace operator from Sobolev theory (analysis)? I was going to de-tag "trace" from a question, but it seems like it's not the first time ...
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What happened with the PDE tag?

When you click on the "PDE" tag, you're redirected to a new tag "PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS". And you find all the old questions that were tagged as "PDE". Except that when you open the page of ...
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Should (convergence-divergence) include divergence/convergence of integrals?

According to the tag-info, convergence-divergence is intended for convergence/divergence of sequences and series. Here is the revision history for the tag-excerpt and the tag-wiki. However, in ...
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Why is the PDE tag abbreviated but not ODE or SDE?

Why is pde abbreviated (with its full name being a synonym) while the reverse is true for ode and sde? The closest discussion I can find is Expanding abbreviated tag names so apologies if this is a ...
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Enlarging the scope of the epsilon-delta tag

The epsilon-delta tag is used for questions about limits and continuity which use the $\varepsilon$-$\delta$ definition of such concepts. However, it is sometimes also used for a slightly different ...
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What tag to use

Question: Title: $x^x(\ln(x)+1)=b$ Body: I want to solve for $x$ and have tried solving it myself and used many algebraic calculators including wolfram alpha, and I could not get any answer from ...
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Trying to add the abstract algebra tag

I'm just trying to add the abstract algebra tag to this old question I just bountied and the same user keeps rejecting it: Closed subscheme of a projective scheme determined by homogeneous ideals ...
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There are 5,931 questions tagged both elementary-number-theory and number-theory

(Prompted by this question) As you can see here, there are (as of January 2020) 5,931 questions tagged elementary-number-theory and number-theory. (For the record, there are respectively 28,327 and ...
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My tag “proof-verification” is automatically changed to “solution-verification”

Recently, when I added tag proof-verification for my questions, it was then changed to solution-verification. Could you please explain the reason for this phenomenon?
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Why is Umbral tag removed?

The tag feature of Math Stack Exchange seems to be a nice feature but I don't understand why some are allowed and some aren't. For the example of umbral calculus, I tried the "umbral" tag. I can ...
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Should there be a separate tag for Euler's number $e$?

At the moment, there are two tags which are related to the number $e$. The e has been synonym of exponential function for a long time.1 A newer tag called eulers-number was created in January 2019. ...
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Create algebraic dynamics tag and make it a synonym for arithmetic dynamics?

Is it a good idea to create a tag called "algebraic-dynamics" and make it a tag synonym for arithmetic-dynamics? Note that the current text (good for a quick impression, but probably needs expanding) ...
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Tag management 2019 [duplicate]

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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tags should be editable despite pending edit to text and vice versa

When an edit to a question is pending, it's impossible (for users with sufficiently high reputation) to edit it without dealing with the pending edit. I'm not sure I like that behaviour in general, ...
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How shall we handle big numbers / computer searching problems?

There are certain questions that ask about finding an object with a certain property, usually some large number. Now, to me, it is on the edge of what this site is about, as the question is not really ...
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Expanding abbreviated tag names

As the character limit for tag names was raised to 35, we can now replace some awkwardly abbreviated tag names (like geometric-invariant-theor) with their fully spelled out names. I've already done ...
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Should we divide [tag:dimension-theory] into 2 tags, one for topology, and one for algebra?

A discussion in chatroom about tag hausdorff-dimension draw attention to tag dimension-theory again. Here's some data about how tag dimension-theory is used questions about topology and algebra. My ...
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Should questions on (matrices) and (matrix-equations) be also tagged as (linear-algebra)?

Recently the following text was added to linear algebra tag-excerpt: For questions specifically concerning matrices, use the (matrices) tag. For questions specifically concerning matrix equations, ...
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Is activity slowing down on MSE or only on “elementary set theory”?

It seems to me that there are not a lot of new questions on "elementary set theory"? Have new tags been created? which would explain this apparent evaporation...
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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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Proposal to delete tag [tag:integer-relation] and [tag:invariant-measure]

integer-relation only has two uses, and neither usage seems to use the tag properly. I suggest we remove this tag (I don't know the protocol for this, please let me know if this is not how one should ...
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How should my question be tagged

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: A math/beauty question How should this question be tagged?
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Unable to add “span” tag to (linear algebra) question

I thought that "span" would be a good tag to add to this question on Mathematics Stack Exchange, but when I click on "Edit Tags", type "span", click on "span", and click on "Save Tag Edits", I don't ...
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How should basic questions about transfinite ordinals and cardinals be tagged?

I was about to retag this question when I noticed that neither of the elementary-set-theory or set-theory tags seems to really want questions of this tag. The tag wikis say: elementary-set-theory ...
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Relating to create a new tag named “wronskian”

I have created a new tag named "wronskian" and given the full details about it and also I fit some questions relating this new tag. I just want to know is it acceptable for this site? If all goes ...
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Should there be a Challenge tag?

Today I posted the question below: Challenge: find the order of an element in a Finite Abelian Group with a given presentation I was surprised to find that there is no such thing as a ...
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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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