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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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A proposal about the tags [tag:integration], [tag:indefinite-integrals], and [tag: antiderivatives]

Right now, the tag antiderivatives is a synonym of integration. I do not think this should be so. Rather, I propose to make antiderivatives a synonym of indefinite-integrals. I further propose to ...
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Tag proposal: perfect-numbers [closed]

There are quite many questions involving perfect numbers. Both even and odd perfect numbers are interesting in their own right, and then there are also numbers that are almost perfect, quasiperfect, ...
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Could “reverse engineering” be a tag?

Often times a problem may require the assumption that we know the answer and work backwards, a sort of backwards problem solving. This type of problem solving may fall under the tag problem solving ...
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Tag management 2016 [duplicate]

Since it is a new year and the old Tag Management question has already over 70 answers, it is time for a new Tag Management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as ...
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Is Math.SE lacking in the area of Stochastic Processes?

At the moment I'm reading some texts on Markov Chains, to learn the subject, and I'm getting the feeling that Math.SE community is not interested/very knowledgeable in this area, when compared to ...
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Should Tau be an alias or a separate tag?

I'm asking for my own education, since I don't understand the inherent benefits of Tau. Is there a legitimate need to tag questions "tau" or is "pi" sufficient? Should TAU be an alias to Pi? ... ...
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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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Discrimination against PDE questions?

Just going through the questions tagged partial-differential-equations, I saw that many of them are unanswered and have zero upvotes. Is there a good reason why these types of questions are kind of ...
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What are some examples of good questions falling under the tags (soft-question), (advice), (career-development)?

What are some examples of good questions falling under the following tags? soft-question advice career-development I am asking this question because often, positive reactions from users towards ...
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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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Do we want tag warnings, and for which tags?

(Inspired by this meta.academia.SE discussion) A new feature has been introduced this summer, tag warnings. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them ...
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Why are actuarial science questions considered off topic?

I asked a question here which was about the percentile breakdown of global life expectancy. While this question does certainly pertain to topics not related to mathematics, it is very specifically ...
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Tag request: csir-net-exam

Recently I noticed a tag "gre-exam" in this question. A quick search ([*-exam]) showed existence of similar tags for GMAT as well. In light of it, I wanted to ask the possibility of creating a tag ...
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How am I supposed to use tags?

I seem to have severe difficulty finding the right tags to add to a post, which is infuriating when I can't post unless I have added some. For a simple brackets expansion problem I had, I can't use *...
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Suggestions of tags and title edits by user NormalHuman - How to do it?

Almost $90$% of the questions I have seen from the time I have joined Maths.SE, I have noticed that the user NormalHuman suggests title edits, tag edits and question modifications almost instantly ...
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A warning to those who use only rare/new tags

There are discussions on giving warnings to those who creates new tags: 1, 2. It seems that this feature has not been carried out in Math SE. Does anyone know why? I would be very happy to see this ...
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Adding tags to (suggested) edits

Can I user with sufficient reputation (1000) to create new tags add these tags to suggested edits? What about users with sufficient reputation (2000) to edit posts?
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Large number of followers of a recently created tag

I like browsing the recently created tags to clean up the ones that shouldn't exist. Just now I noticed that that the tag real was created approximately 5 hours ago for this question. Hovering for ...
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Do proof verification questions fit the website- evade duplicate tag - sometimes answer for them is just 'yes'

What to do when a question just wants a yes/no answer. In the case of this question of mine, the answer was a 'yes' or a 'no - and here's why'. In the case of questions with the proof verification ...
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What to do with the (subspaces) tag?

There is a tag called subspaces. (It seems that it was created by this user.) Both tag-wiki and tag-excerpt are currently empty, so the usage is unclear.1 If we consider just the name of the tag, ...
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Is there a specific way to report a Tag typo? [duplicate]

I found that one tag was named limits-without-lhospital instead of limits-without-lhopital, but I can't find a way to tell this to a specific person. Am I just supposed to start a thread like this one ...
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Effect of usage of tags on reputation.

Suppose I made a tag and it is used by many people everyday, so will it increase my reputation? And also, suppose no one uses it even once for a long time, i.e. 6 months, then?
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Should (summation-method) be a synonym of (summation)?

Not so long ago the tag-synonym summation-method $\to$ summation has been suggested. I wonder whether this is the best choice of synonym. Both from the questions currently tagged with this tag and ...
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Another reason why the (algebra) tag should be allowed.

This question is one example of why I think the (algebra) tag should not be treated as deprecated (blacklisted). This isn't really "abstract" algebra because it's all done within one particular field,...
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Tag for non-English questions

As per this discussion, users are allowed to ask questions in another language. Would it help to have two tags - "foreign language" (for questions when they are posted) and "translated" (the person ...
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About a mathematics-physics question I closed (why is it off-topic?)

Recently I have removed one question related with Topology and physics. This is the link, but is removed, I do not know if it could be seen by the administrators (here): It was regarding a question ...
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Make teaching a synonym of education

I propose making teaching a synonym of education, because they are fairly closely related and questions on education should go to Mathematics Educators anyway.
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Blacklist the [completeness] tag

Completeness is an important notion in mathematics. Metric spaces can be complete, a theory can be complete, a logic can be complete, and set of propositional connectives can be complete, and many ...
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How should questions about deciding convergence/divergence of a series be tagged?

We often have questions of related to various convergence tests for infinite series, such as: Does the following series converge or diverge? What is an example showing that this convergence test is ...
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highest-common-factor $\cong$ greatest-common-divisor

For the sake of our British users, I've introduced a highest-common-factor tag and I think it should be made a synonym of the greatest-common-divisor tag. Thoughts? How do I go about making this ...
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Should we add tags in order to highlight techniques in an answer, that are not obviously related to the question? [duplicate]

Say you ask a question like this one, which you believe should just be a matter of some group theory, so tag using a couple of relevant group theory tags, but you get an answer which ends up using ...
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Should there be a review queue for suggested tag synonyms?

A tag synonym that I proposed here: suggestion to make (solution-verification) a synonym of (proof-verification) has only received one vote since I proposed it on June 7. Even worse, there are ...
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Math novice here - What tag should I use for a question about calculating a trend?

That's pretty much it. I want to calculate a trend of some numbers but I don't know how. I Asked a question but there is no "trend" tag.
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What questions should the (polynomials) tag be for?

Via a question I took a look at the polynomials tag and found that the tag wiki says this: Polynomials are expressions like $15x^3 - 14x^2 + 8$. Questions tagged with this concern common operations ...
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On (gcd) and (greatest-common-divisor) and other similar tags

Despite the fact that the gcd tag has already been discussed here and here, it seems that the discussion about this probably deserves a separate thread. At the moment there is gcd, which was made ...
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“(subgroups)” tag, not “(sub-groups)” [duplicate]

I am noticing that the sub-groups tag is created. But it should be spelled subgroups, without a hyphen. I attempted to modify and create a tag with the correct spelling; however I received this notice:...
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Scope of the order-theory tag

I was really unsure about tagging this question. The misconception behind the OPs question lies in the area of order-theory (not every order has a well-defined concept of a "successor") and he was ...
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How to find questions having only given tag (and no other tags)?

For various reasons it is often useful to be able to find questions which have some given tag as a standalone tag. (For example, when discussing whether some tag is useful for this site or not. Or ...
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Is there any necessity to retain the “philosophy” tag?

Just a few minutes back I asked this question in the MSE. However, there I got a couple of downvotes and were told to post it in PhSE. This response makes me wonder that is there any sensible reason ...
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What should be in (products) tag?

The word products is used not only for products of numbers, functions, matrices and so on (i.e., product as a binary operation) but also for products of various algebraic structures, spaces, products ...
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“Contradiction” tag — second passing

The contradiction tag has been discussed previously, here. It was also mentioned in the tag management thread. On both accounts, it was reasonably favoured that something ought to be done about it. ...
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limits-without-lhospital tag misspelled

It seems stemming from this discussion that the tag limits-without-lhospital was created. Someone even corrected the spelling of the name in the excerpt recently, but the title still reflects ...
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Should reference request be used if book-recommendation is already used?

If one tags a question with book-recommendation should one also tag it with reference-request? I think it is redundant, although it is actually a reference-request question.
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Should the (sde) tag be found through typing “differential”?

Should the sde tag be found through typing "differential"? The pde tag can be found that way. The differential-equations tag can be found through ode.
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The [fractions] tag

Related: Should the tag (fractions) be a synonym of (rational-numbers)? The fractions tag is badly used. According to its description it is a synonym of rational-numbers. In practice it is used for ...
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The [rational-numbers] and [irrational-numbers] tags

Many questions are about both rational-numbers and irrational-numbers, e.g. determining whether a number is rational or irrational. Some of them are tagged rational-numbers, some irrational-numbers ...
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The [contradiction] tag

I wonder what should be done with the contradiction tag. Some time ago it has been proposed to be deleted. A possible worthwhile use of the tag could be using it for questions about the logic behind a ...
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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 editing gone rogue

When reporting a new layout bug to the design change thread, I noticed the following: (many irrelevant tags) But hitting the "edit" button ("edit tags" won't work due to layout issues) I get this: ...
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Should there be an “ordered algebraic structures” tag? Should this replace “ordered groups” and/or “ordered fields”?

There's really no appropriate tag for this question I just asked. One idea for labelling this question and other, similar questions, would be to create a new tag called "ordered algebraic structures." ...