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An interactive graph of Math.SE tags

Some time I created A Graph Map of Math.SE, which met with a warm response from this community. Encouraged by this, I created a new visualization, this time interactive and up-to-date (as long as the ...
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Retire localized meta.MSE acronyms including PSQ and its variants

Earlier in 2013, for a short time a volcano of postings about basic homework questions took over practically the entire meta.MSE, with the same 20 users rapidly exchanging what seemed to be thousands ...
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There are 1,732 questions tagged both elementary-number-theory and number-theory

(Prompted by this question) As you can see here, there are currently 1,732 questions tagged elementary-number-theory and number-theory. (For the record, there are respectively 9,252 and 10,636 ...
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Propose new tag (translation-request)

I created a new tag (translation-request) on this post. This isn't the first time I've seen someone post a translation request, though I'm not finding any others at ...
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Should tags be added based on answers?

Should tags be added based on answers? The specific case I have in mind is that every once in a while I answer questions using inclusion-exclusion but the question doesn't refer to inclusion-...
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What is [duality-theorem] for?

There are several concepts of duality in mathematics. There is the duality in the sense of category theory, and there is duality in optimization, and there is duality in order theory (which is closer ...
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What about (lecture-notes) tag?

There are many questions asking for lecture notes on some topic. And about a week ago also the tag lecture-notes has been created. The question is to which extent this tag can be useful and whether it ...
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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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Rename tag [eulers-constant] to [euler-mascheroni-constant]

It seems that the name Euler's constant, used to denote the Euler–Mascheroni constant $\gamma$, is often interpreted as Euler's number $e$. To avoid ambiguity, I propose that the tag eulers-constant ...
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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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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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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 the (analysis) tag be deprecated?

Currently, the analysis tag description reads: Mathematical Analysis generally, including Real Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, Complex Variable Theory, the Calculus of Variations, Measure Theory, and ...
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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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Should a tag for partial derivatives be created?

Over time I've answered several questions related to similar confusions surrounding partial derivatives. The latest one is Confusion regarding partial derivatives, and several other examples are ...
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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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Using [tag:] markup in posts creates an ugly gap between lines

Using [tag:] markup in posts on (meta.)math.SE creates an ugly and unnecessary gap between the current and the following line of text. For example, see the ...
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Can I change 'philosophical' to 'philosophy'?

Can I/we change 'philosophical' to 'philosophy'? There are 5 questions tagged philosophical but I think philosophy is a (grammatically) better tag for them. edit: I have done this now.
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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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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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What is (problem-design) tag for? Is it needed?

I have noticed that there exists problem-design tag, which has at the moment empty tag-wiki and contains two questions: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/658626/guard-scheduling-problem-simple-...
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What determines which tags are listed for a user in the users tab?

When you look at a user in the users tab you can see their reputation, their location (if the user provided one), the number of badges of each class they have earned, and three tags. What determines ...
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What is (finiteness) tag intended for?

When checking new tags, I've noticed finiteness tag there. At the moment there is only one question in that tag. The tag creator seems to be Michael Hardy - unless it was created in another question, ...
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What is the (random-functions) tag?

There are 13 questions tagged random-functions. Most of them seem to really be about random variables and should have the probability tag instead. What is this tag supposed to refer to? Wikipedia ...
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Tags (fun) and (fun-problem)

Can we please delete those tags? The tags are subjective: fun problem? For whom? Also these are meta tags: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/
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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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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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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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About a new [radicals] tag.

I recently noticed there were three questions with numbers and two with names. I removed the former (as we already blacklisted its singular form), and the latter and replaced it by terminology. But ...
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possible delete candidate: “algebras” tag

There is a tag titled algebras. It has only been used on one single question (and another one used it recently, but I replaced it with a more appropriate tag). Is it necessary, or should it be deleted?...
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“partitions” tag

The partitions tag is described as follows: Questions related to the different ways of expressing an integer as a sum of integers; or, questions related to the subdivision of the edge or vertex set ...
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Tag edits considered too minor?

A Community Member recently posted on Meta, asking about the appropriateness of editing solely to remove (inappropriate) tags. The response was one of encouragement. However I'm noticing in the ...
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What's the difference between the various stochastic-blah tags?

We have several tags named (stochastic-blah), what are the differences between: stochastic-calculus stochastic-analysis stochastic-integrals stochastic-processes I have a feeling that there are ...
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Proposal: “(self-study)” as a tag

Users often post homework questions to MSE without tagging them with "(homework)." If I suspect a post is such, I treat it with skepticism. I will either ask if it is indeed homework or not answer it ...
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Questions with favourite tag no longer displayed

The questions tagged (algebraic geometry) are no longer displayed in blue on my screen, although that tag is among my favourite tags. I tried (through the edit) to suppress that tag from my ...
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Matrix decomposition tag

There are three very common tags related to matrix decomposition/factorization, namely diagonalization, svd and jordan normal form. I've seen some questions related to other matrix decompositions, ...
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Do we need a crystallography tag?

This question is brought about by this post: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/235573/determine-the-coordinates-of-octahedral-and-tetrahedral-sites-relative-to-th Reasons for [crystallography]...
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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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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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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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Tag badges suggestion

I want to ask whether there are tags which shouldn't have badges attached. For example I have a bronze badge for the "soft question" tag. Now my preference would be to keep tag badges on the site to ...
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Tags: Markov process and Markov Chains

I was thinking of bringing some order into tags related to stochastic processes, namely Markov processes and Markov Chains. These are stochastic processes which admit Markov property. The trick is ...
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What is the purpose of the [pattern-recognition] tag?

Pattern recognition is a topic in machine learning. Of the questions tagged pattern-recognition, only a handful are related to machine learning. The rest are of the form "What is the next item in this ...
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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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Merging “fourier-series” and “trigonometric-series”?

Currently, fourier-series has 2202 questions and 101 followers, while trigonometric-series has only 324 questions and 9 followers. I suggest merging the two, but also keeping "trigonometric-series" as ...
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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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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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There are no unanswered questions left with my tags

(Does this mean I have to go back to work? Nooo) Here is what I see when navigating to https://math.stackexchange.com/unanswered/tagged?tab=mytags This is not a transient issue (i.e., don't say "...