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Tag management 2021

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 person ...
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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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What is the etiquette of tag creation and editing?

In this years Tag management thread, I've suggested the creation of the tags hochschild-cohomology and a-infinity-algebras. Let's say for the sake of argument that this suggestion is well received and ...
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Why don't we have an elementary-geometry tag? Or why don't we use geometry to mean elementary geometry?

Notes/Observations/Opinions: Related: Why is there an elementary-geometry tag? The tag usage guidance for geometry goes For questions about geometric shapes, congruences, similarities, ...
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Misleading usage excerpt for the [coding-theory] tag

The usage excerpt for tag coding-theory reads: Use this tag for questions about source coding, error-correcting codes, error-detecting codes, and related algebraic and/or combinatoric constructions. ...
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Non-experts closing questions

I have recently noticed what, to me, is a pretty irking trend in the tag I contribute to most often (algebraic geometry). It seems to me that there is a contingent of 'serial closers' who insist on ...
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Is the [proof-writing] tag being applied in accordance with its usage guidance?

The usage guidance for the tag proof-writing says: For questions about the formulation of a proof. This tag should not be the only tag for a question and should not be used to ask for a proof of a ...
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Tag synonyms unable to display right quantity of questions

I'm new here and I've just found a small bug in tag synonyms. This bug appears in both main and meta Math Stackexchange. Some tags have synonyms, such as, in Math Stackexchange, tag span is a synonym ...
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How to decide if use [mathematical-astronomy], or just post to astronomy.SE?

Recently I have asked this question: Do all spherically symmetric stellar systems have zero anisotropy? I have also asked some other questions in this topic, ie Poisson's equation-like formula in ...
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How come we got rid of the tag 'coin' but not 'dice', 'poker', etc?

Sounds like the tags dice, poker and coin just fall under probability (or I guess 'permutations' or 'combinations'). I recall we got rid of coin some years ago. eg this Expected Value : Poker I think ...
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Red Colored Tags Showing Up for Certain Tags and Questions is Confusing me. What do They Mean and Why are They Here?

Status-byDesign and faq are both tags that appear completely red when one tries to view them or put them into a question Here is what I mean: These appear to look like this because these tags are ...
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answered on math overflow tag

I notice that a number of questions are "unanswered" because in a comment it is pointed out that said question is answered on MO. Could there be a tag "answered in MO" (or "...
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Putting special Tags by spending reputation?

Are there special tags that can be put on a post but will cost reputation? What I mean by this, I have seen tags that can be put by anyone. I have also seen moderator only tags. But I have never seen ...
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Tag synonym, Name change and Reuse proposal for "norm"

The current use of tag named "norm" is actually meant normed vector spaces. But it is not different from the tag "normed-spaces" Unfortunately, I cannot propose this as a tag-...
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Should I add a tag to somene else's question (to reflect the content of answers)?

I found a simple solution to sum a series with trigonometric functions by converting it into a telescoping sum, and posted an answer. However, the OP did not mention about telescoping in their ...
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$2$-groups Tag Confusion

Currently our $2$-groups tag concern about $p$-groups with $p=2.$ However there is another well established notion of $2$-groups in algebraic topology/homotopy theory about $2$-dimensional higher ...
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Questions asking discussion under some constraints

I have seen some questions in the last few days in which the OP request exclusively solutions which can be done by hand. This is fine as a practice, but I think such questions should be segregated ...
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Overuse of problem-solving

I noticed that the tag problem-solving is used frequently by newbies who have just one problem which they need to solve. Will anyone mind if I start deleting these tags from questions which are ...
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Should general tags be added when there is a more specific tag?

I am referring to this question Image of a disconnected set is disconnected. It is tagged as "real-analysis", "metric-spaces" and "connectedness". My question is, should ...
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Tag badges "re-awarded"?

Yesterday I was awarded a whole bunch of tag-badges. However, I already held them all. It seems that I have been re-awarded all of my tag-badges for some reason, but, from what I can see, noone else ...
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Tag management 2020 [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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My very own tags

The badge Taxonomist is given when a user creates a tag which reaches 50 questions. This means that somewhere in the system there is an assignment for the user who created a tag. Is there any ...
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What is the name of the (now removed) tag for which this Taxonomist badge has been awarded?

In the list of awardees of the Taxonomist badge, Yujie Zha has been awarded this badge for a "no longer available" tag. I wonder what's the name of this removed tag.
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Regularization tag

It seems, the word regularization has two major meanings: one in statistical analysis, and the other in the context of divergent series. Can we somehow solve this issue?
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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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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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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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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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