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About [probability-theory] tag

Almost four years after this discussion, and I think that the current situation is not ideal and we need some rethinking. Users keep tagging with probability-theory questions that should be tagged ...
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Should we have a [functions] tag?

There are currently 7 questions that have the [functions] tag. Is this a tag we want to keep? Would anyone ever want to highlight or ignore all questions tagged [functions], or subscribe to its RSS ...
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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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(tutoring) tag proposal [closed]

It was requested that I introduce a separate question/proposal so that members of the community could discuss the practicality of a tag such as (tutoring) . I propose a (tutoring) tag that would ...
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Adding (hartshorne) Tag? [duplicate]

Well, the title is quite self-explaining. I haven't read anything so far in Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry, but looking at ME (and listening to what a close friend of mine told me about it) it really ...
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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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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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Let's blacklist the [graph] tag

The graph tag is supposed to be for questions about the graphs of functions. But it is very commonly misapplied to questions that are about the graphs of graph theory. These questions are supposed ...
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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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“Self-Study” vs “Homework”?

I was browsing questions for category theory, and this question caught my eye due to familiarity: is there a property of a category that is preserved by category isomorphism, but not equivalence? I ...
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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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Tag editing etiquette on old questions

Just now I went through all of the questions I'd answered in abstract algebra and tagged the ones related to group theory with the group-theory tag. Honestly I did this so I could get the bronze badge ...
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The tags (probability) and (probability-theory)

What is the difference between (probability) and (probability-theory)? If there is none, is it better to use both tags or to decide on one (by tossing a fair coin, of course)?
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Tag for a single algebraic equation?

This may seem like a silly question but I can't seem to find something to tag a question asking a solution for an algebraic equation. There is a systems-of-equations tag, but its description seems to ...
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Tag proposal: mean-value-theorem

A search result for Mean Value Theorem gives us 2715 results, and results on the page are like ones I think we can include in the tag. The theorem is an important result in calculus, and questions ...
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Is the tag [hoffman-kunze] necessary?

The tag hoffman-kunze was recently added to a few questions: Typos in Hoffman and Kunze Why is $\pi_r(L)$ a linear transformation into $\Lambda^r(V)$ Proof of Theorem 7 (Chapter 5) in Hoffman and ...
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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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Some ideas on tags about physical field theory

Update: For (1), I have edited info of field-theory. For (2), moderator Alexander Gruber♦ has created a synonym and contributor YuiTo Cheng improved info of tqft. For (3), contributor YuiTo Cheng ...
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'Predicate-logic' the best tag?

Having just been annoyed (ok, ok, I'm an old grouch) for the $n$-th time by seeing a question mis-tagged (indeed, mis-titled) propositional-calculus, I've just realized there is no appropriate tag for ...
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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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I find (discrete-mathematics) problematic

The discrete-mathematics tag's info reads Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. For an overview, see the Wikipedia entry ...
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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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Disambiguation pseudo-tags

In a comment to a retagging discussion, Henning brought up an interesting idea. Problem There are certain "keywords" which, unfortunately, are heavily overloaded in mathematics, and have completely ...
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Tags (integral) and (integration)

I have noticed that there is a suggestion to make integral and integration synonymous in the list of suggested synonyms. See also synonyms for integration. (The users with sufficient rep in that tag ...
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About (functions) tag

Excerpt for functions tag says at the moment: Elementary questions involving functions. From this it is not entirely clear what kind of questions the tag is intended for. But I definitely think ...
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Unnecesarily retagging old questions that get bumped.

Just as I write this, a user with $\sim$500 rep. has retagged 28 questions inactive by removing the tag differential-equations to leave only the tag pde. This has crowded the main page with already ...
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Tags derivatives, integral, limit only for computation questions?

EDIT: This question is now obsolete - for the detailed explanation see below. One of the answers here was suggesting that derivatives should be renamed to derivatives-computation and that tag-wiki ...
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Would tags such as “ultrafilters” or “Stone-Cech compactification” be too specific?

I've noticed that one question was recently tagged filter. (It is the only question having this tag at the moment.) I was thinking about a few related tags, which might perhaps be useful; but I ...
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which questions falls under the tag 'problem-solving'?

I am not sure how to use this problem-solving tag, since by name it seems to me that any problem/excercise would fall under this category?!
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“summation” tag for finite and formal summations

I often want to improve the tags on questions like "Is it possible to make this expression shorter?". This question asks how to simplify or evaluate the finite sum $$ \sum_{i=1}^n\left( 2^{i-1} a_i ...
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Integrals and sums: please tag as definite vs. indefinite

Currently there appears to be no tags distinguishing between definite vs. indefinite integrals and sums. This is an important distinction that deserves to be made when tagging. Could those who have ...
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Why is the tag (analysis) useful?

Title plus what's below. The analysis tag's wiki is: Mathematical Analysis generally, including Real Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, Complex Variable Theory, the Calculus of Variations, Measure ...
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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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Disambiguating the [congruences] tag

The tags congruences and modular-arithmetic seem to cover similar ground (judging from the questions which have them). However, the former can also be misunderstood as talking about the general ...
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Do some calculus theorems deserve to have their own tag?

The question is basically in the title: Should we have tags for some individual theorems from calculus? (Or perhaps groups of theorems?) If so, which ones deserve their own tag? It is not ...
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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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How to discourage users from using the “functions” tag

The following is the tag info for the functions tags: In mathematics, a function is a relation between a set of inputs and a set of permissible outputs with the property that each input is related ...
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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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Best and worst tags for % answered rate

A noticeable pattern I have seen on Math.SE is that some question tags seem to attract more attention than others. I am curious and hope this question is of interest to the meta community; however I ...
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Do we need the (self-learning) tag?

The self-learning tag seems to be used to indicate that the question arose from the OP's own study rather than being assigned as homework. In the past we had a homework tag, and I imagine self-...
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The difference between [teaching] and [education]

Update: teaching is now a synonym of education. While I think that teaching has a clear meaning, education could refer to teaching (doing the educating) or being/getting educated. I'd suggest that ...
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About the creation of a “Bessel functions” tag

I am quite new to tag creation, and I was wondering about adding the Bessel functions tag for related problems. I had already created a Bessel tag, when Asaf Karagila suggested me (just here) to write ...
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How about we blacklist [number]?

The number tag made a horrible comeback today with already two questions. I feel this is a zombie tag which keeps coming as we keep killing it. And unlike some historical figures which are said to ...
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Should MathOverflow tag prefixes be used?

It would probably be good to get some sort of consensus on tagging style (pr.probability-theory vs plain probability-theory.) I'...
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Should we eliminate [soft-question]?

Given "The Death of Meta Tags", should we eliminate the [soft-question] tag? Near as I can tell, there are three types of questions tagged with [soft-question]: those that are also tagged [big-list] ...
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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 there be a simultaneous equations tag?

There do seem to be a number of these questions - linear ones come under various headings, but there are quadratic and cubic ones around. I wanted to retag a post with simultaneous-equations, and ...
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Renaming tags to plurals

(Edit by KennyTM: Just a reminder, please avoid retagging for pluralization before there is consensus, thanks.) I propose the following changes in tags: lie-algebra ===> lie-algebras riemann-surface ...
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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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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 ...