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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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The “mathematics” tag

I don't understand why there is a tag for "mathematics" when that is the title of this site. Does anyone think it should not be deleted?
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On the [gcd] tag

Some couple of days ago, some question was bumped and it had spawned (apparently in its original version) a tag named gcd. I find this tag to be particularly uninteresting, and somewhat non-revealing ...
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Should double factorials be under the factorial tag?

There has just recently ben created a double-factorial tag. I don't think we should have another tag just for this and that the tag factorial suits it well enough. I propose we change the tag wiki for ...
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Stop tagging things with the tag [proofs]

Please! It is a completely pointless and useless tag. It applies to somewhere near 80% of the questions that appear on this site. I will continue to remove this tag whenever it crops up, so ...
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Confusion when editing questions with [tag:mathematical-physics]

I'm a mathematical physics student, and recently I edited a lot questions with mathematical-physics, quantum-field-theory and tqft. According to Wikipedia and my knowledge, mathematical physics is a ...
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What, exactly, is (estimation-theory)?

Disclaimer: I have no idea what estimation theory is about. But looking at estimation-theory I cannot help but think that either the tag means something extremely broad (so broad that I hesitate to ...
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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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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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Tags as redirects for correct tags

I guess you have seen a situations where an inexperienced user looks for some tag and when they do not find such tag, they just choose something similarly sounding. (It is very likely that you have ...
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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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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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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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Should the tag (fractions) be a synonym of (rational-numbers)?

I have noticed that in the list of suggested synonyms there is a suggestion to synonymize fractions and rational-numbers. See also here. I am not sure this is a good idea. For example, I can imagine ...
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MathOverflow tags + others ?

I have re-tagged two questions today, 0.999=1? and the issue of the divergence of the harmonic series as "calculus" because I don't think they are real-analysis questions. However, when a real-...
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About the [cardinality] tag

Some time ago I noticed that someone had created cardinality, which I find redundant considering the fact that it's usually just elementary-set-theory, and that it is almost never tagged as such. Do ...
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How do we tag questions on maximizing/minimizing functions?

I've noticed (when checking newly created tags), that a tag called max-min has been created. It has the following tag-excerpt: Questions related to maximizing or minimizing a expression or a ...
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Should we have tags (maximal-ideals) and (prime-ideals)?

Currently the tags maximal-ideals and prime-ideals exist (161 and 221 questions respectively). These tags have been discussed in the past here and here. I am not sure whether a consensus was reached....
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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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Rename (exercises-and-solutions) tag? Or completely remove it?

There exists tag exercises-and-solutions (created by this user). The tag-excerpt is as follows: Use this tag for questions asking about "problem books", "exercise books", and their solutions. So ...
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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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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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Bumped questions after retagging

In the last few days there has been a very welcomed effort to clean up some tags by hand. The problem is that the front page has only so many slots, and many questions gets pushed back due to retag ...
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Should there be tags for problems/exercises, such as [solution-request] ?

T.. suggested as a comment on this question that we use a solution-request tag for certain questions. The resulting conversation has been transferred here: This ...
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Addressing the common misuse of the abstract-algebra tag

I've noticed a common pattern among new users to use the abstract-algebra tag, often times when the question has little to nothing to do with abstract algebra. I recognize that mis-tagging is an easy ...
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K-theory tags (versus algebraic-k-theory and topological-k-theory)

A user raised the question (I'm trans-posting here so it gets higher visibility) whether we really have the need for three separate tags k-theory, algebraic-k-theory, and topological-k-theory. I do ...
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Tag for semicontinuity?

A few days ago the tag upper-semicontinuity was created and later removed. This lead to a discussion about this tag in the tag management thread. As suggested by Asaf, it might be more reasonable to ...
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Do we really want a [homework] tag? [closed]

What is the purpose of a [homework] tag? It can't be to differentiate homework questions from non-homework ones since it's impossible to verify whether or not a question is homework. I don't think ...
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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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Where are the other “algebra” tags besides “abstract” and “precalculus”?

If the "algebra" tag is declared heretical, as suggested here, then what should one do with algebra questions for which neither the "abstract algebra" tag nor a "precalculus" tag is appropriate?
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(nested-radicals) tag

Not so long ago I have noticed that there exists nested-radicals tag. (It is still listed among new tags so it cannot be very old. It was probably created in this question. At least it was the oldest ...
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Merging [cardinals] and [large-cardinals]?

As the title suggests, I think we can merge those two tags. This site is not extremely prosperous with set theoretic questions, even less with those relating to large cardinals which are usually more ...
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derivation tag removed

This is not a big deal and I don't mind however it turns out, but I mildly object to the removal of the "derivation" tag from my question here: https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/953057/revisions ...
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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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Should we have a tag for the set theory NFU?

I'm wondering if we should have a tag for the set theory NFU. On the one hand, I personally would like to see the tag stick around, since I think NFU is a very interesting and potentially useful set ...
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Proposal for a new Help Center section: Tagging

It is glad to have a new section called Help Center nowadays, as it can only be edited by diamond (♦) moderators, we can set up credible rules or regulations in here. But the Help Center still lack ...
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Should rep requirements for tag creation be higher?

There are, IMO, quite a lot of badly tagged questions and... not very good tags. Some of them were discussed on meta recently; some of these discussions show, IMO, that users who created these tags ...
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Request for a tag for homework hints/evolution rather than solution

I realize this is not a new topic. But I've noticed that I'm not the only one getting really frustrated by the standard behavior here. Some of us teacher types are willing to engage the OP in a ...
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What is (chebyshev-function) tag for?

When you look at questions currently tagged chebyshev-function, you will see questions from various areas there. (Number theory, Chebyshev polynomials, Chebyshev inequality,...) The tag-info for this ...
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Which (if any) inequalities with real numbers should have separate tags?

There are certainly many inequalities which are rather important and useful and which appear frequently in various areas in mathematics (AM-GM, Jensen, Cauchy-Schwarz, etc.) The question I want to ask ...
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Can we please delete the high-school tag?

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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Difference between [definition] and [terminology]

What is the difference between the tags terminology and definition? At the moment, there are 678 questions with the terminology tag, and 278 questions with the definition tag, and only 31 questions ...
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About the [soft-question] and [big-list] tags

The folk coming from Math Overflow generally seem keen to bring across the practice that: Questions that don't look like they will have a single, correct answer should be tagged either [soft-question]...
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Do we need (tricks) tag?

A tag named tricks has recently been created in this question. So far there is no tag wiki to indicate intended usage. Do we really need such a tag? It veers slightly towards meta tags, which are ...
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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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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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The birthday tag

Recently the birthday tag has emerged and it quickly has around 100 questions tagged (mainly by one user I suppose). This is indeed not the first time we have this tag. The last time it was deleted ...
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Do we really need separate tags for morphisms between certain objects when there's a tag for the objects?

Currently we have tags for ring-theory, group-theory and semigroups and separate tags for ring-homomorphism, group-homomorphism and semigroup-homomorphism. (The latter tag is used a total of 11 times, ...
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Feature-request: Not allowing [homework] as the only tag to a post

Is it possible to make it so that the site will not accept a post that has homework as the only tag to the post? I know that this problem only comes up rarely (as discussed here, but if we can ...
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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. ...