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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. ...
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Do we really need the (spoj) tag?

On main we have the spoj tag, which after some googling seems to refer to a certain online grading/contest website (I must admit it is not entirely clear what the mission of the website is from a ...
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How should basic questions about transfinite ordinals and cardinals be tagged?

I was about to retag this question when I noticed that neither of the elementary-set-theory or set-theory tags seems to really want questions of this tag. The tag wikis say: elementary-set-theory ...
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What is the point of the “math review” tag

What is the point of math-review tag? The description says For questions concerning troubles with a text one is reading. Typos and interpretation issues are also pertinent. Please be sure to ...
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What is the difference between merging two tags and synonymizing two tags?

Two tags can be made synonyms and they can also be merged. What is the difference between these two things? I am referring here to the terminology used in this post. It contains a list of changes in ...
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Tags for lines and planes?

Quite recently (it can still be seen in the list of new tags) the tag line was created. (As far as I can say, it was created in this post. Or at least it was the first post using this tag that I saw. ...
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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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What's the difference between [physics] and [mathematical-physics]?

What's the difference between the [physics] and [mathematical-physics] tags? Are they similar enough that we shouldn't have both?
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Setting things straight: What style of tags are we going to be using when we launch Public?

We must do this before we go Public. This is because, on the day Public starts, all of a sudden, tag creation is limited to all but the highest of rep counts. Tag style will more or less be "locked ...
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How can we create a new tag in a Stack Exchange site?

How can we create a new tag in a Stack Exchange site?
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How to use `[tag:tag-name]` for tags of the meta site?

We have two tags with identical names on main and meta: (main:computer-science) and (meta:computer-science) For main tags one can use [tag:computer-science] , i....
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Should we blacklist [homeomorphism]?

In the past few days, I've been repeatedly removing the homeomorphism tag. I don't see why this tag is useful, it adds nothing to the question, it adds nothing to its classification. Perhaps it is ...
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What is the role of the '[tag-removed]' tag?

Some questions are tagged with tag-removed. I am a bit confused about its purpose. It is needed to clearly state the role of this tag. That is the first problem. Recently, the question on Montclair ...
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Tags for separation axioms and countability axioms for topological spaces

In topology, several separation axioms (such as Hausdorff, completely regular, normal, ...) and countability axioms (such as first countability or separability) are often used ant there are also some ...
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What are the more convenient criteria to create new tags?

If one searches the word -theore in Tags one find some tags with the name of well known theorems as stokes-theorem or bayes-theorem. Also if one type lemm one finds only three tags, that are borel-...
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How shall we handle big numbers / computer searching problems?

There are certain questions that ask about finding an object with a certain property, usually some large number. Now, to me, it is on the edge of what this site is about, as the question is not really ...
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About (kalman-filter) tag

A few days ago I created the tag kalman-filter. I did not discuss this tag on meta before creating it (although I mentioned creating this tag in the Tagging chatroom). Not so long after the tag ...
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Learning tag - Opinion based

On M.SE we always discourage questions that are provoking opinion based answers. This is fair in my opinion in most cases, however; in the case of questions holding the self-learning and learning tags ...
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Improving the tag system (categories)

was thinking there are so many tags around (around 27 pages) How can we improve the tag system, some suggestions: can we not create categories that group tags together, so that instead of looking ...
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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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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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Adding [contest-math] tag to questions

I noticed that the contest-math tag was added to many questions recently, even to questions which do not mention any connection to a mathematics competition. According to the tag wiki, this tag is ...
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Do we really need a [ramanujan-radicals] tag?

There are currently three questions tagged as ramanujan-radicals. One is a duplicate of another, and a third one. Is this tag really necessary?
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Do we need the [proof] tag?

I don't think the proof tag conveys any useful information. Sometimes, it excuses the asker from adding a more descriptive tag, like in this question which is really a linear algebra question but is ...
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Should we have a [lambert-w] tag?

From a small discussion on How do I solve this equation involving a logarithm? there came a question should there be a tag for Lambert W function or not. My concern, which may not be valid, is that ...
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How to actually ignore certain tags?

This is what it looks like when I "ignore" a tag: As you can see, the question, rather than being ignored, is just made harder to read, and still takes up just as much room on the "front page". Here,...
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The tags [recursive] and [recurrence-relation]

Today someone created the tag [recurrence-relation], which seems to me to cover the same ground as the already-existing tag [recursive]. I'm tempted to replace [recurrence-relation] with [recursive] ...
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What's the (formal-proofs) tag for?

The formal-proofs tag currently has no tag wiki. In my opinion this might invite people to use the tag for any question asking for a (more or less formal) proof. Very similar to the way the proof tag ...
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Should the LaTeX tag stay?

Should we get rid of the "latex" tag? Only 7 questions have been tagged "latex", four of which have been closed and the most recent of which is heading that way. There is already a Stack Exchange site ...
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Should there be a separate tag for partially ordered sets?

Users who are on this site some time might have noticed that a separate tag for posets has been created and removed a few times in the past.1 Certainly, partial orders are quite an important topic. ...
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tqft or topological-quantum-field-theory? Which one to keep?

A fairly new member of our MSE community, namely the user Andrews, started to reshape our own physical questions fundamentally basically by retagging them in an appropriate manner. Another recently ...
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Tag renaming: [rings] to [ring-theory]

Well, the title says it all. I think that the tag [rings] is somewhat inappropriate, and [ring-theory] should be used instead.
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Warning when creating a new tag on meta

When a new tag is created on the main site, you get a warning before you can continue - this prevents creation of a tag by mistake. This was implemented as a result of this feature request: Warning ...
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Tag for quaternion algebras?

A quaternion algebra is a generalization of the classical Hamiltonian quaternions. It is a $4$-dimensional algebra over a field $F$ with basis $1,i,j,ij$ subject to the relations $$ i^2 = a, \quad j^...
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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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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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Can the tag (logic-translation) be useful?

A few days ago a new tag called logic-translation was created. The same user also created the tag-excerpt: "For translating between natural language expressions and logic expressions." Then the tag ...
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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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Why is there an elementary-geometry tag?

Is there a reason for the elementary-geometry tag? I just noticed it now—it has 9 questions, which appear to be at a fairly wide variety of levels of geometry, and none of which are tagged with the ...
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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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Tag for alternative set theories?

The set-theory tag is explicitly about mathematics (and metamathematics) in the context of $\mathsf{ZFC}$ and its subsystems and extensions. Every now and then we see questions about other set ...
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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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Shaping the shape tag

I looked around on meta but can't seem to find a question about this, so here goes. Posting this question this evening, I looked for a shape-operator tag. This tag wasn't present, but I saw shape, ...
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Should there be a separate tag for Euler's number $e$?

At the moment, there are two tags which are related to the number $e$. The e has been synonym of exponential function for a long time.1 A newer tag called eulers-number was created in January 2019. ...
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Should we add the homework tag to a question? [closed]

If I see a series of questions that are clearly homework (from my class!!!), should I tag them as such? If so, what should I say in the summary so it doesn't get rejected?
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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's the [problem-solving] tag for?

here are 358 questions tagged problem-solving. Question: What's the problem-solving tag for? The questions with this tag seem wildly varied. By the looks of things, it's mainly added to questions ...