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What to do when I see a new tag that is not useful?

The new tags "number" and "theory" were created at the same time tagging the same question leading me to believe that they are meant to be "number-theory". They do not contribute anything as tags so ...
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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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Why so many Riesz Representation questions in such short time?

I was scrolling through MSE on the cell phone earlier today and these popped up: and the list went on. Is this an artifact of the search engine, or is there some reason for the sudden "interest" in ...
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Do we need a [derivatives] tag?

A derivatives tag was created on November 20, in this question; I didn't notice when I answered, or I probably would have deleted it. Do we really need a derivatives tag? I realize we have tags for ...
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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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Is there a better way of guiding people who need help with revision? Tag + guidance?

This time of year large numbers of revision type questions which aren't quite homework pop up, and each year there tend to be common themes. There have been comments on managing the flow of questions, ...
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On the [combinatorics] and [counting] tags.

counting currently has 13 questions bearing this tag. Should combinatorics and counting be merged, or one be made a synonym of the other?
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Mistagged algebraic-geometry questions

Lately there seem to be a few questions that are erroneously tagged as algebraic geometry instead of algebraic-geometry. Is there anything we can do about this? We can't make algebraic a synonym of ...
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Should questions about Zorn's lemma be tagged (axiom-of-choice)?

We have plenty of questions concerning Zorn's lemma and its applications. Some of them are tagged axiom-of-choice, some are not; for a sample you can have a look at results of this search. Shouldn'...
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Flag comments about the blacklisted [graph] tag as obsolete?

I flagged the following comment (in this question) as obsolete: since the graph tag has been blacklisted (see http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/q/8729/139). This flag was declined. It seems like a ...
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Tag suggestion: (cyclic-symmetric-sums)

There are a lot of questions concerning cyclic sums, but I just noticed there is no tag for these sums, and it hasn't been suggested as far as I can tell. There are a lot of questions involving ...
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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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Should adding one “mildly relevant” tag be considered a significant edit?

I read a few discussions on meta somewhat related to this question, but I'm still unsure about it. I've noticed that one user has been submitting a large number of edits where he or she simply added ...
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The tag even-and-odd-extensions

So there's this tag even-and-odd-extensions. There are 16 questions with this tag which consist of: Even and odd functions Even and odd integers Even and odd digits of a number Extending a function ...
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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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What is the 'transformation' tag for?

Looking at the tags, I see that transformation tag is the first tag without a tag wiki. Upon further investigation I see questions that are barely related. Some of them are geometry related, some are ...
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About (boolean-algebra) tag

Boolean algebra has two common meanings - an order-theoretic structure or "algebra of logic", i.e. basic calculus with truth values. Currently the wiki excerpt looks like this: Boolean algebras ...
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Does the Discrete Integral belong to the “integration” tag?

The current definition of "integration" in the integration tag is "All aspects of integration, including the definition of the integral and computing indefinite integrals (antiderivatives)." The ...
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What should be in the tag (graph)?

NOTE The (graph) tag is dead. Long live the graph...ing-functions tag. See here. At the moment, there is a discussion about the tag graph; the suggestion is to replace it with a better name, so that ...
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About editing tags

I follow general-topology tag, and once in a while there are questions related with algebraic topology, differential geometry and differential topology that are tagged with general-topology; as ...
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Appropriate tags for equation formulation question

I'm a biologist-turned-programmer (yes, one of those) trying to write up equations describing my code. I'm in the process of writing a question about it (it includes a description of the algorithm and ...
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Why is Umbral tag removed?

The tag feature of Math Stack Exchange seems to be a nice feature but I don't understand why some are allowed and some aren't. For the example of umbral calculus, I tried the "umbral" tag. I can ...
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How to look up users' specific answers?

I am looking for a search function that describes users' answers with their tags as the variable. For example, if I wanted to look up Scott's answers with the restriction that it is limited to soft-...
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What is the [gradient-flows] tag for?

What is the gradient-flows tag for? It has no tag wiki. There are relatively few questions using this tag, and I'm not sure how they relate to each other.
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How to properly ask a definition question?

Quite often, I find myself having to ask a definition question. I define a definition question as a question which main object’s name and/or definition is not known by the asker (common case) or by ...
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What is the appropriate tag for questions not directly about math?

There are already several questions posted that are not really 'math questions.' Instead, they ask for blogs, podcasts, etc. Inevitably, more will follow. Favorite math-related cartoon, favorite math-...
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Tag proposal: squeeze-theorem

There are many questions about the squeeze theorem on this site, and seeing that some other theorems such as the Chinese Remainder Theorem, Stokes theorem, Bayes theorem, etc. have their own tags, why ...
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Why does the tag “(solution-verification)” show as “(proof-verification)”?

So I want to clarify/verify a specific solution. This is my solution to a problem, so it is not like I want to verify a specific proof/theorem or clarify why and/or how it works. So, in my tags, I ...
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What's the point of the best-practices tag on meta?

I saw a tag: best-practices Isn't the entire point of meta to discuss what the best practices are? Couldn't we tag just about every meta question with this? What extra information does this provide?
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Should we have a tag for the mean value property of harmonic functions?

A tag named mean-value-theorem has been created quiterecently. (It is still listed among the new tags.) A tag with the same name was discussed before on meta and rejected: Tag proposal: mean-value-...
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Should reference request be used if book-recommendation is already used?

If one tags a question with book-recommendation should one also tag it with reference-request? I think it is redundant, although it is actually a reference-request question.
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What is the tag (quotient-spaces) intended for?

There exists a tag named quotient-spaces, the tag-info is empty at the moment. The notion of quotient space appears in various areas. It can be defined for topological spaces, vector spaces, normed ...
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about the questions tagged [difference-equations] or [recurrence-relations]

I discover that the questions tagged difference-equations or recurrence-relations are often similar. I also find difficulties to distinguish clearly between difference equations and recurrence ...
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How do we mark a question with standard Greek variables so that Google will direct someone who searched with English variables to that page?

In mathematics, oftentimes tradition dictates a standard to use non-English variables such as using Greek letters to represent ordinals and cardinals in set theory. How can we mark such questions so ...
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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 "...
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Tag about first-order logic

Why we have two different tags ? : first-order logic and predicate logic Why not link them via synonimy ? Thanks
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Is it possible to change the “integral-dependance” tag into “integral-dependence”? [duplicate]

I'd like to propose to change the tag integral-dependance into the more used expression integral-dependence. Is this possible?
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What is (dimension-theory)?

We have evidently a dimension-theory tag. It does not have currently a tag wiki. My understanding of dimension theory is that it refers to either The branch of topology that studies dimensional ...
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Tag article-writing

The tags article-writing and publishing seem a bit too close in terms of applicable content in my opinion to warrant being separate. Should we merge the tags or just get rid of the article-writing one ...
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Can we have a tag for integer base $b$ representation?

I see a lot of interesting questions, broadly in the category of contest math and recreational math, about the base $b$ expansion of an integer, often $b = 10$. For example: the sum of the digits, ...
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Algebra disambiguation tag

This is not a question, really, but an experiment. We have had a battle against the algebra tag for a long time. For some history, see this meta post. One problem is that it would be nice to have a ...
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Tags for questions specific to decimal notation

Do we have a tag for questions like this one which ask about properties specific to notating integers with base-ten digits? If not, should we have one? Of course for most such questions one can ...
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What's the tag (formal-systems) for?

What's the tag formal-systems for? Just meta theory? Meta theory and formal proofs? Other options? Edit: In view of the comments to this question and due to the fact there have been a lot of ...
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Tag for (videos)?

I'd say that we have quite a lot of questions asking for videos of lectures about some particular topic or area. Just try to search for video on the main. I think that such question could be tagged ...
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Questions tagged only as homework [closed]

Lately I have found a massive amount of questions tagged solely as homework, for instance https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/687358/rounding-up-to-significant-figures https://math.stackexchange....
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What is best tag for “spot the mistake” questions?

Occasionally we get a question of the form: "Look at this derivation/computation. Clearly, the result is wrong. Where is the mistake?" It is slightly different from typical solution-verification ...
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Do we need (derivation) tag?

I have noticed that there exists derivation tag. It contains two questions at the moment, so it might be quite recent. Maybe it was created here. The tag-wiki is empty, but it seems that the tag is ...
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What is the right tag for this question?

I stumbled on How to find distance from emitter using TDOA? because I study hyperbolic geometry and this question was wrongly tagged as such. But then what is the right tag? There is no tag on ...
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Should this be tagged [galois-theory]?

I am not sure if I should add a tag for [galois-theory] (or [field-theory]?) on How to describe the Galois group of the compositum of all quadratic extensions of Q? and How to solve a cyclic quintic ...
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About the plurality of tag names

It is most appropriate that the tag names of countable nouns should be in plural forms, but there are still quite a lot of tag names which should be in plural forms but they use single forms, for ...