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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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Which tag should be used for (elementary-logic)?

I came across this question, which was tagged "linear algebra". I wasn't sure what to retag it as. I thought about (logic), but that's for advanced mathematical logic, model theory and whatnot. We ...
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Is the “representation theorems” tag necessary?

A couple of my recent questions have been on representation theory of locally compact groups and when tagging my post, I found this strange tag called representation-theorems. It's only been used by ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Unneeded Tag - Extension-Field

I propose the removal of the tag extension-field. There are currently a grand total of 39 questions tagged with it so it would not take long to remove it. Furthermore I don't think the tag is ...
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What about a separate tag for well-ordered sets? Or should it be synonym of (ordinals)?

There are many questions about well-ordered sets on the main and I consider well-orders to be an important topic. So perhaps they could deserve their own tag. On the other hand, many questions about ...
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Should there be a [proof-writing] tag?

I was recently reading this question and I edited it because I thought that it should have a better fitting title and tags. However, I can think of no fitting tag, as the question is not about any ...
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What tags to choose?

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this question. First, how to choose the tags when asking a question? If one does not know which tag to use? Second, what is the difference between ...
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Why are actuarial science questions considered off topic?

I asked a question here which was about the percentile breakdown of global life expectancy. While this question does certainly pertain to topics not related to mathematics, it is very specifically ...
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Naming of an [ordered-groups] tag

It seems like there are a decent number of questions about placing some sort of order on a group. I would like to tag these questions to better organize them, but I'm not sure what to call the tag. ...
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Is “generalization” a good tag? [duplicate]

Recently I've come across the tag "generalization", see here. It's relatively new and there is only one question (Edit: now removed) under it. However, I don't think it's that useful, taking into ...
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Tag synonym? permutation and combination with combinatorics?

There are two tags: permutations and combinations which are both subsumed by the topic of combinatorics. I believe these should both be synonyms of combinatorics. Perhaps permutations is debatable, ...
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Introducing a new tag for geometric puzzles

While re-tagging questions with homework as the only tag, I came across this question. It is about a geometric puzzle, filling a rectangle with integer side lengths using integer-side-shaped figures (...
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Relating to create a new tag

I have created a tag named "significance" and gave the full details (all of them are approved by others after some time) and also I fit there 8 questions (different authors posted in different ...
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Would tags for specific books be appropriate?

I'm wondering if tags for example Durret's Probability book would be allowed. I think that when one is reading a book, it would be interesting what doubts other user had when reading the same book. ...
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Creation of a Hamel basis tag

Today I created a new tag: hamel-basis (by the way, it was my first tag creation). I tagged several questions with it, including this one (the one which was the inspiration for doing it). Then, Asaf ...
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Another reason why the (algebra) tag should be allowed.

This question is one example of why I think the (algebra) tag should not be treated as deprecated (blacklisted). This isn't really "abstract" algebra because it's all done within one particular field,...

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