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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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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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“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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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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Should the algebra tag be blacklisted?

I'll mention the history of the problems with algebra tag, although I think that most people who visit meta regularly know about this. The problem with algebra was that it was used for different ...
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What are the negative numbers to my tags?

What are the negative numbers to my tags? They don't correspond to my reputation or votes? Sorry if its somewhere explained already.
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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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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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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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computer-science tag

I suggest that we remove this tag. The presence of this tag makes users tag questions badly and causes severe inconsistency in tagging. The questions tagged with computer-science belong to several ...
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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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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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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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Tag (maxima) or (macsyma)?

The tag maxima was created in this question; according to tag-wiki it is intended for the computer algebra system Maxima. I am afraid that a such tag might easily confuse users posting questions; ...
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What is the (random-functions) tag?

There are 13 questions tagged random-functions. Most of them seem to really be about random variables and should have the probability tag instead. What is this tag supposed to refer to? Wikipedia ...
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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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Should we have “multivariable-analysis” tag?

On this site, we have a "calculus" tag as well as a "real- analysis" tag. The reason I believe for the difference is because one is more "theoretical" than the other. Now we have a "multivariable-...
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Need a new Tag for linear groups?

Do we need a new tag for indexing questions about the Linear Groups or other related tags like finite groups or permutation groups can cover them well? Honestly, I asked frequently some questions ...
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Are “zombie” tags removed on meta, too?

I know that on main site the tags which have no questions associated to them are removed from the system every 24 hours, see here or here. However, we have a few tags at meta which have no question. ...
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How to create tag without asking a question?

I understand SE policy is that whenever someone asks a question with a new tag, the tag is automatically created. But is there a way to incorporate a tag without asking a needless question?
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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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Order and number of tags

I won recently the privilege of retag questions. It is important to put tags in some order in a specific question? I think that the leftmost tag is the most important tag because this tag appear on "...
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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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Tags: functional equations and functional inequalities

The tag functional-inequalities was recently created. Since there are likely some previous questions on such a topic, some retagging will already be needed whichever way this discussion goes. I am ...
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Tag appropriate to order of growth question

This question has originally been tagged "bounded variation", which is clearly wrong. I was looking for an "order of growth" tag or something similar, and couldn't find one. Three questions: what is ...
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“motivation” tag

I find posts requesting "motivation" for various topics to be particularly interesting and useful, and I noted how underused the "motivation" tag is. I was going to look for motivational posts with ...
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How to intersect users and tags?

I would like to see all the questions with a given tag that user xxx has asked or answered. How do I do that? Edit I have received three fine explanations, more than completely answering my ...
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Groupoid tag: disambiguation

A couple of days ago the groupoids tag appeared. Unfortunately, there are two different definitions of the word "groupoid" coming from category theory and from abstract algebra. When browsing the list ...
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Tags: Markov process and Markov Chains

I was thinking of bringing some order into tags related to stochastic processes, namely Markov processes and Markov Chains. These are stochastic processes which admit Markov property. The trick is ...
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Should a tag for partial derivatives be created?

Over time I've answered several questions related to similar confusions surrounding partial derivatives. The latest one is Confusion regarding partial derivatives, and several other examples are ...
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Proper use of Homework Tag [closed]

I know from searching through the history here on meta that virtually every permutation of question regarding the [homework] tag has been discussed, but I could not find an answer to my question. ...
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Can I make the software highlight questions with a given tag?

Whenever a question is tagged "algebraic geometry" it appears in blue when I'm logged in, probably because a large proportion of my answers are to questions so tagged . At first I found that just an ...
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Filtering by tag

I have seen on a similar site where you can filter by your favorite tags. It's one thing to have questions with your favorite tags highlighted, and it's another, and much better, to only see ...
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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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Should we have “Why is X Important?” or “Why do we study X?” in Community Wiki FAQ?

If this question is a duplicate, I apologize and please close it accordingly. I saw a question Should I study algebra more? and got answers. Recently, someone asked a question https://math....
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Tags [proof-strategy] and [proof-writing]

What are the tags proof-strategy and proof-writing used for? They feel like meta tags to me. Instead of adding answers here, please vote on the answers in the tagging thread here: proof-strategy, ...
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New tag (real) of questionable utility

A new tag, (real), was created today and applied to this question about the real numbers as a subset of the complex numbers. I feel that this question fits perfectly well under the tag (complex-...
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Several complex variables tag?

I saw the following question, Sources on Several Complex Variables, and given the tag wiki: The theory of functions of one complex variable with an emphasis on the theory of complex analytic ...
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What is the role of tag preferences

In the right pane there is link to set tag preferences. What is the role of this feature and how exacly it will alter interaction with this forum?
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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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Should there be a “Banach algebras” tag?

Apologies if this is isomorphic to an existing question. I ask because it seems like there have been some recent questions that clearly belong better under the tag "Banach algebras" than "Banach ...
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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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“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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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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Using (real-analysis) tag

User FrConnection has asked a series of questions regarding standard calculus exercises. I personally feel that the (real-analysis) tag should be removed on each of their posts. I removed the (real-...
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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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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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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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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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What's the use of the [tex] tag?

The tex tag currently has only 3 questions (only 2 till yesterday :)), and all of them have been closed. Moreover, I imagine that any question that fits the tag would be more appropriate for TeX.SE ...

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