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The `uniform-distribution` tag

There are currently three questions under uniform-distribution. I am not entirely sure if the three questions are using the tag for the same thing. Can someone take a look at it?
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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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editing tags (“That title is too short to be useful.” (!!))

We have a tag called "expectancy". We have none called either "expectation" or "expected value", both standard terms. The other two ought to redirect to "expected value". How is that done?
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What is geometric topology?

I see that we've recently just created the tag geometric-topology. Considering that the subject has its own arXiv subject code, I don't object to the tag's existence. But for me, geometric topology ...
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How liberally should we handle tag creation?

This is a meta meta question on the principles by which we should decide which tags to create. The motivation for the question stems from this meta discussion, in which a majority thought that there ...
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Use of (forcing) tag, where only (independence) or (consistency) questions are indicated

There is a forcing tag being placed on set theory questions that do not, a priori, have any connection to forcing arguments, such as: is statement A consistent with ZFC? is statement B independent ...
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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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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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tags for off-topic questions: what to do?

I've just been doing a bit of tags clean-up (a bit of retagging to the correct subject tag, and a bit of merging and deleting). (Incidentally, it'd be great if more people keep an eye on the newly ...
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The “meta-tags”.

What are the tags reference-request, soft-question, big-list for? When are they used? When should they not be used?
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Whether to give an Answer or a Hint and whether there could be a tag to help

There is a post about homework which deals with similar issue. My concern is pedagogy. There are some people posting on here who are asking for answers to what I consider to be "rite of passage" ...
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New Tags: When?

When coming to post a question, one looks for the most fitting tags. After a while, it may be apparent that a new tag is in order. Good examples are the elementay-number-theory and elementary-set-...
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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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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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Retagging causes bumping

The issue of questions bumping after retagging has come up here and on the main meta. I have a specific suggestion: disable bumping for users with high enough reputation (10k, 15k or 20k), or at ...
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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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Can I search within tags?

Is there an option to search within tags? If I am looking for recommendations on texts for, say algebra, and given the nature of the question I am pretty sure it exists. Is there a way I can search "...
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Introducing the `tricky-example` tag

A lot of people ask questions regarding tricky integrals or limits, and they simply get tagged calculus limit, or ...
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What is elementary set theory?

The set-theory and elementary-set-theory tags are often confused by users (assuming the question was set theoretic to begin with...) Moreover, many of the questions other would not regard elementary, ...
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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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[proof] tag (again)

In the past we had a couple of discussions, and it was decided -- I thought -- that the tag proof shouldn't be used. Now we have more than 50 questions with this tag again. Could we please get it ...
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Millennium Problem Tag

Do we really need a millennium-problem tag? And if yes, what should go under such tags? For example, I don't think either of the two questions (related to Navier-Stokes) currently tagged as such ...
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Sophistication level tags?

I very much appreciate that math.se is designed for users for all levels, and I think that I really gain something from interactions with users of higher and lower levels of mathematical ...
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Would a new tag for mistakes/typos/errata for books be useful/appropriate?

Maybe it could be called book-errata? I cannot give many examples of discussions from math.SE offhand but at least one example from here https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/34641/find-limit-of-...
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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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Integrals and sums: please tag as definite vs. indefinite

Currently there appears to be no tags distinguishing between definite vs. indefinite integrals and sums. This is an important distinction that deserves to be made when tagging. Could those who have ...
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Preventing extremely wrong tags

I just retagged a very simple question about how to calculate a percentage that was tagged as calculus, logic and "number". The user only registered today. Is there a way to add a feature that when ...
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Wrongfully tagged questions tag

Many times I see questions which are wrongfully tagged, but I don't have the slightest clue about what tags they should be. Generally by people who have absolutely no idea what the topic they tagging ...
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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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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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Redesign of the tags page is hard to read with our tag styling

All the extra information on the tags page seems like a good idea and the page looks fine on, say, StackOverflow, where the tags still jump out because of their background and bounding box, but our ...
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The tags (probability) and (probability-theory)

What is the difference between (probability) and (probability-theory)? If there is none, is it better to use both tags or to decide on one (by tossing a fair coin, of course)?
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What does the [elementary] tag mean?

I've been trying to figure out what specific meaning elementary could have and I'm just not sure. Could it be "elementary" in the U.S. education sense of kindergarden (or pre-k) through 4th, 5th, or ...
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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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Tags (fun) and (fun-problem)

Can we please delete those tags? The tags are subjective: fun problem? For whom? Also these are meta tags: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/
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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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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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Tag merging and synonyms [closed]

Moderator's Note: I am (at least) temporarily closing this thread. New suggestions should be made in the current Winter tag cleanup meta-thread. This is half a question, half an announcement. I ...
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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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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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Deleting Tags after being created

Is it possible to delete a tag after it has been created. For example when I post a question under the tag, Analytic number theory sometimes, Analytic only appears in the Tag column and the Analytic ...
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Renaming tags to plurals

(Edit by KennyTM: Just a reminder, please avoid retagging for pluralization before there is consensus, thanks.) I propose the following changes in tags: lie-algebra ===> lie-algebras riemann-surface ...
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Rename tag modular-form to modular-forms

I hope everyone agrees that the plural is a better tag.
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Improper(?) tagging of unassigned school practice-problems as [homework] [closed]

There have been multiple postings, including some recent ones, where problems that (according to their posters) are "practice problems" for a class, or from an exam preparation sheet are tagged by ...
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Appropriate uses of the set-theory tag

My background and research is in mathematical logic. I have been trying, when I can, to remove the "set theory" tag from questions that are not actually about set theory. Here is my motivation. This ...
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Should [notation] and [symbolism] be merged?

The [symbolism] tag now has two questions. In my opinion, symbolism and notation are the same thing, and it makes sense that their tags should be synonyms. Does anyone disagree, or is any moderator ...
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What's wrong with a “not-homework” tag?

I had tagged this question with the tag [not-homework] after one of the persons answering it had wrongly assumed that it was homework. This tag was removed by moderator @KennyTM. I would like to ...
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Can I change 'philosophical' to 'philosophy'?

Can I/we change 'philosophical' to 'philosophy'? There are 5 questions tagged philosophical but I think philosophy is a (grammatically) better tag for them. edit: I have done this now.
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How should we handle tags: [terminology] [notation] [definition]?

(Mod's Note: Since recently a tag-merge proposal came up for terminology and definition, I think we can revive this thread a bit and see if we can get some consensus.) Currently, we have 172 ...
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[model-theory] tag?

It seems odd there's a [proof-theory] tag but no [model-theory] tag. What's the one without the other?

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