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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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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? [duplicate]

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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