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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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Objective attributes of questions (length, etc) are not “meta-tags” and some may be desirable as tags.

For discussion of some of the tag proposals a distinction should be drawn between: A. objective attributes of questions derived solely from the content of the question. Examples: is the question over ...
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Should we have a [functions] tag?

There are currently 7 questions that have the [functions] tag. Is this a tag we want to keep? Would anyone ever want to highlight or ignore all questions tagged [functions], or subscribe to its RSS ...
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Do we really want a [homework] tag? [closed]

What is the purpose of a [homework] tag? It can't be to differentiate homework questions from non-homework ones since it's impossible to verify whether or not a question is homework. I don't think ...
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The difference between [teaching] and [education]

Update: teaching is now a synonym of education. While I think that teaching has a clear meaning, education could refer to teaching (doing the educating) or being/getting educated. I'd suggest that ...
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Should we eliminate [soft-question]?

Given "The Death of Meta Tags", should we eliminate the [soft-question] tag? Near as I can tell, there are three types of questions tagged with [soft-question]: those that are also tagged [big-list] ...
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What's the difference between [tags] and [tagging]?

What's the difference between the [tagging] and [tags] tags? Are they similar enough that we shouldn't have both?
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What's the difference between [physics] and [mathematical-physics]?

What's the difference between the [physics] and [mathematical-physics] tags? Are they similar enough that we shouldn't have both?
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The use of the [algebra] tag

edit (Oct 26): I think there are two separate (but entangled) issues here. Does the algebra tag have a clear meaning or will/has it ended up on questions in two distinct areas? If algebra does not ...
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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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Should there be tags for problems/exercises, such as [solution-request] ?

T.. suggested as a comment on this question that we use a solution-request tag for certain questions. The resulting conversation has been transferred here: This ...
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Tags to kill: “vectors”

I just retagged two questions containing the tag [vectors]. This is a useless tag. It's like making a tag [elements-of-a-group]. Kill it whenever you see it from now on. Good hunting.
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What are the “aa.” tags?

What do they mean and what purpose do they serve?
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Setting things straight: What style of tags are we going to be using when we launch Public?

We must do this before we go Public. This is because, on the day Public starts, all of a sudden, tag creation is limited to all but the highest of rep counts. Tag style will more or less be "locked ...
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About the [soft-question] and [big-list] tags

The folk coming from Math Overflow generally seem keen to bring across the practice that: Questions that don't look like they will have a single, correct answer should be tagged either [soft-question]...
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Stop tagging things with the tag [proofs]

Please! It is a completely pointless and useless tag. It applies to somewhere near 80% of the questions that appear on this site. I will continue to remove this tag whenever it crops up, so ...
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MathOverflow tags + others ?

I have re-tagged two questions today, 0.999=1? and the issue of the divergence of the harmonic series as "calculus" because I don't think they are real-analysis questions. However, when a real-...
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Is it right to be retagging everyone's questions?

Because the website is in beta, I think, anyone can retag anyone's question. There are thus some people retagging every single question that is being asked, even when the retagging is not ...
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Should MathOverflow tag prefixes be used?

It would probably be good to get some sort of consensus on tagging style (pr.probability-theory vs plain probability-theory.) I'...
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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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