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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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How do I follow tags?

How do I follow particular tags for new questions asked with this tag?
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How to discourage users from using the "functions" tag

The following is the tag info for the functions tags: In mathematics, a function is a relation between a set of inputs and a set of permissible outputs with the property that each input is related ...
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Research problem tag

The name of Mathematic Stack Exchange suggests its purpose to provide help answering questions in which OPs are interested, but which are hard to them to answer. But the questions have different ...
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The "proof" tag and others

The 'proofs' tag is not allowed. Use proof-writing if you'd like advice on the presentation of your proof, or proof-verification if you'd like feedback on its validity. Otherwise, simply tag the ...
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Should we have a tag for paraconsistency?

I am a big fan of applying paraconsistency to logic, geometry, and all around mathematics. Such few people know about it, but to me it is an important concept and should be part of this stack exchange ...
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Should there be a separate tag for partially ordered sets?

Users who are on this site some time might have noticed that a separate tag for posets has been created and removed a few times in the past.1 Certainly, partial orders are quite an important topic. ...
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Are [tag:tiling] and [tag:tessellation] the same? [duplicate]

Do tiling and tessellation denote the same concept? If so, they should be merged.
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The tag even-and-odd-extensions

So there's this tag even-and-odd-extensions. There are 16 questions with this tag which consist of: Even and odd functions Even and odd integers Even and odd digits of a number Extending a function ...
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Should MSE actively (structurally) encourage questions which disseminate information across specialties?

Over the past month, I have used (and perhaps abused) both MSE and MO in order to obtain certain purely mathematical information of critical importance to my team at this point in its research ...
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Homework questions

I've noticed that there's kind of a split in the questions that people ask on MSE. Some people are seeking help on homework problems that they've struggled with, while others have questions or ...
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Is the tag [hoffman-kunze] necessary?

The tag hoffman-kunze was recently added to a few questions: Typos in Hoffman and Kunze Why is $\pi_r(L)$ a linear transformation into $\Lambda^r(V)$ Proof of Theorem 7 (Chapter 5) in Hoffman and ...
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Tag management 2018 [duplicate]

New year, new tag management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as an answer here if you see A particularly bad tag (a rule of thumb: «if I can't imagine a ...
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For limits-without-lhospital, is the intent to NOT use the definition of the derivative?

The infamous limits-without-lhospital tag. A lot of these questions are of the form $$\lim_{x \to a}\dfrac{f(x)-f(a)}{x-a}$$ and anyone who's seen the first few chapters of a typical calculus book ...
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Is the tag [venn-diagram] necessary?

Recently the tag venn-diagram was created, with a tag wiki, and currently 20 questions tagged (although 19 of which were tagged by the creator shortly after). Do we really need this tag? On the one ...
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What is the homogeneous-elements tag supposed to be used for?

Consider the tag homogeneous-elements. I ran into this tag today used to describe the rate parameter of an exponential distribution. Given my experience in probability, I'm pretty sure this isn't ...
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What is the scope of the [utility] tag?

It was pointed out to me that the description of the utility is ambiguous. It currently reads: A tag for all questions involving a type of utility function. With a wiki which is even worse: ...
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Why so many Riesz Representation questions in such short time?

I was scrolling through MSE on the cell phone earlier today and these popped up: and the list went on. Is this an artifact of the search engine, or is there some reason for the sudden "interest" in ...
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Limit for number of questions where tag can be added by tag-creator soon after the creation of tag

Occasionally we have seen a situation like this: A user creates a new tag. The tag is then discussed on meta and the consensus is that the tag is not suitable and should be completely removed. However,...
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Should we have a tag for the mean value property of harmonic functions?

A tag named mean-value-theorem has been created quiterecently. (It is still listed among the new tags.) A tag with the same name was discussed before on meta and rejected: Tag proposal: mean-value-...
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Just a hint please. [duplicate]

I have seen some posts which mentioned they want only a hint. They want to think about their problem and solve it themselves. Nevertheless some people give an answer, good or poor, even Op insist to ...
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Tag for semicontinuity?

A few days ago the tag upper-semicontinuity was created and later removed. This lead to a discussion about this tag in the tag management thread. As suggested by Asaf, it might be more reasonable to ...
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Could having (tag-removed) tag be useful?

Quite often we have situation that discussion about a specific tag results in consensus that the tag should be removed. And the removal process means that the questions having that tag are retagged ...
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The birthday tag

Recently the birthday tag has emerged and it quickly has around 100 questions tagged (mainly by one user I suppose). This is indeed not the first time we have this tag. The last time it was deleted ...
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Riemann-Stieltjes Integral tag

There are currently separate tags for lebesgue-integral and riemann-integration, and there have been a couple cases, which were asking about Riemann-Stieltjes integration. I am wondering why is there ...
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Is this elementary-set-theory or set-theory

I've been involved with this question, in which the presence of the tag set-theory has been contested (check out the edit history). The asker is dealing with questions about equinumerousness of ...
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Why does the tag "(solution-verification)" show as "(proof-verification)"?

So I want to clarify/verify a specific solution. This is my solution to a problem, so it is not like I want to verify a specific proof/theorem or clarify why and/or how it works. So, in my tags, I ...
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Confusion about [tag:trigonometry]

According to its tag info, trigonometry is for questions about Trigonometric functions (both geometric and circular) . . . What throws me off is “geometric.” Which of the following categories of ...
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Expanding abbreviated tag names

As the character limit for tag names was raised to 35, we can now replace some awkwardly abbreviated tag names (like geometric-invariant-theor) with their fully spelled out names. I've already done ...
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What about (lecture-notes) tag?

There are many questions asking for lecture notes on some topic. And about a week ago also the tag lecture-notes has been created. The question is to which extent this tag can be useful and whether it ...
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Can I ask this question here?

The question: Let $\mathcal{S}$ be the set of strings of length at most $100$, drawn from a finite alphabet $A$; for any $s \in \mathcal{S}$, $s = a_1 , . . . , a_{100}$ where each $a_j \in A$. Let ...
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Should "natural-numbers" really be a synonym for "elementary-number-theory"? [duplicate]

The title said it all. I disagree with this tag synonym. I (more than once) used "natural-numbers" to tag my questions about the logic structure of natural numbers, more related to logic and model ...
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Is it possible to find out whether a tag has been removed by an automated process?

A tag which exists only on one question is automatically deleted after certain time unless it has a tag-wiki. Is it possible to check whether a tag have been removed by this process (because of being ...
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Which (if any) inequalities with real numbers should have separate tags?

There are certainly many inequalities which are rather important and useful and which appear frequently in various areas in mathematics (AM-GM, Jensen, Cauchy-Schwarz, etc.) The question I want to ask ...
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Do some calculus theorems deserve to have their own tag?

The question is basically in the title: Should we have tags for some individual theorems from calculus? (Or perhaps groups of theorems?) If so, which ones deserve their own tag? It is not ...
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Why do we have "finance" tag for math.SE

I saw there is a finance tag in math.SE, and people are allowed to ask directly finance questions in math.SE. Curious why? Although finance questions could need math calculations, a lot of other ...
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Is it okay to include a tag to get attention of a specific community?

Imagine a question fitting into tags z y and x, but you know (and mention) a special case might be answered by a certain field of mathematics which is included in tags w and v and you think people ...
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converse of propositions tag

Recently a tag converse-of-propositions has been created https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/converse-of-propositions There is no description and only 3 questions by the same user. I ...
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Tag badges suggestion

I want to ask whether there are tags which shouldn't have badges attached. For example I have a bronze badge for the "soft question" tag. Now my preference would be to keep tag badges on the site to ...
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Would [cantor-theorem] be a constructive tag?

Would [cantor-theorem] be a constructive tag? A search for question's containing the keywords yields $427$ results. Feel free to comment to discuss below or just upvote/downvote. Note: The ...
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Can you change the name of a tag?

Can you change the name of a tag? I recently came across the tag sage, which I think should be renamed to sagemath to be more clear. Is it possible to change the name of a tag? If so, how?
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Tag management 2017 [duplicate]

New year, new tag management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as an answer here if you see A particularly bad tag (a rule of thumb: «if I can't imagine a ...
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Do we need separate tags for (betting) and (gambling)?

Quite recently the betting has been created. However, for a long time there is a tag called gambling. To me the two tags seem rather similar Personally, I do not see great need for a new tag. And a ...
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Tag for quaternion algebras?

A quaternion algebra is a generalization of the classical Hamiltonian quaternions. It is a $4$-dimensional algebra over a field $F$ with basis $1,i,j,ij$ subject to the relations $$ i^2 = a, \quad j^...
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Adding [contest-math] tag to questions

I noticed that the contest-math tag was added to many questions recently, even to questions which do not mention any connection to a mathematics competition. According to the tag wiki, this tag is ...
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Excessively long tags

"combinatorial number theory" "linear fractional transformations" The software forbids these two tags because they are too long. Should the length limits be adjusted? Or is there some way of making ...
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Tags for separation axioms and countability axioms for topological spaces

In topology, several separation axioms (such as Hausdorff, completely regular, normal, ...) and countability axioms (such as first countability or separability) are often used ant there are also some ...
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(block-matrices) tag is behaving strangely

I'm not sure what's going on with the block-matrices tag. I recently tried to tag a question as block-matrix related through an edit, but when I did the tag didn't show up. I can look up the (block-...
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About changing incorrect tags in suggested edits

Very often when I see a edited question made by another person, I see that the editor didn't change the wrong tag, for example, it's very typical that questions about high school algebra are tagged ...
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What is best tag for "spot the mistake" questions?

Occasionally we get a question of the form: "Look at this derivation/computation. Clearly, the result is wrong. Where is the mistake?" It is slightly different from typical solution-verification ...
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