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Would a qual question tag be useful?

I'm studying for quals/prelims. Tests you take in your first year or two of PhD (at least in America). Sometimes I want to browse problems that specifically came up in some qualifying/preliminary exam....
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What is (similarity) tag for?

The tag similarity was created last month. It has empty tag info. Just by the name, there are two common uses of the word similarity in mathematics, namely similarity of matrices and similarity of ...
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Cannot add tag “conditional-probability”

I have just asked a question and wanted to add tag "conditional-probability"(x 841), but the tag doesn't appear without any notification. Is there any restrictions on using some tags?
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Tag suggestion - delta complexes

There are currently tags for simplicial-complexes and cw-complexes. The former has about 85 questions at the moment. A search for "delta complex" gives about 90 results, and there are often[weasel ...
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Why have a (univalent-foundations) tag?

I just saw this meta post concerning a tag for NFU or more generally New Foundations. There is good reason not to have a tag for too specific tags, but then I also noticed that there is a tag for ...
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What happened to the “permutation-groups” tag?

There used to be a "permutations-groups" tag, which I don't see anymore. What happened to it? Can it be put back?
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Best and worst tags for % answered rate

A noticeable pattern I have seen on Math.SE is that some question tags seem to attract more attention than others. I am curious and hope this question is of interest to the meta community; however I ...
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Why are the tags that I just earned not appearing?

I don't really care too much about rep, but I do like the tag upvote answer feature on this site, which I have understood better by looking at the tags of other users. Here, for example, is the tag ...
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Removal of the tag “analytic-functions” [duplicate]

I have just noticed that the tag analytic-functions is used by only 14 questions, while the tag analyticity is used by 549 questions. The former tag is also poorly maintained (empty tag wiki). ...
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Tag for “Is this known?/What field is this?”

Many times, when I am doing math on my own, I've found some sort of area of math that I want to know more about, if such an area already existed. (This was actually how I found out about percolation ...
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Should we have tags (maximal-ideals) and (prime-ideals)?

Currently the tags maximal-ideals and prime-ideals exist (161 and 221 questions respectively). These tags have been discussed in the past here and here. I am not sure whether a consensus was reached....
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Tag excerpt not showing up for synonym: why?

As I was tagging this question yesterday, I added tags, and I saw this: So I thought the tags had no info, and noted it in a "BTW" sentence at the end of the question. I removed it a while ago as per ...
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Shaping the shape tag

I looked around on meta but can't seem to find a question about this, so here goes. Posting this question this evening, I looked for a shape-operator tag. This tag wasn't present, but I saw shape, ...
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What does the community think of a “mathematical aesthetics” tag?

Often mathematics is also a matter of aesthetics and elegance. Sometimes there appear questions asking for a "more elegant" way to do this or that, or a "nice" proof of some fact. I'd like to know ...
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Should we remove the python tag? [duplicate]

Python is not related to math and might have been created accidentally. Currently only three questions are tagged python.
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Should tags be added based on answers?

Should tags be added based on answers? The specific case I have in mind is that every once in a while I answer questions using inclusion-exclusion but the question doesn't refer to inclusion-...
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Two meanings of applications tag

The applications tag contains two different sorts of questions: What are the (real world) application of [a concept]? I have [a problem] and it is not immediately obvious how to solve it or formulate ...
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Why is a synonym appearing in the tag list, with a distinct number of questions?

When searching for "trigonometry" or something similar in the tag list (or when editing a question), the trigonometric-functions appears, and is said to contain 72 questions: But there's a twist: ...
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A proposal about the tags [tag:integration], [tag:indefinite-integrals], and [tag: antiderivatives]

Right now, the tag antiderivatives is a synonym of integration. I do not think this should be so. Rather, I propose to make antiderivatives a synonym of indefinite-integrals. I further propose to ...
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Tag proposal: perfect-numbers [closed]

There are quite many questions involving perfect numbers. Both even and odd perfect numbers are interesting in their own right, and then there are also numbers that are almost perfect, quasiperfect, ...
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Could “reverse engineering” be a tag?

Often times a problem may require the assumption that we know the answer and work backwards, a sort of backwards problem solving. This type of problem solving may fall under the tag problem solving ...
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Tag management 2016 [duplicate]

Since it is a new year and the old Tag Management question has already over 70 answers, it is time for a new Tag Management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as ...
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Is Math.SE lacking in the area of Stochastic Processes?

At the moment I'm reading some texts on Markov Chains, to learn the subject, and I'm getting the feeling that Math.SE community is not interested/very knowledgeable in this area, when compared to ...
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Should Tau be an alias or a separate tag?

I'm asking for my own education, since I don't understand the inherent benefits of Tau. Is there a legitimate need to tag questions "tau" or is "pi" sufficient? Should TAU be an alias to Pi? ... ...
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Editing (and creating) seemingly useless tags

In the past few days I have noticed a certain user editing tag information for freshly created tags that seem completely useless, for example this one. This seems like a case of badge-hunting to me. ...
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Discrimination against PDE questions?

Just going through the questions tagged partial-differential-equations, I saw that many of them are unanswered and have zero upvotes. Is there a good reason why these types of questions are kind of ...
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What are some examples of good questions falling under the tags (soft-question), (advice), (career-development)?

What are some examples of good questions falling under the following tags? soft-question advice career-development I am asking this question because often, positive reactions from users towards ...
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Is it possible to see a list of tags I have not favorited or ignored?

For any tag, you can ignore it (questions with this tag are hidden or grayed out), favorite it (questions with this tag are highlighted), or neither. By going to Preferences on the Edit Profile & ...
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Do we want tag warnings, and for which tags?

(Inspired by this meta.academia.SE discussion) A new feature has been introduced this summer, tag warnings. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them ...
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Why are actuarial science questions considered off topic?

I asked a question here which was about the percentile breakdown of global life expectancy. While this question does certainly pertain to topics not related to mathematics, it is very specifically ...
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Tag request: csir-net-exam

Recently I noticed a tag "gre-exam" in this question. A quick search ([*-exam]) showed existence of similar tags for GMAT as well. In light of it, I wanted to ask the possibility of creating a tag ...
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How am I supposed to use tags?

I seem to have severe difficulty finding the right tags to add to a post, which is infuriating when I can't post unless I have added some. For a simple brackets expansion problem I had, I can't use *...
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Suggestions of tags and title edits by user NormalHuman - How to do it?

Almost $90$% of the questions I have seen from the time I have joined Maths.SE, I have noticed that the user NormalHuman suggests title edits, tag edits and question modifications almost instantly ...
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A warning to those who use only rare/new tags

There are discussions on giving warnings to those who creates new tags: 1, 2. It seems that this feature has not been carried out in Math SE. Does anyone know why? I would be very happy to see this ...
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Adding tags to (suggested) edits

Can I user with sufficient reputation (1000) to create new tags add these tags to suggested edits? What about users with sufficient reputation (2000) to edit posts?
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Large number of followers of a recently created tag

I like browsing the recently created tags to clean up the ones that shouldn't exist. Just now I noticed that that the tag real was created approximately 5 hours ago for this question. Hovering for ...
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Do proof verification questions fit the website- evade duplicate tag - sometimes answer for them is just 'yes'

What to do when a question just wants a yes/no answer. In the case of this question of mine, the answer was a 'yes' or a 'no - and here's why'. In the case of questions with the proof verification ...
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What to do with the (subspaces) tag?

There is a tag called subspaces. (It seems that it was created by this user.) Both tag-wiki and tag-excerpt are currently empty, so the usage is unclear.1 If we consider just the name of the tag, ...
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Is there a specific way to report a Tag typo? [duplicate]

I found that one tag was named limits-without-lhospital instead of limits-without-lhopital, but I can't find a way to tell this to a specific person. Am I just supposed to start a thread like this one ...
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Effect of usage of tags on reputation.

Suppose I made a tag and it is used by many people everyday, so will it increase my reputation? And also, suppose no one uses it even once for a long time, i.e. 6 months, then?
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Should (summation-method) be a synonym of (summation)?

Not so long ago the tag-synonym summation-method $\to$ summation has been suggested. I wonder whether this is the best choice of synonym. Both from the questions currently tagged with this tag and ...
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Another reason why the (algebra) tag should be allowed.

This question is one example of why I think the (algebra) tag should not be treated as deprecated (blacklisted). This isn't really "abstract" algebra because it's all done within one particular field,...
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Tag for non-English questions

As per this discussion, users are allowed to ask questions in another language. Would it help to have two tags - "foreign language" (for questions when they are posted) and "translated" (the person ...
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About a mathematics-physics question I closed (why is it off-topic?)

Recently I have removed one question related with Topology and physics. This is the link, but is removed, I do not know if it could be seen by the administrators (here): It was regarding a question ...
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Make teaching a synonym of education

I propose making teaching a synonym of education, because they are fairly closely related and questions on education should go to Mathematics Educators anyway.
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Blacklist the [completeness] tag

Completeness is an important notion in mathematics. Metric spaces can be complete, a theory can be complete, a logic can be complete, and set of propositional connectives can be complete, and many ...
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How should questions about deciding convergence/divergence of a series be tagged?

We often have questions of related to various convergence tests for infinite series, such as: Does the following series converge or diverge? What is an example showing that this convergence test is ...
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highest-common-factor $\cong$ greatest-common-divisor

For the sake of our British users, I've introduced a highest-common-factor tag and I think it should be made a synonym of the greatest-common-divisor tag. Thoughts? How do I go about making this ...
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Should we add tags in order to highlight techniques in an answer, that are not obviously related to the question? [duplicate]

Say you ask a question like this one, which you believe should just be a matter of some group theory, so tag using a couple of relevant group theory tags, but you get an answer which ends up using ...
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Should there be a review queue for suggested tag synonyms?

A tag synonym that I proposed here: suggestion to make (solution-verification) a synonym of (proof-verification) has only received one vote since I proposed it on June 7. Even worse, there are ...