Questions tagged [tagging]

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Would a (proof-creation) tag be useful?

I'm thinking of creating a tag called proof-creation, where the tag will be for questions asking about how to start a proof, since I haven't seen it before. Thoughts?
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Allow users to edit tags to untagged

For some reason, I am not allowed to remove tags without adding in a relative tag. I (like probably most people whose contribution is mainly answering questions) really only want to help people with ...
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Tag for the field of fractions

I wanted to edit in the fractions tag a related / suggested alternate tag for the field of fractions of a ring (integral domain). But to my surprise I can't find a tag for the field of fractions! ...
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Can you tell who created a tag

I recently created a tag, will anywhere show that it was created by me? Same with other tags, can I see who created them?
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What is the right tag for this question?

I stumbled on How to find distance from emitter using TDOA? because I study hyperbolic geometry and this question was wrongly tagged as such. But then what is the right tag? There is no tag on ...
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Can we have a tag for integer base $b$ representation?

I see a lot of interesting questions, broadly in the category of contest math and recreational math, about the base $b$ expansion of an integer, often $b = 10$. For example: the sum of the digits, ...
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Tag wiki edit: [algebra-precalculus] includes simplification.

I recently asked this question, which I wanted to tag in such a way that would indicate it was a very basic question about simplifying an expression. Because of 6005's comment, I learnt about the ...
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Are the tags “projective-spaces” and “projective-geometry” synonyms?

From their tag descriptions, it sounds like projective-space and projective-geometry are synonyms. On the other hand, I could imagine in theory how they could be differentiated (namely one doesn't ...
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How should questions about rings be tagged?

It seems that there is no clear consensus about tagging questions about (or related to) rings. There are several tags which might apply. The tag-excerpt for ring-theory says: This tag is for ...
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Questions tagged as Maple

I have been using MapleSoft's Maple for a while. Previously, I worked with Mathematica and it was great, mostly because there are a lot of resources on the web and a dedicated stackexchange site for ...
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What are the more convenient criteria to create new tags?

If one searches the word -theore in Tags one find some tags with the name of well known theorems as stokes-theorem or bayes-theorem. Also if one type lemm one finds only three tags, that are borel-...
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With all other variables held constant, are tags sufficient to contextualize a question?

Recently, I made a comment here that, for this particular question, given the tags (the tags were there before the edit occurred), it is clear what the context should be. However, one of the people ...
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Merging “fourier-series” and “trigonometric-series”?

Currently, fourier-series has 2202 questions and 101 followers, while trigonometric-series has only 324 questions and 9 followers. I suggest merging the two, but also keeping "trigonometric-series" as ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 avoid ...
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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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