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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 ...
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Math novice here - What tag should I use for a question about calculating a trend?

That's pretty much it. I want to calculate a trend of some numbers but I don't know how. I Asked a question but there is no "trend" tag.
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What questions should the (polynomials) tag be for?

Via a question I took a look at the polynomials tag and found that the tag wiki says this: Polynomials are expressions like $15x^3 - 14x^2 + 8$. Questions tagged with this concern common operations ...
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On (gcd) and (greatest-common-divisor) and other similar tags

Despite the fact that the gcd tag has already been discussed here and here, it seems that the discussion about this probably deserves a separate thread. At the moment there is gcd, which was made ...
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“(subgroups)” tag, not “(sub-groups)” [duplicate]

I am noticing that the sub-groups tag is created. But it should be spelled subgroups, without a hyphen. I attempted to modify and create a tag with the correct spelling; however I received this notice:...
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Scope of the order-theory tag

I was really unsure about tagging this question. The misconception behind the OPs question lies in the area of order-theory (not every order has a well-defined concept of a "successor") and he was ...
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How to find questions having only given tag (and no other tags)?

For various reasons it is often useful to be able to find questions which have some given tag as a standalone tag. (For example, when discussing whether some tag is useful for this site or not. Or ...
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Is there any necessity to retain the “philosophy” tag?

Just a few minutes back I asked this question in the MSE. However, there I got a couple of downvotes and were told to post it in PhSE. This response makes me wonder that is there any sensible reason ...
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What should be in (products) tag?

The word products is used not only for products of numbers, functions, matrices and so on (i.e., product as a binary operation) but also for products of various algebraic structures, spaces, products ...
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“Contradiction” tag — second passing

The contradiction tag has been discussed previously, here. It was also mentioned in the tag management thread. On both accounts, it was reasonably favoured that something ought to be done about it. ...
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limits-without-lhospital tag misspelled

It seems stemming from this discussion that the tag limits-without-lhospital was created. Someone even corrected the spelling of the name in the excerpt recently, but the title still reflects ...
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Should reference request be used if book-recommendation is already used?

If one tags a question with book-recommendation should one also tag it with reference-request? I think it is redundant, although it is actually a reference-request question.
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Should the (sde) tag be found through typing “differential”?

Should the sde tag be found through typing "differential"? The pde tag can be found that way. The differential-equations tag can be found through ode.
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The [fractions] tag

Related: Should the tag (fractions) be a synonym of (rational-numbers)? The fractions tag is badly used. According to its description it is a synonym of rational-numbers. In practice it is used for ...
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The [rational-numbers] and [irrational-numbers] tags

Many questions are about both rational-numbers and irrational-numbers, e.g. determining whether a number is rational or irrational. Some of them are tagged rational-numbers, some irrational-numbers ...
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The [contradiction] tag

I wonder what should be done with the contradiction tag. Some time ago it has been proposed to be deleted. A possible worthwhile use of the tag could be using it for questions about the logic behind a ...
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Can someone put in an explanation for the regular-expressions tag?

For example, the analytic-number-theory tag has the following helpful explanation: Questions on the use of the methods of real/complex analysis in the study of number theory. Hopefully someone ...
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Tag editing gone rogue

When reporting a new layout bug to the design change thread, I noticed the following: (many irrelevant tags) But hitting the "edit" button ("edit tags" won't work due to layout issues) I get this: ...
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Should there be an “ordered algebraic structures” tag? Should this replace “ordered groups” and/or “ordered fields”?

There's really no appropriate tag for this question I just asked. One idea for labelling this question and other, similar questions, would be to create a new tag called "ordered algebraic structures." ...
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Reflection tag…keep and add description, or remove?

So, I just came across a really bad question (that's in the process of getting close votes), and the only tag was reflection, which has no description. As the relatively new person here, I don't ...
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Appropriate tags for equation formulation question

I'm a biologist-turned-programmer (yes, one of those) trying to write up equations describing my code. I'm in the process of writing a question about it (it includes a description of the algorithm and ...
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Are the “teaching” and “learning”, and “education” tags appropriate here given that there's a ME.SE?

The education tag seems almost as compromised as the self-learning tag, i.e. lots of questions that aren't about the education process are tagged so simply because some is [self-]educating by asking a ...
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Elliptic PDE or index theory tag

I ask this question in MO. then a user suggested me to ask it at MSE. But I could not find Elliptic PDE tag or index theory tag. Is it a good idea to suggest to MSE to produce such tags?
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tag laplace-expansion

The tag laplace-expansion seem to be used for two totally different, and unrelated subjects: 1) Laplace approximation for integrals, as in Laplace's method with nontrivial parameter dependency 2)...
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Tags for lines and planes?

Quite recently (it can still be seen in the list of new tags) the tag line was created. (As far as I can say, it was created in this post. Or at least it was the first post using this tag that I saw. ...
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How can we create a new tag in a Stack Exchange site?

How can we create a new tag in a Stack Exchange site?
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An interactive graph of Math.SE tags

Some time I created A Graph Map of Math.SE, which met with a warm response from this community. Encouraged by this, I created a new visualization, this time interactive and up-to-date (as long as the ...
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When editing tags, the bottom of the tag popup is invisible

When editing the tags of a question, a pop-up appears listing up to 6 tags containing the current word and their excerpt. When the excerpts are long, the tag box is truncated, and I can't scroll down ...
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What is (chebyshev-function) tag for?

When you look at questions currently tagged chebyshev-function, you will see questions from various areas there. (Number theory, Chebyshev polynomials, Chebyshev inequality,...) The tag-info for this ...
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What is the procedure for burnination (deletion) of tags?

I was scanning the tag list for Mathematics, there are loads that have never been used and probably never will be. Can anyone nominate a tag for burnination, is there procedure to follow, and who ...
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Is it ok to remove the (discrete-mathematics) tag from a question?

When I see a recently active discrete-mathematics question about e.g. number theory being poorly tagged, I tend not only to add the relevant, more specified, tags but also I remove the tag discrete-...
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isometry tag description?

So, I saw a few different definitions of the term "Isometry" when I was searching for help on my most recent problem. Not finding anything online here or elsewhere, I went ahead and posted a ...
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Tag editing etiquette on old questions

Just now I went through all of the questions I'd answered in abstract algebra and tagged the ones related to group theory with the group-theory tag. Honestly I did this so I could get the bronze badge ...
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Tag for a single algebraic equation?

This may seem like a silly question but I can't seem to find something to tag a question asking a solution for an algebraic equation. There is a systems-of-equations tag, but its description seems to ...
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Should we have a tag for “Carleman matrix”?

Carleman matrices are a special case of infinite matrices designed for function-composition. They involve implicitly the concept of generating-functions. They have certain specific properties which ...
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Should we have tag for (figurate-numbers)?

On this site we have many questions about triangular numbers, pentagonal numbers, pyramidal numbers and probably also some other related topics. (We might also consider square numbers, although at ...
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What is the use of tag “book-recommendation”?

I have seen people asking for book recommendations. But as it is opinion based it is removed. Then what is the use of the tag book-recommendation?.
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Smart automatic mass-retagging

Is there some way to automatically mass-retag questions in a strategic manner? I'm trying to implement a tag suggestion which involves removing the tag self-learning. Basically, I'd like to: Retag ...
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Questions with favourite tag no longer displayed

The questions tagged (algebraic geometry) are no longer displayed in blue on my screen, although that tag is among my favourite tags. I tried (through the edit) to suppress that tag from my ...
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How to differentiate between (elementary-number-theory) and (number-theory)

The tags elementary-number-theory and number-theory have been recently mentioned in this question: There are 1,732 questions tagged both elementary-number-theory and number-theory However, in that ...
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Tag management 2015 [duplicate]

Tags need a regular cleanup. This is a customary thread for tag synonyms etc. Rules of the game are basically the same: post your suggestion as an answer here if you see a particularly bad tag (a ...
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There are $5\text,931$ questions tagged both elementary-number-theory and number-theory

(Prompted by this question) As you can see here, there are (as of January 2020) $5\text,931$ questions tagged elementary-number-theory and number-theory. (For the record, there are respectively $28\...
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Should math.SE have top level tags?

Many people use tags to filter out questions they view. (For example, using favorite tags, ignored tags, filters, by regularly visiting some tags or following them via e-mail notifications, by viewing ...
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Tags as redirects for correct tags

I guess you have seen a situations where an inexperienced user looks for some tag and when they do not find such tag, they just choose something similarly sounding. (It is very likely that you have ...
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Tags and synonyms for unit conversions / dimensional analysis

The two tags (Unit-of-measure) and (Dimensional-analysis) seem to be duplicates of one another with the majority of questions appearing under each tag being of the form "How do I convert from one set ...
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Why are empty tags not going away?

As far as I understand, empty tags should be removed after 24h. But right now, the tags geometric-modeling and cycle-index are still around even though I'm 100% certain that they have been empty for ...
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Do we need the (self-learning) tag?

The self-learning tag seems to be used to indicate that the question arose from the OP's own study rather than being assigned as homework. In the past we had a homework tag, and I imagine self-...
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About [probability-theory] tag

Almost four years after this discussion, and I think that the current situation is not ideal and we need some rethinking. Users keep tagging with probability-theory questions that should be tagged ...