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Metadata to encapsulate migrated questions

Is there now, without feature-requests, a way to set migrated posts as categories to hide or display? If there is no direct feature, can it be done by adding a tag like migrated-to-mse to ...
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(nested-radicals) tag

Not so long ago I have noticed that there exists nested-radicals tag. (It is still listed among new tags so it cannot be very old. It was probably created in this question. At least it was the oldest ...
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Proposal for “error” tag

I propose to add tag "error" (synonym "mistake") for questions like Category theory - where is my error?
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The new [0.999] tag

Some one has decided to create a new tag for the whole (0.999) questions, and then tag 13 questions within a short time. I've left that user a comment regarding this behavior, but I wanted to raise ...
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What's up with the (revision) tag?

Someone decided to introduce a revision tag, with the tag wiki: Have you got an exam looming that you're worried about? Can't understand an important revision question? Need to brush up on one ...
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What is this tag (finitely-generated) supposed to mean?

finitely-generated is the last strange tag I've lately seen. I could also add integral-domain which includes 90% of algebra questions. Is there a reason for the introduction of such general tags?
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Rename tag [eulers-constant] to [euler-mascheroni-constant]

It seems that the name Euler's constant, used to denote the Euler–Mascheroni constant $\gamma$, is often interpreted as Euler's number $e$. To avoid ambiguity, I propose that the tag eulers-constant ...
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Regarding the (integral-domain) tag

I read through the tag-merging and synonyms thread today, and was reminded that we have three different, closely-related tags, namely: integration, integral, and definite-integral. I was confused by ...
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New tag: [nonstandard-models]

Today I came across the following question Infinite set of standard primes as the set of standard prime divisors of a nonstandard number and in attempting to appropriately tag it, I felt myself at a ...
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What is the quantitative-aptitude tag?

There are 47 questions tagged quantitative-aptitude. What is this tag, and how should it be used? The questions seem mostly to be covered by the arithmetic or algebra-precalculus tags. They look ...
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About the [cardinality] tag

Some time ago I noticed that someone had created cardinality, which I find redundant considering the fact that it's usually just elementary-set-theory, and that it is almost never tagged as such. Do ...
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How to look up users' specific answers?

I am looking for a search function that describes users' answers with their tags as the variable. For example, if I wanted to look up Scott's answers with the restriction that it is limited to soft-...
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Discussion about the tag system at MSE

I'm suprised to read what a co-founder of stackexchange thinks about the tagging sytem. From meta.discourse.org : we saw on Stack Exchange that Users don't understand how to navigate via ...
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Disambiguating the [congruences] tag

The tags congruences and modular-arithmetic seem to cover similar ground (judging from the questions which have them). However, the former can also be misunderstood as talking about the general ...
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The [proof-theory] tag is misused too often.

Proof theory is a branch of mathematical logic which treats proofs just like other mathematical objects, like numbers and sets. It's an extremely technical field, involving Gödel-numberings, ...
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What's the difference between [geodesy] and [geodesic]?

Apparently we have both geodesy and geodesic. The former has about 37 questions and the latter a mere 4. Is there an actual difference between the two concept? They lie so far beyond my area of ...
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What is the difference between merging two tags and synonymizing two tags?

Two tags can be made synonyms and they can also be merged. What is the difference between these two things? I am referring here to the terminology used in this post. It contains a list of changes in ...
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Warning for new tags

I have a reasonable idea for a feature request. When a user is creating a tag the system will recognize that and point out that the following tag is new, requiring the user to acknowledge the ...
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Do we need a vector-space-isomorphism tag?

I recently noticed the tag suggestion vector-space-isomorphism which appears to have been created less than a month ago with 3 questions so far using the tag. I personally can't see any use for this ...
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Mistagged algebraic-geometry questions

Lately there seem to be a few questions that are erroneously tagged as algebraic geometry instead of algebraic-geometry. Is there anything we can do about this? We can't make algebraic a synonym of ...
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Should questions about Zorn's lemma be tagged (axiom-of-choice)?

We have plenty of questions concerning Zorn's lemma and its applications. Some of them are tagged axiom-of-choice, some are not; for a sample you can have a look at results of this search. Shouldn'...
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What's the difference between abstract algebra and group theory tag?

When should a question tagged with group theory (and is just on groups) be also tagged with abstract algebra? The main reason I'm asking, is because I'm seeing a user make several edits to questions ...
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Why don't we have a Coordinate Geometry tag?

I recently came across [this] question and thought that it should be tagged "Coordinate-Geometry". However, to my astonishment, no such tag exists. Why is it so? I finally created that tag. I do not ...
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Can we have tag icons?

Some tags on StackOverflow have icons, such as and so on. Question: Can we have tag icons here at maths.SE? I mean "can" in the sense of "are we capable of having". I'm not saying we should or ...
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On the [gcd] tag

Some couple of days ago, some question was bumped and it had spawned (apparently in its original version) a tag named gcd. I find this tag to be particularly uninteresting, and somewhat non-revealing ...
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How to overcome “You can't create this tag” if there is meta agreement?

So, in this post, I suggested to replace rootsystem with root-system. A user suggested root-systems instead, which is indeed better. So having 7 upvotes and no downvotes, I decided to implement the ...
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Improving the tag system (categories)

was thinking there are so many tags around (around 27 pages) How can we improve the tag system, some suggestions: can we not create categories that group tags together, so that instead of looking ...
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How to use `[tag:tag-name]` for tags of the meta site?

We have two tags with identical names on main and meta: (main:computer-science) and (meta:computer-science) For main tags one can use [tag:computer-science] , i....
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What determines which tags are listed for a user in the users tab?

When you look at a user in the users tab you can see their reputation, their location (if the user provided one), the number of badges of each class they have earned, and three tags. What determines ...
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Are $L^{p}$ spaces a part of Functional Analysis?

I recently tagged this question as functional analysis in addition to measure theory and $L^{p}$ spaces. However, I was not completely sure whether functional analysis is an appropriate tag for $L^{p}$...
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Is there an agreed upon procedure for translation requests?

This question was posted entirely in Chinese and was tagged with the translation-request tag, but got an extremely negative response and was put on hold. Whereas this one was posted entirely in ...
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beginners tags?

Is there not a need for one or more special tags for beginners questions? To me it looks as some posters have no idea what an abstract algebra is and think that their problem has something to do with ...
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About a new [radicals] tag.

I recently noticed there were three questions with numbers and two with names. I removed the former (as we already blacklisted its singular form), and the latter and replaced it by terminology. But ...
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Question lists build on favourite tag list [duplicate]

What I would like is to have lists of questions that only lists the questions that have one or more of my favourite tags attached, so that I can have a quick view of newest or featured questions in ...
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Flag comments about the blacklisted [graph] tag as obsolete?

I flagged the following comment (in this question) as obsolete: since the graph tag has been blacklisted (see http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/q/8729/139). This flag was declined. It seems like a ...
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Do the tags being merged can be dis-merged?

Suppose the tag B is merged into the tag A, if we later on find that the tag A and the tag B should keep them separate, can we do the dis-merge process?
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Addressing the common misuse of the abstract-algebra tag

I've noticed a common pattern among new users to use the abstract-algebra tag, often times when the question has little to nothing to do with abstract algebra. I recognize that mis-tagging is an easy ...
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When using (summation) tag, should we remove (sequences-and-series)?

The tag summation was created less than a year ago, see "summation" tag for finite and formal summations Before that, post about finite sums were usually tagged as sequences-and-series. ...
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Commonly ignored tags

This might seem like an odd issue to raise, but I'm curious to hear replies. I just asked a question on main. After little while I went back to math.se to check on its status and was confused to ...
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Proposal: “(self-study)” as a tag

Users often post homework questions to MSE without tagging them with "(homework)." If I suspect a post is such, I treat it with skepticism. I will either ask if it is indeed homework or not answer it ...
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Should we have an egyptian fractions tag

Just a thought that there are enduring questions of this kind, and tagging them might help identifying themes and duplicates. As always this is tentative. So here are some examples from some 20 ...
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[Combinatorics]

It seems to me that problems in infinitary combinatorics (a significant area in set theory) should naturally be tagged "combinatorics". Some users disagree and remove the tag from such questions. ...
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“Self-Study” vs “Homework”?

I was browsing questions for category theory, and this question caught my eye due to familiarity: is there a property of a category that is preserved by category isomorphism, but not equivalence? I ...
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Do we need a tag for Books?

I have found myself using Math.SE for finding books on various subjects. The way I am doing this is writing the subject followed by the word book, or by filtering the search results with the ...
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Tag synonym? permutation and combination with combinatorics?

There are two tags: permutations and combinations which are both subsumed by the topic of combinatorics. I believe these should both be synonyms of combinatorics. Perhaps permutations is debatable, ...
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the relationship between the tags

If a person is only interested in number theory, then he/she would just want to access only a few tags, such as number theory, elementary number theory, diophantine equation, etc. But if we select ...
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What is [duality-theorem] for?

There are several concepts of duality in mathematics. There is the duality in the sense of category theory, and there is duality in optimization, and there is duality in order theory (which is closer ...
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How about we blacklist [number]?

The number tag made a horrible comeback today with already two questions. I feel this is a zombie tag which keeps coming as we keep killing it. And unlike some historical figures which are said to ...
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Should we require a tag that which specifies difficulty of a question?

It's usually hard for me to find questions to answer here because 99% of them are above my level (calculus 1). Should we make a set of tags specifying difficulty to go along with the question? For ...
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Proposal for a new Help Center section: Tagging

It is glad to have a new section called Help Center nowadays, as it can only be edited by diamond (♦) moderators, we can set up credible rules or regulations in here. But the Help Center still lack ...

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