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What is (finiteness) tag intended for?

When checking new tags, I've noticed finiteness tag there. At the moment there is only one question in that tag. The tag creator seems to be Michael Hardy - unless it was created in another question, ...
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Meta.meta.Math.SE: Synonomize [answer] and [answers]

Here on Meta, we have the tags answer and answers. I suggest that they be synonymized, as they refer to the same basic idea. I don't have 5 rep in either tag, so I can't suggest it myself. Aside: ...
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Adding (hartshorne) Tag? [duplicate]

Well, the title is quite self-explaining. I haven't read anything so far in Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry, but looking at ME (and listening to what a close friend of mine told me about it) it really ...
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Is it reasonable to create a (beta-function) tag? (in the meantime created)

It seems to me that although there is already the special-functions tag, it would be interesting to have a tag for the beta function. It would allow to tag this special function too, similarly to what ...
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Do we really need the (spoj) tag?

On main we have the spoj tag, which after some googling seems to refer to a certain online grading/contest website (I must admit it is not entirely clear what the mission of the website is from a ...
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Is there an AND operations on ignore/favorite lists (possible feature request)

I just started using tags and I was wonder if there was an AND type of operations. So, for example, suppose I have no problem homework or calculus but I am tired of seeing calculus and homework so I ...
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Should there be a simultaneous equations tag?

There do seem to be a number of these questions - linear ones come under various headings, but there are quadratic and cubic ones around. I wanted to retag a post with simultaneous-equations, and ...
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Why are “my tags” different from my favorite tags?

In the right column of Unanswered | my tags sub-tab I see six tags: But my list of favorite tags is very different: it has over 50 tags but does not include real-analysis, linear-algebra, analysis, ...
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A Riemann sum/Darboux sum tag?

Should there be tags riemann-sum and darboux-sum (synonyms)? The relevant queries, as of this writing, yield respectively 949 and 70 results. Currently, many of these questions are tagged with the ...
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Could Community Bulletin be used for reminders about correct tagging and other good practices?

I have noticed on another SE site that they have put a reminder about correctly using one of their tags, which was not entirely clear. I do not whether it is possible to link to the community ...
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Is there a better way of guiding people who need help with revision? Tag + guidance?

This time of year large numbers of revision type questions which aren't quite homework pop up, and each year there tend to be common themes. There have been comments on managing the flow of questions, ...
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Tagging: Choose the most tags that fit, or choose the most narrow tag?

A particular user has been editing questions with multiple tags to reduce the number of tags listed. They find the most specific tag for the question, and remove the others. For example, turning ...
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Request for a tag for homework hints/evolution rather than solution

I realize this is not a new topic. But I've noticed that I'm not the only one getting really frustrated by the standard behavior here. Some of us teacher types are willing to engage the OP in a ...
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Tags (integral) and (integration)

I have noticed that there is a suggestion to make integral and integration synonymous in the list of suggested synonyms. See also synonyms for integration. (The users with sufficient rep in that tag ...
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possible delete candidate: “algebras” tag

There is a tag titled algebras. It has only been used on one single question (and another one used it recently, but I replaced it with a more appropriate tag). Is it necessary, or should it be deleted?...
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What's the [problem-solving] tag for?

here are 358 questions tagged problem-solving. Question: What's the problem-solving tag for? The questions with this tag seem wildly varied. By the looks of things, it's mainly added to questions ...
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math.se feeder does not load all questions selected for more than one tag

First of all, trying to read or even browse all of 'linear algebra' on math.se is somewhat like trying to drink from a fire hydrant. It's too much information. So, I solved that problem by selecting ...
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Should questions on (matrices) and (matrix-equations) be also tagged as (linear-algebra)?

Recently the following text was added to linear algebra tag-excerpt: For questions specifically concerning matrices, use the (matrices) tag. For questions specifically concerning matrix equations, ...
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How do we tag questions on maximizing/minimizing functions?

I've noticed (when checking newly created tags), that a tag called max-min has been created. It has the following tag-excerpt: Questions related to maximizing or minimizing a expression or a ...
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(solution-verification) tag

When I was checking what appeared among newly created tags, I've noticed solution-verification. It was probably created here. This tag seems perhaps somewhat similar to proof-writing, see the ...
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Shouldn't there be a 'quantum-information' tag?

As a beginning student of quantum computing, I'm finding many of the questions here that start out seeming relevant to me have answers that veer off into too much physics. Quantum information and ...
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Apply the homework tag during routine editing? [duplicate]

When editing a new question, for grammar, punctuation, clarity, formulas, etc., is it appropriate to add the homework tag if your intuition is strong that it is homework? Please don't knee-jerk brand ...
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Non-homework tagged as (homework) [closed]

I keep noticing problems that are much too difficult to be part of any school class (such as tough olympiad-type solid geometry questions) posted as homework. The posters do not appear to be looking ...
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Proliferation of tags

I have got the impression that a lot of new tags have been introduced lately. Is it intentional? Frankly, I cannot see why ultra-specific tags such as "simpsons-rule", "boundedness", "dot-product" or "...
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What should be in the tag (graph)?

NOTE The (graph) tag is dead. Long live the graph...ing-functions tag. See here. At the moment, there is a discussion about the tag graph; the suggestion is to replace it with a better name, so that ...
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Duplicate Homework Questions: Suggestion

In some comment here on meta (I can't find it anymore...), a user made reference to the fact that Math.SE has a one of (if not the) lowest question-closure rate of any Area 51 site. I was thinking ...
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Let's blacklist the [graph] tag

The graph tag is supposed to be for questions about the graphs of functions. But it is very commonly misapplied to questions that are about the graphs of graph theory. These questions are supposed ...
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(tutoring) tag proposal [closed]

It was requested that I introduce a separate question/proposal so that members of the community could discuss the practicality of a tag such as (tutoring) . I propose a (tutoring) tag that would ...
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Unneeded Tag - Extension-Field

I propose the removal of the tag extension-field. There are currently a grand total of 39 questions tagged with it so it would not take long to remove it. Furthermore I don't think the tag is ...
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What can users do to improve their Math.SE experience?

Some of recent discussions on meta revolved around various ways to deal with the growing number of questions posted on the site. For example: Is the interest in this community falling? Feature ...
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Proper use of the (homework) tag redux [closed]

When, if ever, is it appropriate to add the homework tag to a question that has not been acknowledged by the OP to be homework? My position is that it is never appropriate, full stop. It’s fine to ...
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Do we need a [foundations] tag?

Do we need a foundations tag? I removed one from a question yesterday, and it appeared on another sometimes later. I'm not sure whether or not they are actually useful, but since some people do think ...
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Single click on any tag while editing tags, effectively double-clicks, displaying tagged question list

Single clicking on any tag while editing tags, whether to add or remove a tag, performs the double action of executing the click (adding or removing the tag as requested) and then going to the list of ...
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'Predicate-logic' the best tag?

Having just been annoyed (ok, ok, I'm an old grouch) for the $n$-th time by seeing a question mis-tagged (indeed, mis-titled) propositional-calculus, I've just realized there is no appropriate tag for ...
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Tags list on user profile

Can someone point me to a reference for what the tags list is for on a user's profile? From what I understand, if you ask a question, the tags on that question are added to the list, but the ...
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Suggestion for “Hint-Only” Tag

For people who only want guidance in understanding how to approach the problem, as opposed to seeing a fully fleshed out solution. Would this tag be useful? Am new to this site, so don't want to ...
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What's the point of the “advice” tag when people always want to close it?

For example, I have posted quite a few questions regarding mathematics in general, because I want to learn more about the field and I just want to make sure I get an answer or an opinion from someone ...
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What is the purpose of (learning) tag? Should it be synonym of (homework)?

I have noticed that the tags learning and homework are between suggested synonyms. Personally I don't think it's a good idea; especially because of special status the homework tag has. Therefore I've ...
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The tags “numerical-methods” and “numerical-analysis”

While trying to search for numerical analysis related questions, I discovered the existence of two tags numerical-methods and numerical-analysis. Although there were very few questions with the tag "...
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Propose new tag (translation-request)

I created a new tag (translation-request) on this post. This isn't the first time I've seen someone post a translation request, though I'm not finding any others at ...
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What is (dimension-theory)?

We have evidently a dimension-theory tag. It does not have currently a tag wiki. My understanding of dimension theory is that it refers to either The branch of topology that studies dimensional ...
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Would a tag for “check-my-proof” questions be useful?

I am aware that it is probably better not to have too many meta-tags such as homework, soft-question, big-list or reference-request. Despite of this I'd like to ask other MSE users, whether they would ...
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When should I use the “abstract algebra” tag?

I can't think of any topic in abstract algebra that doesn't have a tag in itself. When should the abstract algebra tag be used ?
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What is the purpose of the [pattern-recognition] tag?

Pattern recognition is a topic in machine learning. Of the questions tagged pattern-recognition, only a handful are related to machine learning. The rest are of the form "What is the next item in this ...
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Sub-tags and over-tags

In group theory there is a global tag, group-theory. There are also a number of sub-tags, such as finite-groups, abelian-groups, topological-groups, geometric-group-theory, etc. I am sure there are ...
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Do we need a crystallography tag?

This question is brought about by this post: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/235573/determine-the-coordinates-of-octahedral-and-tetrahedral-sites-relative-to-th Reasons for [crystallography]...
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about the questions tagged [difference-equations] or [recurrence-relations]

I discover that the questions tagged difference-equations or recurrence-relations are often similar. I also find difficulties to distinguish clearly between difference equations and recurrence ...
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How to actually ignore certain tags?

This is what it looks like when I "ignore" a tag: As you can see, the question, rather than being ignored, is just made harder to read, and still takes up just as much room on the "front page". Here,...
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A Graph Map of Math.SE

I've just made a map of tags for Math.SE. (And to some degree - a greatly simplified map of mathematics.) In short: tag size is related to tag popularity (caveat: see below) and edges are related to ...
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Tag [lp-spaces]

In this question, the tag lp-spaces has been created. I personally think it's not a bad idea , as it's a topic which frequently comes when we work on measure theory. The problem is that it's the ...