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Are edits removing tags frowned upon?

Edits removing tags are not generally frowned on. If a question seems to you to be incorrectly tagged, edit it to correct the tags. This includes cases where you add new tags, remove existing tags, ...
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Why was my retag rejected?

The proposal was fine. By now a moderator changed the tag. Also note that there was one positive review too. (It was declined 2 vs 1.) It's hard to know what exactly happened. Maybe the reviewers ...
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Policies on counterproductive retagging sprees

The rule is not to do too many retags at the same time (where three to five is a rule of thumb). This was respected by the retagger as they did four and then stopped. As you mention correctly for ...
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Tag editing etiquette on old questions

If too many questions (say 20) have to be edited, you can split the editing in separated period of time so that the main site is not disturbed. Other than that I see no problem. ADD Just looking at ...
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Why so many Riesz Representation questions in such short time?

The tag riesz-representation-theorem was created a few days ago. The tag creator added almost immediately after the creation above 60 questions to that tag. And it seems that he continues in his ...
11 votes

Is it incorrect if I add [tag:contest-math] to my questions, even if it isn't explicitly from a contest?

Questions that come from contests should give a source. MSE has relatively strict policy on questions from ongoing contests, and clearly citing your source helps to ensure that you won't run afoul of ...
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Tag editing etiquette on old questions

Since it seems you only did five at once, this is alright; had you done fifty it would have been annoying. Generally, edits, also minor ones, are fine. One should only not do too many in a short ...
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Why have a (univalent-foundations) tag?

I think the reasons given to potentially remove the univalent-foundations tag are misguided. There is good reason not to have a tag for too specific [concepts] I would argue that in some cases ...
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Could having (tag-removed) tag be useful?

There is a dedicated way to delete tags without bumping, the jargon for this is 'burninate.' It is just that this functionality is not exposed to users and per site moderators, only SE staff can do ...
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6 votes
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Red Colored Tags Showing Up for Certain Tags and Questions is Confusing me. What do They Mean and Why are They Here?

A list of all of the tags can be found by clicking on the "Tags" link in the left-hand sidebar. This link will take you to a directory of the tags used on the specific site or meta site ...
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About changing incorrect tags in suggested edits

Related meta.SE post: Has edit functionality changed? I cannot edit just tags Based on that post it seems that it is an occasional bug (the cause is not identified in the linked thread), but usually ...
4 votes

Is it ok to remove the (discrete-mathematics) tag from a question?

In my opinion it is not only OK, but desirable. I will not reiterate the things I already said in the linked question. But I will comment on the main argument towards keeping this tag alive: its ...
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3 votes

Smart automatic mass-retagging

Ok, so I've posted two really dumb answers to this (deleted... 10k users, please don't look. :P). This one should be better. This Data Explorer query I just wrote ...
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3 votes

Tag editing gone rogue

You see the end of the line, which is too long to be shown in full. The others are at the start of the line, and you should be able to move the cursor there. This is optimized for adding tags and/or ...
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limits-without-lhospital tag misspelled

In the meantime, I've taken a previous suggestion to create a synonym (limits-without-lhopital) for limits-without-lhospital. (Now, do we need to introduce other synonyms: limits-without-l-hospital, ...
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Smart automatic mass-retagging

This is not possible (using usual tools, obviously somebody with db-access could do that). Moderators can merge one tag into another, but that's all, there are no additional options (except for ...
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How much bumping is too much?

My personal limit is: at most three bumps per day.

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