# Tag Info

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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 disagreed that changing the tag is relevant enough for an edit (in my opinion, it is, at least in clear cases like this). Or maybe they did not realize that ...

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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 smaller tags it can still be an issue. Of course retagging poorly should always be avoided but it is harder to have a simple guideline there (I did not check the ...

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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 main it seems you didn't really over do it.

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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 retagging efforts in relatively large batches. You might notice that you won't see those questions if you choose newest rather than active tab. And if you display ...

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I've seen a couple of your edits where you removed clearly misused tag — IMO that was perfectly reasonable and useful thing to do. Just don't edit too many old question in a short period of time. (We have a lot of question now — so about 10 question a day is definitely OK, I think.)

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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 that policy. A source for a problem also adds valuable context–it gives answers some idea of what the motivation for the problem is, and can give a sense of ...

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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 time-interval.

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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 there are very good reasons to have tags for specific concepts. In fact, I believe that at times these are better tags than many of our broader ones. Certain ...

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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 which you are currently visiting. The directory of tags used on Math Meta includes the following header: Hovering over the red "moderator-only-tag" at ...

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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 it. This restriction is intentional, and I do not think we should introduce something that basically only works around this intentionally imposed restriction. ...

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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 the suggested edit which only changes tags should be possible. Indeed, there can be found several recent suggested edits, here are a few random examples: review,...

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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 usefulness. While I agree what the tag is useful (every time the tag is used, it's something that belongs to a discrete mathematics course), its usefulness derives ...

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This was too long for a comment. Sorry! I find that plenty of (often quite old) MSE questions show up in search engines, questions whose tags could be improved - so I improve them and move on. For example, I might think an interesting & helpful (alternative) answer to some search-pertinent question might come from, say, Universal Algebra, but I happen ...

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For this specific question: arithmetic would do, since it is about percentages. algebra-precalculus would also do, since the work that the author has shown introduced the abstract variable $X$.

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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 lists all the questions tagged with only self-learning or self-learning and at least one of the following: advice soft-question big-list education teaching ...and not already tagged with ...

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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 removing/changing the more rare ones that are at the end. The cursor is always placed at the end of that line. What is true is that it leaves perhaps a bit too ...

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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, and limits-without-l-hopital?)

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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 maintaining or not a synonym). Put differently, you could just replace every occurrence (this however is simple).

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

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