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Fate of the (homework) tag: The community voted.... now what?

Its days are numbered, starting today. You've voted, and while a little controversial, we'll support your decision. What remains is just the 'final arrangements', so to say. We'll need some preemptive ...
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Which are blacklisted tags and blacklisted phrases?

Blacklisted tags I will start here list of blacklisted tags based on past discussions and information I was given by Arthur Fischer in chat. I made the post CW - it should be expanded if some new ...
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Fate of the (homework) tag: The community voted.... now what?

I don't have much to say about what is going to happen. But I do want to point out something about what is going on. This point was sorta brought up by another user, but the answer was deleted. There ...
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Rename (exercises-and-solutions) tag? Or completely remove it?

I personally don't see anything about the tag-wiki/-excerpt that would incline me to want to keep such a tag around at all (even if it was unambiguously named). As the current tag appears to be ...
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Fate of the (homework) tag: The community voted.... now what?

Exactly how many active users do we have? I would suggest that 156 is a tiny fraction. I've been an active user of the site for a couple of years and had no idea that this discussion was taking place....
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"Contradiction" tag -- second passing

And, lo, the contadiction tag did battle with the mighty Trogdor, but it was a foregone conclusion. Though the humble tag did parry and thrust with all its might, the armor-like scales resisted all ...
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[proof] tag (again)

I believe that if there is a reason to blacklist tag proof, the same reasoning should also work for the plural - the tag proofs. Since this tag has been created recently, it is evidently not on the ...
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Can we delete the [basis] tag?

The basis tag is (soon to be) dead. Currently there are no questions in the tag, so if we keep it that way the automatic script will delete it in a number of hours. I believe Martin Sleziak took care ...
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Should the tag [soft-question] be blacklisted, after the EOQS?

The usage guidance for soft-question says this: For questions whose answers can't be objectively evaluated as correct or incorrect, but which are still relevant to this site. Please be specific about ...
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Rename (exercises-and-solutions) tag? Or completely remove it?

The tag has been burninated and blacklisted. Users trying to use it will see the following message as it's rejected: Please use tags that describe the technical aspects of your question. The fact ...
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How about we blacklist [number]?

Upon request, the tag number (as well as the plural form) has been blacklisted today.
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Blacklist the [completeness] tag

After a few reappearances following its initial removal, the completeness tag is now blacklisted. This should probably help prevent its return.
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The warning for the blacklisted tag (homework) should be updated

I derped. This was supposed to be changed after we outright blacklisted (it originally warned folks, then ultimately blocked). The updated text is: Please do not use the 'homework' tag, it's not ...
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Should we request customized messages for some blacklisted tags?

As it might by confusing to new users, I think some kind of explanation why the tags graph and graphs are blacklisted could be useful. I think that in addition to the default messages "The 'graph' ...
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Should we request customized messages for some blacklisted tags?

As it might by confusing to new users, I think some kind of explanation why algebra tag is blacklisted could be useful. I think that in addition to the default message The 'algebra' tag is not ...
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I propose banning the 'rank' tag

An alternative solution would be making rank a synonym of of matrix-rank. (Considering that very probably most users using (rank) tag would use it in this meaning.) Please, downvote/upvote this post ...
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Another reason why the (algebra) tag should be allowed.

I certainly agree with "tags should be about subject matter rather than being defined in terms of conventional courses of study". And the way I see algebra-precalculus, it is defined by enumeration of ...
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Should we blacklist [homeomorphism]?

I think the homeomorphism tag is quite useful in the sense that it helps answerers and viewers to know that a particular question must be answered by constructing homeomorphisms explicitly or the ...
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Should we blacklist [homeomorphism]?

Yeah, it might be time to request a blacklist. First of all, I really don't see what value is added by the tag. At one point there seems to have been a tag-wiki for the tag which read ...
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Can we delete the [basis] tag?

I will point out that I have taken liberty of creating tag-info which specifies that this tag is for the meaning of the word basis used in linear algebra. I have also mentioned in the tag excerpt the ...
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