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Please do not downvote this answer YAY!


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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 cleanup Things with the homework tag applied to them do tend to have some issues. Take a stroll to the end of the very long tail - use your flags and close ...


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Please do not vote down this answer. Please vote this up if you think that blacklisting the number tag is a good idea.


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Tag named (graphing-functions) would be a good replacement for graph. Please upvote/downvote this answer to show your opinion on this.


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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 are people currently removing the homework tag manually from questions. But I have seen some users removing it from "famous" questions which are old, and ...


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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 tags are blacklisted and if some other information can be added. math, mathematics See The "mathematics" tag. These tags are also intrinsic tags for ...


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Tag named (graphing) would be a good replacement for graph. Please upvote/downvote this answer to show your opinion on this.


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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. I find it questionable that a discussion with a different web address (meta) can impact on the ordinary site. It seems a little like me getting a few of my ...


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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 mostly misused, I would suggest that we simply kill it. Update. After chatting quickly with Tim Post, it appears that we basically just need to ensure that no ...


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I think the following proposal addresses all points: Blacklist the tag [graph]. Put an entry in the tag-wiki indicating to consider either [graph-theory] or [graphing]. Make [plot] and [plotting] into synonyms for [graphing]. If people want it, also add [function-graph] to cover questions like this one Martin Sleziak found which ask about the graph of a ...


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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 attacks. The dragon-man picked up the tag with its arm, and with a single great breath of flame the tag ceased to be. Not even ashes remained. A great hush swept ...


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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 of the last couple stragglers. To try to prevent its use in the meantime, I have edited the tag-excerpt to read This tag is in the process of being removed ...


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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 blacklist. Could the plural form be also blacklisted? I assume that this probably should have been posted as a separate question. However, to me it seemed a bit ...


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Please do not downvote this answer NAY!


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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 that it's an exercise isn't relevant. The wording there can be changed if needed, so if you hate it and have a better suggestion, feel free to comment on my ...


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


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I have renamed (graph) to (graphing-functions), the highest voted of the suggested targets. There are still some questions in graphing-functions that are not quite using the tag in this more restricted sense. Please help us retag them! Also, we still need to come to a conclusion about how to tag question about graphs as the subset of $D\times R$ for $f:D\...


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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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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 necessary. For more information, please see the related meta discussion. I planned to update it when I changed the behavior from warn to outright block, but ...


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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' tag is not allowed" and "The 'graphs" tag is not allowed" we might add something like: Choose some other tags, for example, graph-theory or graphing-...


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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 allowed. we might add something like: Choose some other tags, for example, abstract-algebra or algebra-precalculus. Please upvote/downvote this post to show ...


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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 relevant topics in the tag-excerpt:1 Linear, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions, conic sections, binomial, surds, ...


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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 to show whether you think making the two tag synonymous would be good idea. (This is independent from the question whether (matrix-rank) is worth keeping or ...


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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 question is about algebraic topology. Without the tag, confusion may arise as to whether the question is an analytic or topological one.


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Tag named (plotting) would be a good replacement for graph. Please upvote/downvote this answer to show your opinion on this.


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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 Homeomorphisms are continuous functions with continuous inverses. They are important in topology as they capture they preserve all topological properties. This said ...


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