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Do we really want (discrete-mathematics) $\to$ (combinatorics) synonym?

I am against this synonym. Although many discrete math problems are also combinatorics problems, and depending on your definition it might be that all combinatorics problems are discrete math problems,...
Stella Biderman's user avatar
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Do we need separate tags for (betting) and (gambling)?

In the question I have mentioned several possible actions. To me the most reasonable seem to be creating a synonym betting $\to$ gambling. (I.e., with (gambling) as the master tag.) In this way when ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
25 votes

Tag management 2020

Resolved. collatz renamed to collatz-conjecture. Proposal: Rename collatz to collatz-conjecture. Although Lothar Collatz is most known for the $3x+1$ problem (the Collatz Conjecture), I don’t think ...
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Should we have tags (maximal-ideals) and (prime-ideals)?

If you think that the tags maximal-ideals and prime-ideals should be synonyms of ideals, upvote this answer.
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
21 votes

Tag management 2019

Proposal to blacklist generalization Reason: It's overly broad and there is no real mathematical content in it. Also, the tag has been created and removed several times.
YuiTo Cheng's user avatar
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20 votes

Tag management 2023-present

Proposal: Delete tag math-school. This is a useless tag. It is only on two questions and is reminiscent of the old 'homework' tag.
Integrand's user avatar
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18 votes

Misuse of tag "divergence": How to deal with questions with the wrong tag?

Proposal: Changing the tag name to something more descriptive might make it clearer to the user what the tag is intended for and thus incorrect use will be less likely. (And thus reducing the ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
17 votes

Tag management 2019

Resolved. All questions with cohomological-operations have been retagged to cohomology-operations (or neither tag, in a few cases where the tag was inappropriate) and cohomological-operations will be ...
Arnaud D.'s user avatar
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15 votes

Tag management 2019

Resolved: fixedpoints renamed to fixed-points. For consistency with other multiple-word tags. Separating words with hyphens increases readability.
lhf's user avatar
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15 votes

Should there be a separate tag for Euler's number $e$?

I have no strong feelings about whether there should be a separate tag about the number 'e'. (It was convenient way back when, when most of the questions tagged 'e' is about the function $e^x$.) I ...
Willie Wong's user avatar
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14 votes

Tag management 2019

Resolved. generalizedeigenvector has been renamed generalized-eigenvector. Proposal: rename "generalizedeigenvector" to "generalized-eigenvector" Pledge originally initiated by WillG in this ...
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14 votes

Tag management 2021

Resolved: The renaming and synonymizing has been done. Proposal: Rename the inner-product-spaces to inner-products. Create the tag synonym inner-product-spaces $\to$ inner-products. Create the tag ...
Xander Henderson's user avatar
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13 votes

Tag management 2016

Resolved: manually removed from all questions. The tag bourbaki is entirely useless. It gives nothing that searching "Bourbaki" doesn't already do.
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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13 votes
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The tag even-and-odd-extensions

I consider the tag even-and-odd-extensions too specific to be really useful. (Having too specific tags applicable only to very narrow class of questions can cause problem since there are only five ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
13 votes

Tag management 2019

Resolved. The tags triangle and circle have been renamed triangles and circles, respectively. Proposal: pluralize triangle and circle Putting names of mathematical objects in their plural form is a ...
GNUSupporter 8964民主女神 地下教會's user avatar
13 votes

Tag management 2020

Resolved. umbral-calculus created. Proposal: Create a tag umbral-calculus. In this question the asker asks why there is no tag for questions related to the umbral calculus. I am in agreement with ...
12 votes

Tag management 2020

Proposal: Remove gre-exam, gmat-exam. These are meta tags with very bare-bones tag wikis. Furthermore, there aren’t any other tags for important math exams, i.e. the IMO or USAMO, so why should we ...
ViHdzP's user avatar
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12 votes

Where did [gradient] go?

In Tag management 2019 it was suggested to use the tag grad-curl-div as an umbrella tag for questions concerning gradient, curl, and divergence. (Currently, gradient is a synonym of vector-analysis, ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
12 votes
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Should [tag:hypergeometric-function] be generalized to admit higher weights, or should a new tag be created?

I have edited the tag wiki to include the $_p F _q$ case and gave a mention to several extensions, as hardmath suggested. Please feel free to improve the blurb.
Integrand's user avatar
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12 votes

Tag management 2022

Proposal: rename data-sufficiency to sufficient-statistics. The term "data sufficiency" is quite vague, whereas the term "sufficient statistic" is a standard term in mathematical ...
Jose Avilez's user avatar
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11 votes
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What is the point of the "math review" tag

No it should not exist as it is too broad and unspecific to be useful. Somehow it continued to exist for a while, but I think it should be put to rest.
quid's user avatar
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11 votes

Should we divide [tag:dimension-theory] into 2 tags, one for topology, and one for algebra?

So far it seems from the votes and comments lean towards separating dimension theory in analysis/topology from dimension theory in algebra. Let me just add one additional suggestion. Suggestion. Do ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
11 votes

Tag management 2021

Proposal: Add the tag stars-and-bars We have around 3k questions associated with stars and bars, meaning that manual editing of these questions to include the tag is out of the question, but nearly ...
Rushabh Mehta's user avatar
11 votes

$2$-groups Tag Confusion

It is not possible to have two tags with the same name. There are a few options to work around such things. For example we have divisors-algebraic-geometry to signal what type of divisors we mean. One ...
quid's user avatar
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11 votes
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The tags (bookmarks) and (saves) on meta - synonyms or not?

Do not make bookmarks a synonym of saves The "saves" feature is quite different from the "bookmarks" feature. Notably, we can save answers, we can organize our saves into custom ...
The Amplitwist's user avatar
10 votes
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Riemann surfaces tag description

I don't expect that we shall ever know why the word "compact" appeared in the excerpt. It's almost exactly five years since the creation of the tag wiki excerpt (the tag wiki itself was however only ...
Daniel Fischer's user avatar
10 votes
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What's the difference between "moderators" and "moderation"?

There is an emphasis in the Stack Exchange philosophy on Community moderation, and in my thought having distinct tags for "moderators" and "moderation" reflects this philosophy. As noted in the tag ...
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