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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
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Should the circle tag's description be modified to include disks?

I looked through the questions that are already tagged "circle", and most of the questions are about elementary geometry. In my experience, in elementary geometry, the technical distinction ...
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$2$-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 ...
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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 ...
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How to earn the bronze "Tag Editor" badge

Every tag has an info page that you can get to by clicking on the tag name. Such as this one: calculus. You will be taken to a page that looks like this (If the tag doesn't have information the page ...
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Why can't you improve tag-wiki edits?

A user gets privilege to edit tag-info (without having to go through review) only at 20k reputation points. It seems logical that only users with edit privileges get possibility to "improve edit" or "...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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The [mobile-web] tag info is outdated

I have updated the mobile-web usage guidance and tag wiki. The use of this tag for new questions is now discouraged in favor of design.
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I apparently created a wiki excerpt in 2016 before creating my account in 2017

The following old bug report on Meta SE seems to be identical to what you observed: Activity log entry before registration date. Though that report is marked status-completed, it seems that there is a ...
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Misleading usage excerpt for the [coding-theory] tag

Edit: I have made the change described below. https://math.stackexchange.com/tags/coding-theory/info To summarize the suggestions in your post and the comments, I suggest we change the excerpt as ...
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Did the profile tags change size?

You are right, this is part of some recent network-wide changes to the profile: Now live: A fully responsive profile. Some of the reasons for the changes are in other posts on Meta Stack Exchange, e.g....
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Description of partial-functions tag includes "history"

Questions on the history of mathematics are still on-topic on this site. Thus, there is no direct need to change this (although I personally would likely not start the list with 'history', but ...
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At 5000 point I received a new privilege.

Most information about MSE can be found through the Help Center, which can be accessed from the navbar at the top of the site: The Help Center has a section labeled "Privileges". Click on ...
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What to do about question that ask about the next term in the sequence?

As a slight variation on this answer, I propose a canonical question explaining why such questions are ambiguous, which can be linked to from such questions to help the OP understand the issue. This ...
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Questions about tag-wikis

It was recently mentioned in chat that the tag-info for the tag catastrophic-cancellation consists basically only of a few links. I have tried to improve it at least a bit, but it would be probably ...
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Should "reference-request" explicitly forbid asking for solution manuals?

Upvote this answer if you think that questions soliciting solutions manuals should be explicitly prohibited under reference-request. In the future, questions soliciting solutions manuals should be ...
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Edits on tag wikis counted for Copy Editor?

I do not think that there is a bug. A "tag edit" means changing the tag(s) of a question, and doing nothing else. This is not counted towards the badge, presumably as it seems a bit minor. ...
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$2$-groups Tag Confusion

I think 2-groups-higher-categories and n-groups-higher-categories would clearly signal what they were talking about. I'm not ...
David E Speyer's user avatar
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Why Suggested Edit review queue can be reviewed by me when my tag-edit itself has to go through Suggested Edits queue?

Even on the main site, suggested edits to tag wikis will not show up in the Suggested Edits Review Queue to users who do not have the approve tag wiki edits privilege, which is unlocked at 5,000 ...
The Amplitwist's user avatar
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editing algebraic topology tag description

I would change "We often require that..." to simply "Often" but otherwise this looks like an improvement to me. Certainly the current phrase "intrinsic qualitative aspects of invariant spatial ...
Eric Wofsey's user avatar
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Can we have a tag for integer base $b$ representation?

Looking at the questions that are actually tagged number-systems, setting aside a few that clearly do not fit the wiki description at all (I have just untagged four of these), it seems to me the vast ...
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Should "reference-request" explicitly forbid asking for solution manuals?

Upvote this answer if you think that questions soliciting solutions manuals should be allowed under reference-request. In this case, no change will be made to the tag wiki.
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Questions about tag-wikis

Some time ago the synonym solution-verification$\to$proof-verification was created. (The synonym itself was discussed here, I'd say that without reaching consensus. And to me also it does not seem ...
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Similar tag descriptions for (physics) and (mathematical-physics)

As the OP wrote in their question, they have suggested edit to the tag-info for physics tag. The edit of the tag-wiki was approved while the edit of tag-excerpt was rejected. The reason given was: "...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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The functional analysis tag

Based on the number of upvotes on this question it seems that many users agreed with the OP's suggestion. So I have edited the tag-excerpt to add the sentence: "For basic questions about functions use ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar

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