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Should we improve the fibonacci-numbers tag wiki to allow for variations in $F_0$?

I suggest that we adopt the convention that $F_0=0$ for both the tag wiki and summary, with a possible note in the wiki that $F_0=1$ is occasionally used as well. Why? This is consistent with OEIS ...
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Troublesome Physics tag

WillieWong wishes me to pass on this message: (he can't post it himself right now) Concerning the two tags physics and math-physics, I merged them a long time ago, but undid the merge at the ...
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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 ...
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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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Acting on a "trivial" suggested edit of a tag-wiki in the review queue

Current SE philosophy about suggested edits suggests that they need not be rejected out of hand. While once upon a time there was a "too minor" reject reason in the suggested edits review queue, this ...
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What to do about question that ask about the next term in the sequence?

The vast majority of these questions is indeed off-topic. Their closing should continue. However, doing this with appropriate explanation (e.g. pointing to Puzzling.SE) can become tedious. On the ...
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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 "...
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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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What's the (formal-proofs) tag for?

Martin Sleziak created a tag wiki and excerpt, based on the comment by Git Gud, who originally introduced the tag (as proposed in this post). Currently the description reads: For questions about ...
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The (epsilon-delta) tag.

A proposed tag wiki excerpt based on user1729's comments above: Questions about the details of implementing an $\epsilon$-$\delta$ proof, which typically appears in the context of analysis; for ...
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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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Is the moment-generating-functns tag spelled wrong on purpose?

There is a limit of 25 characters for the length of tag names, and the hyphens count. The proper name moment-generating-functions is two characters too long, so two characters were dropped in such a ...
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How to differentiate between (elementary-number-theory) and (number-theory)

I think that: The tag elementary-number-theory should not be a subset of number-theory, the later should be reserved for more advanced stuff. My impression is that these two tags have been used in ...
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How to differentiate between (elementary-number-theory) and (number-theory)

I think the obvious problem is that elementary-number-theory seems, semantically, like it ought to be a proper subset of number-theory. Therefore, users posting elementary questions naturally think ...
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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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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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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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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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$2$-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 ...
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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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What to do about question that ask about the next term in the sequence?

Suppose it really is a mathematical question, not a puzzle. If they haven't done their own work (such as checking OEIS), then put it on hold.
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The [rational-numbers] and [irrational-numbers] tags

As there seems to be support for the new tag, let's try to write and rewrite the tag excerpts: rationality-testing excerpt For questions on determining whether a number is rational, and related ...
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Tag wiki for math-software incorrectly directs WolframAlpha questions to Mathematica.SE

Looking at the math-software Questions containing Wolfram some are about using Mathematica to get the same output as W|A. These are on-topic, however most of these are off-topic on Mathematica.SE. ...
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Should double factorials be under the factorial tag?

It seems that everyone agrees that we should not have a tag named double-factorial, I have changed the tag of the single question with double factorial to factorial and the double factorial tag should ...
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Can't put formatted tag names in tag wiki excerpt?

This is (by-design). The sidebar when you are editing a tag wiki contains the following: The tag wiki excerpt is a brief plain text introduction to the topic that the tag represents. ... The ...
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