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(homework) tag should be deprecated (Voting's over! You won't believe what won!)

The (homework) tag should be burninated and blacklisted. This means that we will request the SE team to completely remove the tag from the system and ensure that it cannot be re-created. This will ...
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(homework) tag should be deprecated (Voting's over! You won't believe what won!)

The (homework) tag should be left as is. Upvote this answer if you agree with the above option. (Downvotes will be ignored, so please do not downvote.)
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(homework) tag should be deprecated (Voting's over! You won't believe what won!)

I am posting this in order to give users an opportunity to vote for an opposite proposal. (Since it is a pretty radical change, I think we should also weigh the arguments against the removal of the ...
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What's with these "sangaku" geometry problems?

I did this. Sorry if this was inapproriate. I know it's not a good idea to edit many questions in a short time span, but I thought 10 was acceptable. With regard to the tag creation, however, I was ...
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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 ...
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Should there be distinction between the tags (inequation) and (inequality)?

No, obviously not. The term "inequation" is not commonly used in English and in my experience its usual meaning is for statements with a $\neq$ sign, rather than inequalities that are to be solved as ...
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Discrimination against PDE questions?

I think that you suffer from a case of specialist's myopia. As I may have also been diagnosed with it let me elaborate. The calculus (or elementary number theory, not to mention high school level ...
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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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(homework) tag should be deprecated (Voting's over! You won't believe what won!)

This is not an answer for or against the proposal. This is merely some comments about the technical aspects of the proposal: I think that we can in fact ask SE to nuke the entire tag and blacklist it,...
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Do we want tag warnings, and for which tags?

proof-theory If your question is not about the area of mathematic logic called proof theory, do not use the proof-theory tag. Questions requesting proofs for a particular statement, or about how/...
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Tag management 2016

Resolved: The tag is now deleted I think java-applet should be removed. It has barely a relationship with math. Also, the tag is being abused for general questions about math and the Java ...
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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.
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Large number of followers of a recently created tag

The tag real got deleted, and I now just recreated it (only to remove it again). It instantly had again the 22 followers. It appears that the guess that followers are preserved was spot on. This is ...
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Tag management 2016

Resolved: The synonym is approved. double-factorial should be a synonym of factorial. Link to the suggestion. The double factorial can easily be expressed in terms of factorials. In fact most ...
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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.
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What's with these "sangaku" geometry problems?

A user created the sangaku tag then edited ten questions to include that tag, all in a short span of time. The user then created descriptions for that tag. As has been pointed out in the comments ...
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Should there be distinction between the tags (inequation) and (inequality)?

To avoid inequation being recreated, I have made it a synonym for inequality.
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Non-experts closing questions

The first obvious issue (which I feel is what may have triggered this post, and has been identified by other users in the comments) is that experts can guess the context from a question, and ...
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(homework) tag should be deprecated (Voting's over! You won't believe what won!)

The main application of the homework tag is to reduce the use of the empty word "homework" in question titles, and to allow users the option to signal homework in a machine-readable way instead of ...
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Tag management 2015

I don't understand intended usage of integers. Perhaps it should be either made a synonym of elementary-number-theory or just removed. (Tag-wiki explains things like «The letter Z comes from the ...
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How shall we handle big numbers / computer searching problems?

We should keep these problems, because you never know when you have one. Some days ago, user Nikita asked the question Is this contrived sequence eventually periodic?. Innocently enough, they ...
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