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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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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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 ...
Eric Wofsey's user avatar
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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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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 ...
wythagoras's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
wythagoras's user avatar
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.
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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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19 votes
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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.
Alexander Gruber's user avatar
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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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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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Non-experts closing questions

No question in mathematics is unmotivated or intrinsically interesting. Despite the fact that I, myself, often use the phrase "this is a natural question," no question in mathematics is ...
Xander Henderson's user avatar
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Non-experts closing questions

Here is a thought. If you, an expert in a topic, see a problem-statement-question that is interesting, and if you know this question is not a duplicate, and if you judge that adding some context would ...
Lee Mosher's user avatar
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What is (similarity) tag for?

Please, upvote this answer if you think that the similarity tag is not useful and should be removed. Please, downvote this answer if you think that the similarity should stay. (So that the total ...
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What is the scope of the [utility] tag?

I have edited the description and the tag-wiki. They are now: For all questions involving utility function as used in economics and decision theory, including a study of their properties or how ...
Michael Greinecker's user avatar
16 votes
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Why was my retag rejected?

The proposal was fine. By now a moderator changed the tag. Also note that there was one positive review too. (It was declined 2 vs 1.) It's hard to know what exactly happened. Maybe the reviewers ...
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Tag for quaternion algebras?

I agree with course of action (1): Expand the scope of quaternions to include quaternion algebras. Partially because they are closely related, partially because this matches existing usage patterns, ...
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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.
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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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answered on math overflow tag

While the idea is in principle reasonable, that's not a recommended use for tags on Stack Exchange. It would be a so-called "meta tag". A tag on Stack Exchange should describe the subject of ...
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