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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 not aware that it's inappropriate. I'll take note of the various opinions expressed here, for the next time I have such an idea. Note that (I believe) it was my ...


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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 the tag creator seems to intend. In any case, there is certainly no reason to have such a tag to contrast with inequality, since the distinction is not sharp ...


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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 below, some users consider very inappropriate the editing of many old questions in a very short span of time, and some consider very inappropriate the addition of ...


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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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To avoid inequation being recreated, I have made it a synonym for inequality.


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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 automatically deleted soon Apparently we have tags cohomology-operations and cohomological-operations, with 10 and 20 questions respectively (including 1 with ...


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There have been two comments of approval on this, and far more upvotes than downvotes, so I say go ahead! (In case you didn't check, I'm actually the OP. I'm posting this answer as a record of the feedback. Additionally, you can vote on this answer to express your opinion.)


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I've reviewed quite a few of your edits over the last few days, and for a little while I thought you were just trying to increase your rep $2$ points at a time. I did eventually notice that you were engaged in retagging, but what made it hard to spot initially is: you tend to make small (and often unnecessary) changes to the body of the post, like ...


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Resolved: fixedpoints renamed to fixed-points. For consistency with other multiple-word tags. Separating words with hyphens increases readability.


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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 common practice, e.g. polygons. We should treat "triangles" and "polygons" equally.


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Resolved. generalizedeigenvector has been renamed generalized-eigenvector. Proposal: rename "generalizedeigenvector" to "generalized-eigenvector" Pledge originally initiated by WillG in this suggested tag wiki excerpt edit. I support this proposal since it's a common pratice to separate words with hyphens in tag names in order to increase readability, ...


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For example, I want to see all questions posted in sequences-and-series in September month of 2016. You can used built-in-search for this. The modifier created:2016-09-01..2016-10-01 returns only posts from September. (I have added one more day to be on the safe side - and also to make this easier to modify.) If you are interested just in one month, you ...


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My personal thoughts: Even from the name, the two seem to carry the same intents (bear in mind, I've always heard "inequality" my whole life). The Wikipedia article doesn't seem to offer any information that would suggest the two are really two, distinct things, either. I don't claim to know why Wikipedia thought the two should remain separate, and I ...


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Well, to start, we actually already do have a definition tag; however, in the case where you don't know the name of what you're looking for, it's probably better to use terminology or notation. Let's compare and contrast. A canonical question for definition would be something like I'm reading the paper A Treatise In Frustration (A. Gruber, Journal of ...


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Concerning the proposed [quantum-field-theory] tag: Not all "field theory" questions in physics are about quantum field theory. Questions about general relativity, Maxwell's equations, or the Navier-Stokes equations are all about "field theory", but they're about classical field theories, where there's no $\hbar$ in sight. Mathematically, the machineries ...


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Resolved: euler-method has been merged into eulers-method, a synonym created, and tag wiki updated. Proposal: synonymize euler-method with eulers-method Notice that they are indeed different tags, as the former has user guidance, the latter doesn't. But they are essentially the same thing, i.e. a numerical method to solve first-order first-degree ...


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Resolved: planar-graph, bipartite-graph, chordal-graph, and signed-graph are now planar-graphs, bipartite-graphs, chordal-graphs, and signed-graphs, respectively. Proposal: pluralize planar-graph, bipartite-graph, chordal-graph, and signed-graph. (To match random-graphs, directed-graphs, cayley-graphs, infinite-graphs, and hypergraphs, as well as the ...


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A tag for a book or an author would necessarily be a "meta tag": a tag that describes in which context the question was asked or what the direction of its answer should be. Meta tags are discouraged, see this thread. The primary reason behind this is that they do not help anyone to understand or assess the question any better, which is the main purpose of ...


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Resolved. cauchy-riemann-equation is now cauchy-riemann-equations. Proposal: pluralize cauchy-riemann-equation Because… well, you know: there are two of them.


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Partially resolved. tqft has been synonymized into topological-quantum-field-theory. A consensus has not yet been reached on the name change to topological-quantum-field-theories. Proposal: rename "topological-quantum-field-theory" to "topological-quantum-field-theories" and synonymise it with the tag "tqft" An old question of mine recently had a couple of ...


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Resolved: The tag synonym was created. I suggest a synonym dg-algebras $\to$ differential-graded-algebras. The tag (dg-algebras) was created in July 2017 (shortly before allowed length of tag names was increased). A short tag-excerpt was also created at the time. The tag (differential-graded-algebras) was created recently (July 2019). It seems clear that ...


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Having posted the linked meta answer in the comments, perhaps I can give an answer. As @ArcticChar has mentioned, it's a convention to pluralize tags if possible, like cubic-equations, definite-integrals, etc. In such case, the tag name is used to refer to multiple objects of a category, instead of a single one. For example, definite-integrals is used for ...


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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 not put questions about dimension theory in linear algebra under the same tag as dimension of rings/modules. Whether or not a tag for dimension in the sense of ...


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Despite the fact that there is a separate post in the Tag Management Thread, let me mention here some issues with this tag in more detail. (Several of them are probably more general comments - not specific just to this particular tag.) The tag significance was created and removed twice, first on 24 May 2019 and again on 27 June 2019; see also the revision ...


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Resolved. continuoustime was removed. Proposal: remove "continuoustime" tag The tag continuoustime has zero questions currently.


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Resolved; accessible-categories and locally-presentable-categories are created Proposal : tag(s) for accessible and locally presentable categories A couple months ago someone created (among others) the tags locally presentable categories and accessible categories, but they were removed. Now this is not really my specialty, but I think these tags could be ...


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Resolved (mostly) Creation of a tag gcd-and-lcm. Merge of the GCD part, not yet merged the LCM part, in case some objection emerges. The tag wiki might need some (more) attention. Proposal: merge gcd and lcm We tend to combine homologus objects into one tag, like supremum-and-infimum, limsup-and-liminf and even-and-odd-functions. It's well known that $ab ...


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Partially Resolved: singularvalues is now singular-values, but the tag still lacks usage and a wiki. Proposal: rename "singularvalues" to "singular-values" There's no usage guidance and tag wiki yet.


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Proposal to remove (or even blacklist) significance It is a meta tag and it is a bad one. I sincerely ask the creator to stop retagging old questions until we have an actual discussion.


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Resolved: mirror-symmetry is now created. Proposal: Create "mirror symmetry" tag mirror symmetry is already a tag in MO, and there're already several questions about it now in MSE: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5). Here is an introductory to mirror symmetry mathematically which says mirror symmetry introduces a correspondence between complex geometry and ...


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