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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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Questions about sizes and other quantities of MSE, e.g. number of questions, GB/day transferred, etc.
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For questions about real time web chat that accompanies Mathematics Stack Exchange site.
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Here, "design" refers to front-end elements, such as page layout, coloring conventions, etc. For questions about database structure, algorithms in the code, &c., please use the tag [architecture] inst…
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The process of migrating off-topic questions from one Stack Exchange site to another.
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Relating to the discussion and controversy around questions that are tagged, explicitly stated as, presumed, or suspected to be homework questions (i.e. those given to a student in a formal course of …
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a lightweight markup language used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting.
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held to choose moderators for the Mathematics Stack Exchange site.
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the process, to emphasize, layout and decorate a text for a better user-experience.
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For questions which focus on a particular user, rather than those discussing general user issues. NOTE: For questions regarding suspected fraudulent behavior by specific users, please prefer flagging …
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allowable or desirable in question titles.
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The various user interface and email elements used to notify users of events on the site.
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an editable page that briefly summarizes the topic of the tag and that may provide links to existing questions that are often useful to many people. Sometimes tag-wiki also includes short …
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those questions which have neither an accepted answer nor answers with positive vote count. Note that our definition is strict!
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no Meta Meta Math.SE, so questions about this very site just get this tag.
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designed to help new reviewers hone their moderation skills, while nudging more experienced users that don't seem to be paying close attention to what they're revi…
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use for any questions related to deleted answers specifically.
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For the discussion related to the MathOverflow site, our sister site for professional mathematicians.
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For questions on usage of links at MSE (both links to various parts of this site and to other sites).
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A tag for questions about the community wiki feature (regardless of whether or not the questions themselves are community wiki).
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for questions specific to upvotes, the community's way of telling peers that their content was clear and helpful. Up-votes on the meta sites may have different meanings.
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Questions about various privileges you obtain by earning reputation points.
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Questions that deal with general issues regarding new users and their assimilation into the Math Stack Exchange community.
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Questions dealing with moderator actions, pages, abilities or decisions.
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For questions about comment @replies (a.k.a. pings).
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For discussions about posts which ask for verification of OP's solution or proof.
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For questions relating to posts of low quality, generally or possibly with regards to specific users.
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the act of casting many successive upvotes or downvotes on the posts of a specific user.
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For discussions about contest questions posted on this site.
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for questions on Meta that relate to a specific answer on MSE. Do not use if your intention is to discuss/ask about a general issue, and you merely use some posts as examples.
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For discussions related to re-opening questions.
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For questions about user accounts that have been deleted, or the general process of account deletion.
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For questions about the favorite question feature or the favorite tags feature.
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The user profile page, which contains a list of all the questions, answers, and an audit trail of the user's activity on the site.
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Some changes to questions, such as edits or receiving new answers, will "bump" them back onto the site's front page where the changes can be vetted by other users.