14 questions linked to/from Frequently asked questions about tagging on MathOverflow
Help cleanup tags!
This is meant to agglomerate tags that need (occasional or regular) cleanup. That is tags that mean multiple unrelated things and need to be separated into more specific tags. Please follow the ...
Asking questions with out answering any one else’s question
Here I only ask questions and do not (can not answer for lack of knowledge) answer any of the questions. Sometimes I feel it is bad. Some questions that I know answer to are either closed as not ...
Should we blacklist or delete the "research" tag?
Should we blacklist or delete the research tag? This site is about mathematical research, so I don't see how the "research" tag is helpful, any more than a "mathematics" tag would be helpful. Of the ...
Creation of "procrastination" tag
One user has created the tag procrastination: see this question. In principle I would have immediately deleted it as totally irrelevant (in the same way I would delete "Stupid question" or &...
Why are MO tags formatted as they are?
I noticed that some of the more frequently used MO tags are formatted according to a certain pattern, e.g.: nt.number-theory pr.probability lo.logic fa.functional-analysis Why are the tags formatted ...
Restriction on Number of edits
Book about fluid dynamics asked Apr 13 '10 edited 1 hour ago Are there examples of conjectures supported by heuristic arguments that have been finally disproved? asked 21 hours ago edited 2 hours ...
Is the use of hierarchic tags too redundant?
Is there a policy which tags to use when there is an obvious hierarchy? For instance, questions with tags random-matrices or matrix-analysis could also be tagged more generally matrices to make ...
What should I do about a wrong tag added by an editor?
I posted a question and tagged it "infinite-sequences". A high-reputation editor added a more general tag: ca.analysis-and-odes. Now, in principle, having a more general tag is fine---but this tag is ...
Which "non-arxiv" tags are de facto top-level tags?
The tag system on MathOverflow is designed in such way that each question should contain top-level tag; these are the tags which correspond to subject areas on arXiv and generally have format such as ...
Role of the tag "gm.general-mathematics"
This question is about the tag gm.general-mathematics. A meta question about it already occurred here, but was less specific (and didn't generate much discussion). See also the discussion in the ...
What are the Frequently Asked Questions on meta?
Some questions on meta are tagged faq. What does this mean? I wanted to tag a questions faq but it does not work and I wonder why and how I could get this tag on my question? Relatedly, what ...
Is MathOverflow missing a tag for ODEs?
TL;DR: Is there a tag which is intended (only) for ordinary differential equations? If not, should there be one? The situation with the tags related to ODEs seems a bit unclear to me. AFAICT there is ...
Tag suggestions on ask page
The ask page tag input box currently looks like this: The old ask page on MO 1.0 had a much more detailed description of what top-level tags on MO are: Since appropriate tagging on MO can be ...
Why is the ‘mathematical logic’ tag spelt [lo.logic]? [duplicate]
On MathOverflow, questions about mathematical logic bear the tag lo.logic, which has a synonym of logic. Where did this lo.logic spelling come from? Why is it not ...