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The problem seems to be more serious: the tag wiki edits by this user seem to copy-paste material from sites like MathWorld, which requires a license for commercial use (http://mathworld.wolfram.com/about/faq.html#copyright), for example, https://mathoverflow.net/tags/axiom-of-choice/info is copy-pasted from http://mathworld.wolfram.com/AxiomofChoice.html. ...


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There are many interesting zeta functions, and the Riemann zeta function is the most notable of them. It is natural to expect that people who ask questions about other zeta functions would want a separate tag, and indeed, only a very small proportion of the questions tagged zeta-functions are about the Riemann zeta function. I think it would be better to ...


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Please do not ask for clarification when the content of the question is clear to specialists. The person asking the question is looking for an answer, not a discussion about basic definitions. Of course, a more accessible introduction to a question can be beneficial to non-specialists (and it tends to attract more up-votes), but I don't think we should ...


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To go forth, here's one single suggestion, namely an expanded version of (2) in my question, namely do the following three things: a) convex-geometry: its current tag guidance (which can be amended anyway, as any tag) is: "A branch of geometry dealing with convex sets and functions. Polytopes, convex bodies, discrete geometry, linear programming, ...


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One of the reasons to reject suggested edits to tag wikis (and tag wiki excerpts) is copied content This edit copies a significant amount of content from an external source. Generic descriptions such as encyclopedia articles and ad copy do not provide useful guidance; try creating something useful to this community specifically, and be sure to ...


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As said by several users, comments to questions in the given field is not the best place for requests about the meaning of the field. Anyway, I think it is plausible that some given subfield of mathematics is not clearly defined, or not defined in a way that is not clear to people outside the field. If this is your feeling, I think it is perfectly ...


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If you copied content from other sources without attribution, you are violating their licenses and the copyright law. You should edit your tag wikis to add attribution, or delete them. As to how to attribute material, it depends on what the license says. In general, for CC material, see their best practices for attribution (and, in particular, the "Don't ...


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Since your question is partly about tag-wikis, let me add a brief comment on this. The main purpose of the tag-info is to give guidance on how the tag should be used. In many cases people who are familiar with the area know the intended usage just from the tag name. So this is more important if the tag-name is ambiguous1 or might be misunderstood by a non-...


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I changed it to: Deformation theory is the study of how the properties of an object change as the parameters defining it are changed by a small, possibly infinitesimal amount. Is that reasonable?


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As pointed out in the question, the problematic tag-wikis came mostly from a single user. Since this user has deleted his account in the meantime, they can be no longer found through his profile page. (In case somebody wants to help and improve the tag-wikis which are still missing source/attribution.) To help with this problem, here are a few SEDE queries ...


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