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Creation of "procrastination" tag

I agree with you completely. Meta-tags are not great, and while some are tolerable (e.g. soft-question), meta-tags that are not descriptive of the question should not exist.
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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What to do with the erdos tag?

In order to have something to vote on, I give @FrançoisG.Dorais's three suggestions as three separate answers. Eliminate the tag entirely.
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Should we blacklist or delete the "research" tag?

This tag already has 23 questions using it, and from the list it is clear that the usage is essentially random, with no coherent unifying themes. The only noticeable exception is that a substantial ...
Dmitri Pavlov's user avatar
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Streamlined tagging for Mochizuki

If a question is related to the abc conjecture, including attempts at proof, then the tag is appropriate. For example, the recent questions are related.
S. Carnahan's user avatar
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Should tags be removed from spam?

No. Spam should be flagged as spam and removed. Please limit your interactions with spam posts to exactly that.
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Should we blacklist or delete the "research" tag?

Suggestion: Burninate the tag research (rather than remove it manually). Burnination means that the tag is removed from all questions without any bumping. (Pointers to more detailed information about ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Is the [completeness] tag necessary?

This seems like a reasonable thing to do. If there are no objections, then I'll set the wheels in motion. Update: After removing completeness tags by hand (from the 7 posts that used it), I had put ...
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Policy for Naming of Tags

I think neither "simplices" nor "simplex-theory" captures the topic that is currently described by "simplicial-stuff". If we want to rename it, maybe "simplicial-objects"? (even if taken literally is ...
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Tags "riemann-zeta-function" and "zeta-functions" are almost identical

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 ...
S. Carnahan's user avatar
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What to do with the erdos tag?

In order to have something to vote on, I give @FrançoisG.Dorais's three suggestions as three separate answers. Rename to erdos-problems or similar. Perhaps multiple related tags.
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On the tag [bitcoins]

I am in favor of replacing the tag bitcoins or bitcoin with the more appropriate and specific tags proof-of-work and cryptography, but I am currently less in favor of using the tag cryptocurrencies. ...
Joseph Van Name's user avatar
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What is the tag [derivations] for?

I think that indeed: in analytic questions about specific derivatives/ differentiation, the tag should be removed (it is then not very relevant: if it were, it would be relevant for thousands of ...
YCor's user avatar
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What to do with the erdos tag?

In order to have something to vote on, I give @FrançoisG.Dorais's three suggestions as three separate answers. Leave as is. (And explain how it should be used!)
9 votes

What should we call a tag on point-free topology?

Since Martin Sleziak wrote an answer defending making the name pointless-topology the main tag (with locales and ...
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Reappearance of (topology) tag

The SE team has the ability to blacklist tags. The most efficient way to request this is probably to list all tags that should be blacklisted into a single (new) meta post "Blacklist [topology], ..." ...
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Tag warnings on MO

There are several tags that are deprecated. Adding tag-warnings for them could decrease the probability that they will be added to new questions. (Tag-warnings are more visible than tag-excerpts.) I ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
8 votes

Help cleanup tags!

As of August 8, 2017, the length limit for tags went from 25 characters to 35 characters. So now is a great time to allow inconveniently compressed tag names to stretch out a bit... Perhaps we could ...
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Could there be a warning when a new tag is created?

I have just received a message from the Stack Overflow Team that the Warning pop-up for new tags has been enabled.
Todd Trimble's user avatar
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Is it ok to ask for explanation of content in question?

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 ...
S. Carnahan's user avatar
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8 votes
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Tags for off-topic question

There is a special tag-removed option for clearly off-topic cases like this.
Todd Trimble's user avatar
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8 votes

New bolded tags?

I use the following piece of CSS code .s-tag { font-weight: normal !important; } to revert the tags back to normal.
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7 votes

Help cleanup tags!

I suggest deleting the tag decomposition-theorem. I would guess that the tag was intended to be about the decomposition theorem of Beilinson-Bernstein-Deligne-Gabber. It seems unnecessary to have a ...
7 votes

Currently, is it possible to have relevant question under the latex tag

I think a question along the lines of "this is a novel concept I am trying to introduce in a paper, does anyone have recommendations about how to succinctly describe it formulaically" might be on ...
Stella Biderman's user avatar
7 votes
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What is the intended use of the (proofs) tag?

I don't know what the original point of this tag was, but based on the current questions with this tag and infrequent recent usage (9 total, used 5 times in 2013 and and 4 times from 2016-2018) and ...
Kimball's user avatar
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Noncommutative rings/algebra tags

As someone who played a little with noncommutative algebra in the past I would approve this merger. In any case, something has to be done because "not necessarily commutative" does not look very ...
Alex Gavrilov's user avatar
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Should there be another tag for vector bundles in Algebraic geometry (over schemes)?

I don't think a new tag is necessary here. Usually, we want a new tag when a single term is used in quite different ways in different fields. Here, the concepts are essentially the same - in both ...
S. Carnahan's user avatar
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Creating theories-of-arithmetic logic tag

I think having a tag for something like this would be quite reasonable. However, I have a couple reservations with your proposal. First, in my opinion "arithmetic logic" is not an ideal tag ...
Noah Schweber's user avatar
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What to do with the erdos tag?

Just for the record, here are links to the 30 questions currently (Oct 18, 2022 18:20 GMT) tagged erdos. Indeed, in case the tag is eliminated, this list might fail to be produceable. The following 6 ...
YCor's user avatar
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Help cleanup tags!

A tag called field-with-one-element with one element was created recently. At the same time, there already exists a tag called f-1. (Currently with 66 questions.) Since both of them refer to field ...
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Tag referring to a book/ specific collection of problems

The tag scottish-book has so far been added to these three questions: 1 2 3. The logic is stated in the comments on the first of these questions (combined and slightly edited): The idea of ...
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