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Questions about tagging and retagging other questions.

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Should there be a different tag for System-Modeling?

So far, there has only been the tag [tag:system-modeler] to be assigned to questions regarding Wolfram's System Modeler (WSM). But as of Version 11.3.0 SystemModel is a Wolfram Language data type/...
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What is the difference between the tags output-formatting and formatting?

What is the difference between the tags output-formatting and formatting? Both have hundreds of questions tagged. output-formatting short wiki description: Specify and control how Mathematica ...
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Standard header for bugs-tagged posts V2

Recent question: Suspected-bug Tag motivated me to elaborate on an idea I had in mind for some time now. It appeared to be not close enough for linked topic so I'm posting it as a separate one: ...
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Ask Question - Tags box: Placeholder

I'm not sure how much of an impact this has on choosing tags, but this seems a bit contradicting at the very least: The Tags box has the following placeholder: at least one tag such as (bugs image-...
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GeoGraphics vs. Geography

The tags geographics and geography are often used together, but inconsistently so, yet with overlapping concerns, e.g. a "GeoGraphics" question PlotMarkers in GeoListPlot do not work vs. a "...
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New tags for AceGen and AceFEM packages?

I am a user of AceGen/AceFEM packages and currently there is no place where I could ask questions about them. I think there are some other users around and recently there was even a conference ...
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Retroactively adding new tags to questions

I added a new tag today on one of my questions, based on the subject matter ("ecology", similar to the "physics" and "chemistry" tags that already exist). I'm considering adding this tag to previous ...
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Should indicating the version of MMA be compulsory?

There was this question where several (and clever) answers were given. But afterwards the OP clarified "I am using Mathematica 7 and these options don't seem to work", making most of them not valid (...
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Adding a new tag to the Mathematica forum

How are new tags added to the Mathematica forum? Lately I've been working with celltags in Mathematica, and there have been quite a few questions on them in this forum. I think they are important ...
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Tags for third-party packages

The packages tag seems to have originally meant to be used for questions about package development, or general questions about using packages (e.g. how to install a package?) I noticed that it is ...
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Tags related to Testing & Verification

Currently there is the unit-tests tag with munit as a synonym. There are also the tags testing-framework, verificationtest, and testreport, which don't have a usage guidance or tag wiki. In my ...
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Header/Footer for serious bugs

According to John Fultz [...] if you want to influence WRI's priorities, the way to do so is to find other folks who have similar concerns and make yourself heard through the Support team. [...] ...
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Cannot enter the (existing) built-in-functions tag

It just happened to me when asking a question. I wanted to add the built-in functions tag to my question. When I start typing it, this appears as an option, although I cannot choose it. Still, when I ...
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Tags unit-tests, MUnit

I suggest making unit-tests synonymous with munit, with unit-tests being the primary. I can't suggest this through the regular way because I don't have enough rep in the tag. I don't know if there is ...
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Should we have separate tags for versions 10.0, 10.1, 10.2,…?

According to How should we tag version-dependent questions? Tags such as version-10.2 should be simply version-10. But lately users have been using sub-release numbers like version-10.2. Should ...
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Tag proposition: connected-devices

Do we need another tag for questions related to hardware (such as Arduinos, serial communications, IoT devices etc.)? I think we do and created one as kind of test ballon a while ago. I named it ...
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Tags “slideshows” and “presentations” should be synonyms

We have the tags slideshows (currently 17 uses) and presentations (currently 22 uses). As far as I can tell, these are for the very same thing. I propose merging them. If you are aware of any ...
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Proposed removal of minor tags: set, rotate, interactivity, conditioned, image-filtering

set presently has 13 questions. Reviewing them it seems about half of them should have been marked with assignment, variable-definitions, or perhaps function-construction, and the rest likely mean it ...
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What to do about incorrect use of “webmathematica” tag?

The webmathematica tag is for questions about webMathematica. I noticed that recently new members keep adding this tag to questions unrelated to webMathematica, for no apparent reason. I just ...
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How should “Alternatives to Mathematica” be tagged?

Alternatives to Mathematica had only the now-obsolete "big-list" tag on it. I replaced it with guidelines but that isn't really appropriate because it is not about guidelines for using Mathematica. ...
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Proposal: destroy the “big-list” tag

I noticed, not for the first time, that a question was marked "incorrectly" with the big-list tag, which has the description: Questions asking for a "big list" of examples, illustrations, etc. ...
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wstp and mathlink tags should be synonym of the same thing

We have a mathlink tag and a wstp tag. They are two names for the very same thing. Thus I think that the two tags should be synonyms. One question is: what should be the name of the tag that ...
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Tag proposal: topics about very similar functions

I feel that for every new user (but not limited to them, very often I feel the same) the flood of functions is a cursed blessing. "It's great I can extract part of the matrix in 20 different ways, ...
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Should we ask for tag warnings?

In this post, it is mentioned that SE has recently introduced "tag warnings" in SO, which are meant to alert users about things they should be doing in the course of adding tags to their question. ...
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What should the system tag be about?

I appreciate @dionys's recent assiduousness in creating tag wikis. But recently one for the system tag came through the review queue that I voted to reject. The reason was that it seemed inaccurate ...
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Is the wolfram-programming-cloud tag appropriate for a question that is specific to the WPC?

EDIT Preferred form of answer is "Yes/No, because...", rather than "Because..." :) Background: All my questions here arise from my use of WPC, and accordingly initially I tagged them wolfram-...
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Complex analysis tags

I recently became aware of the fact that we have these overlapping tags: complex complex-analysis The complex (211 questions) covers complex analysis as well as all aspects of complex numbers. The ...
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Tag cleanup: probability and statistics

Thanks to this question I became aware of the fact that we have (at least) these overlapping tags: probability probability-and-stats statistics Are "probability" and "statistics" sufficiently ...
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Tag reorganization needed: error; error-messages; messages

Despite the popularity of m_goldberg's proposal I have misgivings about eliminating the error tag by way of making it a synonym. I offer a counter-proposal in my own answer. Please vote it up or ...
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Do we need the “data” tag?

The data tag has quite a few questions (>250), but it seems to me the tag is redundant. (It also has no tag wiki, which is usually a sign, at this stage in the site's life, that the tag shouldn't ...
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Should “user-interface” be a tag synonym for “gui-construction”

There are presently 122 questions tagged gui-construction and only 10 tagged user-interface. Should these tags be merged and made synonymous? If so which should be the master? User-interface seems ...
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How to correct typos in tags

Recently, the conersionrules tag was created. Setting the discussion of its usefulness aside, how can we correct its spelling (should be conversionrules)? On the tag's synonym suggestion page, it ...
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New tag proposal: “FAQ”

Search engine is not perfect, and with diversity of ways to write particular procedure in Mathmatica, even worse. How do I find duplicates for FAQs? I have a bookmarks tree with such subdirectory. ...
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Developing a Tag browser

Are the complete set of Tags and links to corresponding questions publicly available? If so, does anyone have experience mining them? Browsing vs Searching. Browsing could be improved by graphical ...
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How should we tag longstanding bugs that have been fixed?

Using What to do with [bugs] questions now that version 9 is released? as a guideline Questions about bugs that have been fixed should have individual tags for each affected version. However this is ...
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“locator”, “slider”, “gauges” - should they be combined into “controls”?

I am honored to be in the company of such productive, curious, and creative people like you, now almost for couple of months. I noticed that tag policy on Mathematica SE site is to keep the tag ...
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Tag merge: Keyboard and Shortcuts

There is well established but sometimes (e.g. by me) forgotten tag: keyboard. It's tag-wiki is also written and it says that shortcuts is in fact under it's scope. [...] Questions about built-in ...
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Possible tag merge: controls, gui-elements

There is gui-construction which is about, well... gui-construction. And there was created a gui-elements, where currently there are only 3 questions tagged. It seems OPs had in mind controls (46 ...
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Possible tag merge: table, matrix, array

These related tags are not well distinguished (if at all) in their application: table, matrix, array. A number of questions are double tagged with these, and a brief review suggests little consistency ...
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Does the tag equation-solving contain too much?

I didn't know that questions about NDSolve can also be tagged as equation-solving until I read the about of it today. 6 functions are mentioned in the excerpt and 3 more in the about. equation-...
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Timed procedures tag

Is date-and-time tag appropriate for this question and similar ones: ScheduledTask with scoped variables. Working with timed evaluation TagWiki is no so precise but one can say it includes ...
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Include questions on open-source variants of Mathematica in Mathematica.SE?

Yesterday, I received a tweet announcing the release of a project called mathics that advertises itself as an open, lightweight alternative to mathematica. In fact, the documentation reads "a tool ...
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Proposed tag restructuring: performance-tuning and speed

There are two tags, performance-tuning and speed that by present tag wiki are essentially duplicates: Questions about optimizing code for faster results, or how to do faster computations. Questions ...
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What additional tag should questions like this have? (measurements from image)

I believe this question needs a tag besides image-processing to specify its measurement and analysis aspect. Please provide answers with either reasons not to have such a tag or with one tag ...
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Tag for command line interface

I believe that question such as Key Mapping in Command Line Mode need an appropriate tag and I couldn't find one already in the system.
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Do we need a “list-filtering” tag?

It seems to me that a comparatively high percentage of questions have to do with filtering a list, such as removing duplicates or selecting elements of various descriptions. Many of these are ...
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How should we tag questions that are a generic “why doesn't this work” type?

Quite a number of questions get asked that amount to "why doesn't this code work." Some of these can and should be quickly clarified in the comments and closed as "a simple mistake" but many might ...
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Tag badges curiosities

In Help Center > Badges one finds rules of earning tag badges: Bronze Badge You must have a total score of 100 in at least 20 non-community wiki answers to achieve this badge. Silver Badge You ...
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1. Question about retagging. 2. New tag

I have decided not to split following questions. At the end I will explain why. Should I take under consideration original/unconventional answers while retagging? What I mean is, for example: One ...
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Distinction between plot and plotting

Currently, there are two tags: plot and plotting that are being used to cover the same ground. Is there any reason to keep both of them around? Previously, the consensus was that plotting would cover ...