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Do we need “trouble with paper” tag?

I just noticed the trouble-with-paper tag. It is a meta tag and I think it not a useful tag for for filtering or searching and I think questions should stand alone and contain enough information to ...
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Should we have a tag for old open problems that have been resolved on this site?

There are several relativity old open problems that have been resolved by our community members. One such case is this answer which resolved an open problem that was originally posed in 1998. ...
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tags: renaming “matrix-product” to “matrix-multiplication”

I feel that we should rename matrix-product to matrix-multiplication since it seems it is the more common terminology. Any opinions?
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What is the difference between the tags lg.learning and machine-learning?

We have two relatively popular tags lg.learning (53 questions) and machine-learning (75 questions). However, I am not sure where the line between the two is drawn. For lg.learning wiki we have: Tag ...
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tags: “fourier” vs “fourier-analysis”

We have two tags that seem to mean the same thing. Should we merge them? If yes, what should be the main tag? fourier fourier-analysis
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Do we need the tag graph-algorithms? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should the tag [graph-algorithms] be used? Do we really need the graph-algorithms tag? Isn't ds.algortihms and graph-theory sufficient? Note: Currently there are 147 ...
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Do we need both the [career] and [employment] tags?

We seem to have two tags career and employment about career advice in TCS. Currently, career has 21 questions, and employment has 3 questions where each one has also been tagged as career. Do we need ...
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Project topic questions and tag

There is a recent posts about project topic that has already generated 3 answers: Advantages and specific applications of massively parallel programming thesis idea I thought this was against our ...
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The trouble-with-paper tag

I think trouble-with-paper is not a useful tag. I suggest that we remove it (by merging with tag-removed). update: Tags for non soft questions are mainly used for subject classification and for ...
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A better tag name for soft-questions?

We have a rather clear idea about what we call a soft-question, but it seems that the name is not as expressive as we would like it to be, in particular a new user or a person just visiting the site ...
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The end of reference-request ? [closed]

Over at the newly minted theoreticalphysics site, Dori mentions that as part of a year-old effort to clean "meta" tags, she's going to start removing the reference-request tag. While I don't have ...
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using cs.LG for problems in clustering?

We have a tag for clustering and (currently) 16 questions. However, many of these questions don't have a primary arxiv tag of the form XX.XXXX. Our site policy currently recommends the use of an arxiv ...
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should we create a tag for cs.NI?

We are getting questions that are in the area of computer networks like this, this which IMHO fall under NI - Networking and Internet Architecture. Should we create a tag for them? If yes, what should ...
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Where should type-theory questions go?

I have tagged some question about type-theory with area tag pl.programming-lang but almost always they get removed (right now there is only one question with both tags), so it seems that there is a ...
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Tagging based on question or answer

A question was asked regarding the payoff from sampling among Bernoulli variables, and was tagged with machine-learning and optimization. Lev provided a nice and clean answer explaining that this is a ...
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Delineating the tags used for questions about modeling

There are two tags network-modeling and formal-modeling that broadly speaking address questions where the main goal is to find the right mathematical model for a scenario. I was trying to figure out ...
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Use a consistent prefix to distinguish area tags instead of CoRR subject area codes

This is a continuation of a discussion which took place in comments on this post. It is recommended to tag every question with at least one area tag (formerly called “top-level tag”). Currently area ...
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Better name for the so-called “top-level tags”

It is recommended to tag every question with at least one in the (vaguely recognized) set of tags that represent the subject areas of questions. These tags are sometimes referred to as “top-level ...
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Learning Tags - Should they be synonyms?

Currently, we have tags lg.learning, machine-learning, and online-learning. Is there a difference? If so, somebody should edit the tag wikis to make it clear.
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[computability] behaves like a top-level tag

This is related to the question about top-level tags. It seem to me that the tag computability acts differently than other tags. While it belongs to the top-level tag lo.logic (is it?), a large ...
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Should we have a tag for applications of theory outside theory?

We had some discussions previously that questions from outside theory are be welcome on this site (to a reasonable extent). We have a tag for modeling: formal-modeling. I think it would be nice to ...
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[co.combinatorics] and [dm.discrete-mathematics] tags

I don't know the difference between theses two tags. Should we combine them or keep both of them? And which one should we keep in the case we decide to combine them? co.combinatorics is a math tag, ...
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What interesting open problems have been asked on this stackexchange?

One of the things that regularly prompts me to refresh this stackexchange is the promise of interesting open problems (and not "wide" open problems like major complexity class separations or the ...
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Shouldn't the [artificial-intelligence] tag be top level?

It's an arXiv classification. Shouldn't artificial-intelligence be made a synonym of ai.artificial-intelligence? Update. Note that ai.artificial-intelligence exceeds the 25 character limit for tags, ...
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Top-level arxiv tag for quantum computing

We have an informal policy that all questions should have at least one top level arxiv tag. However, quantum-computing appears with all kinds of other tags, many of which are not arxiv tags. My ...
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How should the tag [graph-algorithms] be used?

How should the tag graph-algorithms be used? In particular, should it be used together with graph-theory, should it be used exclusively of graph-theory, or does it depend on questions? Currently, I ...
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The number of questions tagged as [np-hardness]

The tags page says “np-hardness × 70,” but the list of questions shows only 64.
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Replacing the [advice] tag

In the past the [advice] tag has been used for requesting advice (i.e. confused with [advice-request] tag). Peter suggested replacing [advice] with some other tag. ...
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Cannot un-ignore a tag

I tried to remove ds.algorithms from my ignored tags by clicking on the popup "Remove ds.algorithms from Ignored Tags" link on the ds.algorithms page, and it didn't seem to work. Is this a bug? Is ...
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“grammers” tag is a typo.

Should be "grammars", unless I'm very much mistaken.
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What should we to with tags [graph-isomorphism] and [automorphism]?

When I saw the question “What is the most efficient algorithm to sample graphs with trivial automorphism groups ?” by turkistany, it reminded me that I saw a similar question recently, but it was ...
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Using at least one top level arXiv tag

MO advises the questioner to add at least one top level tag for his/her question: Please try use at least one tag corresponding to an arXiv subject area (details about what each tag covers): ag....
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machine learning vs learning theory vs both?

This has been bothering me for a bit -- we have a machine learning tag and a learning theory tag. Now given that this site is a theory site, every ML question should also be a Learning Theory ...
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Maximum tag length and tag for exponential time algorithms

I wanted to tag a question with exponential-time-algorithms and I got the error-message: ...
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big-picture vs soft-question

What's the intended difference between these two tags ? My question is motivated by the comments on this question. I tried trolling MO to discern the difference, and have failed so far. And no, "you ...
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Proposal: Remove discipline prefix from the Arxiv-style tags

I answered the Arxiv tags or not question so: The current AA.BB.CCCCC tags are unwieldy —a defect in a question tagging scheme, not so bad in an article ...
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arXiv tags vs not?

Many people seem to be using arXiv-style tags, e.g. cs.cc.complexity-theory instead of just complexity-theory. I saw Suresh change some of these to non-arXiv style, but is that something we might ...