Taking a glance at the 42 questions tagged with at the moment, it seems that they are a weird mixture of questions about labels in diagrams etc. and about the \label command used for cross-referencing. I propose to embrace the following definition of as tag wiki excerpt (and to retag questions to when appropriate):

{labels} is about customizing the labels of diagrams and mathematical constructs like matrices. If your question is about \label or similar commands, use {cross-referencing} instead.

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    In that case I am for renaming to {diagram-lables}. Otherwise I will get misused.
    – Caramdir
    Jun 3, 2011 at 15:58
  • @Caramdir: Renaming seems like a good idea, but is there any term that would also cover mathematical constructs?
    – lockstep
    Jun 3, 2011 at 16:02

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I agree with that tag wiki entry. I also support adding to questions regarding the \label command which dont't have that tag yet or replacing the tag on such questions.

I think is a good filtering tag supporting general tags such as , and , but not as single tag for cross-referencing. If a question is really specifically about the labels in cross-referencing, it may have the tag, why not - but it should not miss the tag.

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