Currently we have over a hundred questions tagged both and , and of the newest 15 questions, 6 concern mathematical relations.

Looking over those 6 questions, I see one at least, Symbol about not orthogonality in LaTeX, where the title would be more immediately comprehensible to me if it had been tagged something like [relation-symbols]. Likewise, I recall looking for the question How to typeset $:=$ correctly? not long ago and failing to find it, only finding it when it was referred to in a question asked since then.

I propose to create this tag, unless a better name is found, and add the tag to the ten most-viewed questions that fit it. Perhaps tags for other classes of maths symbols would also be appropriate.

  • Retagging! ;-) `
    – Caramdir
    Sep 19, 2011 at 16:19

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If would indeed encompass a dozen or even more questions, I'm all for creating this tag. However (and just in case this wasn't implied in Charles' proposal), the more general tag should not be removed from questions newly tagged with .

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    I've looked back and found what I would classify as the 12th newest such question from February. Of course the symbols tag should remain: in general the bigger tags are more important than the rarer tags. Sep 19, 2011 at 16:52
  • @Charles: I'd say just start retagging -- and don't flood the front page. ;-)
    – lockstep
    Sep 19, 2011 at 16:54
  • I've put the most recent five through: batches of five are carefully calibrated to annoy but not to flood. Sep 26, 2011 at 12:04

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