As we now have moderators, it's probably a good time to address the 'latex' tag. There are a few questions where this does seem to make sense (such as LaTeX versus ConTeXt versus plain versus ...). However, the general feeling seems to be that the tag shouldn't be used for most questions simply as they are about LaTeX. So do we retain it for those cases or drop it entirely, and if so is there a good replacement for the cases which are about LaTeX in general?
Edit: I wanted to bump this question to raise again the issue of how can we finally get rid of this tag. Me (and probably some others) have been (according to the discussion bellow) slowly fixing
latex tagged questions while trying not to flood the front page with these questions. So how should we go about it?
Should we keep doing this micro-edits and try to keep an eye so that new questions are tagged appropriately?
Should we request the feature of a tag kill-switch available to moderators?
Or should we ask for a feature where some edits can be marked as “minor” so that they don't promote questions to the front-page again?
Any thoughts on how to proceed? - Juan
latex-miscor something similar? I also like
latex-corethat Juan proposed for questions relating to the internals of LaTeX.
latex3tag should be okay for this eventuality, at least for a long time to come.
latex-generalquestions have been retagged, but I can't think of any useful tag for tex.stackexchange.com/questions/301/…
answers? Now, has anyone seen a way to 'kill' a tag without editing every single occurrence separately?
latextags one by one (occasionally replacing them with
latex-general) and after about a dozen edits noticed the "flooding the start page"-effect. I'll stop for now, but will at least look for questions where the
latex-generaltag is appropriate.
LaTeX, and as long as the tag exists, it will be occasionally used for new questions.
latextag, if you're so intent on it not existing...