At the moment, the tagging approach regarding "references" (in the broadest sense) seems to be as follows:
Questions about cross references (dealing with
\ref& friends) will consistently be tagged as
Questions about bibliographic references (dealing with
\cite& friends) will normally be tagged as
A minority of questions about bibliographic references features the
Only rarely does a question feature both the
bibliographiestag (and then sometimes only because of retagging by a high-reputation user).
In my opinion, the current situation is undesirable because the
referencing tag may stand for two related, but distinct topics (cross references vs. bibliographic references). I suggest the following change (with two variants):
Questions about bibliographic references currently featuring the
referencingtag should be retagged to
bibliographies. (The questions concerned will have to be sorted out by hand.)
Like 1, but in addition the
referencingtag should be renamed to
referencingas a tag synomym).
EDIT: As no one objected and Stefan has already started retagging, I'll consider my proposal as accepted. For now, I suggest that any question about bibliographic references that features "special tags" like
natbib doesn't need a
bibliographies tag (just as questions tagged with
tikz-pgf don't feature the
graphics tag). IMO,
bibtex should also be regarded as a "special tag", e.g. for questions regarding the
bib-format or programming questions.
Retagging some of the
(cross-)referencing questions to
bibliographies will flood the start page to a certain extent, but I don't see how this can be avoided.
cross-referencing tag needed to be removed from nine questions.