Questions tagged [tagging]

{tagging} is about choosing, using and merging tags and about tag synonyms.

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Our set of tags

After a few questions about tags, meta-tags, what is valid and what should not, I thought it would be useful to keep all of this information in one place. Eventually this will be also useful to ...
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About meta-tagging

In a recent blog post, Jeff Atwood explains their new policy about meta-tags: From this point on, meta-tagging is explicitly discouraged. But, what's a meta-tag? How do you differentiate a meta-...
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Adding tags to a question in accordance with a provided answer

A number of tex.stackexchange questions deal with citations and/or bibliographies. Sometimes an answer will be provided that uses the biblatex package although the enquirer has not specifically ...
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Different formatting for certain questions

I just remarked that some of the questions on the main page are formatted differently than others. All questions which have been tagged with biblatex have a yellow background. Is this a new feature or ...
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FAQ request: encourage use of [big-list] meta-tag

The About meta-tagging qn tried to help us reach a policy on meta-tags. I'm not convinced by Jeff's argument, but I'm relaxed about losing most of them, with the single exception of the [big-list] ...
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Changing tags causes questions to be active

It seems like simply changing the tags for a question shouldn't cause it to be active for three reasons. There isn't really any activity on the question. Some metadata that I suspect most people don'...
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Contradictory tag wiki entries: {floats}, {tables}, {figures}

Quoting from the respective tag wiki entries: floats: "The {floats} tag concerns custom-made floats in addition to those already provided by the TeX macro package you use, and concerns issues such as ...
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What's the policy on retagging questions based on answers?

I was wondering if a policy exists (and if so, what it is) for retagging questions once they have been answered. To illustrate what I mean, I recently answered Draw small cross at the center of the ...
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Tagging “Please improve my code” posts

In roughly the last three weeks, we've seen (from oldest to newest): Code improvement for PSTricks figure (5 | 10) How to improve my PSTricks code to construct a triangle number diagram? (7 | 22) How ...
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Tags for document classes

I suggest we introduce tags clearly showing that a document class is concerned. book-class would be clearer than just book and would not interfere with questions regarding books - those made of paper....
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What to do with the 'latex' tag?

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 ...). ...
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Some tagging questions

In total defiance of Stack Exchange rules, here are eleven questions compressed into one: what to do about the following tags? look-and-feel: What does this tag mean? (removed) foreach: used for the ...
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Rename {mathmode} to {math-mode}

The common spelling of math_mode seems to be with a space in between the words: There are 109 questions with math mode in their title, but only 17 with mathmode. Herbert Voß's paper Math mode spells ...
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Backslash in tags

We've got some tags with command names like newcommand, input, noindent, newline and more. Do we need a preceding backslash in those tags? Commands always begin with \ and are a common subject for ...
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What is the preferred meaning of the ambiguous {path} tag?

Browsing through questions tagged with path, I note that there is a roughly even split between two senses of the word: File system paths The graphical constructs These two meanings have zero overlap....
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Tags about documentation

At the moment we have three tags concerning documents about TeX: books, manuals and documentation. The only one with a wiki is books, which says that it “is for questions which deal with books about ...
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The {layout} tag is redundant

At first sight, layout seems like a useful general concept which fully deserves the 61 questions tagged with it at the moment. On closer examination, these questions can be divided into three major ...
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Can someone merge tags? (and singular versus plural tags)

Is there someone with the power to merge tags? If so, I propose merging "macro" and "macros". More generally, should we prefer singular or plural tags?
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Rename {script} to {scripts}

... and make script a synonym of scripts. That's following the habit of having tags in the plural form, e.g. packages, tools, languages; as per Our set of tags and Can someone merge tags? (and ...
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Graphics/images tags

It's pretty unclear which tags people should be using for referring to graphics problems: graphics graphicx (a package) images external-images diagrams drawing picture (an environment) Some ...
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Merging `figures` and `diagrams`?

We currently have two tags which apparently address the same object --- figures and diagrams. While there's a semantic difference between the two (in content/representation), it's all the same for ...
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Why so much concern over tags?

There are many meta questions related to the various tags. I don't understand why they're useful in the first place. I see two situations: 1. the question author uses a descriptive title and so the ...
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How to tag ConTeXt questions when the relevant tag is LaTeX specific

I wanted to add more tags to a ConTeXt question. The question is asking how to get the number of current itemization in a margin. In ConTeXt, itemizations are equivalent to the itemize as well as ...
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“do not do this” tag?

So this has come up a couple of times, should we have a "do not do this" tag? For questions like copying the .sty files to PWD or renewing \thesection to remove section number
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Tags displayed in bold

Personally, I don't like them. But maybe this is beyond the point. Were we consulted about this?
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Rename {msword} to {ms-word}, or create generic {ms-office} tag to cover Office-related questions

This stems from the inappropriately tagged question Is it possible to put MS Excel graphs into a LaTeX document? I don't know whether creating a separate ms-excel would be of use, hence the generic (...
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Avoid using the “tex” tag

There is an increasing number of questions on the parent site which are being tagged with tex and latex. Although the second one could be justified in some cases, the first one doesn't have any sense ...
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Create {forward-inverse-search} and make {forward-search} and {inverse-search} synonyms of it

The concepts of forward-search and inverse-search are very closely related. Therefore I suggest to create a new forward-inverse-search tag, make forward-search (7 questions) and inverse-search (9 ...
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Make {dashes} and {comma} synonyms of {punctuation}

At the moment, there are 142 questions tagged with punctuation, 26 questions tagged with dashes (4 of them also featuring punctuation) and 9 questions tagged with comma (5 of them also featuring ...
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pgfplotstables tag is misnamed

The pgfplotstables tag should be called pgfplotstable, since that's the name of the package. Could it be renamed?
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The {documentation} tag

I'm confused about the documentation tag. Its tag wiki excerpt states: You should tag questions as {documentation} when they address issues related to the writing of documenting TeX packages, or to ...
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Why are “typography” and “best-practices” possible tags but are not mentioned in the list of “What topics can I ask about here”?

The question came up, when this post How should I typeset the physical dimensions of quantities? got closed for being off-topic. We discussed it in chat, and it seem to be a bit tricky. That's why I ...
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Tag synonyms and how they work

There are a large number of questions on meta that deal with tag synonyms, requesting a merger via so-called synonyms. To name a few: Should {accepted-answer} be a synonym of {accepting}? Make {...
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Why are there {books} and {amsbook} tags but no {book} (class) tag?

I just asked a question related to the book class on the main site. Upon choosing the tags for my question, I was surprised that there doesn't seem to be any tag associated with the book class. A ...
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What should be done about the size tag?

What is the size tag? It has no wiki summary, and I can't really seem to find any apparent pattern among all of the questions that have been tagged with size, at least not immediately.
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Cross references, bibliographic references, and the “referencing” tag

At the moment, the tagging approach regarding "references" (in the broadest sense) seems to be as follows: Questions about cross references (dealing with \label, \ref & friends) will consistently ...
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Would people welcome having a mtpro (short for Mathtime Professional) tag?

There seems to be no ready-made tag for discussions of the pros and cons -- see, e.g., this question -- of the Mathtime Professional fonts package. I know it doesn't come up very often on TeX.SE, but ...
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Pluralize these singular tags

Motivated by Stefan's prompt reaction to Rename {script} to {scripts}, I went through the first five pages of tags looking for singular tags to pluralize, once again with the question Our set of tags ...
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Should {list-of-figures} be merged with {table-of-content}?

Should the tags table-of-contents, list-of-figures and list-of-tables be merged? After all, their implementations are pretty similar and questions and solutions applying to one of them typically apply ...
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Which expression is more common and defining for LaTeX commands - command or macro?

I've seen many questions using the word command or commands. There are also questions writing macro or macros. Regarding tagging, which should be the master and which the synonym mapped to it? Until ...
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Do we need both {documentclass} and {templates}?

Browsing through page 2 of our "Tags" site, you'll find the templates tag with 72 questions and the documentclass tag with 70 questions. I can't name the difference between the two tags (classes are ...
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How do I get reputation?

Why is there no reputation tag? I tried to enter a new tag, but only users with a high reputation as 300 are able to generate a new one.
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Split the {bibtex} tag into {bibtex-format} and {bibtex-program}

The bibtex tag wiki entry reads: "This tag is for questions that concern Oren Patashnik's BibTeX program and its use." At the moment, there are 121 questions tagged with bibtex. In my opinion, they ...
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The {books} and {book-design} tags

It is not obvious from the tag name that books as about books about TeX and book-design is about creating books with TeX. Accordingly, books is frequently misused. Should we rename books to ...
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Should {accepted-answer} be a synonym of {accepting}?

Should accepted-answer be a synonym of accepting? I think that they are too similar too be told apart and, thus, should be synonyms. The only topic relating to accepting answers that is useful to ...
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{graphics}, {figures} & friends: Do we need all of them?

Assuming the retagging proposal regarding {floats}, {tables} and {figures} is implemented, questions about the figure environment should be tagged with floats. This begs the question what (if any) ...
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Rename {language} to {languages}

Per our tagging guidelines, tags should be plural if possible. So I think language should be renamed to languages. (@Joseph: I think you misinterpreted my flag earlier.) Similarly, paragraph should ...
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Make {external-images} a synonym of {graphics}

I just realized that there's an external-images tag with (at the moment) 16 questions. Given the definition of the graphics tag {graphics} is about inclusion of graphical material in your ...
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New tag “verb” in difference to “verbatim”

there is now only "verbatim" and it should make sense to have the short form "verb". "verbatim" is more general for a lot of verbatim environments and the problem having verbatim code as arguments. "...
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Can anyone else see the “edit tags” link?

When I hover my mouse near the tag list at the bottom of a question, I get a link "edit tags" that allows me to just edit the tags. First question: Who else can see this? Is it a moderator thing, ...