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

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Make {sideways} a synonym of {rotating}

At the moment there are 42 questions tagged rotating and 18 questions tagged sideways. (6 questions feature both tags.) rotating is used for for the general concept of rotating (with the help, of. e.g....
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Rename pstree tag to pst-tree

The pstree tag is ill-named, since it is the name of a command defined by the pst-tree package rather than the package name. I suggest that the pst-tree tag replace the pstree tag (perhaps leaving ...
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Intending to remove the 'bidi' tag, leave just 'right-to-left'

The tags 'bidi' and 'right-to-left' seem to indicate the same thing. Questions about right-to-left typesetting are obviously concerned with the duality of both left-to-right and right-to-left. 'bidi' ...
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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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{margins}, {indentation}, and changing the “margins” in the middle of a page

Perusing margins and indentation, I've noticed that these two tags in fact cover at least three concepts: Changing the (top/bottom/left/right) margin(s) for a whole document or at least for a whole ...
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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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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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Make {synctex} a synonym of {forward-inverse-search}

When asking my question about creating a unified forward-inverse-search tag, I missed the fact that there is also a synctex tag. SyncTeX is a special technology for forward-inverse-searching, but I ...
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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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Can I set closed questions to be ignored?

I can define tags for questions I don't want to see. But if a question has been closed, there's no tag for this, only a "[closed]" at the end of the question. So I see the question like all other ...
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What does the “overlay(s)” tag mean?

Taking a quick look at the posts tagged "overlay" then I can see two obvious distinct meanings: Beamer's overlay mechanism Overlaying some text on top of other text, usually one symbol on top of ...
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{character} is a synonym of {symbols}, but {characters} isn't

Is there a reason for this? I've occasionally used characters because it seemed more appropriate than symbols, e.g. I'm having a hard time regarding using hobby MF font with LaTeX, adding accented ...
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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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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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Should we have a wiki tag for LaTeX core?

As we all know extra tags need a lot of work, especially re-tagging of old posts. However there are a number of questions relating to the LaTeX kernel that do not fit in with the existing categories. ...
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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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“relation-symbols” tag proposal

Currently we have over a hundred questions tagged both mathmode and symbols, and of the newest 15 questions, 6 concern mathematical relations. Looking over those 6 questions, I see one at least, ...
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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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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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Merge {pdf-reader} and {viewers}

The tags pdf-reader and viewers both contain the same kind of questions. viewers is the more general tag (also allowing for dvi and ps viewers), so I think pdf-reader should be merged into it. ...
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Merge {incompatibility} into {conflicts}

As the title says: the tags conflicts and incompatibility seem to cover the same ground.
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Use {braces} when searching for tags?

Should the system allow the use of {braces} (in addition to [brackets]) to search for tags? I know that one can limit the scope of a search to a subset of specific tags by enclosing them in [brackets]...
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Tag for question about obeying specific document guidelines?

We sometimes get questions about how to configure LaTeX to follow some given guidelines / constraints set up by the OPs University or company. One recent example is How to set fixed (8mm) linespacing?....
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How to tag questions specifically about the classic DVI-producing latex compiler?

We have a pdftex tag to refer about pdf(La)TeX, but no actual way to tag a question specifically for the classic latex or tex compilers. For example I don't know how to tag questions ala "How to use ...
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Would a {sans-serif} tag be useful?

When I read this question, my first impulse was to search for the countless other questions about sans-serif fonts. "sans-serif" yields 57 search results, yet there is no sans-serif tag. Would such a ...
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Am I wrong, or is {labels} *not* about the \label command?

Taking a glance at the 42 questions tagged with labels 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-...
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Rename {dropcap} to {initial}

According to Wikipedia a drop cap is a type of initial. So I think it would make sense to have the more general term as a tag. Maybe with drop-caps as a synonym. (See current {dropcap} questions.) If ...
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Merge {sty} and {packages}

I just saw that for some reason we have a sty tag with two questions. These questions should be retagged packages. However, I think that it is useful to keep sty as a synonym for packages. So, if ...
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Merge {warnings} and {warning}

There does not seem to be any relevant difference of the tags warnings and warning and neither are heavily used. What about merging them?
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Rename {accessability} to {accessibility} (on meta)

It's just a typo, "accessability" isn't a standard spelling, you can ask dictionary.com, Macmillan Dictionary, Merriam-Webster or whomever. Google judges 170m : 805k in favor of "accessibility". On a ...
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Make {page-style} a synonym of {header-footer}

Customizing the header and footer of documents consists of two tasks which are closely intertwined: Choosing the default page style (e.g. empty, plain and headings) and choosing the page style for "...
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Two small tag merging suggestions

A while ago, the former tags list-of-figures and list-of-tables were merged with table-of-contents (and kept as synomyms). Caramdir's reasoning for this was that "their implementations are pretty ...
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harvard-style tag

There are currently 4 questions with the tag harvard-referencing. Our other major bibliography style tags (apa-style, chicago-style, mla-style) all have the form <name>-style. It would seem to ...
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Do we want discipline-specific tags?

There's a proposed edit somewhere that would create an "engineering" tag. I don't see any value in such discipline-specific tags, myself. I suspect that at the level of creation of documents, then I ...
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Are “exotic” (package) tags useful?

Yesterday, a question was asked about Numbering figures and tables by their section. My answer, which was accepted, used the chngcntr package which allows to change the resetting of counters. I had ...
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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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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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Rename the {latex-general} tag to {latex-project}?

This is a follow-up discussion to What to do with the 'latex' tag?. New users keep trying to tag their normal LaTeX questions with latex and auto-completion of the tag input element will make ...
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Merge {write} and {write-file}

Is there any distinction between write and write-file, or can they be merged?
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What does the tag {soft-question} mean?

I just saw the soft-question tag on the main site. What does it mean? Is it about software related questions? Or is a "soft-question" the opposite to a "hard-question"? See first question tagged ...
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Merge {conditional} and {ifthen}

The tags conditional and ifthen are used interchangeably. So I think they can be merged (I'd merge into conditional and rename that to conditionals).
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{line-breaking} vs. {newline}

I just saw that we have both line-breaking and newline. I always used line-breaking so far. Is there are reason why we need newline? I would vote for making newline a synonym for line-breaking. Are ...
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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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{spacing}, {alignment} & friends

At the moment, at least the following tags exist in the spacing/alignment area: spacing (137 questions) -- according to its wiki entry, "[t]his tag marks questions dealing with both horizontal and ...
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The {typesetting} tag.

What purpose does the typesetting tag serve? From Wikipedia: Typesetting is the retrieval of the stored letters (called sorts in mechanical systems and glyphs in digital systems) and the ...
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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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Clicking on a tag gives no result

When I click on a tag on the main site, for example on the LuaTeX-Tag, I get to the page: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/luatex. But the page is "empty" (no answers) except for the ...
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Make {newenvironment} and {renewenvironment} synonyms of {environments}

Some time ago, the newcommand and renewcommand tags as well as the commands tag were merged with macros. As a complement, I propose to make newenvironment and renewenvironment synonyms of environments ...
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text-decorations tag?

I did not have any idea what tag to apply to Crossing out sentences. So I invented text-decorations, which would cover underlines, strike-outs, etc. Do you think this is a useful tag to keep, and if ...
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{source}, {code} and {sourcecode}

I brought that topic up before, but to make matters worse, we now have sourcecode too (in addition to source and code). I'd suggest recombining these three tags into two tags: One for the source code ...