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Questions tagged [tagging]

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

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Proposal: rename mathematica tag to wolfram-mathematica

The mathematica tag is for questions relating to the Mathematica software. People (typically newcomers) sometimes mistakenly add this tag to questions when they really mean math, not Mathematica. ...
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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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Make {parenthesis} a synonym of {parentheses}

Stats on the two tags (as of time of writing): parenthesis: 33 questions total, 2 unanswered, no tag wiki written parentheses: 30 questions total, 3 unanswered, well-written tag wiki I came across ...
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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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What makes a question plain tex versus latex? Does it really matter?

I have, after learning some LaTeX, in trying to understand more about what I am doing, started to learn some plain TeX. This has naturally led to me using some plain TeX control sequences in the ...
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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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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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A tag for Brazilian TeXers (ABNT)

So, I am Brazilian and I've seen a few questions in TeX.SX regarding the two Brazilian Standards (ABNT - Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas, in English Brazilian Association for Technical ...
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Why is there an {untagged} tag?

I just came across a question which didn't have any tags apart from untagged. I was a bit baffled by this and clicked the tag to find that there about ten questions with this tag (and no others). ...
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Should we use package names as tags?

That is, if a question is about a particular LaTeX package, or the accepted answer is, should that question be tagged with the package name as tag? I think this could be a good habit.
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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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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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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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Split some vague but popular tags

I have been feeling like doing tag work recently and I found that some of the more popular tags that have not been properly described have found themselves rather inconsistently used. A few that leap ...
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What should we do with the vector tag?

There are currently 45 questions tagged vector on the main site. Most of these are about the typesetting vector, i.e. mathematical notation. Some of them however concerns vector graphics, or ...
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Re-tagging when editing question!

This is just a small request to all who do the great job of editing posts (especially questions) and improving the quality of the site this way: Please, always check whether the question is properly ...
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Merge [mac] and [osx], making [mac] a synonym of [osx]

We have the mac tag without any wiki and 127 questions and the osx tag with a wiki and 367 questions (and the synonym apple). IMHO we don't need both tags (I don't see anybody discussing e.g. problems ...
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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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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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Tagging: latex3 vs expl3

Several questions I’ve asked on TeX.SE have been related to LaTeX3 and Expl3, and I’ve found myself using both latex3 and expl3. This is probably redundant. When should a question be tagged latex3 ...
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Sorting out {encodings}, {font-encodings}, {fontenc}, and {inputenc}

At the moment, there are four tags that deal with encoding issues: the general encodings (95 questions), the more specific font-encodings (57 questions), and the two package-specific tags fontenc (66 ...
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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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highlighting tag

The current highlighting tag has 399 questions. Its current short description is: {highlighting} is about highlighting document elements. Use this tag in addition to other tags specifying what ...
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Reputation for retagging

I'm not a 100% sure but I think I remember that sometimes retagging a question gave me 2 points of reputation and sometimes I didn't earn any reputation from retagging. Can anyone confirm this ...
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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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The {elsarticle} tag and Elsevier's new classes

Since the dawn of time Elsevier recommended the elsarticle class for authors. Recently they started promoting the els-cas-templates bundle \rant{I have no idea why; elsarticle worked just fine} and ...
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Should we keep [listings], [lstlisting] or both?

On the main site, there are two tags about code-formatting inside a LaTeX documents which all refer to listings package: listings and lstlisting. listings currently has 40 watchers and 2.6k questions,...
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Using package name tags in post body text

I just got an answer of mine edited so it now uses identifier formatting like `mdframed` (rendered “mdframed”) instead of tag names like [tag:mdframed] (rendered “mdframed”). I can see how this would ...
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The {columns} tag

I suggested a new multiple-columns tag in 3 column layout in LaTeX (1st only graphics, 2nd and 3rd text)? It was subsequently removed/replaced with columns. However, in my opinion, there's some ...
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Tags for Springer-Verlag classes

A user introduced a tag svmult in this question. I thought it's too specialized and changed it into broader sv-classes. Then I found that there exist svjour3 for one of their classes. I think that ...
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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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{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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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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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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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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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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Incorrect leading when using tag links

When using tag links like bug, some extra leading is added between the line with the link and the following, leading to unnecessary whitespace. I've tested this with Firefox 8.0 on Windows XP and ...
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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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Tags for resume and cv

Wikipedia states the following: A résumé [...] is a document used by persons to present their backgrounds and skills. Résumés can be used for a variety of reasons, but most often they are used to ...
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mkii, mkiv tags for ConTeXt related questions?

While looking at the (IMO very good) question Storing and retrieving data in tuc file, I think that the luatex tag is inappropriate, it should be mkiv or contextmarkiv or something similar. This is ...
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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 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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Strikeout doesn't work properly with markdown

Strikeout in HTML (using <s>...</s> or <del>...</del>) doesn't strike out links to tags as specified in mardown. For example: <s>See [tag:discussion] for some questions ...
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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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Tag choice displayed in browser title bar

Consider the following question: APA6 Class - Single-spaced Tables for Manuscript In terms of tags, it lists under tables, floats, line-spacing, apa6 in that specific rank order (as seen on the RHS). ...
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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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What should be done about the books tag?

I just reviewed some unanswered questions to get on the list for the next clean up. I stumbled upon the books tag, the tag wiki says: books is for questions which deal with books about TeX, LaTeX ...
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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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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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Ambiguous {curve} tag

In the descripton of the {curve}-tag it says: Curve is a Latex class for typesetting resumes But when I look at the questions with this tag I just discover 4 of 34 which correspond to this ...