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

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Request to rename [mac] → [macos], with synonym of [osx]

The current name of Apple's desktop operating system is macOS. On this site, the tag mac is used to refer to that. But other Stack Exchange sites use the tag macos, including: Ask Different (Apple) ...
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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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package tag marginnote vs. command tag marginpar vs. feature of setting margin-notes

The marginnote tag is mentioned for questions about the package marginnote: {marginnote} is about typesetting non-floating notes in margins using the marginnote package. However, AFAIK there is no ...
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Tag “Why?”: Could a tag for questions asking for the reason be useful?

I was thinking that in many cases the fix of a code to give a desired output is not the answer to the question if it asks about the reason of the failure of a provided code. Many times the OP can ...
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Merge {hyperlink} and {links}

I suggest to merge the tags hyperlink andlinks. They mean the same here. The Oxford dictionary reports: 1.5 short for hyperlink Update: There is also a similar tag cross-referencing. Should we ...
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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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Is there a “load sequence” tag?

Some (La)TeX answers indicate load sequence preferences. Is there a tag for those questions?
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Suggestion: tombstone/qed/halmos/end-of-environment… tag

Every once in a while I discover myself in the need of improving the placement of the tombstone symbol such as ∎ or □ at the end of various environments. (The latest example is QED for cases and ...
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Creating duplicates for easier navigation, and possibility for a duplicate tag

I was looking for an answer to my question: Plot a function between two values But searching for this didn't come up with anything, however, when I clicked 'Ask Question' and typed the title the ...
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What is the point of the ducks tag in non meta tex

As far as I can tell there's only ever been one post utilizing the ducks tag without the tikzducks tag. might they not just as well be merged? or would it be acceptable for me to start asking about ...
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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 ...
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Why do we have a minion and minionpro tag?

On the main site there are two tags: minion and minionpro. Both tags seem to cover identical material. Should they be synonyms or did I miss some details?
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Organizing the tags {folders}, {directory} and {paths}

I was adding some wiki information to the tag texmf, and found to my surprise that the wiki information concerning the tags folders and directory are empty, too, and that the information for the tag ...
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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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What for do we use the `terminal-output` tag?

I've just stumbled around on TeX.SX and found some questions tagged with terminal-output. This tag has no description. Currently it is used for some questions just because they include error messages ...
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Make [capacity] a synonym of [memory]

Currently capacity has nine questions and memory has 86. Both have no wiki. I suggest to make capacity a synonym of memory (they cover the same topic, but we should keep the lemma).
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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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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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Fill the empty tag excerpts

[This post is basically a copy of a similar post at meta.sf.] Tag excerpts are very useful. They provide a brief “elevator pitch” for a tag, explaining the meaning for those unfamiliar with a series. ...
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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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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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Are extra sub-tags for biblatex needed?

biblatex is the modern tool for bibliography creation you really might want to use when writing your thesis. You can quite easily change the appearance of your bibliography; you can change the ...
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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 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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created new tag “makeindex”

After it became clear that a recent question of mine was connected to issues with {makeindex} I tagged it with that tag name. Only after that I realized that I had thereby just created that tag. ...
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Tagging the index package as opposed to indexing in general

Should there be a tag for the index package? Being a rather generic term, it's hard to search for. There's a tag indexing which covers generic index-related issues. This isn't necessarily appropriate ...
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The acronyms and abbreviations tags

At the risk of sounding overly pedantic and drawing attention to my own failings… “Acronyms” are defined as: words formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as they are spelled,...
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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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TeX and derivatives tags

In TeX.SX the tags XeTeX and XeLaTeX are the same, but there is a big diference between this two topics, so when we look for something specific we get also results of little help. The same case ...
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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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What is the “authorindex” tag?

Some questions under this tag refer to bibliographies, others to indexes -- perhaps it could be an alias to indexing (or be burninated altogether)?
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Having trouble making account [duplicate]

I asked a question on here recently and started the process of creating an account, but when I clicked the "set your password" link in the confirmation email it just made me a new account. What's ...
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Rename tag msword to ms-word

Currently the msword tag has over 120 questions in it. The tag dealing with Microsoft Word on Stack Overflow is called ms-word; for the sake of cross-site consistency, I propose that we change the ...
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How can I request a tag to be deleted?

I was editing tags for a question of mine, and created the tag cstom by accident (just by confirming the edit -- wanted to tag custom-bib but hit Ctrl + Enter too quickly). Now I can't seem to find a ...
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Do we need a makebst tag?

There are around 60 questions that contain makebst, but no corresponding tag. Should we create one?
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How should package sequels be represented with tags?

For example, datetime and datetime2 -- should they really be separate tags?
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How are a user's tags formulated?

This is more a curiosity than a pressing question (even though I tagged it as "bug"). But I noticed that my account "tags" seem to change over time. I figured some algorithm looked at my questions ...
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What determines the tags (if any) listed in the page title?

While reviewing two of my questions I noticed the following: Penalty-enhanced approach to float placement 1 answer, accepted Tagged floats latex-project) Page title: latex project - Penalty-...
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Should the tag of a derived package (pgfplots)'s parent package (tikz-pgf) also be applied?

Recently, I've seen some questions about pgfplots posted that were only tagged tikz-pgf at the time of posting: Improving a tikz plot ybar stacked: Position of labels How to plot with tikz without ...
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Proposed tag synonym: {profiling} and {performance}

The tags profiling and performance seem to be pretty similar: the profiling excerpt says {profiling} is for questions involving the efficiency/speed of a macro, technique or construct. which seems ...
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Why is there a tag called [tex-history]?

Islam SE does not have [islamic-history]. Chsitiantity SE is a bit more precise with [history], [church-history], and [early-church] tags. Anyway, surely on this site, a TeX context can be assumed, ...
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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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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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What should be done about the code tag?

Update This question was previously titled "What is the code tag?". As it was before, my question wasn't super useful. Since it looks like there isn't necessarily an overwhelming rhyme or reason to ...
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What is the epslatex tag?

What is the epslatex tag? I was under the impression that epslatex is just a document (i.e., not a package) describing how images and graphics have worked in (La)TeX in the past and present, but is ...
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Discussion: enumerate tag - list tag

The enumerate tag description says {enumerate} is about the enumerate list environment. If you use this tag, add the more general {lists} tag. Why should we add a more general tag? Giving a more ...
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pdftex tag when not xetex/luatex?

I recently asked a question that wasn't relevant for xelatex or lualatex. I was going to add the pdftex tag, but then I noticed the help text: pdfTeX is an extension of TeX which is capable of ...
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New tag angles for the new TikZ library

I tried creating the tag angles but I was told I cannot since the tag angle exists. The angle tag is for pst-eucl. I think we need a tag for the TikZ angles library as well. Edit: Without ...
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Do we need a tikz 3.0 tag?

The recent update to tikz has motivated a few recent questions. Would it be helpful/appropriate to have a tikz-pgf-3.0 tag? Suitable questions that might receive this tag are, for example: Does pgf ...