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

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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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{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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Suggested tag synonym is not shown in the suggested filter when logged in

I have suggested a tag synonym in https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/tags/asking-questions/synonyms. The suggestion is shown as "pending (0)" in https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms: But ...
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Should we convert the tag [scrpage2] into an alias for a new tag [scrlayer-crpage]?

Over the years until now only 43 questions are tagged with scrpage2. Now, with recently published version 3.12 of KOMA-Script a successor package scrlayer-scrpage came out, that is now recommended in ...
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Undesired scroll bars on new tags page

I don't think we want the scroll bars on https://tex.stackexchange.com/tags?tab=new to be there: (I decreased the text size slightly to make the entire area fit my laptop screen, but the behavior ...
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New tag for text reuse?

Many questions ask essentially about reusing pieces of text in multiple places in a document. The question titles don't always reflect this commonality. Answers call for external files, boxes, ...
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Tag not found [ConTeXt] [closed]

I usually search for questions, by using the tag of whatever I want to look for. This time around, after typing ConTeXt, no tag was found. The message on the right corner read: 0 questions tagged {...
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When should a question tagged {pgf-tikz}, {pstricks}, {asymptote}, etc also be tagged {diagrams}?

Here is the current wiki for the [diagrams] tag: {diagrams} is for general questions about vector graphics created programmatically inside a (La)TeX document. For questions about specific packages, ...
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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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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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Is tag {wrap} a subsection of tag {floats}?

I find it hard to chose between tags {wrap} and {floats} for questions like: ConTeXt: Wrapped text misbehaves at page breaks How can I prevent the next paragraph from overwriting the image of a ...
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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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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 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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Why is there no {latex} tag?

I noticed none of the questions on TeX.SE have latex as a tag and I cannot even add it to my question. Usually I only deal with pure TeX, so having a latex tag would allow me to quickly skip all the ...
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Mouseover tag information is incorrect on Meta

The mouseover information for tags included with the [tag:...] syntax on Meta is not pulled from the main site. For example tikz-pgf should have a tag wiki excerpt and one subscriber. Also the “Help ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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{headings} vs. {chapters} and {sections}

I'm an adherent of "broad" concept tags because I believe that a tagging system that is based on a few dozen well-chosen "high-level" tags faciliates (if only indirectly) ferreting out questions that ...
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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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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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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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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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Adding favourite tag on TeX.SE [closed]

On the other StackExchange it's easy to add the favourite tags from the questions page. And on the TeX.SE I find no input field for this. So, how can I add tags?
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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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{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 about a {hobby} tag?

In my question Hobby path realization in convex hull approach I originally introduced the hobby tag. After a revision it has been removed, but I recently discovered another question, Add "...
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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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Why is a certain reputation needed to create new tags?

In Long brackets in flalign the question was raised as a side note, why a certain reputation is needed to create new Tags: On the side note: how come this whole "reputation" does not allow me to ...
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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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How about adding a {bib-segmenting} (or, more generally, {segmenting}) tag?

Currently, there aren't many "sub-tags" in the bibliographies tag area -- there's citing and sorting, and there are the "package" tags like biblatex and natbib (which nowadays are used without adding ...
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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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Application of the {mtpro} tag

Quite recently Miko introduced the mtpro tag for questions related to the mtpro and mtpro2 fonts with Would people welcome having a mtpro (short for Mathtime Professional) tag? . But now it feels to ...
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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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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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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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Do we need a [beauty-alert] tag?

I accept that this question is similar to "do not do this", but please hear me out. TeX is, at least in part, about beautiful typesetting. Now, although beauty is subjective, there are a number of ...
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Rename {textmode} to {text-mode}

Just a small follow-up of Rename {mathmode} to {math-mode}. Don't worry, there aren't any badges for textmode yet ;). The reasoning is once again that in regular writing the tag would be text mode, so ...
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Rename {color-profile} to {color-profiles} (or delete it?)

... because we prefer plural tags. (color-profile ⇒ color-profiles). Maybe this tag isn't even necessary at all, as we have color; in this case it could be deleted. However, I don't know enough about ...
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Rename {dictionary} to {dictionaries}

... because we prefer plural tags. (dictionary ⇒ dictionaries) Similar questions: Rename {language} to {languages} Rename {script} to {scripts} Pluralize these singular tags And as we're talking ...
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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 ...