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

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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 ...
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what, in the context of LaTeX, is the meaning of “template”?

the purpose of this question is to improve user documentation so that we don't get questions when a user tries to process an unaltered template. at AMS, we distribute "author packages", each of which ...
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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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Shouldn't the “grids” tag be split into, say “grid-typesetting” and “grids”?

I've just asked a question and decided to tag it "grid-typesetting", having a vague feeling that the "grids" tag is not a best one here. Soon lockstep edited it and changed "grid-typesetting" into "...
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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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Sub tags for TikZ/PGF

There are 1670 questions in the tikz-pgf tag at time of writing. There was a suggestion in chat (and thereabouts) to have some subtags. This "question" is to gather together some ideas. Two major ...
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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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Tagapalooza: {tables} and {horizontal-align}

tables wiki reads at the moment: tables is about the tabular environment and related packages such as array, booktabs, tabularx and longtable. For questions about the table environment (i.e., ...
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Should {package-writing} and {documentclass-writing} be merged into a new {package-class-writing} tag?

At the moment, there are 66 questions tagged with package-writing and 35 questions tagged with documentclass-writing (6 questions feature both tags). Looking at the most upvoted package-writing ...
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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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What does the tag {scope} mean?

The 6 questions currently listed under the tag {scope} mostly refer to the tikz-pgf-related scope environment. However, it could easily be confused with the scope of a group within which certain (re)...
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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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The {engine} tag

I suggest that the engine is removed. To me it is too general and vague to serve a purpose.
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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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How to ask for re-tagging of questions?

I am new to tex.SE. I am getting familiar with the available tags and their meaning here. How do I ask other users to re-tag questions properly? What do you think about creating a tag named "...
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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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how to improve tagging on a question about “short version of emph”?

this question asking for a "short version of emph", e.g. |text| is tagged as just "emphasis", but it's really about more than that. "macro" and "catcodes" aren't really appropriate. "define" or "...
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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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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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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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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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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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{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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How to tag a question about a specific command

if appropriate, should we tag questions with the name of the relevant command (eqnarray, align) as well as the general topic (equations) ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Retag? (“braces” and “brackets”)

Is there any kind of sensible difference between the tags braces and brackets? If not, probably brackets should be made a synonym for braces; if so, the wikis need to explain it better, especially due ...
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an ipython tag? really?

is it appropriate to tag a question [ipython]? I understand that the question had to do with ipython, but in-fact it was a question about code listing and verbatim (both tags are there). The specific ...
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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Merge {incompatibility} into {conflicts}

As the title says: the tags conflicts and incompatibility seem to cover the same ground.
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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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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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New tag: write18. What's the consensus?

I have to say that I don't like it. It feels too specific. The question in question is: Is it possible to compile a *TeX document with a single command?. I think that in this case, there's no need ...