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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 {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 {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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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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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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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 ...