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

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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 ...
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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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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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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 {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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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pgfplotstables tag is misnamed

The pgfplotstables tag should be called pgfplotstable, since that's the name of the package. Could it be renamed?