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Questions tagged [tagging]

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

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Rename {language} to {languages}

Per our tagging guidelines, tags should be plural if possible. So I think language should be renamed to languages. (@Joseph: I think you misinterpreted my flag earlier.) Similarly, paragraph should ...
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Shall we merge {tikz-chains} into {tikz-pgf}?

Right now we have two questions tagged tikz-chains. I was first going to post yet another tagging meta question, but I thought I would be bold and say we do not need a tag for individual TikZ ...
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Questions migrated from stackoverflow.com: Remove the {latex} tag

This is an appeal to users with the privilege to retag questions, i.e., everyone with a reputation of 500 or more. Questions that reach our site via migration from stackoverflow.com will almost ...
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Making {cite} and {citations} a synonym of {citing}

This is basically a reanimation of a retagging proposal of @Stefan Kottwitz in the last comment to this answer (also from Stefan): Merge cite and citations into a new citing tag. And yes, this would ...
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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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Publishing, journal-publishing and journal tags

We currently have publishing, journal and journal-publishing. (That last one was me, this afternoon, after discussion on chat.) What do we think we should do with them? I would suggest merging ...
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Revisiting tag policy: xkeyval tag?

Over on main we had a question: " pstricks and beamer compilation with xelatex results in xkeyval error " and the questioner requested the xkeyval be created and placed on his question. Following ...
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{tables} and {tabular} tags

I just made a tag-wiki for tabular without realising that there is a very similar one for tables. Should these be merged or one made into a synonym of the other (are these independent?). I had ...
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Some tagging questions

In total defiance of Stack Exchange rules, here are eleven questions compressed into one: what to do about the following tags? look-and-feel: What does this tag mean? (removed) foreach: used for the ...
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{graphics}, {figures} & friends: Do we need all of them?

Assuming the retagging proposal regarding {floats}, {tables} and {figures} is implemented, questions about the figure environment should be tagged with floats. This begs the question what (if any) ...
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Contradictory tag wiki entries: {floats}, {tables}, {figures}

Quoting from the respective tag wiki entries: floats: "The {floats} tag concerns custom-made floats in addition to those already provided by the TeX macro package you use, and concerns issues such as ...
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Bug in the calculation of upvotes for specific tags

I've stumbled across what seems to be a (small) bug regarding the calculation of upvotes for specific tags. Sometimes (probably because of tag merging), a question will exhibit the same tag twice -- e....
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Tag wikis for graphics-related tags

As everybody knows, we have copious amounts of graphics-related tags on TeX-SE. I've been thinking for some time to try and write up a tag wiki for at least the popular ones, but that seems to be ...
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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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Recent change in privileges

Was there a change in the privileges recently on the main side and meta or is it me? I came recently over 3k reputation which made me visit the privileges page again. There are now two additional ...
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{quotation} and {quote}

Could someone please enlighten me what the difference between quote and quotation is. Should they be merged? Also, recently there were some questions about quotation marks, that used one (or both) of ...
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New tag “verb” in difference to “verbatim”

there is now only "verbatim" and it should make sense to have the short form "verb". "verbatim" is more general for a lot of verbatim environments and the problem having verbatim code as arguments. "...
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Do we want both and “overlay” and an “overlays” tag?

I just saw that we have 2 (now 3) questions tagged overlays and 8 tagged overlay. Is this by intention?
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Merge apple and osx tag

I don't have enough score to suggest a synonymous, but I think that the apple and osx tags on parent should be either synonymous, or simply merged.
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The {books} and {book-design} tags

It is not obvious from the tag name that books as about books about TeX and book-design is about creating books with TeX. Accordingly, books is frequently misused. Should we rename books to ...
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Merging {newcommand} into {macros}

At the moment, there are 90 question tagged as macros, i.e. dealing with matters of "macro programming" (as in section R of the UK TeX FAQ). The site also features 37 questions tagged as newcommand, ...
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Tagging questions about .aux, .log, .bbl, & similar files

Two tags, aux-files and temporary-files talk about the non-input/output files used by *TeX*. I propose that we have one, auxiliary-files, with two synonyms, because: The Texbook talks, I think, only ...
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Should {list-of-figures} be merged with {table-of-content}?

Should the tags table-of-contents, list-of-figures and list-of-tables be merged? After all, their implementations are pretty similar and questions and solutions applying to one of them typically apply ...
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{packages} and {package-writing} tags

According to the packages tag wiki: This tag marks questions which are about packages in general, for instance about installing, using or writing packages. We also have 6 questions tagged ...
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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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Let's write some tag wiki entries

As of yesterday, hovering the mouse pointer over a tag will show (amongst other info) the tag wiki excerpt. This makes the tag wiki content more prominent on the site. Unfortunately, the tag wikis of ...
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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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Merging {localization} into {language}

Sorry for cluttering meta, with a second tag merging proposal today. Should we merge localization into language. Also, should language be renamed to languages?
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Merging {unicode} and {utf-8}

I know that technically unicode and utf-8 are two different things, but more often than not the terms are used interchangeably (as UTF-8 is the de-facto standard Unicode file encoding). Should we ...
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Cross references, bibliographic references, and the “referencing” tag

At the moment, the tagging approach regarding "references" (in the broadest sense) seems to be as follows: Questions about cross references (dealing with \label, \ref & friends) will consistently ...
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Re-tagging xetex as xelatex

I cannot seem to re-tag the tag xetex as xelatex even though I was able to add a tag on another question. How come?
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Should we have a tag for TexShop?

I just answered a question about TeXShop and I noticed that there's no TeXShop tag. Before creating extraneous or discouraged tags I went over to the tag CW post on meta and it says that "Formats, ...
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Merging [tikz] and [pgf] tags?

The tag-wiki for tikz currently states: Questions tagged with [tikz] are about the higher-level drawing language TikZ built over the PGF graphics framework. Questions specifically about the ...
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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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Graphics/images tags

It's pretty unclear which tags people should be using for referring to graphics problems: graphics graphicx (a package) images external-images diagrams drawing picture (an environment) Some ...
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Folding tags about various Tex engines

I propose the following tag synonyms, where the parentheses show the current number of questions under that tag: pdftex (10) <- pdflatex (48) xetex (26) <- xelatex (17) luatex (7) <- ...
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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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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 ...
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Tagging of questions concerned with publisher style guides

A trickle of questions is appearing concerning how to write Latex (not yet Plain Tex or Context) in conformance with some journal or book publisher's style: using AMA reference style while using the ...
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A question that has been retagged is listed as being edited. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changing tags causes questions to be active As the tag is really metadata, a question should not be shown as edited simply because it has been retagged. This is really a ...
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Changing tags causes questions to be active

It seems like simply changing the tags for a question shouldn't cause it to be active for three reasons. There isn't really any activity on the question. Some metadata that I suspect most people don'...
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Merging `figures` and `diagrams`?

We currently have two tags which apparently address the same object --- figures and diagrams. While there's a semantic difference between the two (in content/representation), it's all the same for ...
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Why so much concern over tags?

There are many meta questions related to the various tags. I don't understand why they're useful in the first place. I see two situations: 1. the question author uses a descriptive title and so the ...
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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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How to mark environments in tags?

Should we introduce { and } in tags, if it's possible, technically? It would be useful to mark environments, like {itemize}, {center}, {table}. We could distinguish {table} environment questions from ...
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Tags for document classes

I suggest we introduce tags clearly showing that a document class is concerned. book-class would be clearer than just book and would not interfere with questions regarding books - those made of paper....
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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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Should we avoid the [discussion] tag?

At the moment we've got 62 questions tagged with [discussion] on meta. I believe that this tag is insignificant and should be avoided if not even removed. The main purpose of the meta site is ...
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What to do with the 'latex' tag?

As we now have moderators, it's probably a good time to address the 'latex' tag. There are a few questions where this does seem to make sense (such as LaTeX versus ConTeXt versus plain versus ...). ...
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Oddity with tag synonym interface

Not really a question, but an observation designed to reduce frustration: I just went on a tag pluralization spree, converting list to big-list or lists as appropriate and footnote to footnotes. ...