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What makes a question plain tex versus latex? Does it really matter?

We have two tags that try to separate the differences: tex-core is about format-independent questions involving TeX the language, and so it can be used for LaTeX questions involving TeX primitives. ...
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Why is there an {untagged} tag?

Every question has to be tagged, but it's possible for all valid tags to 'vanish'. This is most obviously true for migration but can also occur if tag cleanup removes a tag. In these cases questions ...
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What makes a question plain tex versus latex? Does it really matter?

Note that you can not actually use plain tex in latex. plain is a different format defined in plain.tex which is not input into the latex format. There are of course some macros with the same name in ...
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Discussion: enumerate tag - list tag

In the case of list environments, questions and answers about one specific type (enumerate, itemize, ...) will often be useful for other types as well. Examples are Q+A's about spacing or page breaks ...
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Tags displayed in bold

The unannounced change should be reverted as soon as possible. I would even remove boldface from the current tab name, normally active, because the rule under the tab name is sufficient. Boldface is ...
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TeX and derivatives tags

The tagging approach taken here is quite deliberate. Whilst TeX-sx covers the TeX world generally, LaTeX is by far the dominant format in use (plain TeX and ConTeXt are much less widely used). As such,...
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Tags displayed in bold

Honestly the SE sites have generally very good designs and very nice choices in regards to how things appear, but the tag change is really a punch in the eye. The tags now are as black as the text, ...
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A tag for Brazilian TeXers (ABNT)

I've seized the initiative and created the abnt tag. I just assigned it to a question that clearly falls in the scope of the tag. I leave to our Brazilian friends, so fond of their beloved ABNT, to ...
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The {elsarticle} tag and Elsevier's new classes

Turned my comment into an answer so it can be downvoted as well. I'd vote for option 3, that is to say a new tag els-cas. It seems to me that elsarticle and cas-... classes are sufficiently different ...
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Tags displayed in bold

I think the main site looks a little bit silly now. In the following screenshot, the things encircled in red need to be bold as well. The content of the blue circle needs to be super-mega-bold to fit ...
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What is the epslatex tag?

Looking at https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/epslatex shows that the questions tagged epslatex are about gnuplot's epslatex output (which generates an EPS file with a tex fragment with ...
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Tags displayed in bold

We tracked down the bug. The Tex community has a few special classes for text formatting and those happened to conflict with a recent mixin that was added to a global file. The change was ...
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Is it appropriate to add a tag that applies to the accepted answer rather than the question?

The general position has always been that tags are about questions, not answers. So tagging because an answer (accepted or not) uses a particular package has not been regarded as desirable.
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Tagging the index package as opposed to indexing in general

I think that index should be made a synonym of indexing, and index-package should be created for the package, as barbara suggests. This is similar to the situation with citing and cite-package.
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Suggestion: tombstone/qed/halmos/end-of-environment... tag

Certainly if a tag is added qed should be the tag name rather than tombstone, but I think the existing theorems tag should be fine, although several questions asking about this do not currently have ...
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Rename the {latex-general} tag to {latex-project}?

I think that this name change is unfortunate and should be changed again. It is very common for (especially new) users to use latex-project for any question related to any part of the tex system, ...
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Why is there an {untagged} tag?

There are now only five questions in the untagged tag. I've edited all the ones I could to get rid of that tag (and otherwise improve them). The ones that are left are closed (4 out of the 5) or a ...
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Request to rename [mac] → [macos], with synonym of [osx]

Let's take a look at the numbers of postings with various Mac-related tags: mac 559 macos 44 mactex 482 texshop 495 % a Mac-only front end latexian 13 % another Mac-only front end ...
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How are a user's tags formulated?

First of all, the tags represented on the Users page is dependent on the current time filter. So, you might see a different set of tags under each user depending on whether you filter by week, month, ...
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What should be done about the size tag?

It seems pretty much irredeemably broken. Looking over the first few questions tagged that way it seems to cover stretchy symbols \left\right stuff could be tagged delimiters if not already large ...
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Make {parenthesis} a synonym of {parentheses}

Actually you might consider making them both aliases for brackets which covers much the same ground, for example this question only has the brackets tag and has parenthesis in the title Universal ...
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Proposal: rename mathematica tag to wolfram-mathematica

This should now be done: wolfram-mathematica set up. I've removed the old tag.
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Why do we have a minion and minionpro tag?

In my opinion they should not be synonyms but the minion tag should be removed and questions retagged to minionpro or fontspec. UPDATE: I have retagged all questions in minion and myriad (which I ...
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What is the point of the ducks tag in non meta tex

You are right, the ducks tag is quite pointless outside of Meta. Since ducks are sort of an inside joke on TeX.SX, I have retagged all the ducks questions (following the same reasoning as in A ...
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Should the mapping tag be burninated?

I suspect that there are many tags like that. I'm of two minds about these kinds of tags. Another way of thinking of them that is different from the 'grab bag' characterization, is that they are ...
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Two [columns] meanings

The columns tag description says: {columns} is specifically about columns in {tables} (though often the latter tag will suffice). If your question is about {two-column} documents or the {multicol} ...
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How can I request a tag to be deleted?

Taken from the Meta.SE FAQ entry: How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or "zombie") tags? Tags not associated with any question are automatically destroyed at 03:00 UTC every day. ...
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Do we need a makebst tag?

(Making this an answer, since it seems to have enough support.) We already have a custom-bib tag, so really all that is needed is to make makebst a synonym, and perhaps add the custom-bib tag to some ...
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{source}, {code} and {sourcecode}

I am just an occasional visitor here, but I thought I should take the time to revive this discussion and provide a readers point of view: The code tags are a mess. I was looking for interesting ...
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