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The 'liberal arts' tag

The small 'liberal arts' tag is defined in the tag wiki as: Questions having to do with liberal arts subjects such as literature, languages, art, music, philosophy, and history. However, several ...
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Do we need to merge the tags about Asia?

Recently I was reading and answering the question Do I need to sit for TOEFL or SAT? I searched for relevant tags and saw we have three tags: Asia with 22 questions South-East-Asia with 1 question: ...
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Is a bologna-process tag justified?

There is a bunch of questions about the Bologna process on this SE, they tend to have rather broad tags: Israel and the Bologna Process phdisrael Post-Bologna process, is my sociology degree an ...
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Should we have a tag for degree revocation questions?

Related : Should we have a canonical question about degree revocations? Considering the high number of questions on whether, how, and when degrees can be revoked, would it be helpful to have a degree-...
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Can I create [tag:canonical-question]? [duplicate]

Today I wanted to vote to close a question as a duplicate of the canonical one "how do I send an e-mail message to a professor" that was written some time ago. I don't remember exactly the words in ...
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Do we need a tag for classroom behavior/etiquette/discipline?

Do we need a tag for classroom behavior/etiquette/discipline? When retagging What to do about a professor who doesn't seem to grasp the concept of e-books?, I was unsure of what to use.
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What's the difference between “supervision” and “advisor”?

It's clear that you could reasonably use supervision without using advisor, but I'm confused as to how one would use advisor without using supervision as the advisor's job is to provide supervision (...
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Do more to encourage questions tagged with [conference] to tell us if they are in CS

On some large portion of all questions about conferences, it becomes important to know if the conference is in Computer Science, or one of the other fields, that takes conferences seriously as a ...
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Rename review-articles tag to literature-review-articles

I subscribe to the review-articles tag, whose description is this: "Survey" or "review" articles are academic publications that organize and summarize the current state of research on a given ...
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Reorganising research-related tags a bit

Proposal I would like to implement the following tag structure as already suggested and reasoned in this answer. An arrow means that the respective tags are merged and synonymised, with the right tag ...
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Would LMS-specific tags be appropriate (Moodle in particular)?

I use Moodle at my institution. I often struggle to find online support to get Moodle to do interesting things. Moodle has a pretty decent forum, but (like almost every other help forum out there), it ...
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Ability to filter by career stage on academia stackexchange

Coming to Academia StackExchange from StackOverflow, I am a bit confused about being the frequent lack of tags allowing to best sort the questions for relevance to me. Whereas on StackOverflow almost ...
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Spamming the front-page for the purpose of creating a tag

Is it appropriate to edit many questions at once for the purpose of creating a tag? At the moment, 12 (!) questions are on the front-page because of this, all edited within the last hour. (Some even ...
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Could we use an equal-contribution tag?

I have found 61 questions searching for "equal contribution". Since, I don't have the required reputation, maybe someone else wants to add this tag.
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How is the order of tags defined for “Top Tags” in the “Profile”

My "Top Tags" are not the ones with the highest score, but somehow the number of posts plays a rôle as well. Can someone clarify the rules to me? (by the way: Are they the same on all SE sites?) ...
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Is there a name to define “conferences are publications” fields?

When asking for clarifications in this question, it occurred to me that, fundamentally, many customs pertaining conference abstracts depend actually on a single yes-no bit: there are some fields where ...
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How should questions about citation managers be tagged?

I have notice that there is a separate tag reference-managers with the following tag-excerpt: "Questions related to various reference/citation management software used for recording and utilising ...
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“south-africa” tag

I propose the creation of a south-africa tag. There are not many questions that target South Africa, but the few that do are sometimes tagged with africa, which is far too general. Examples of ...
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Could we create a tag to encompass phones and other electronic devices?

Could we create a tag to encompass phones and other electronic devices, including laptops and tablets? Here are some questions that would fit well with such a tag: How to deal with uninterested ...
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code vs software tags

I've noticed that there are two tags: code and software. Could someone please explain what is the difference between them? Wouldn't it make sense to merge them?
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Proposal for a new [leniency] tag

There seems to be a common theme among some questions, where an instructor is unsure whether course policy should be strictly applied. I'd like to suggest the creation of a leniency tag. The tag ...
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Creation of a “distress” tag

I'm proposing to create a distress tag. This would address the questions posted by users who are mainly in some sort distress associated with academic pressure. The following are few of the questions ...
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Is it okay to add tags when I am contributing an answer?

Here's a specific example: I wrote an answer to this question: How to professionally handle sexist remarks by a student? The OP only included one tag. I can think of at least one more tag but I'm ...
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Tag suggestion: student-ability

There are currently 54 questions concern about weak students, 194 questions for strong students. I propose we should have a tag for the ability of the students. The question How to deal with a very ...
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What is the distinguishing difference between [tag:citation] and [tag:citation-style] tags?

According to the current descriptions, citations Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources citation-style On the syntax and formatting of citations and ...
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Suitable answers to my A.SE question could be either backed by personal experience OR a reference: Use the reference-request tag?

I have asked a question on Academia SE, and I'm looking for answers to my question that are either backed up by personal experience or that provide a reference. Ideally, even a reference-based ...
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How should the reference-request tag be used?

My expectations for how the reference-request tag should be used are based on how the same tag is used on mathoverflow: This tag is used if a reference is needed in a paper or textbook on a ...
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Usage of 'Queries' or 'Questions' in Academia Tag Wikis?

After reviewing and editing a few of the tags wikis in the SE.Academia, many of the excerpts seem to be split between the use of either 'Queries' or 'Questions'. As I am updated the Wikis I have been ...
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Should we have a Deferral tag?

I am currently in a situation were I would like to defer a PhD admissions offer, and I am searching for other users' deferral experience and questions. However there is no deferral Tag. Should we ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

Higher ed systems differ quite substantially between countries, and we have country tags like united-states or germany, which serve to indicate questions that are specific to certain countries. ...
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Is the [wetlab] tag necessary?

There's a new tag called wetlab. There seems to be only one (but rather popular) post tagged with this tag. I don't suppose it could generalise to any other question asked so far in Academia.SE. Is ...
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Difference between 'evaluation' and 'evaluation-criteria' tags

The evaluation and evaluation-criteria tags seem extremely similar to me. evaluation is used in 30 questions. Its description is Questions relating to academic evaluation and the process of ...
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Can visibility and responsiveness of tag warnings be improved?

As per this feature request we now have a warning for the graduate-admissions tag. I'm happy for the warning, and I thank all those who have contributed, but I'm concerned by its low visibility. Most ...
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Is it apropriate to use the reference-request tag to prevent discussion-like questions from being closed?

I noticed some users like to ask opinion-based or discussion-like "questions" and systematically use the reference-request tag to prevent them from being closed as such. I'm talking about cases ...
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How to find question about a specific kind of personal statement?

So the a tag for the specific kind of personal statement has been synonymized to the sop tag*. This is the decision of the community, and I have no objection. I just want to know if there is a way to ...
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Should europe tag be synonyms with eu?

Currently there are two tags that have the same function, however they are not set as synonyms: europe eu Should we re-tag the eu questions (only 5 questions) with the europe tag (81 questions). Or ...
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Should statement-of-purpose tag be synonyms with personal-statement?

Currently there are two tags that have the same function, however they are not set as synonyms: statement-of-purpose personal-statement Should we re-tag the "personal-statement" questions (only 7 ...
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Two 'textbooks' tags [duplicate]

I think we should burnimate the latter.
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Rename [research] to [researching]

research is frequently used for almost all sorts of questions only marginally related to research, such as publishing a research paper. In hope to reduce this misuse, I suggest to rename it to ...
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How to fix the “lecturer” tag?

The lecturer tag is supposed to be for questions about the job of lecturer, a specific academic job title that exists in some parts of the world. However, users keep applying this tag to questions ...
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Need “diversity” tag

I was recently advised by a friendly moderator that when I want to create a tag, I should not just go ahead and create it. Rather, I should bring it up at Meta. However, there was a question about a ...
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Need new tag for 504 plan and/or 504 accommodations

Motivated by I could see what part of the exam paper another student seemed to be focusing on, now I'm worried I was cheating For anyone who is interested in posting a question or answer, or ...
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Empty [intellectual-property]

I propose to empty [intellectual-property] because it's an overly generic tag and all the questions in it can be moved to more specific existing tags. Additionally, there is no tag wiki yet. There ...
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Distinction between [proofreading] and [copy-editing]

Do we really need both the proofreading and copy-editing tags? Do copyeditors not usually take care of proofreading too? If we need the distinction, can the difference be made explicit on the tag ...
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Merge [tagging] to [tags]

We have both tags and tagging here on Meta. Seems redundant. Can the smaller tag be synonymised?
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Duplicate (synonym) tag shown in tag list

If I search "revi" in https://academia.stackexchange.com/tags , I get [reviewing] listed although clicking it brings to [peer-review].
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A tag jungle: formatting, typography, typesetting?

I have noticed that we have got three tags with very similar topics: formatting (61×) typesetting (17×) typography (18×) (Only very few questions are tagged by more of them.) I see a large overlap, ...
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For which tags (if any) do we want tag warnings?

Introduction In another discussion, a Stack Exchange employee indicated that we might get so-called tag warnings, if we want them. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time ...
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Can we add something to the how-to-tag help box that warns askers not to misuse certain tags?

When you try to edit the tags when asking a question (or edit the tags of a question when having less than 2 k), a box how to tag appears on the right, showing some general help on tagging. The ...
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Do we need a tag for 'replication-paper'?

I suggest we need a replication-paper tag. This would be about replication papers, and not the narrow issue of irreproducibility. The replication paper issue in its own right is touched upon ...