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What can/should be done to improve usage of the tag [professors]?

Following up on the analogous question about the students tag. In the linked question, we decided to deprecate the students tag, since over half the questions on this site involve students in some ...
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What can/should be done to improve usage of the tag [students]?

This is a bag-o-worms I know. The tag students has been applied to nearly 500 questions, but the usage is extremely inconsistent. It doesn't seem to have any consistency at all and could be applied (...
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What is the use of the tag [guaranteed-admissions]?

I came across the tag guaranteed-admissions. Currently, it has fourteen questions (three of which are closed), and apparently, it doesn't make sense in any of them except this one (probably the tag ...
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Delete misspelled tag synonyms

Resulting from a discussion on this tag-related question I propose the deletion of several misspelled tag synonyms: Tag Misspelled Synonym undergraduate undergradute authorship autorship etiquette ...
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Questions related to ADHD among students and academics

Should questions that focus on the effects of ADHD on academics and students be on or off topic? For example: Survive the postdoc stage having ADHD. And the OP has added a new tag. I'm of mixed ...
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Tag synonym suggestions for redundant tags

I had suggested a tag synonym for a tag that was likely created due to a typo a few months ago, but it seems that the queue is not monitored. I also had a few more suggestions to clean up some ...
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Should the definition of the tag "professors" be changed?

I noticed that the definition of the tag professors is: Queries related to professors, a highly accomplished and recognized academic and an expert in their respective discipline. I don't really like ...
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Should [courses] be a synonym of [coursework]?

I noticed two very similar but distinct tags — coursework and courses. The tag courses is less than a year old, is used on only twelve questions (two of which are also tagged with coursework), has no ...
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Should [coauthors] be a synonym of [authorship]?

I just noticed that there are two highly similar but distinct tags on the main site: authorship, which has 893 questions, and co-authors, autorship, and equal-authors as synonyms. coauthors, which ...
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Please undo the synonymisation of the tag disability with health-issues

The tag disability is currently synonymised with health-issues (see the full list of synonyms for health-issues). Based on the list of tag synonyms, this synonym was created on 22 June 2019, so it ...
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No “academic writing” tag?

I was just editing tags for a question with only the “untagged” tag, and I noticed that there doesn’t seem to be an “academic-writing” tag. Given that a number of our questions seem to be about the ...
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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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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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Should there be tag for ResearchGate?

A quick search shows that there are a couple of questions involving ResearchGate. Would it be good to have a researchgate tag for such questions? Of course, one could search for the questions just by ...
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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 reference lists ...
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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 ...