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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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Modifying the "Ask Question" page to include tagging recommendation

Based on my answer in this question, I propose that we modify the tag placeholder text (currently "at least one tag (graduate-school note-taking science), max 5 tags") to strongly encourage the poster ...
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Are US-specific questions OK?

Are questions that are US-specific on-topic on this site? (i.e., only relevant to academia in the United States) (Do people want to see those kinds of questions tagged or marked in any particular ...
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Use of very general tags like "professors", "students", and "university"

I would like to clarify under what conditions questions should be tagged with certain very general tags, such as professors, students, and university. These tags convey meaningful information in ...
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Vote on tag synonyms!

We have some tag synonym suggestions that have not been voted on, despite being quite old. I'd like to suggest people visit the tag synonym page and vote on existing suggestions:      Click on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Specific tags for subfields: desirable?

A new tag appeared today human-computer-interaction. HCI is actually a subfield of computer science, and maybe psychology as well. Here is the new question I did a brief scan of all of our tags (ugh) ...
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What to do with the mental-health tag

We kind-of discussed this in a related post. We recently got two questions tagged mental-health: How to overcome these learning difficulties and progress in academia? “Anonymous” is so distressed ...
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Name for new tag for questions on dealing with emotions (discouragement, guilt, jealousy)?

Academia inspires a whole range of emotions in people. We get a lot of questions here of the form "How to deal with feeling X?", or "Is it common for people in my situation to feel X?", where X is: ...
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Do we need a 'women' tag?

A new tag: women has been created and applied to several questions. The tag wiki excerpt says: Questions specifically about gender issues in higher education and those involved in academic ...
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Lack of a tag related to social media on Academia

When one is asking a question related to social websites on Academia like the cases which are found by searching keywords like Facebook with almost 85 results, LinkedIn with 53 results, etc. s/he has ...
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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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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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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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Usefulness of the "contribution" tag

A user has created a contribution tag and proposed the following definition for the tag wiki excerpt: The authors, students and advisors contribution to an academic publication. Questions like how ...
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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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Why would a user downvote an obvious tag synonym?

I recently re-tagged a question with the grades tag. I then looked at the synonyms and there is the grading tag. I can't vote it as a synonym because my rep on either of these is probably 0. But there ...
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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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Proposal to narrow the scope of 'paper-submission'

Currently, the tag wiki excerpt for paper-submission defines the scope of this tag as follows: The process of preparing a scientific manuscript, finding suitable journal or conference and ...
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Merge "Citations" and "bibliography" tags?

Is there a distinction between the citations and bibliography tags? Both refer to either citing something or adding it to the bibliography, which are essentially one task (everything cited is added to ...
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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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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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Are we paying less attention to the meta.academia's tags?

When I look at the tags and their wikis and excerpts on meta site of Academia on Stack Exchange and I compare them to other meta websites at Stack Exchange such as meta.mathematics, meta.tex and etc., ...
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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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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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What does the "application" tag mean (and what should it mean)?

I noticed that questions labeled with the application tag generally fall into the category of applications for a course of study or fellowship. However, a few (I think two currently) use this tag 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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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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We should introduce a set of field tags - e.g., medicine, mathematics, economics [duplicate]

Let's get real here. Academics in mathematics ARE different from acedemics in medicine. We should embrace the real world ! This is not to prevent general questions. For example a general tag of ...
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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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Two 'textbooks' tags [duplicate]

I think we should burnimate the latter.
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Questions about Computer Science - please, make it explicit [duplicate]

There is an abundance of questions relating to Computer Science, which is great. However, when a question is discipline-dependent, IMHO it is crucial to advertise this fact in the title (unless it's ...
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merge the research-undergraduate tag into research

We currently have 76 questions tagged research-undergraduate. By the definition of the site scope, either: these questions are about research that's not applicable to postgrad students and academic ...
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