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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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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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Map of 32 Tags of Academia.SE

I made a map of Academia.SE, basing on tag co-occurrences. Some more description e.g. on a respective post on meta.math.SE. The project is on GitHub: https://github.com/stared/tag-graph-map-of-...
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Do we need a tag to comprise questions about predatory, shady, scam and fake publishers?

As of now, searching for questions containing the following words mainly used in the context of disreputable publishers yields the following number of results: fake: 23 results predatory: 13 results ...
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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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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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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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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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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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self-plagiarism tag

I've noticed a number of questions about self-plagiarism, and since it tends to be a fairly distinct subject, I'm thinking it would be useful to have a self-plagiarism subcategory. Such posts would ...
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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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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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Should we have both a “teaching” and “pedagogy” tag?

We currently have a teaching tag used on 265 questions, with the following wiki excerpt: This tag is related to the role and duties of a teacher, an academic instructor, tutor or a teaching ...
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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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Do we need a tag for minorities

Academia (as an area of human activity) clearly faces issues with minorities. This is the US term to denote population groups that comprise less than a half of the population. These could be racial ...
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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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Burninate the [study] tag

The tag wiki excerprt for study reads: Selecting a field of study, preparing for exams or assignments, or pertaining to designing research studies With other words, the creator of this excerpt ...
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How to deal with the “academic” tag?

We current have an academic tag, which probably doesn't make much sense given that our SE topic (and title) is “Academia”. So, two questions: Can we get rid of it? By retagging its 11 questions, ...
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Deleting [advice-request] tag

There is a tag advice-request, which in my opinion is useless, as: it is a meta-tag, in general, much content here is in fact an advice request, I have no idea how should it help. Any pros or cons ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Merge [us] and [united-states] tags

us and united-states I think the later is better; in any case, both are synonymous.
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Clarify or delete the “advice” tag

By definition, almost all questions here ask about advice. Some questions are tagged "advice", some aren't. I suggest that the "advice" tag is not useful and should be deleted. One alternative would ...
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Need for a tag to describe teaching/student evaluations?

I recently added the new tag 'student-evaluation' to the question Is it appropriate to include additional materials in an academic job application?, but this was quickly removed. However, from what I ...
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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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Should we have software-specific tags?

Peter and I are apparently of different opinion on the opportunity of tagging questions with bibtex. He edited a question to add the tag, thus creating it. I thought it wasn't a good tag, because ...
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Proposal to merge 'cheating', 'fraud', and maybe 'plagiarism' into 'academic-dishonesty'?

Currently, the tag wiki excerpt for cheating reads: Pertaining to preventing, punishing, or handling the consequences of academic dishonesty. Also, defining what constitutes academic dishonesty. ...
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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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Creation of a Wikipedia tag

sorry to bother you for this little thing, but I would ask you if it is possible to create a "Wikipedia" tag. I see 71 results querying for Wikipedia in academia.SE questions. I don't think it's ...
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Questioning the merger of the [publications] and [publishing] tags

Recently the publications and publishing tags were merged. On the surface this may seem as a good move, however, I think it was quite unfortunate. First, publishing should be about the process and ...
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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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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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How do you use tags?

There has been several questions recently about tags, and topic related tags in particular. I was wondering: how do you use tags? Why do we care about them? Personally, I don't use them at all, I ...
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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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Are [online-learning] and [distance-learning] tags synonyms?

While I was creating a post about distance learning, I noticed there were two different tags. One for online learning and one for distance learning. While distance learning covers a broader range (...
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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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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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What are the roles of brand name tags in Academia?

On the website, we have many brand names in form of the website's names, publishers, etc. exists; however, we have a more general tag each of them. For instance, we have elsevier with only 6 questions ...
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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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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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Are ([career], [career-path]), and ([job], [jobs]) tags synonyms?

When tagging this question: How can I apply to be an adjunct faculty?, I came across four tags that could either be synonyms or at least have more distinct definitions. To be clear, I think that ...
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How to encourage tag creators to edit tag wiki as well?

Some users create tags while adding question; some are highly useful and some are simply meaningless. Do SE have any mechanism to encourage users to add tag wiki as well, on creating tags? Esp. see ...
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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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Are there any rules of thumb for choosing best tags for questions?

Choosing good tags for questions is a little hard for me. Despite reading the What are tags, and how should I use them? entry in the help center; choosing best tags is a little vague for me. Could ...
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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.