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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 ...
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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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tag:grades and tag:grading

We have both grade and grading, witho 83 and 50 tagged questions respectively. I am afraid I am responsible for this mess because I created grading 2 years ago, when grades already existed. Could the ...
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Proposal to make decision about 'retraction' and 'withdraw' tags

Today, I made a new withdraw tag with aim to be pinned to questions about withdrawing papers in the process of their submission or withdrawing an academic position such as admissions offers. I ...
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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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New tag proposal: APA-style

The American Psychological Association (APA) publishes its Publication Manual, now in its sixth edition, documenting (among other things) the APA Style, a citation and referencing style. APA Style is ...
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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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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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What is the difference between these two tags?

It is hard for me to understand what the exact difference is between the graduate-admissions and application tags. What are the differences between these two tags?
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How to disambiguate the 'statistics' tag?

Tags are meant to collect questions on a single subject, so a tag that applies to several completely different kinds of questions is a bad tag. The statistics tag is one of the worst offenders. I've ...
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What are the exact applications of cover-letter and application-letter tags?

We have two tags with the following excerpts: cover-letter For questions about cover letter attached to applications or curricula vitae. This is not for cover letters for submissions to journals....
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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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Proposal of creating manuscript tag

I have searched the website for the questions about manuscripts and I find 39 questions which have this keyword in their title and 796 questions which have this keyword included. Should we have a ...
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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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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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Do we need a tag entitled language-tests or something similar to it?

We have some questions about the minimum language requirements and also the English tests the results of which are required to be sent by students to the universities for their admissions. We have ...
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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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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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Should tags' wiki include 'Related questions'?

By clicking on the tags links, the user moves to a list of questions which are tagged by that specific tag and a list of related questions appears to him relatively. As an example, see the wiki of the ...
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Should the reputation tag be edited to cover questions about individuals too?

By reading the tag excerpt about reputation; The perception of the quality of a journal, conference, or university by a specific community or the general public. Also: how reputation develops ...
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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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What is the 'scientific-productivity' tag supposed to be for?

Currently, the tag wiki excerpt for scientific-productivity read: Queries and Discussion related to either qualitative or quantitative productivity of a scientist/scholar. The full tag wiki then ...
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Proposal to resolve ambiguity of 'independent-researcher' tag

The independent-researcher tag has the following tag wiki excerpt: An independent researcher is not affiliated with any university or academic institution, and does not receive grants from any such ...
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Proposal to create Archiving tag and merging self-archiving tag to it

By searching the website for the term Archive, we have about 41 questions in which the archiving (directly or indirectly) is being questioned. However, in most of these posts we don't have any precise ...
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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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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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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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Tags related to graduate admissions and the job search

We currently have a number of tags related to the graduate admissions and the job search. application, application-letter, cover-letter, faculty-application, graduate-admissions, job-search, statement-...
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Challenge: Describe your country's academic idiosyncrasies in its tag wiki

We have a number of country- and continent-specific tags on Academia.SE: united-states europe united-kingdom india asia switzerland germany france sweden japan new-zealand (feel free to add any ...
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political-science, politics and law tags, are these synonyms?

I was reviewing the tags list and came to the following ones with excerpts as: political-science with 4 questions On standards or conventions specific to political science as an academic >...
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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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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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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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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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An excerpt/wiki improve suggestion to [tag:LaTeX]

When a user wants to ask a question about latex then he probably goes to tag his question by latex. In the excerpt of such tag we read: LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation ...
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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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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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Question about some rejected Tag edits

Many of my tag edit suggestions are rejected. Despite the fact that some of them are correctly judged, for many of those rejections I can not find any good reason. Could you please explain your ...
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How to use Stack Exchange answers in the Tags wiki?

It is sometimes an answer to a question on academia stack exchange website is perfect to be put on the wiki of a tag. Is it a good idea to use such answers in wiki? If your answer is positive, how ...
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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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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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Merging [career] and [career-path] tags

There are two tags, which are similar: career and career-path. Should we join them? If not, how should we make a clear distinction? (I fail to see a clear distinction, neither in their descriptions,...
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Tag Synonym Request [citations] [references]

Should references, 51 questions, no tag wiki, and citations 151 questions, with a tag wiki, be merged? There is a overlap of 13 posts. See also Merge “Citations” and “bibliography” tags?
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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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The application tag

In the post What does the “application” tag mean (and what should it mean)? a brief exchange indicates that the application tag should concern applications for, for example, jobs (as opposed to ...
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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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If I do not have enough reputation yet and need to add an important tag, what to do?

I tried adding the tag: 'proposal' or 'research-proposal' but could not as I do not have enough reputation yet. What should I do?
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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, ...