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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 “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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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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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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Synonimizing the writing and scientific-writing tags

I find that the writing and scientific-writing tags are used interchangeably in existing questions… I suggest we make them synonyms. Please give your opinion in answers, so the mods can make it happen ...
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merge [publications] and [papers] tags

We currently have two separate tags for publications and papers. As far as I can tell, they're identical; both discuss research articles. I propose to merge them, but just in case I'm missing some ...
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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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“Don't walk. Run.” tag

In the spirit of JeffE's frequent answer, do we need a "Don't walk. Run." tag. It really is such a simple and great answer and I could imagine wanting to easily find all the questions about things ...
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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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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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Tag for closed questions?

Following up on our recent discussion on closed questions, I'm wondering if it might not be a bad idea to create a tag for closed questions. This might help us to "corral" them a bit better. Thoughts?...
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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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How do we distinguish between reference tag and bibliography tag?

There are a lot of questions tagged with the tag references. But some actually fall under bibliography, as some disciplines/journals use the title References for bibliography. And some questions are ...
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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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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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Adding a tag synonym

In a comment to this question the OP asked for a "reviewing" tag. Charles correctly pointed out that we already have a "peer-review" tag. It seems like "reviewing", however, could be a tag synonym for ...
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Do we need an EVENTS tag

I was going to ask a question about graduation and I didn't find the tag I was looking for. I was thinking that an "events" tag would be useful for questions about different events that academics go ...
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“Patent” tag - Why we don't have it?

Why does this site doesn't has a "patent" tag? Is that completely unrelated to the site? How come it is unrelated? There are many papers which presents ideas that can be patented.
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Do we need to require subject-tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Modifying the “Ask Question” page to include tagging recommendation Based partially on this question, it seems we may very well have to rely on softer, "in my ...
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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 ...