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Homework tag discussion

This discussion started in my other question "Will Homework Questions Be Allowed?". Should we allow the tag? It seems that some of our sister sites (Programmers, stackoverflow) have not allowed the ...
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What should the homework tag mean?

The outcome of the homework tag discussion is not clear so far: there is a slight majority in favor of having a homework tag, but no agreement as to what the tag means. The meanings I've seen proposed ...
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Renaming tag `graphs` to `graph-theory` [duplicate]

I suggest that we rename the tag graphs to graph-theory for the following reasons: The word graphs is ambiguous. graph-theory looks more professional. The tag ...
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Just-a-hint tag

This relates to the following discussion: Homework tag discussion After talking to Gilles in chat about possible solutions to the homework tag problem. The tag just-a-hint was suggested. The purpose ...
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Why are there tags for programming languages?

One of the defining factors about this SE is that it's NOT about programming. I recently edited a question which, I was surprised to see, the user had tagged as "C++", and had asked for an ...
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Let's eliminate [tag:check-my-proof]

The tag check-my-proof has the following description in its tag wiki: Questions which also contain a proof or a solution that needs to be checked for correctness and completeness. There are ...
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Using ACM or arXiv based tags

Should we use tags based one of these subject classifications? IF yes, which one? The 1998 ACM Computing Classification System (here) arXiv (here)
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Should we burninate C tag?

Should we delete the C tag? Coding questions are off-topic here, so the C tag is a "broken window" that might be misleading posters into thinking it's OK to post a coding question or post their C ...
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About the tag graph-algorithms

Apparently there's a tag graph-algorithms. My personal tagging choice has been algorithms + graphs. I think this covers graph algorithms pretty well. Do we need/want a dedicated tag graph-algorithms?...
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Should we merge "graphs" with "graph-theory"?

The tags graphs and graph-theory seem to cover much of the same ground. Should we merge them?
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software-verification vs program verification

We have the tags program-verification and software-verification. Both seem to mean the same thing and should therefore be merged. Please vote on the two answers below which one you think should be ...
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What about tags random and randomness?

What are the respective roles of random and randomness? Do we need both, or any of them? Related tags: randomized-algorithms, sampling, random-number-generator, pseudo-random-generators, random-walks,...
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Burninate tags: search-algorithms and search-problem

Why not just have a tag for searching? Searching is a problem, no need to add the word to the tag; and there's already a tag for algorithms. Come on, let's get rid of these. EDIT: As pointed out by ...
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Warn when some tags are used

Some tags seem to attract a significant amount of off-topic questions. Specifically, we have tags for specific programming languages like c, c++, java, python, prolog which seem to be used frequently ...
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A hard stance against the soft-question tag

I hereby propose to ban soft-question, as well as should it arise big-picture and any other similar meta-tag. First, let me reiterate the main generic arguments in the blog post. These tags do not ...
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About [recursion-theory]

From here: what about recursion-theory? Do we need it?
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Tags around partitions

Currently, we have tags partition, partitions and partition-problem. The tags seem to be used a little arbitrarily, and the former two should probably be synonyms. There are no descriptions helping ...
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Do we need both cluster and clustering tags?

We have both a cluster and clustering tag. There is no tag wiki with guidance for either of them. Do we need both tags? If we do, how should we choose which one to use on any particular question? ...
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tags: grammars vs formal-grammars

We have two tags at the moment which seem to be the same topic. I think we should make one the synonym for the other. So my suggestion is to merge formal-grammars into grammars.
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Should we merge check-my-proof and check-my-algorithm?

Should we merge check-my-proof and check-my-algorithm into a new tag check-my-answer?
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Tags: network-flow, max-flow

I noticed we have tags for both network-flow and max-flow. Does that make sense? Is there any distinction? There seem to be only 2 questions tagged with max-flow. Should we make max-flow a synonym ...
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Tags efficiency and performance

Is there a significant difference between the tags performance and efficiency (which we should document then), or are they synonyms?
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About the tag `graph`

There currently is a tag graph. I wanted to change it to graphs because most of our tags use the plural, but it would not let me (supposedly because the tags are ...
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What is the difference between the tags natural-lang-processing and computational-linguistics?

What is the difference between the tags natural-lang-processing and computational-linguistics? Both tags are used, but it seems to me they should be synonymous. The natural-lang-processing tag wiki ...
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What is a reference question?

What is a reference-question? These are my concerns to tag one question as a reference: Question is about fundamental problem, e.g How does computer program works? Question contains information that ...
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What is the point of the check-my-proof tag? [duplicate]

I don't understand the check-my-proof tag (added here). It seems to be about the form of the question, rather than the topic. It doesn't work as the sole tag on a question, and it is fairly subjective ...
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Which questions can be tagged with "algorithms" tag?

There are two views: Each question in computer science belongs to an area of computer science. Algorithms is one of the main areas, therefore questions in this area (including question which may not ...
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The scheduling tag

The tag scheduling currently has 4 questions, all of which are about schedulers in multitasking operating systems. While this is technically a special case of scheduling algorithms, topics in ...
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The computer-architecture tag

What is the computer-architecture tag about? I would use it for questions about designing a processor or other electronic circuit, and possibly for questions about the semantics of machine ...
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tags: education/didactics vs learning/teaching

I was confused a bit by education and didactics. Mainly, I guess, since I thought didactics is part of education. Would it be better to change those tags to learning-cs and teaching-cs respectively? ...