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Do not automatically expire single-use tags

There is an automatic job that deletes single-use tags after 6 months. No attempt is made at determining whether the tags are good and should remain, or whether the tags are a variant name of another ...
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The simulation tag

Currently, the tag simulation includes (at least) two broad categories of questions: Simulations in computability theory, i.e. simulate machines of type A with machines of type B. "Applied" ...
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Please unleash Trogdor on the homework tag

In accordance with the preliminary discussion on the homework tag and the homework policy adopted by a community poll, please burninate (remove and blackist) the homework tag.
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List of area tags

This post is to collect the area tags and discuss their use. The goal of these tags to help people filter/search questions by diving them into reasonable subject categories. The idea is similar to ...
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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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Tag automata -- should it be automata-theory?

We have a tag automata with a fair amount of questions (probably more where the tag is missing). Looking at them, it might as well be automata-theory (in line with graph-theory, complexity-theory, ...
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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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"automata" and "finite-automata"

Do we need the prefix "finite" for the tag finite-automata? Is there a reason not to use the shorter automata? Do we need both of them? I suggest that we merge the finite-automata into automata.
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YATSD: distributed-systems vs distributed-computing

Yet Another Tag Synonym Discussion: distributed-systems or distributed-computing? The Wikipedia article is called distributed computing, but distributed systems are the object of study. I feel like a ...
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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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Creating tag synonyms for some arxiv tags

I suggest that we create the following tag synonyms: cc.complexity-theory -> complexity-theory ds.algorithms -> algorithms ds.data-structures -> data-structures fl.formal-languages -> formal-...
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Burninate tag: runtime-analysis

I think there are already tags for complexity-theory and time-complexity. The descriptions are similar. What benefit does runtime-analysis bring to the table?
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Burninate tag: applied-theory

This is sort of a goofy-sounding tag. I'm not sure what the guy who thought this one up had in mind, but I think that "applications" or "applied-science" would be a better wording.
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Burninate tag: programming

The only benefit I could see for this tag is that it would help make off-topic questions easier to identify and close/migrate. Why not just a "close-me" or "bad-question" tag?
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Burninate tag: sorting algorithms [closed]

Tags for sorting (the problem) and algorithms should cover it. What additional signal does having one combined tag convey?
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Burninate tag: process scheduling

Somebody convince me that tags for scheduling and process (or operating-system, or similar) wouldn't be just as good. Go on, let's hear it.
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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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Would a tag lower-bounds be useful?

There have been some questions about lower bounds on complexities, which are often hard to obtain. As there are techniques that can be used in many scenarios, it might be useful to connect such ...
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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? ...
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tags: security vs. computer-security

The tags security, computer-security seems to represent the same thing. I think we should make one a synonym for the other. The first one is shorter whereas the second one is more explicit. What do ...
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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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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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rename tag: randomized-algorithm -> randomized-algorithms

the tag was created, deleted(?), and then re-created with a typo, and it does not let me change it. (it says something alike 'the randomized-algorithms cannot be created since randomized-algorithm ...
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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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"resource-request" tag?

should questions like BigO, Running Time, Invariants - Learning Resources be tagged with resource-request ? This might apply also to many of the big-list questions.
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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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tag: cryptography vs security

The question Break an authentication protocol based on a pre-shared symmetric key was tagged with both cryptography and security. What is the difference between these tags, and when should each be ...
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"Interview-Questions" Tag

We had at least one interview question on the site already. This is not a proposal to ban them or anything like that, but I think a tag like interview-question would be beneficial for everyone: The ...
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Should we have tags for series of questions?

@Patrick87 proposed the concept of heap automata (here) which has lead to three follow-up questions (1, 2, 3) so far. It is not unlikely that more will follow. Should we create a tag heap-automata in ...
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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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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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Discussions about tags [closed]

I suspect we will have to discuss tags and their usage on a regular basis. Let us do so here; I propose one answer per instance and discussion in the comments. Note that you can link to tags using a ...
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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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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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Tags for specific algorithms?

I was editing a question and I was about to tag it bubblesort, but it occurred to me that tag might be too specific. I almost tagged it sorting but its only connection to sorting is that the algorithm ...
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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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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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