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Burninate tag: pseudocode

Yes Burninate the tag! (Feel free to give specific reasons in the comment.) Please vote on yes/no just by upvoting on the answer you agree with.
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Should we merge the tags "hash" and "hashing"?

If there is any distinction between hash(es) and hashing, the differences are small in the context of computer science. We usually study hash functions to do hashing, and hashing is impossible without ...
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Do we need both cluster and clustering tags?

Cluster is allocation unit, coupled together computers or parallel file system. 34 questions use it, none properly. Moreover using definitions I know, properly tagged question would be off-topic. ...
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Warn when some tags are used

As D.W. points out, something like this was already implemented on StackOverflow! Hence, this feature only has to be turned on. I propose that this feature is turned on on all the language-specific ...
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What is the difference between [asymptotics], [big-o-notation], and [landau-notation]?

In the context of CS, "Big-Oh Notation" is probably a synonym of "Landau Notation", even though there is more than O to Landau notation. I'd propose to get rid of the extra tag. Both are subsets of ...
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Should we merge "graphs" with "graph-theory"?

+1 I would say applications of graphs in CS do not fall in under graph theory as a mathematical field (research area), e.g. all the A* questions should be labeled ...
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Tag mapreduce is ambiguous

Thanks for bringing this up! Since you already have a good overview, please propose edits that remove mapreduce from computability questions and propose a tag description. If you can't access that ...
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About [recursion-theory]

I propose to create the synonym computability ← recursion-theory The terms may come from different schools, but as far as I know, describe the same field. In particular, a function is recursive (in ...
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Wrapping up some tag discussions

Implemented on Sep 21, 2016 About the tag graph-algorithms Create synonym graphs ← graph-algorithms and add algorithms if not already present. What about tags random and randomness? Create synonym. ...
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Tags around partitions

I think we mostly have to differentiate between partitions of integers and sets. The latter appears in many contexts in CS but we have other tags to clarify the context. Therefore, I suggest the ...
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rethinking programming language tags

I posit that the presence of those tags gives newbies the impression that their programming questions are on topic here. Even if there are theoretically good questions for these tags, in practice ...
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Can program-verification be made a synonym of software-verification?

This fell through the cracks. Nobody ever made the argument that they should be different, I know the topic and I can't spot any difference as to how these tags are used, so I've merged them.
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Should the book "Types and Programming Languages" have a tag?

I will no be opposed to the creation of such a tag, but in my opinion, it is a bit weird. I feel that tags should describe concepts, themes, families of algorithms, etc. For example, the research on &...
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Two tags for matrices

Back in the day, we decided to use the plural of things as tag. I created a synonym matrixmatrices. FWIW, note that every ...
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Should [numeral-representations] and [number-formats] be merged?

Looking through questions tagged numeral-representations and questions tagged number-formats, I do see a difference: numeral-representations is almost exclusively about representations of integers (17/...
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Burninate tag: pseudocode

No Keep the tag because it serves a useful purpose! (Please explain that purpose in a comment or separate answer.) Please vote on yes/no just by upvoting on the answer you agree with.
David Richerby's user avatar
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When is the proof-techniques tag appropriate?

I've gone ahead an suggested a new tag description to proof-techniques: Questions about general methods and techniques for proving multiple theorems. When asking about the proof of a single ...
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Tags efficiency and performance

I tend to use “performance” to mean run time, whereas “efficiency” applies to any resource: CPU time, memory, power… Since optimizing for efficiency is usually a compromise, I don't think efficiency ...
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Should we merge the tags "hash" and "hashing"?

Some stats: there are 145 questions tagged hash, 121 of which not tagged hashing as well, and 55 questions tagged hashing, 31 of which not tagged hash as well. This seems to suggest that they are used ...
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How do we want to tag questions about parameterized algorithms?

No, there's no need for a new tag We have enough tags already, so there's no need to create one for a niche topic. [feel free to add additional reasons]
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Burninate/synonymize tag: definition

Now that there are no questions with the tag, it will disappear from the list of tags overnight. Moderators can make it a synonym of terminology but I don't see a compelling reason to do so. Stack ...
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Should [numeral-representations] and [number-formats] be merged?

I propose we merge the tags, without any additional cleanup and have number-formats as the main tag. Rationale: While @Gilles notes that the tag numerical-representations is almost exclusively about ...
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Should we merge "graphs" with "graph-theory"?

+1 From Wikipedia, ... graph theory is the study of graphs, ... I don't think there is any difference between "graphs" and "the study of graphs".
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Should the book "Types and Programming Languages" have a tag?

I have a few personal criteria for when we should have a new tag. Are there many questions that benefit from the tag? https://cs.stackexchange.com/search?q=types+and+programming+languages+book gives ...
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Renaming `graphical-models` tag to `graphical-model`

I've created a synonym graphical-model → graphical-models, so both names can be used in searches and the tag will be preserved if a question is migrated from another site that uses either spelling. ...
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Renaming `graphical-models` tag to `graphical-model`

On cs.SE, we have decideded back when to always use the plural. While I'm sure there are exceptions (which can be fixed by creating new tags an link them as synonyms), that has been our convention. I ...
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When should the "lists" tag be used?

Tl;dr: Both is fine! We have different levels of tags: some, like complexity-theory, cover entire fields of research; others, like rice-theorem, relate to a very specific thing. The idea is to ...
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Tag mapreduce is ambiguous

This is the initial proposition for the tag excerpt. Map reduce is a programming model for parallel programming. Questions about parallel architecture and speed-up analysis using map-reduce should ...
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How do we want to tag questions about parameterized algorithms?

Yes, create the parameterized-algorithms tag There is a significant number of questions that are tagged parameterized-complexity that aren't about complexity at all, but are good questions about ...
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