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For discussions about the site's tags - what tags we should have (and which ones should be removed), and what topics each tag should or should not include.

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Tag cleanup - burnination

In my recent perusal of the tags, I came across a couple that seemed unnecessary. Can we get rid of the following tags? proof-that-1-plus-1-is-2 Seriously, why? Even Mathematics doesn't have this as ...
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Misuse of [measurement-problem] tag

It seems to me that the measurement-problem tag is misused almost as much as the mathematical-physics tag. Would it make sense to (1) put a more clear warning on the tag description and maybe (2) ...
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Should we have a one-way speed of light tag?

We have numerous questions on the site about the speed of light, and we have the speed-of-light tag for them. However, since the end of October 2020, when the video Why The Speed Of Light* Can't Be ...
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To make successful question migrations, we need also proper tagging

If we vote a question to migrate away to a different SE site, there is also a non-trivial and lesser known requirement (documented here): The question needs to have a tag, which exists also on the ...
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Use of Material Science Tag

I'm trying to get some clarity on the scope of the material-science tag, or perhaps figure out another tag with the meaning I want. I was reading this question and thought that only a tag of "...
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Tag(s) for amorphous solids, glasses and quasicrystals

I would like to discuss the creation of one or more tags for amorphous solids, glasses and quasicrystals. There are many question on the site which address specifically glasses and the glass ...
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MathJax in Tag Wiki

While editing a little bit in the tag wiki lately, I noticed that the preview for MathJax is somewhat…strange. Examples include: it takes much longer for the preview to update in the tag wiki edit ...
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About molecules tag

I recently asked a question related to atomic and molecular physics and noticed that there is a tag of "atomic physics" but not for "molecular physics". To some extent, I think that the latter is ...
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Tag for free energy

I recently proposed the tag free-energy, and wrote a usage guidance for it; however, it has been almost immediately set as a synonym of energy. I am wondering, however, whether we should have a ...
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Renaming visible-light?

I've noticed the visible-light tag has a tendency to be incorrectly applied in cases where the OP happened to have visible light in mind when they asked the question, but they are really asking about ...
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Editing tags not allowed because not 6 characters?

I was trying to edit the post "Big Bang Anybody?" by adding a popular-science tag to it.. While until now, even if I didn't edit the body of the post, I could still edit the tags. However, it seems ...
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Should we have a tag for quantum technologies?

I just noticed that there is not "quantum-technologies" tag on physics.SE. There are various related tags such as quantum-computing, but many other realizations of quantum technologies also do not ...
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Stop [efficient-energy-use] tag!

The tag efficient-energy-use seems to be rather ill-defined. The tag wiki excerpt states: Use the tag Efficient Energy Use in questions having to do with processes or engines or constructions where ...
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Tag for mesoscopic physics?

I'm just wonder if a tag for mesoscopic physics should be welcome? I guess so :-) Enjoy up/down-voting for this forgotten topic :-) Some examples found those days: https://physics.stackexchange....
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Illustrative pictures for the tags Info page

I find that the tags Info page is somehow hard to read. Would it be useful to have a simple pictures to illustrate the tag like the Wikipedia pages, for example putting the figure on the right hand ...
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Tag merging: “Star: and ”Stars"

It seems that star and stars are two separate tags and there's not good reason for them to be so, especially when the latter is ...
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AMO tag [Do we have one?]

Can we have a tag for questions related to atomic, molecular and optical physics? I'd suggest "AMO-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics". On a related note, how many tags we have here match APS ...
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Is hydrostatics the appropriate tag?

I just do not know where to write this remark. Apologies if this is the wrong place. Also I do not know whether the discussions about tag creation are available. I did not find the one about ...
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Are “Help solve this equation” questions “homework”?

I have come across several questions along the lines of "How do I complete this derivation?" where the answer sometimes is just mathematical, but generally they need some sort of physical insight to ...
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Tag cleanups on our meta

I just noticed that a lot of our tags here do not have any wikis/excerpts, and they seem like they're almost identical. Can someone please suggest how they're different and whether or not we should ...
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Heat is both a tag, and a synonym of thermodynamics

Why is this? Should we do something about it?
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Tag for 'general-relativity' does not load in rss feeder

I'm using the latest version of RSSOwl and the tag [general-relativity] does not load any questions. The feed sits next to the other feeds I have and actually looks for questions every time I try to ...
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Should we have a badge / recognition of well-cited answers? Questions?

It has been said that "citations are the source code of Physics.SE" References are how citations are added to a posting. Should we recognize good citation/reference practices via: a badge after a ...
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Proposed Tag: 'derivation'

Would a 'derivations' tag be useful? i.e. for questions asking about the derivation of established laws and equations. In my experience, understanding derivations (at least of college-level physics ...