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Is [fun-stuff] on topic?

I just approved two edits removing the tag fun-stuff from the two only posts that currently have it: What are the limitations of performing music in space? How much force is in a keystroke? (...
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Can I actually ignore my ignored tags?

I decided to finally go ahead start using the ignored tags feature. So I added "homework" as an ignored tag - but the homework questions are still there on the main page, they're just greyed out, like ...
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Please vote on tag synonyms.

If you see this page, there are many "pending" tag synonyms. I' have noticed that very few people bother voting on tag synonyms. This post is like a request for people to vote on tag synonyms. ...
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What can be done about a tag which is a complete subset of another?

The physics-careers tag contains almost all questions also tagged soft-question. Those which don't are deemed off-topic and closed. Most of the questions ask about the details of working in some ...
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Tag burninate & blacklist requests for voting

As suggested by Natheniel in Redundant tags I, I'll make a single question and let people vote on the answers (containing redundant tags to burninate.).
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Criteria for the popular-science tag

At Getting rid of the popular science tag, Shog9's (rather reasonable, in my opinion) was accepted. So here, I think we should standardise the definition of popular-science. If the answers are ...
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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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Redundant tags III [duplicate]

After Redundant tags I and Redundant tags II, Redundant tags III is about tags about specific objects, meaningless to tag a question with . graphene air water earthquake nebulae ...
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Redundant tags II [duplicate]

Redundant tags I has been made more specific to overtly specific tags. Here are some which don't even seem to be about physics. x-ray-crystallography laws-of-physics approximations complex-...
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Redundant tags I [duplicate]

There are a lot of tags which are too oddly specific and not really about a specific idea in physics, e.g. temperature coulomb-branch pressure speed acceleration capacitance angular-...
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Tag Request - Highschool Level Physics

I suggest, that we introduce a High-School-Level Tag, as opposed to Graduate Level Physics(Currently Called Research-Level), To Bring a Basic Level Filtering system into action. There is some ...
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Getting rid of the popular science tag

Related: What is the purpose of the popular-science tag?, Can we encourage the "research-level" meta tag? What about a "popular" tag? We currently have a tag called popular-...
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The "discrete" tag?

discrete? Seriously? What kind of a tag is that? Too broad .
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What's the rest mass tag for?

What's rest-mass for? It's probably too specific. Why not burinate it?
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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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Tag cleanup - pluralization

As I was casually going through the list of tags, I noticed several whose pluralization stood out as... off. It seems to me that for non-unique things (so I'm excluding sun, earth, etc.) that are not ...
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FAQ questions (on the main site)

There are many questions which should be faq on the main site in my opinion. So I'm starting this meta post to vote on questions which could become faq. Add answers to propose faq questions, and ...
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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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Tag Request, Beyond Standard Model

The title sums it well. While Beyond Standard Model is an active area in physics(Check arxiv, there are more than displayable results), we don't have a tag for it....
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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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Do we need the relativity tag?

Do we need the relativity tag? Most questions using it are generally because it's a popular science question and the OP doesn't know which to use or because the OP used it along with general-...
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Is linking to an illegal pirate site for freely downloading copyrighted books a violation of copyright here?

I am currently editing the string-theory tag wiki, and I am adding some links to freely downloadable, copyrighted books at some illegal pirate resources located in third parties. However, is ...
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What is the fate of the engineering tag?

Given the discussion related to whether Engineering questions are on topic, we also need to consider whether the engineering tag has any reason to exist. We discussed it in the chat room using the ...
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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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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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Getting rid of "theory" tag

Most of the questions tagged theory are either closed (because they are advertisements of non-mainstream ideas) or tagged very irrelevantly. Many people like to pick on meta-tags, I've realised. But ...
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Proper meaning of the dimensional-analysis tag?

This question was tagged as dimensional-analysis by the OP although it has nothing to do with dimensional analysis. All the tags tagged with dimensional-analysis have something to do with units, and ...
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Why do we have an intuition tag?

Being subjective and rather vague, I propose that the intuition tag be done away with.
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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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Changing the name of the [tag:research-level] tag?

The tag research-level is supposed to be applied to questions which are not popular-science, which want technical answers. However, I think the name is very deterring to those who want to ask such ...
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Can we encourage the "research-level" meta tag? What about a "popular" tag?

I have been reading a bit of the meta discussion going on about the question quality here at the Physics StackExchange (SE). Especially in the wake of the demise of the TheoreticalPhysics SE, there ...
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Creation of a soft-matter tag?

I realized there is no tag about soft-matter, the branch of condensed matter / statistical physics. Would be great to add it, isn't it ?
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About the polarization tag

I've seen that a tag polarization exists. There is no definition associated with it. Unfortunately, it refers to a lot of different mechanisms, almost all of them having to do with classical ...
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gauss-law or gausss-law tag?

Apparently, it's Gauss's law, not (the) Gauss Law. I'm relying on Wikipedia here (and elsewhere), which sticks adamantly to the former. Please correct me in a comment if I'm wrong. I think that to be ...
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schrodinger or schroedinger tags: please standardize

What applies to Gödel,1 may also apply to two Schrödinger tags: schrodinger-equation and non-linear-schrodinger. The third one, schroedingers-cat, being "right" already. So, whatever you may think of ...
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What to do with unused, misspelled, or off-subject tags

When a tag has no questions related, or misspelled, or is not about physics, what can we do about it? Is there a way to flag it? Or to ask for deletion? Examples: mechancis,quant-ph EDIT: the ...
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Congratulations Luboš Motl [closed]

Luboš Motl has become the first ever user on Physics.Stackexchange to get a Gold Badge for a particular topic . He has earned the Gold Badge for quantum-mechanics , all time top user in the tag. ...
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What is the purpose of the popular-science tag?

I have just noted that we have a popular-science tag. What is its purpose? Does it mean that the answers are expected to be pop science level, that just the question is pop science but the answers can ...
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Why do i see a question in pink color?

Why is the question in the mid colored pink? I have been watching this from about an hour or so.
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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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How can we suggest synonyms to tags?

I have seen that tags have synonyms of it under it's description. How can I suggest a tag synonym?
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When can tags be merged or made synonym?

I have recently asked a question about the surface energy of solids when only the surface-tension tag was still available. Now there is also a surface-energy tag which is, in my opinion a more broad ...
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Just to be clear, we do support the homework tag, right?

I stumbled across this recent meta question on the computational science site. What struck me was one of the community associates pretty much declaring that the homework tag should be abolished, since ...
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Are there too many and/or specific tags?

Best with an example: there is a tag in the Physics Stack called "wavefunction". Is there any one who actually works on "wavefunctions"? Questions related to wavefunctions are questions about the ...
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What should I do if I see a homework-like question with no homework tag?

Ideally the posters should be applying the homework tag themselves, but if I see a question that looks like a homework question what should I do?
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More or less - same definition for both tags..?

While retagging, I get confused a lot as: "which is which". This is bugging me for a while... For now, the tag wiki definition of astronomy - Astronomy is a natural science that deals with the ...
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Is a thought-experiment tag appropriate?

Since thought-experiments are so common in physics, is thought-experiment something we should create?
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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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Map of 64 Tags from Physics.SE

I've just made a map of tags for Physics.SE. In short: tag size is related to tag popularity and edges are related to tag co-occurrences in questions. For me it looks as a "snapshot" of ...
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When is it appropriate to adjust the tags?

I just adjusted the tags of one of my recent questions since from reading the answer, I understand now better what I was talking about than before asking. But now I'm not sure if this was right ...