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Should we allow tags for each and every different method/algorithm? Or should these be combined in topical tags like "iterative methods"? I'm a bit afraid that many tags will only be used in a single question. For example, I noticed that there are already tags "minres", "qmr", ...

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For reference, the tags were cleaned up on March 29th. See Request for Comment: Tag clean-up for more details.

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No, we shouldn't. Please mention any tags you have encountered that you think should be deleted/removed, and Geoff and I will go through the list on Sunday and remove them. You can also suggest that a tag be merged into another tag if you think it is too specific (and there is a more general tag to catch it with).

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  • $\begingroup$ ok. I'll see if I can find some time before Sunday. Is there any quick & dirty way to get a dump of all tags? What's the best way to communicate with you guys? $\endgroup$ – GertVdE Mar 9 '12 at 15:01
  • $\begingroup$ with a little parsing, you can get them from 1, 2, and 3. $\endgroup$ – Aron Ahmadia Mar 9 '12 at 16:00
  • $\begingroup$ You can either open meta questions (which pings the moderators) as well as leave a message in the SciComp Chat Room, which Geoff and I also try to keep an eye on. $\endgroup$ – Aron Ahmadia Mar 9 '12 at 16:04
  • $\begingroup$ @GertVdE: Aron and I have talked about this issue in person, and my position can be found here on an answer to another tag question in Meta. I support the consolidation of singleton tags; we should only have tags for each algorithm when such tags can support at least 5-10 questions, and the question is specific only to a single algorithm, because there is a 5 tag per question limit. $\endgroup$ – Geoff Oxberry Mar 10 '12 at 5:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Geoff: I've gone through all tags indicating which ones to keep, rename, merge (according to my gut feeling, of course). I've made a table of this. How do I get it to you both? $\endgroup$ – GertVdE Mar 10 '12 at 20:47

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