We have a number of questions on absolute values of random variables, e.g.

Somewhat to my surprise, we don't seem to have an tag that would allow searching for questions that carry this tag and, say, the or one.

In fact, the sheer desirability of such a tag seems so obvious to me that I am sure I am missing something. So: what argues against such a tag? Or should we create it and start (judiciously) retagging?

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    $\begingroup$ I don't think anyone explicitly did not create the tag because of some argument against it. No one has simply created it yet. If you see the need, go ahead. $\endgroup$ Commented May 14, 2020 at 11:30
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    $\begingroup$ @gung-ReinstateMonica I have explicitly created the tag (and engaged in some exuberant new tag-application) precisely to give folks the opportunity to explicitly unmake the tag. :) $\endgroup$
    – Alexis
    Commented Jul 16, 2020 at 17:52

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I see value in this suggestion, and have created the tag, and invite you to improve upon both my quick and dirty précis and the info page.

I also invite anyone critical of the tag to motivate its reform or removal in a separate answer.


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