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2017 moderator election Q&A - question collection

Cross Validated, as has been noted, is scheduled for an election next week, August 7th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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What should be rules for making and using tags?

One rule per answer, upvote if you agree, downvote if disagree.
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Current tag synonym candidates

Please post your tag synonym suggestions as new answers in this thread, one answer per suggestion. Upvote answers where you believe that the suggested tags should be made synonyms, and downvote ...
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What should the "best practices" tag be for?

There is a best-practices tag which currently has no usage guidelines. Currently it mostly seems to be used on questions which are very broad, particularly where there might be multiple approaches (e....
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The final death of meta-tags?

It did happen on SO, SU and SF: So shall we follow? beginner is the most used tag here... Update: Done. No more beginner and subjective....
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Do we need [basic-concepts] tag?

I am wondering if we need the basic-concepts tag (221 threads). It looks like an archetypal meta tag to me, and the SE policy is to not tolerate meta tags. We do have some particular exceptions to ...
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Is the [modeling] tag useful?

modeling is the 40th most popular tag, having been applied to 1820 questions so far. But I quickly scanned through a handful of the tagged questions and it didn't seem particularly helpful in any of ...
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What is the meaning and scope of our [data-generating-process] (synonym [dgp]) tag?

We have a data-generating-process tag with 20 Qs, no wiki excerpt, and a synonym dgp. Wikipedia mentions at least three different interpretations of the term:
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Ambiguous [combination] tag

See combination (113 threads). Some of these are combinatorics questions about counting combinations, some are about linear combinations, combining distributions, combining this, combining that... The ...
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What are the [scoring] and [scores] tags about?

I just noticed that we have scoring tag -- what is it about? It does not have description. It's content is pretty chaotic: from Good books/papers on credit scoring (my initial guess for what is it ...
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Is there a list of vague/meaningless tags with little to no usage guidance?

The about for 'basic-concepts' is: THIS TAG IS MEANINGLESS, please don't use it. Pick something more specific and descriptive. Likewise, the tag wiki is empty. Similarly, the about sections and ...
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Create [analysis] tag? + Update 2017: Delete [analysis] tag?

A recurrent issue in our forum is applied analysis questions. Not only are there ample examples in the CV network, but it comes up in Meta repeatedly. I think questions of the nature are appropriate ...
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What do you think of the new tag: identity

I confess that I made a new tag: identity. A search of 'identity' on the main site yielded 1110 questions, and being able to label something as an identity and ...
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Should we get rid of all the tags that were used only just a few times?

Simple query shows that we have lots of tags that were used only once, twice, or just a few times. Such tags are easy to burinate and re-tagging should not flood the main page if it would not be done ...
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