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Increasing reputation needed for creating tags?

At present, the reputation threshold for creating new tags is at 300, making this accessible for relatively new and inexperienced users. A lot of new tags created now (2022) are unnecessary, or simply ...
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Tag *random* very non-specific

The tag random (without wiki) seems to be used for a lot of different things, like random factors, random variables, ... Probably a lot should be retagged, and the rest changed (by a synonym) to tag ...
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New tag [tag:probability-limit-theorems]

Created just now probability-limit-theorems I just copied from here: https://math.stackexchange.com/tags/probability-limit-theorems/info What do you think?
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New tag: "multi-classification"?

We have a tag classification, which covers the more basic situation of two classes, but also that of multiple classes. The tag wiki is taken from Wikipedia: Statistical classification is the problem ...
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Change tag 'metric' into 'metric-distance'

Many newcomer users incorrectly apply tag 'metric' (defined as a subclass of distances) to questions where word "a metric" is used by them simply as "a coefficient", "a ...
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Improve [hypothesis-testing] tag excerpt and description

The current tag except (and description) of hypothesis-testing reads Hypothesis testing assesses whether data are inconsistent with a given hypothesis rather than being an effect of random ...
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Fix a typo in [restricted-boltzman-machine] (RBM) tag

There is a typo in the restricted-boltzman-machine tag. Boltzmann is spelled with a double n but the tag currently has a single n. From this Meta post I got the impression the moderators can fix typos ...
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Normalizing Flow ? Can somebody who knows about that write a tag wiki?

Question in title: normalizing-flow needs a tag wiki ...
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What shall we do about the survey tags?

We currently have the following survey-sampling with 161 questions and a wiki survey-weights with 138 qs, a wiki survey 974 qs, no wiki polling 45 qs, no wiki voting-system 21 qs, wiki It seems to me ...
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Some tags need better names

I think that some tags need better names, and want to start out, but will ask here first about opinions and ideas. Distribution tags should have names ending in -distribution (there might be ...
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Improve Wiki for the `hypothesis-testing` tag

The hypothesis-testing tag is quite popular yet has a very brief Wiki. Extending it could be helpful. Unfortunately, I do not think I am knowledgeable enough to do a good job at it myself. Let this ...
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Tag [tag:image-segmentation] what is this?

Please, can somebody who follows image-segmentation or otherwise know what it is, write a tag wiki?
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wald-estimator tag: What is it?

What is Wald estimator? the tag wald-estimator has no wiki and unclear use, is it just a synonym for wald test, or something else? (some of the use should be retagged to wald-test.)
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How can I get the "Watched Tags" to override the "Ignored Tags"?

I have a number of watched tags, such as "causality", "confounding", and "regression". I have one ignored tag, "R", since I am not an "R" person. However, if a question is tagged both with "R" and ...
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New tag for the "Bayes theorem"

Shall we create a separate tag for the "Bayes theorem"? It is one of the crucial cornerstones of bayesian statistics and statistics overall. I find 1095 questions treating this topic.
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networks, social-networks and graph-theory tags

It looks to me like these three tags have a lot of overlap between them - so much that maybe we should to make them synonyms, remove one (or two?) of them or something. The tag descriptions seem ...
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New tag for ethics? Or is there already a tag which can be used?

There are some questions on site which are also about professional ethics. Some examples: Ethics of publishing covariate matrix, Likert Scale - Treatment of Neutral or Mid-Point of 5-Pt Scale (and ...
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Should we de-synonymize dummy-variable-trap and categorical-encoding?

Sorry for bringing this up again. I created a dummy-variable-trap tag yesterday. As I wrote, I was doubtful that synonymizing it to categorical-encoding is helpful. By now I am not doubtful any more:...
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Do we need a "dummy variable trap" tag?

To be honest, I was not even aware of the term "dummy variable trap" until a few days ago, but it seems like the term is popping up more and more frequently at CV (note chonological ordering). Do we ...
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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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Incorrect use of the reliability tag, we need a more informative tag name?

The reliability tag is meant for reliability of measurements, but today https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/414520/calculating-failure-rate-with-some-failure-cause-data-being-vague (and ...
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Should we make [deep-learning] tag a synonym for [neural-networks]?

We already have a thread on tag synonyms and merging the *-learning tags, but since deep learning is currently a hot topic, it probably would be better to discuss it separately. Should we make deep-...
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Can we resolve the lack of consensus about editors adding the self-study tag?

I recently looked over my list of reviews for 'suggested edits'. I found a fair number of cases where the majority vote was to approve the addition of the self-study...
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How to improve the description and usage of the [machine-learning] tag?

I've noticed that a specific user has engaged in a campaign to add the tag machine-learning to a number of posts that do not mention machine learning, particularly posts about neural-networks. I don'...
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PSPP has no dedicated tag

A meta question: how come https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSPP has no tag of its own? Its users are more command line driven than SPSS users which are more GUI driven....
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artificial-intelligence tag

We have 178 questions tagged as artificial-intelligence. As you can guess, those questions do not seem to differ anyhow to the questions tagged as machine-learning. Should we map artificial-...
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The tag [calibration]

From its excerpt: Calibration can refer to predicting an explanatory variable from an observation of the dependent variable; to adjustment of measurements to agree with value of some standard; to ...
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Do we really want a tag for Javascript?

We have a tag javascript (16 questions, 4 are closed). It was created in 2011. I saw it prop up again in the active questions feed earlier today. No question is tagged only with javascript, and it ...
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Should we have a canonical question about coincidences?

Right now, this question is marked for closing as a duplicate of this one. Yet the titles and subjects are totally different at first glance - and someone searching for something similar will have ...
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Should we have a "stratified-sampling" tag?

We currently have 279 questions containing "stratified sampling", and 84 questions containing ""stratified sampling"" (the phrase, including quotation marks). Would it make sense to start tagging ...
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Why do we have the [tag:coding] tag?

We have a tag for coding. But the description for the tag says it shouldn't be used and that it should be eliminated. It seems that either we should actually eliminate the tag; or else we should ...
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Shall we get rid of the [type-ii-errors] tag?

There is a tag type-i-errors which covers Type 1 and Type 2 errors; that is very clear from the excerpt and the Wiki. There is also a tag type-ii-errors which seems to deal with Type 2 error ...
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Need for and name of [acf-pcf] tag

@gung recently created the acf-pcf tag which now has 9 questions: 2 old threads tagged by @gung and 7 new threads (plus 1 migrated to SO). I have two questions about the tag: Do we need it? If we ...
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Should we have a [bias-variance] tag?

The bias-variance tradeoff is a specific topic that isn't quite the same as bias or variance (although they obviously overlap). It seems like questions about it are thus somewhat distinct. I wonder ...
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Do we need a "boruta-tag"?

Boruta is a feature-selection algorithm based on randomForest. In my opinion we should have a tag for this algorithm. Currently there are 23 questions related to boruta. What do you think?
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Improving [mathematical-statistics] tag excerpt

I've noticed a lot of questions with the mathematical-statistics tag where it clearly doesn't belong. I think this happens because naive users think all statistics is mathematical statistics. The ...
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Disambiguate tag excerpts for [d-prime], [sensitivity] and [sensitivity-analysis]

It seemed like these tags might sometimes get confused, can the excerpts be improved? d-prime is sensitivity index is a measure used in signal detection theory to quantify how well a signal can be ...
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Wiki excerpt for [sensitivity-analysis] tag?

The current excerpt of sensitivity-analysis is wrong; it's not necessarily about violations, just about variations in inputs, possibly unseen: Sensitivity analysis refers to methods to see if ...
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Partial moment tag

With this post Partial quantile moments? there was introduced a new tag [partial-moments] (so far without tag wiki). I think this (or some similar tag) could be useful, but my question is: What ...
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Should we have tags for specific datasets?

Some datasets are perennial favorites. Would it make sense to have tags for questions about these? If I'm asking about a specific analysis I want to apply to a dataset, it might be helpful to see ...
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How should we deal with the [normal-distribution] vs. [normality] tags?

We have a normal-distribution tag with 3158 questions, no tag wiki, and the following tag wiki excerpt: The normal, or Gaussian, distribution has a density function that is a symmetrical bell-shaped ...
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A ghost wiki excerpt after tag merge

My understanding was that when a tag B is made a synonym of tag A and merged with it, then if B had any tag wiki excerpt it would not be visible anywhere anymore. However, this apparently did not ...
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A new tag for mixture of data types

I've created tag mixed-data. I mean a mixture of variables of different types or scales. We long have tags [continuous-data], ...
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Do we need an [evaluation] tag?

We have a new tag, evaluation: For questions regarding the evaluation of experiments, including metrics. Is this something we should keep? It seems to me that probably most of statistics could ...
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How can one find tags with no wiki excerpts? How can one sort tags by recency?

In tags, there are options to see them by name or popularity or recency. For the first two, you can go through all the tags, but for recency, you can only see the most recent. It would be useful to be ...
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What is deep-rl?

We have a tag for deep-rl but it has no wiki and I'm not really sure what it is. Can anyone shed light on this?
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How to delete an empty tag?

There is a new tag coupla which is a clear typo of copula. I corrected it in the one post it is used in, but how do I delete the tag itself which is here: https://stats.stackexchange.com/edit-tag-...
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Meta-analysis of the meta-analysis tags

There are meta-analysis×654 and meta-regression×101 tags. Meta-regression is a particular approach to meta-analysis so it's a subset tag. 90 out of 101 Qs are also tagged with [meta-analysis], i.e. ...
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Should we do something about [mixed-design] tag?

I noticed that we have mixed-design×63 tag that did not have any wiki excerpt. Many of the questions are about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-design_analysis_of_variance, i.e. ANOVA analysis with ...
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Is "data-preprocessing" on topic for CV?

I was reviewing first post questions and came across one seeming totally off-topic tagged data-preprocessing. Curious, I found a lot of ML questions invoking this tag. My gut says "data-preprocessing" ...
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