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What do I need to know about tagging?

From the tour of Chemistry.se: All questions are tagged with their subject areas. Each can have up to 5 tags, since a question might be related to several subjects. This post is a guide on ...
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Do we really need [homework]? [Part 3]

While we're on the topic of getting rid of tags, I would like to bring this up as a first step towards making a new closure policy. This has actually been discussed before. See: (1) Should we have a ...
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Should we create tags for common functional groups?

Often when I am tagging organic-chemistry there seems to be a lack of tags beyond this very broad one. reaction-mechanism seems to be very popular at the moment and generates quite a lot of good ...
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Should we stop using the homework tag? [duplicate]

Related: Should we have a homework tag? Currently, our homework policy mentions: 4. Use the homework tag Use the homework tag on your question, in addition to any other tags that identify the ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning [duplicate]

Note: While a lot of the information contained here is still somewhat relevant, it can be overwhelming at first. It also hasn't been updated for quite some time. For a more up-to-date version with ...
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The Great Retagging Event - Episode 1: The one-taggers

                TRE will be held at $\ldots$? Famous final words The Retagging Event (TRE) What good is in working so ...
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Functional group tagging - revisited

Back in 2015 it was decided that we should create and apply tags for a bunch of functional groups. See: Should we create tags for common functional groups? I'll be upfront about what I think: after ~...
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Should we delete and blacklist [reaction]?

I am officially changing the post to a tag-blacklist-request. I think, and so far there was no objection, that it is a meta-tag, and that it is not helpful. Unlike homework or reference-request it ...
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Should we extend the scope of textbook-erratum?

A recent question was brought to my attention due to the "close" review queue, where it was about to be closed: What is the product of alpha decay of Curium-226? I believe that textbook-erratum is ...
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Divide and conquer: Merging theoretical-chemistry, quantum-chemistry, and quantum-mechanics

Do the scopes of the tags theoretical-chemistry, quantum-chemistry, and quantum-mechanics differ noticably enough in order to keep them all or can we merge two of them? IMHO, the quantum-mechanics tag ...
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Throw in an idea for TRE (II)

TRE (I) was a success . . . depending on how you define it, but the majority agree, hope or guess. I could've just gone on and thrown in a new plan of attack since there are only so many ways to get ...
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Should we have a homework tag? [duplicate]

I'm not big in giving away answers for those doing homework, but I do think that questions with the "homework" tag on them cause, for me at least, a bias against the asker. This has been brought up ...
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What about the magic in the questions?

When watching TV, I admit I do that quite a lot, it is almost impossible not to get exposed to some kind of fictional depiction of chemistry or sciences in chemistry. Playing computer games is ...
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Creating 'material-sciences', was: merging polymers and plastics

In the spite of organic-chemistry, inorganic-chemistry, ... , environmental-chemistry, ... , I would like to propose a tag to be called "material-sciences" or "polymer-chemistry". (In line with ...
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Do we need the [iupac] tag?

So far there are only three questions tagged with iupac and it doesn't seem like any of them need it. Even if you think that the tag is helpful for these three questions, the fact remains that, well, ...
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Shouldn’t every question be tagged with its division of chemistry?

Walking through the questions something got me thinking. The tags organic-chemistry, inorganic-chemistry, general-chemistry, physical-chemistry, analytical-chemistry, biochemistry, quantum-chemistry,* ...
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Should we burninate the 'iupac' tag? [duplicate]

The iupac tag only has one legitimate usage but I consistently see it misused for questions about IUPAC nomenclature (such as this recent example). Is it really a necessary tag? I seem to spend far ...
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Everyday use of “Everyday Chemistry”

everyday-chemisty is a useful way for people to find questions that laypeople might ask about chemistry. It's a bit of a "meta" tag but we can hold (or re-hold) that discussion another time, since I ...
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Scope of Crystal-structure and X-Ray-diffraction

Today the crystallography appeared in Angular dependence of x-ray and neutron scattering factors. I thought we do not need this tag as we already have crystal-structure and I thought that we should ...
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Is there a difference between nomenclature and iupac

The description of nomenclature gives The naming of molecules and elements, usually according to IUPAC standards, but also the accepted uses of traditional ones. There is currently no description ...
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Should we do away with the 'naming' tag?

The 'nomenclature' tag is used 33 times, 'naming' is used 5. I consider these tags to be virtually synonymous and suggest we merge 'naming' into 'nomenclature', however in the interests of balance, ...
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Should we tag questions with elements they involve?

Many questions on Chemistry.SE will have to do with certain elements or molecules. In these situations, should the question be tagged with those names?
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The five-tag limit and its implications

As Chemistry.SE has grown, we have created many tags to help classify questions. I have been responsible for some of them, and I am also very glad to see others chip in with their expertise in ...
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Should we be more worried about [corrosion]?

Just came across this question on the main page, and noticed that we haven't specifically been paying attention to corrosion on the site. I'm concerned that we may be overlooking a major maintenance ...
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Can we please burninate the organic tag?

It was created recently and (fortunately) hasn't been used till now. It is pointless, unless somebody wants to advertise home-grown lettuce on Chemistry.SE! It is ugly and I do not want to use it ...
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Scope of [heterocyclic-compounds] and [aromatic-compounds]

Edit: Following a suggestion by Mithoron I've renamed it to heterocyclic-compounds which is also more in line with the tags that we currently have. Edit 2: I've also done up a tag wiki. Feel free to ...
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What is it with the nuclear?

We have a tag on the main site called nuclear. It is home to 48 questions and I do not object its general existence. However, I feel troubled by its name. Most tags are either nouns (e.g. bond) or a ...
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Perhaps let's eliminate [classification]?

classification has 14 questions right now, most of which would either fit neatly under terminology or could just have classification stripped off. Of the 14, two actually do deal with classification ...
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Is 'water' an appropriate tag?

I had the thought that water is a relevant tag, given tremendous range of water mechanics, and the people that that focus on water research for that reason. Also, many participants here may be those ...
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If I want to buy compound/element X …

There is a rather recent question that I am not going to link to because of the meta-effect, which asks for potential sources of an element. But of course, the meta-discussion here should not only ...
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Merging 'drugs', 'pharmaceuticals', 'pharmacology', 'medicinal-chemistry'

From my understanding, pharmaceuticals (8) are almost the same as drugs (5), cross referenced are two. I believe merging these two does no harm, and I would suggest to keep drugs as a synonym and use ...
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“Visualization” tag is undefined

The visualization tag has been applied to software related questions as well as questions involving light. Given that we already have a software tag, all software-related visualization questions are ...
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Should acronyms be tags or should tags be spelled out?

Acronyms are commonly used in scientific papers to conserve space and prevent authors from having to restate a long phrases. An expert may see certain abbreviations as common; however, a general ...
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Scope of esters tag

TL;DR As a continuation to efforts of setting the functional tags right (see here for background and more info) we need to gather community consensus on what the scope of esters should be. Since ...
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What in the world is “resource-recommendations”?

As of now, resource-recommendations has been created for 23 hours by Community user. Which leaves me with these questions: Why and/or how does a bot do this? How will this tag be doing anything ...
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What are appropriate tag(s) for (organo)sulfur compounds?

Beginning in the middle of 2015 we successfully introduced tags for common functional groups. In this discussion it was noted that thiols is rarely used and maybe not such a good tag therefore.[1] ...
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Is there any need for a real gas tag?

I was going to edit a question to include this tag, but then realized the "real-gas" tag doesn't exist till now! Most of the questions about real-gas are currently tagged under "gas-laws" like this ...
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Tag for dissolution process?

Is there any tag for dissolution (Dissolution) process? If not, can it be created?
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“Green-Chemistry” tag

Should there be different green-chemistry tag or it should be included in environmental-chemistry
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What is the teaching-lab tag for?

Simple question. What is the teaching-lab tag for? Should it be applied to questions regarding general lab procedure or does it (as the name suggests) have something to do with teaching? Most of the ...
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“Numerical-analysis” needs some love!

Tag: numerical-analysis Questions asked till date: 18 The problem: Evident misuse in a variety of problems from sig figs to kinetics to electrochem, simply because there is no tag wiki for this tag ...
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Merging resources into reference-request

I guess there are not a lot of uses for resources and it is currently only used three times. Basically all of these questions were asking for some kind of reference and I think the reference-request ...
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Tag for electrophilic aromatic substitution?

There are 14 questions mentioning EAS, 82 questions mentioning "electrophilic substitution", and 48 questions mentioning "electrophilic aromatic substitution", adding up to nearly 150 questions, ...
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Why is the “ft-ir” tag used to tag infrared spectroscopy questions?

Disclaimer: I am new learner to spectroscopy. I had posted a question recently related to infrared spectroscopy. What do s, m, w, m-w, and w-s mean in the context of infrared spectroscopy? A bit ...