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Can we refrain from using 'dft' as a tag for density functional theory?

I strongly encourage y'all to spell out tags as much as possible unless it's a dead-standard term as an abbreviation even outside your field... Like... scuba. I'm happy to synonymize any of these to ...
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Tagging, it really is important and we need to focus more on it

It might have been noticed by some people, that Cody went through and implemented most (if not all) of your suggestions the other day. For example he removed the "functionals" tag from every question ...
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Should there be tags of specific (major) versions of software suites?

Someone else might have a more relevant opinion than me, since I do not actively use the three software suites for which you propose introduction of new tags: ORCA, VASP, and Gaussian. I know that ...
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Making the software tag work for you

My view on these is that [1] is probably an overly general use of the tag (can just include tags for the specific program(s), while [2] and [3] are different enough to warrant separate tag (perhaps ...
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Shouldn't this site have an open-source tag?

Thanks to Tyberius, we now have 7 questions in the open-source tag. I felt indifferent about having a tag for open-source-software, because there was already the software tag, and I couldn't see ...
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Can we have some tag synonyms created?

I've merged and synonymized the two tags you mentioned, but in the opposite direction. I'm going to recommend non-shortened tags as much as possible. You have 35 characters; unless you can't fit it, ...
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New diffraction, electron-diffraction and transport tags, were these the best choices?

I am happy to see you participating, and to see you genuinely making your best possible effort to keep the tagging system as close to optimal as possible! It's hard to tell a priori how new tag names ...
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Pending edits on posts, to be made when the site is lower in traffic

I felt the last few days were slow enough, so I edited the tags on these questions. There are currently no other questions with hessian. While nothing prevents this tag from being re-added, I have yet ...
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Should there be tags of specific (major) versions of software suites?

I agree that it would be good to introduce these tags. As the SE matures, we will have higher-level questions and since this is the SE that deals with development of matter modeling codes, these ...
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What should the tag for "ab initio" be?

If with ab-initio(-calculations) you refer to wavefunction-based methods, then it would probably be better to call the tag like that. Apparently in the physics community (Is density functional ...
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Where would hierarchical tagging help us?

One benefit of this would be reducing the need for broad, "field-specific" tags. Electronic-structure programs like gaussian, qchem, molpro, etc could all be classified under electronic-...
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