Would it be appropriate to create a tag for questions dealing with infinity, infinitesimals, or related subjects?

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    $\begingroup$ I suppose a tag for this would be appropriate, given that infinity is one of the more difficult concepts to understand. What name do you propose for the tag? $\endgroup$
    – JRN
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 13:57
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    $\begingroup$ I note that an infinitesimals tag already exists. $\endgroup$
    – JRN
    Commented Apr 21, 2017 at 2:44
  • $\begingroup$ @JoelReyesNoche, I waited for half a day and when there was no response I figured this particular meta site is not very active. Since, in particular, nobody expressed opposition to the idea. I created the tag yesterday. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 21, 2017 at 11:01
  • $\begingroup$ Are you saying you were the one to create the infinitesimals tag? $\endgroup$
    – JRN
    Commented Apr 22, 2017 at 5:09
  • $\begingroup$ @JoelReyesNoche, yes. Is that alright? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 8:16
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    $\begingroup$ Having the tag(s) is alright. I would however appreciate if there was not too much promotional content (some is fine, after all a point of the site is to exchange what are perceived as best practices; just don't go overboard :-)). $\endgroup$
    – quid
    Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 10:00
  • $\begingroup$ @quid, thanks, I knew I could count on your support. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 10:09
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I think it is alright to create this tag. $\endgroup$
    – JRN
    Commented Apr 24, 2017 at 0:25
  • $\begingroup$ @JoelReyesNoche, thanks. Since my edits around the infinitesimals tag were found a bit controversial, could you create the infinity tag? I think it would also be useful and make certain searches easier. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 24, 2017 at 7:36
  • $\begingroup$ It is not possible to create a tag in abstract. Tags are just created by being applied to a question. If you could propose a question that would be good for infinity I'll be happy to put it there. Or maybe I misunderstood your request. If you want the infinitesimals tag renamed, I can do this. $\endgroup$
    – quid
    Commented Apr 24, 2017 at 21:44
  • $\begingroup$ See e.g. matheducators.stackexchange.com/q/689/1385 @quid $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 7:26
  • $\begingroup$ I put the requested tag on this question. $\endgroup$
    – quid
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 9:51
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Does matheducators.stackexchange.com/q/1497/1385 seem appropriate for the same tag? @quid $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 9:52
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, this could be a good question too. I do not apply it right away, since I do not want to bring up too many old question to the frontpage at the same time. The site is quite low volume, so this is much more of an issue than say on math.se. I think you could just suggest the edit at some point in time. $\endgroup$
    – quid
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 11:52


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