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Q: Geodesic path on the unit sphere with the sup norm

TCLLet $X$ be the unit sphere of $\mathbb{R}^n$ with the sup norm, i.e. $X=\{x\in\mathbb{R}^n: \|x\|_{\infty}=1\}$. Let the metric $d$ on $X$ be the geodesic metric induced by the sup norm, i.e for any two points $x,y\in X$, $$d(x,y)=\inf \{\ell(\alpha): \alpha \mbox{ a continuous curve on }X \mbox...

Of course, the tag should be removed. Are there some other suitable tags. I have suggested . Would perhaps or be suitable. (Probably not - the use of sup-norm makes it somewhat different from manifolds where we usually deal with geodesics.)
 
 
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1:52 PM
I will probably eventually ask about this on meta (but not now - I do not want to have two questions about deprecated tags so close after each other): Does anybody remember relevant links to meta/tea discussions which decided that and are now deprecated?
I have some idea what the reasons might be. (Both tags cover too many various area. Algebraic topology, general topology, differential topology etc. can be broadly considered . Similarly the questions about plane geometry, Euclidean geometry, algebraic geometry, differential geometry were probably tagged by .)
Still, it would be nice to see the original discussion about this.
 
 
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3:19 PM
@MartinSleziak: These tags have been deprecated for a very, very long time. I don't remember the specific discussion where they were deprecated. Some relevant tea discussions are in the very long "tag merger/rename requests" thread: tea.mathoverflow.net/discussion/34/5/tag-mergerename-requests
 
@Fran├žoisG.Dorais Thanks for the reply, I'll have a look on other pages of that thread too, on the one you linked I see your post saying that: "Some tags get created by accidentally splitting hyphenated tags (e.g. [algebraic] [topology] instead of [at.algebraic-topology])."
I would not expect that the tags I mentioned above were created in this way.
As I mentioned above, I was planning on posting on meta something like: "Which tags are deprecated and why?"
And in the body of the question I would ask for tags which are deprecated, reasons for that decision, links to past discussions.
Do you think that such post on meta would be useless?
Are there some (still existing) deprecated tags other than ?
 
@MartinSleziak That was a worse problem on MO 1.0. I don't think it's much of a problem since we finally got rid of algebraic and differential.
 
But I guess since many questions on are being bumped now anyway, it still makes sense to remove the deprecated tag from them right?
Similarly for the new questions.
This is along the lines of my question on meta: What is the correct way to handle questions with deprecated tags?
BTW this room has reached 2k messages - assuming the numbers in the room info are correct.
 
 
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4:39 PM
And since we are already discussing tags, what do you think about the tag ?
I have to admit that I would not be sure which questions should be tagged with that tag. Should it be simply removed?
There are currently two questions with this tag:
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Q: Beauty of some numbers discovered by Ramanujan

Khadija MbarkiI am a graduate PhD student and my topic is analytic number theory. I am also a mathematics teacher. I am planning to give a course to pupils in high school that motivates them to study arithmetic and see the beauty of numbers. For instance, I have enough informations about the golden ratio. I wa...

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Q: Going beyond the Sylvester and Schur theorem with regard to $x,x+1,\dots,x+n-1$

Larry FreemanI was recent reading through Paul Erdos's classic elementary proof of Sylvester-Schur. It occurred me that there is a simple argument that when $x$ is sufficiently large and if $p_i$ represents the $i$th prime such that $p_i \le n < p_{i+1}$, then there are least $n - i$ numbers in the sequence...

But arjafi's query reveals that this tag has been created and removed in the past.
And I see that this tag has been mentioned in this room before:
Aug 28 '13 at 21:38, by François G. Dorais
Is anyone working on the "elementary" tag?
Aug 29 '13 at 8:58, by quid
@FrançoisG.Dorais re elementary, it is the next thing on my list
I see a link here - which goes to a deleted answer (being below 10k I do not see the answer):
Oct 16 '13 at 19:44, by quid
@FrançoisG.Dorais not to be insistant but just in case my first comment from some weeks ago fell through the cracks: IMO could now be deleted, see here http://meta.mathoverflow.net/a/700/9072 for context
From Wayback Machine I can see that the linked answer was indeed about .
Other two answers which are now deleted but are shown in that snapshot are and .
 
 
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5:53 PM
Somewhat marginal question: Would it perhaps be better not to delete such discussions? If it stays, when the tags reappears we have link to discussion which lead to its removal. And I can imagine asking about the tag in "Help cleanup tags!" - only to be told by users with privilege to see deleted stuff that this has been discussed before.
Although in this case specific case the discussion is still in the Internet Archive.
I see that you have already merged into . Thanks for that!
I kind of expected to see there if some of the mods does something with this tag. But probably makes more sense.
 
6:07 PM
The only case where mods can't do efficient retagging is cases like geometry where there are lots of targets each with lots of cases.
 
Well, would still be an option - but probably not a good one. I suppose it's better to retag them manually, since in that way many question would be missing correct tags, right?
 
Nothing beats manual retagging, but it's good to avoid excessive bumps. If there were more retagging enthusiasts, we could have a retagging spree for a few days and get rid of stubborn bad tags.
 
Well, I guess some users would be very grumpy in case of retagging spree.
But the point is moot anyway - it seems to me that there are not that many users here at MO who care about tagging of the questions and who are familiar enough with the tags.
I probably would be hesitant to join myself since I do not know enough about the tags on this site.
I know that at chemistry.SE they had something call The Great Retagging Event. But this requires both sufficient planning and enough dedicated users.
Here on MO most posts on meta about remain unnoticed, or at least without response.
 
6:33 PM
Still, the situation here is probably better than at math.SE where several new tags are created each week.
 
 
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7:47 PM
It seems that there are also other users helping to removed tag from new (or recently bumped) questions. For example, this Joseph O'Rourke's edit.
 

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