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11:32 AM
You mention in your proposed tag-excerpt that other uses of "ideal" are closely related to the ring-theoretic one. The only reason I can see in restricting the ideals tag to the ring-theoretic sense, while leaving the filters tag open to various related notions, is the coincidence of how it is currently being used. I'm not certain if this is a good enough reason. The fact that questions may be (and usually should be) given multiple tags to help someone browsing decide whether a question is of interest strengthens, IMHO, my claim that the scope of ideals should not be restricted. — Arthur Fischer ♦ Jul 31 '12 at 9:30
I now find it odd that no-one suggested filters-and-ultrafilters back then. Or integer-partitions. Either algebraic-ideals or ring-theoretic-ideals would appear to be fairly unambiguous, as are set-theoretic-ideals and lie-algebraic-ideals (okay, the last one might be somewhat clumsy). — Arthur Fischer ♦ 2 mins ago
 

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