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I'm a bit new to meta, but I recently posted a question and it requires converting to and from scientific-notation. I almost created a scientific-notation tag, but I'm not sure if I would be justified in doing so. I did a little research and found around 10 4 other questions that could be reasonably tagged [scientific-notation].

Should I create it or not? Also, any constructive explanation on the process of creating tags would be appreciated.

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Also, any constructive explanation on the process of creating tags would be appreciated.

Asking on meta is a good first step before creating a tag. We generally discuss tag creations here first. However, providing a list of applicable challenges and posting some suggestions for the scope of the tag are really helpful for starting a constructive discussion.

As for your specific suggestion, in general it seems like a good idea. The scope is a more important question here. It's probably not worth tagging every challenge which allows input or output in scientific notation. Instead, we should probably use the tag for challenges which are specifically about manipulating scientific notation. But even then we should be careful to make a distinction between the new tag and the existing .

So I'd suggest you add those challenges you have in mind into your question so we have something more concrete to discuss. I'll edit my answer accordingly then.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I wasn't considering tagging them scientific-notation, but I suppose that would be in order \$\endgroup\$ – FantaC Dec 11 '17 at 22:01

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