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The result of the move request was: Moved without dissent. Nathan Johnson (talk) 17:39, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.
The reason for moving this away from Stack (descent theory) was good but childishly naive. It didn't seem to occur to the person proposing this that the lay reader seeing "descent theory" would probably think it's about genealogy, or otherwise fail to realize it's about mathematics. Things like that should be borne in mind when choosing article titles! If Wikipedia were supposed to be simply an encyclopedia of mathematics, that would be another story.
But now we have this problem: Some pages link to Stack (descent theory). Linking through a redirect is not always really a problem, but in this case the present title seems clearly preferable. I've fixed _some_ of those links. Can others help with that too? Michael Hardy (talk) 18:53, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
Changed the remaining links in _articles_only_. --Cspan64 (talk) 21:41, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
The adjective "stacky" is used at e.g. Toric stack; can it be defined here please? Equinox (talk) 13:56, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
I don't think it has any technically specific meaning; but it usually means "related to stacks". For another example, see Behrend's trace formula, which talks about the "stacky way" of counting objects (namely don't ignore automorphisms). -- Taku (talk) 20:47, 26 August 2015 (UTC)