# What about the “static” tag?

It's a little used tag, and it's ambiguous: for some questions it refers to static electricity, and for some it refers to static variables in programming. I suggest to add a tag "static-electricity" and remove the "static" tag. I don't think for the programming questions the tag "static" is very useful.

• I'm in favor of static-electricity. Perhaps the moderators can rename the tag? If there is ever some merit in tagging for static variables, and I am not convinced there is, that ought to be a separate, unambiguous tag. – Anindo Ghosh Dec 3 '13 at 15:38

• If there's less than, say, 10 questions that are purely about the physics of static electricity, I agree with @radagast that it makes sense to have esd and static-electricity as synonyms. – The Photon Dec 16 '13 at 16:59