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.
So looking at the general static situation, I went ahead and cleared out the two other odd usages such as (static) timing-analysis. I also want to consider the antistatic and esd tags as well because these are really all similar topics. I agree that static is not a good tag and could easily be renamed, but I would like to have a more comprehensive solution.
General topics covered and proposed retagging:
- Protecting a circuit from static discharge. This includes handling precautions and techniques for storage and manufacturing, as well as circuit design for ESD protection. Currently covered by primarily antistatic and esd. This may be better suited to a new tag, esd-protection or we could make the wiki for esd more explicity inclusive.
- General static electricity phenomena. There are a few questions in static that would be suitable for renaming to static-electricity.
I think the topics discussing ESD need a tag starting with "ESD" or else it won't pop up easily in the tag search results, but everything else seems reasonable.