I noticed there is an tag that seems a bit redundant to me. It appears to be used on a lot of questions migrated from Physics.SE such as Resistor on anode or cathode? presumably because it's one of the few common one between sites, but if removed those questions would be migrated as as is the case with An amplifier with feedback.

There are 75 questions tagged with it at the moment and most look like they could do with better tags being applied rather than it being burninated. I wondered if there's any objections to it being removed gradually via edits and maybe an edit on the wiki for the tag to say it's deprecated?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Related meta posts: meta.electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/7/… and meta.electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/824/… and meta.electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/822/… . I think we need to burninate and blacklist this tag \$\endgroup\$ – W5VO Dec 11 '13 at 17:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ @W5VO, thanks hadn't noticed those originally. Considering one is tagged blacklist-request already and it wasn't done do you think it's worth waiting a day or two in the unlikely event someone posts a plausible objection and then me posting on Meta.SO with a few links so it gets more attention? I take it only a SE employee can actually do it unless you have some different way to request it? \$\endgroup\$ – PeterJ Dec 12 '13 at 7:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm following up with StackExchange employees to get it blacklisted and burninated. I think this post (and the others linked) indicate clear support for that over time. \$\endgroup\$ – W5VO Dec 12 '13 at 13:56

This tag has been removed from all posts and marked as "intrinsic" - it'll still be possible to migrate posts in that use it, but it'll be silently stripped and won't be allowed on any new posts or edits.

Please help clean up the untagged


You're correct that "electronics" is redundant, and should be avoided. Removing the tags (via a mod script, if these exist, 75 is too many to do by hand) would leave them untagged, but the untaggeds are a category which can be brought to attention, while a "properly" tagged question will get overlooked.

I'm not sure there's some incentive for working on the untaggeds, but in any case you can find them by a simple tag search, searching for "[untagged]". So, in summary, I'd prefer "untagged" over "electronics".


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