The use of flip-flop is more common than flipflop. In addition, Oxford's dictionary redirects flipflop to flip-flop in both UK and US versions.

Definition of flip-flop in English:


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  3. Electronics: A switching circuit which works by changing from one stable state to another, or through an unstable state back to its stable state, in response to a triggering pulse.

The tag info, which is taken from Wikipedia, also says flip-flop.

a flip-flop or latch is a circuit that has two stable states and can be used to store state information.

Flip-flop seems not only the common term, but also the correct one. So, should we change [flipflop] tag to [flip-flop] or do some kind of redirection?

EDIT: The tag is [flip-flop] on Stack Overflow, which is correct.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Only if we can change it back again next week \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Stratton Jul 13 '17 at 14:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ It seems no one had the idea to use a flip-flop tag yet \$\endgroup\$ – PlasmaHH Jul 13 '17 at 15:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ flip-flop requires extra typing if you don't know how to tab \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Jul 13 '17 at 15:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ @laptop2d This case is applicable to all tags that have dash (-). Flip-flop shouldn't be the only victim. \$\endgroup\$ – ahmedus Jul 13 '17 at 15:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ahmedus it was more of a observation, not a suggestion \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Jul 13 '17 at 15:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ @laptop2d OK, I got it. \$\endgroup\$ – ahmedus Jul 13 '17 at 16:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ @laptop2d but who really types out the entire tag? As soon as you start typing, you get a list of results, kinda like the Google search engine. \$\endgroup\$ – KingDuken Aug 1 '17 at 16:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ @KingDuken it was more of a observation, not a suggestion \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Aug 1 '17 at 16:34

There's no reason to change it. Anyone who types "fli" will be prompted with the suggested tag "flipflop" and will naturally select it.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ My concern is about the fault of spelling. Any impact on selecting/finding the tag has less priority. \$\endgroup\$ – ahmedus Jul 13 '17 at 16:12

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