The tag is a useless meta-tag: this tag does not add any useful meaning by itself, it requires other tags to provide context. That's not how our tags are supposed to be used.

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There is no tag wiki to define what a "channel" is. In fact the word channel has different technical meanings in several different contexts, as can be seen from the wide variety of questions tagged channel

  • In a MOSFET, the channel is a physical region between drain and source, where conduction happens
  • In an ADC (Analog to Digital Converter), a channel is an input signal path
  • In a DAC (Digital to Analog Converter), a channel is an output signal path
  • Op amps, multiplexers, etc. sometimes the word channel is used to name a signal path
  • A band of frequencies in a modulated radio communications spectrum may be divided into sub-units called channels (frequency division multiplexing, time division multiplexing, etc.)
  • A baseband communications signal path may also be called a communications channel
  • The term "channel interleaving" is seen in DRAM memory architecture
  • Sometimes sales/marketing refers to the "distribution channel" i.e. selling parts through a 3rd party distributor like Avnet/Digikey/Farnell/Mouser/Newark
  • When I saw the instagram photo of the Ever Given lodged in the Suez at an acute angle, I needed to channel my frustration into something productive (sorry, I couldn't resist)

Just quickly scrolling through the (currently 60) questions tagged , I didn't see any questions where was the only tag. So it should be safe to bulk delete the tag.

As usual for mass tag edits, we should edit only a few at a time to avoid spamming the "active questions" feed. I'll hold off doing anything until I get some feedback from the meta channel...

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    \$\begingroup\$ I agree that the channel tag is to 'meta' (meaning that it is to broad/overreaching). There is no 'bulk deletion' of tags, we have to go through question by question and remove each tag then after that process is done, we contact a CM to get the tag blacklisted. \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Mod Apr 22 at 15:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ The tag is cleaned, could we get it blacklisted? (as of 4-27 it still can be used) \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Mod Apr 25 at 4:19

If someone wants an answer to upvote:

Nuke it.


If I could get help cleaning up the channel tag I would appreciate it, once the tag is removed I'll have a CM look at it.

Edit: The tag has been cleaned: Could we get a CM to blacklist this tag?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Should be ready to go now. \$\endgroup\$ – MarkU Apr 25 at 1:47

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