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Why don't we have tags that differentiate off-the-shelf ICs and "integrated circuits"?

I've recently realized that the tag integrated-circuit conflates questions about designing Integrated circuits and questions about off-the-shelf ICs. Here's an screenshot illustrating what I mean: ...
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implicit tag: can we cut out the [electric]ity?

(A bad pun or play on words in the title of such requests is expected by tradition.) Remembering I'm not electrified by the existence of the blanket [electrical] and [electricity] tags, let's ...
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Remove all [tag:custom]-isation

There is no usage for the custom tag, and it doesn't seem to add anything but noise. Currently it is applied to 33 questions, a few recent ones, mostly quite old questions. All of them appear to have ...
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Merge [batteries] and [cell-battery] tags?

cell-battery appears on 285 questions but has no tag wiki. batteries also appears on 138 of those questions and its tag wiki indicates that its use is for "one or more electrochemical cells",...
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Merge 5V 24V 3.3V tags with power-rail

The tags associated with a voltage are back. SE discourages the deletion (burnination) of tags. The problem with these tags is they don't really define a group of questions well (a 5V tag could ...
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Remove the iron tag

The tag iron is used 29 times. Out of these, 17 are tagged soldering iron which is definitely the wrong use of tags. I suppose iron as in the material might be on-topic, when discussing various ...
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Make [diff-amp] a synonym of [differential-amplifier]?

We have both differential-amplifier and diff-amp, with the latter having far more questions than the former (> 100 questions). However, the former is the full, proper name. Would a moderator kindly ...
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Merge [schematic] and [schematics] tags

When posting my first question, I noticed the schematics (plural) and schematic (singular) tags both exist. I propose setting schematic to be a synonym of schematics. 1356 questions have only ...
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Can Processor and Microprocessor tag be merged?

processor and microprocessor are 2 different tags. Should they be merged since these terms are often used interchangeably?
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lithium-ion and liiion tags

I noticed there is a lithium-ion tag with over 1K questions and a liion tag with 39 questions. I'm thinking that perhaps most (or all) of the liion questions could be retagged with lithium-ion and ...
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block the [channel] tag

The channel 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. channel has 0 ...
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Would a moderator remove the misspelled [operational-amplifer] tag from a locked post?

I noticed the other day that there is a operational-amplifer tag which has "amplifier" misspelled (it is missing an "i'). I've been slowly replacing it on the posts which use it with ...
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Would a moderator edit out the deprecated [learning] tag from the locked posts which include it?

Over the past couple of days I've been editing out the deprecated learning tag from the several dozen posts which had it, since most of those posts are either off-topic or don't need such a useless ...
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Typo: [transimpedence] is wrong, [transimpedance] is right, but far less popular

We'll need to retag 89 questions with transimpedence. Is there a script that can automate that? Also, can we please blacklist transimpedence?
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Why is there a project management tag?

I noticed that there is a tag project-management. This should be explicitly off-topic and there is even a dedicated site for such questions, https://pm.stackexchange.com/. Notably, almost no question ...
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I'm not electrified by the existence of the blanket [electrical] and [electricity] tags, let's remove them, or at least blacklist them

Both these tags are typically used when the poster isn't intending to dig for an actually descriptive tag. Neither of these tags should be existing, as they apply to every single question on this ...
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Request to add a tag synonym or rename - safety-capacitor for x-capacitor

Ok, right now we have a single tag for dealing with safety caps and that is x-capacitor. But there is at least three types that I know of, X, Y and XY capacitors. When I went to ask a question about ...
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Cleaning up typo tags

Disclaimer: I am relatively new to this site and Stack Exchange Tags in general. I recently passed the reputation barrier for creating new tags and though to myself, "Hey, that's pretty cool, I can ...
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OK, let's clean up these STM32 tags [duplicate]

Note: This has already been completed. I'll leave the question for reference :) Some time ago, I asked this question about how we should handle the stm32 tags (stm32f1, stm32f2, etc). The ...
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Should we really have a DIY tag?

We have a tag diy which doesn't seem on-topic, given the tag wiki: Do It Yourself. Build, modify, repair something without the aid of trained professionals. This doesn't seem to fit the site, ...
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Mux, Multiplexer: Why not merge these two tags?

I just saw this question where the OP tagged the question as mux and multiplexer. Looking at the info for mux, there's no information whatsoever. With multiplexer, this is different. Is there a ...
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Tag Cleanup: [convert]

There seem to be a small but steady stream of questions being tagged as convert. From what I can tell, they seem to range from power regulation ("convert 110V to 230V", etc.), to digital logic ("...
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Remove generic tags: [loop], [controller]

The tags loop and controller are both common English words that have not been used in any particular consistent fashion. (controller even has a description saying not to use it.) I went through both ...
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Tag merge/synonym proposal: [esc] [speedcontroller]

The tags esc (113 questions) and speedcontroller (89 questions) are essentially the same thing, and both poorly named (cryptic or unhyphenated). I propose that they should be merged/synonymized, ...
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Merge [quartus] and [quartus-ii] tags?

I think we should merge quartus and quartus-ii tags. Both refer to FPGA/ASIC design software from Altera. Quartus II has been around since about 2003, and recently (since version 15.1) was re-branded ...
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Component Identification tag merge

When searching up on the tags, I found that there were identification and component-identification. Shouldn't component-identification be merged into identification as it already fulfills that ...
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What is the purpose of the legacy "legal" and "licensing" tags in EЕ SE?

What is the purpose of the legacy legal and licensing tags in EЕ SE? Should the tags, and questions using these tags be removed as now being off-topic?
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Do we need so many [protection] related tags?

I noticed that we have multiple tags related to protection: protection, circuit-protection, surge-protection, over-voltage-protection, and heat-protection. Based on the tag wiki excerpt for protection,...
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Tag Cleanup: [tag:combinationalcircuits]

There is a tag named combinationalcircuits which has 12 tagged questions that seem to range from mostly combinational logic circuit type questions to one about power electronics. There was also ...
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There's a problem with [problem]

The problem tag is impossibly, uselessly vague. Any question posted on this site is implicitly a "problem"! The questions under this tag have nothing at all in common, beyond that many of them are ...
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The "circuit" tag

Despite the circuit tag wiki saying "This tag is nearly useless" and "nearly useless. Consider using more specific tags to narrow your question down." -- which would seem to discourage its use -- the ...
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Clean up "time" and/or "constant" tags?

I noticed an old question about time constants which is tagged with time and constant as if the asker intended to tag the question with time-constant (which does exist). Then I noticed another one. I ...
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The "electrical" tag

I got thinking, and the electrical tag is pretty dumb. What's everyone think about nuking, banning, and retagging the affected questions? There are 197 at the moment, 30 of which are single tag.
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Should we keep [tag:electromagnetic]?

This tag seems at least ambiguous to me, besides the fact that it's so generic that it could include anything on this site. Ambiguous because otoh it can include at least: electromagnetic switch (i....
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tag synonyms suggestions

I2C and TWI should be synonyms, they are the same thing with a different non patented name Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Tag Cleanup - Current

Tag cleanup TLDR: Let's get rid of the current tag. Overview: Following up with this question on broad overused tags, I would like to see how people feel about cleaning up some of the really useless ...
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Tag cleanup: CFL and CCFL

Both "CFL" and "CCFL" are only used a few times. I suggest to make "CFL" a synonym of "CCFL". Technically they're not the same, but in every day use 99% of CFLs are CCFL, and CCFL is a nuch more ...
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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" ...
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Tag cleanup, episodes XIII-XVII

Some of these I could probably do myself, but I figure I've already cluttered the front page enough today. Rename lipo (55) to lithium-polymer, it's more formal Rename mains (59) to mains-electricity ...
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PIC18F2550 tag merging with PIC?

There seems to be a pic18f2550 tag. Why is that? It isn't really used. Shouldn't it be merged with the pic tag, before we have a tag for every PIC?
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lithium, lipo and lithium-ion tags

We have two tags, lithium and lipo. Now an edit to the first suggests that lithium batteries are disposable and non-rechargeable batteries, unlike LiPo ones. It seems a valid argument to have separate ...
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What shall we do with the 141 unused tags

There are currently 141 unused tags on EE, not counting untagged. There are irrelevant tags like australia, or mysterious ones like pe (poly-ethylene?). These tags will pop up as suggestions as you ...
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Do these tags need to be cleaned up?

The consumer-electronics tag has 4 of 6 questions that are closed. Should this tag just be removed all together? The x10 tag has only 2 questions, of which I think both are very poor questions. Should ...
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Tag Cleanup: rename [serial] to [uart]?

serial is fairly broad (what isn't serial nowadays...), and most of the current tags are really referring to UARTs (uart), but a (scant) few questions are using it more generally. Cleanup from that ...
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