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Do not include multiple tags in cleanup questions. Sometimes it isn't clear if two tags should be merged. A typical question for the "tags" tag asks that.

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Lithium tags need to be looked at again

We have a lot of lithium tags. We have lithium lithium-ion lithium-polymer lipo It looks like we need to clean up lithium and check to see if there are any questions that are on just lithium and put ...
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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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Would a Moderator delete the misspelled [verliog] tag?

Would a Moderator please delete the misspelled verliog tag? There is only one question with this tag: Basic Verilog Assignment The question title has the correct spelling of "Verilog". I ...
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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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Make [common-drain] and [source-follower] synonyms, and [common-collector] and [emitter-follower] synonyms?

I recently fixed the tags on a question about common source vs. common drain topologies, and I created common-drain since the question used that term. However, common drain is also known as a source ...
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Make [kvl] and [kcl] a synonym of [kirchhoffs-laws] tag?

I recently noticed some questions were tagged kvl (#1, #2), so I retagged them using the correct kirchhoffs-laws. There are currently 25 questions tagged kvl, and "KVL" is a common acronym ...
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tags: PADS and mentor-pads: same tag, not linked

I've just noticed that pads PADS is a CAD PCB editor produced by Mentor Graphics and mentor-pads PADS is a software package from Mentor Graphics used for schematic capture, PCB layout, and circuit ...
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Merging tags 'circuit-theory' and 'circuit-analysis'

The tag circuit-analysis has around 5000+ questions. And circuit-theory has around 100 questions which look very similar to the questions under circuit-analysis. Can we merge these tags to circuit-...
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Redundant [connectors] tag

There are two tags, connector and connectors, that seem to be the very definition of redundancy. I'm not familiar with exactly how the system here works, but if it's possible to have connectors ...
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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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Should the [operational] tag be made a synonym of the [operational-amplifier] tag?

The operational tag often appears on questions about op amps. In many cases questions would be tagged with both operational and amplifier instead of the single, correct operational-amplifier (at least,...
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What should the [transfer] tag be used for?

The transfer tag currently has no wiki guidance and is generally used on questions for one of two purposes: Questions about transfer functions, in which case the question is often tagged both ...
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Merge / synonymize [current-source] and [current-sink] tags?

I noticed that we have current-sink which has no tag wiki. I was going to add some information to the tag wiki but I noticed that we also have current-source, which mentions current sinks and (...
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Make pga tag a synonym of programmable-gain-amplifier tag?

Yesterday I created programmable-gain-amplifier (and added the tag info for it) after I answered a question yesterday about such an amplifier which used pga. There are a few questions which use the ...
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Time to burninate [small-electronics]?

There has been a tag small-electronics on this site, and I have no idea what it means. Is there such a thing as small and big electronics? I suggest to delete the tag small-electronics
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The topic of wholesale energy markets

I am interested in posting some questions on EE.SE on the topic of wholesale electricity markets as opposed to Economics.SE This topic is taught in many 400-level undergrad EE degrees that have a ...
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Is there a reason for [tag:texas-instruments]?

Is there a rationale for the texas-instruments tag? I don't see how that's a sensible category for engineering questions – if you want to talk about something like msp430, there's a tag for that, and ...
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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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Should the [tag:electric-machine] tag really cover transformers?

From the tag info (highlight mine): Electrical Machines are Electro-Mechanical energy converters. They maybe classified into motors (electrical -> mechanical), generators (mechanical -> electrical) ...
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Nix the reverse tag

The reverse tag is very meta, covers several categories. I nominate it to go away. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/reverse
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How should the [permanent] tag be eliminated?

permanent It has apparently been used on only 5 questions. Two are for permanent-magnet motors and generators and one for a permanent-split-capacitor (PSC) motor. I would be inclined to create ...
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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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What is with the ground tags?

We have several tags that are synonymous: ground, grounding, earthing. At the least we should roll grounding and earthing into ...
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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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Obliterate the "high" tag

The [high] tag serves no useful purpose and should be deleted. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/high
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Why do we have an [op-amp] and an [operational-amplifier] tag?

I've noticed that some recent questions have been tagged with both op-amp and operational-amplifier (e.g. this question). The former seems to be the main tag (it has a tag wiki and over 4 thousand ...
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Proposal of design-review tag

Seven years ago, I asked whether PCB review questions were on-topic. I think they're generally acceptable when they fit certain guidelines. However, I noticed that we don't seem to have good tags to ...
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Policy for redundant or "umbrella" tags

A user just added microchip to everything tagged pic. I and other reviewers rejected this, because things tagged pic is already inherently about microchip, so in this case it serves little or no ...
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Should "thyristor" and "scr" tags be merged?

These are two names for the same device, unless I'm missing something. I don't see any reason to have two different tags, especially when we have the capability of making one an alias for the other.
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Found what appears to be effectively a bogus tag - what to do?

This question has the tag lightn which has no other references. It's easy to delete the tag at the question itself, but how does one get the tag removed from the forum's list of available tags?
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Merging [Atmel] and [Microchip]

This answer to the question about the texas tag mentioned that other tags such as atmel and microchip both exist. Given that Microchip acquired Atmel a couple of years back, should we merge the two ...
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Which tag(s) should be used for Intel FPGAs?

Since Altera was acquired by Intel in 2015, Altera brand was withdrew. The company (Altera) completely became a part of Intel and all social media accounts were renamed "Intel FPGA". 1,2,3 Should we ...
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New tag request: resource-recommendations

I don't know whether this site is relatively new, but I don't find an important tag here, that I use often on Physics SE or other science SE. A new tag should be implemented: 'resource-...
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Tag addition: something like [analog-front-end]/[afe] or [signal-conditioning]

After encountering two questions(digital, analog) that mis-use the dc-dc-converter tag and editing the analog question, I realized that there's not a tag for a very common EE task: have a signal of ...
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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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Delete the 24V, 12V, (and maybe 5V, 3.3V) tags and discontinue use of tags associated with a voltage

What should we do with the 12V and 24V tags? I can't see a reason to group questions with the same voltage because many different types of circuits could be defined by either voltage. We seem to ...
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Should [flipflop] tag be changed to [flip-flop]?

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: flip-flop ... ... ...
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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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Can we have a mifare tag?

We have quite a few questions with this, https://electronics.stackexchange.com/search?q=mifare+is%3Aq, it's a particular technology people are free to fool around and with a wide professional impact, ...
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Should the [brushed-dc] tag be renamed to something more meaningful?

I just stumbled upon the brushed-dc tag which is attached to 5 questions about brushed dc-motors. The tag has no description and in itself is a bit obscure, especially for beginners. I think it ...
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Rename the superposition theorem tag

We have a tag named superpositiontheorem which is currently on 12 questions. Tags composed of multiple words generally use hyphens between the words by convention: How to format tags Use ...
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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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Wasting a tag to properly format code

I just added a "c" tag to make sure the code blocks are properly shown. STM32 Sleep Mode: Interrupt gets executed but the CPU stays in WFI. In this case, there was plenty of room for tags, but in ...
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Tag Cleanup: `imageprocessing` to `image-processing`

To better fit the style of multi-word tags, should the current tag imageprocessing be converted to image-processing?
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Component-selection vs Component-values tags

I was about to use a the component-values tag until I noticed that asides from not having a description, the component-selection tag actually includes selecting specific passive component values ...
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Why we need more reputation to add tags in our question

I have posted my question. As it was about timing and DS1307, so I wanted to add tag DS1307 but then it says you need to 300+ ...
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i don't have enough points on this SE to do this, but can someone add a tag?

there should be a tag associated with the ADC and DAC for sigma-delta.
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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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What is the point of preceding page title with a tag name?

When I am viewing a question, the browser page title has the form: Tag - Title where "Title" is the question's title field, and "Tag", it seems, is the first tag (alphabetically) assigned to the ...
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The "synchronous" tag

From the mysterious/ambiguous tag department, today I stumbled on synchronous. Just quickly looking at it took out a sigh of me. Various things can be synchronous, including (AC) synchronous motors (...
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