Questions tagged [tags]

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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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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What is the difference, if any, between the protection and circuit-protection tags? Merge them?

I noticed today that we have protection and circuit-protection tags. The former is currently on 302 questions and the latter is on 121. The tag wiki excerpt for the former says: Ancillary ...
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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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The “system” tag

What is the generic system tag supposed to be about? There's already control-system and at least the most recent "system" questions are just of the latter kind. It would take a bit of stamina just to ...
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The “resonant-converter” tag

Is the resonant-converter supposed to be only about DC/DC resonant converters, such as these or other resonant oscillators in general? The questions in there seem a mixed bag, including induction ...
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General vs. Specific Tags

I noticed a recent discussion about the use or deletion of the circuit tag. Is there value in using general tags in addition to specific tags that are often essentially sub-categories of the general ...
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Why had EE.SE no 'hardware-software-codesign' tag?

Regarding this question on SO and the follow-up discussion on MSO, I tried to find the hardware-software-codesign tag to 'proofe' that this question could be asked ...
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The “divide” tag

Can anyone figure out what it's supposed to be about? It has no usage guidance and anything from voltage/current/frequency dividers to floating-point division algorithms seems to be in there. https://...
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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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Simulink/Simscape tag

At present there is a matlab tag, which in itself is very odd for an electrical/electronics section. Matlab and an associated tag would naturally reside within Stackoverflow. Two products that exist ...
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The “shield” tag

Prompted by this question, I'm bringing up the shield tag. Searching "shield" under tags brings up: shield, shielding, and arduino-shield. shielding is exactly what you would expect it to be, ...
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Power electrical engineering tags

We currently have a power-distribution and a power-transmission tag. power-distribution - 31 questions. Utility-scale power distribution, i.e. electricity grids, substations, overhead lines. ...
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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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Poor abused Arduino tag

I'm taking on a background mission of deleting inappropriate arduino tags as they come in, like in How to switch a Bluetooth module with a P-Channel MOSFET high-side switch?, which has absolutely ...
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Icon for “mains” tag - warning sign

I was answering to this question: Connecting LEDs to 220v without using a power supply and I have an idea. Other sites have images on some tags, like this one for "android" tag on Stack Overflow: ...
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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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Should there be an “energy-efficiency” tag?

When trying to provide tags for "How can error correction codes reduce bit error rate, for same amount of energy" I noticed that there was no tag for energy efficiency. efficiency has the wiki summary ...
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Why can't I retag question?

I've come accross a question that definitely needs a retag. I have 334 reputation but the edit system boters me that I need to change at least 6 characters. I really motivates me to do a dummy change ...
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Are these tags really unnecessary?

I wanted to edit a question by adding what I consider to be relevant tags. The edit was rejected with two different reasons: The tags I wanted to add were the ones user_2 mentions: ...
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Tags: [pin], [pins], [pinout]

I'm pretty sure that the tags pin and pins mean the same thing and should be merged. Are they synonyms of pinout? If not, they could use a tag wiki that explains the difference. While we're on the ...
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Should the tag “ptc” be a synonym for polyfuse (like “pptc”)?

I discovered that there is a little-used tag "ptc" which appears to be used for questions involving polyfuses (Polymeric Positive Temperature Coefficient devices). The tag "pptc" is already a synonym ...
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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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Should [tag:stack] be split?

While there are only 8 questions tagged with stack, it might make sense to separate protocol stack questions from activation record stack (or more generally stack as as software data structure) and ...