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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Shouldn't we disallow adding deprecated tags?

I sometimes remove the deprecated homework tag, and five minutes later somebody reads the question and thinks: "hey, this looks like homework", and adds the tag ...
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What meta-tags on E&R should be axed?

According to this blog post that I just came across: The Death of Meta Tags, the use of the [beginner] tag, as well as ...
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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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Blacklist electronics tag

As discussed here, this tag is deprecated since it isn't adding information and should apply to all questions here. @Kevin Vermeer♦ said to create a per-tag discussion to delete them.
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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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Yo, cool it with the tag updates!

It's nice to clean up the site, but be careful of the side effects. Every time you edit a question or modify its tags, it gets pushed to the top of the recently modified list. This means editing 20 ...
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Usefulness of the "supply" tag?

Shouldn't the tag supply be disallowed? It's almost always used together with the power tag, instead of using the power-supply. In any case it never refers to supplies in the logistics sense of the ...
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Ambiguity of the "RC" tag

Apparently the rc is used for both "remote-control" and "resistor-capacitor". I think we should do away with the ambiguous rc and use more explicit tags instead. For the first one remote-control looks ...
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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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Tags: Voltage, current, and power (oh my)

Another set of hilarious tags: voltage, current, and power Almost everything that isn't software could use all of those tags. voltage questions should likely be along the lines of: voltage-...
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How can I possibly know if a tag is deprecated or not?

How can I possibly know if a tag is deprecated or not? I see several people at "electrical engineering meta" mention that some tag or another is now deprecated. I can't seem to figure out which tags ...
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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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Remove circuit tag?

circuit isn't useful. It seems most people are asking about a circuit design question. But that covers well over half the questions, IMHO. Some questions with the tag are asking about AC wiring "...
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Muddy​​​​​​​​ tags

And you thought microchip might be bad? (I forgot, was it?) assembly (Ed: since fixed) something that's been assembled, or a low level programming language controller something that controls a ...
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Proposed Tag Merging

Should the usb tag and the usb-device tag be merged? Over half of the 79 usb-device tagged questions are also tagged usb, and a good majority of usb tagged questions are simply about usb devices, not ...
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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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Are we supposed to be seeing tags that have been merged/synonym with other tags?

Under the tags tab there are tags such as switches that shows up but is a synonym of switch. Are we supposed to be seeing both there? It seems to make it a little difficult to navigate tags.
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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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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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Remove robotics tag from all questions

robotics is a deprecated tag that defines a set of off-topic questions. For a question about electronics related to robotics it does not change the solution space or change anything about the ...