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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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 "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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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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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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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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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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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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Ban or synonymize [amp]

amp is a fairly awful tag, some use it in the context of current (amps...current by the way is another useless tag, not to mention voltage, circuit, and the like...but we're not here to talk about ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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tag for random number generators

Many people come here asking about something related to a hardware random number generator (HRNG), sometimes called "a true random number generator". A few people post questions related to pseudo-...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should we delete these superfluous tags?

Both hardware and projects are more or less useless IMO. Almost everything we do is hardware, and concern a project of some kind. Tags should help you to find a particular question. What's the use if ...
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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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Is [not-arduino] necessary? Is it a meta tag?

Today, the not-arduino tag was added to a bunch of questions. Apparently it is for questions which do not want an Arduino solution. Is it really necessary? If someone doesn't want to answer arduino ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need a tag for general "physics" questions.

physics maybe? What is negative voltage? What is the skin effect? Lightning bolt vs. batteries: a coulomb in everyday terms I see two various levels of this, for questions that are independent of ...
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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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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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Should tags, specifically excerpts, be descriptive or instructive?

There are quite a few tags that need cleenup, better descriptions and wikis. My question is, should tags be descriptive of what they represent or rather convey some sort of instruction to the user. ...
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Merging Computers/Computer Tags

Should computer and computers be merged? Which one should be used? computers is used the most.
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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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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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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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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. power-...
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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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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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in search of: official standards organization tag

standard is general, and apt to be misused. Something related to standards organizations would be helpful, though. Examples: IEEE, ISO. What could cover them all? Do you think this would be useful? ...
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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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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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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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Tag Cleanup: Tags to be Merged

Following up on this discussion about tags and this discussion about tags to be deleted, I am setting up this question as a list of tags that should be merged. Users can add tags to be merged to the ...
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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 ...