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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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. power-...
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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 ...
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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 for typical circuits

Well I'm currently asking a question and couldn't find a tag to specify it.. The simple tag "RC-circuit" would've been a complete description and I'm wondering why those aren't there? When asking ...
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Is there any point to the electronics tag?

I noticed there is an electronics tag that seems a bit redundant to me. It appears to be used on a lot of questions migrated from Physics.SE such as Resistor on anode or cathode? presumably because ...
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Does it really make sense to have [uart] and [usart] tags instead of just [uart]?

usart has 14 questions while uart has 198 questions In most usart questions the fact that synchronous communication is possible, too, is not relevant, so uart would make more sense. Therefore I ...
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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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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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Tag for User Interface

I would like to propose a tag for "User Interface". While interfacing with a digital equipment user / developer has following UI components: Buttons Potentiometer LCD (txt and graphics) LEDs Rotary ...
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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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Do we need a "best-practice" tag?

I noticed there are two dozen questions tagged "best-practice". I don't think that's a good tag, it doesn't mean anything. Shouldn't it be deleted? PS: if a tag is deleted, how can be prevented that ...
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cleaning up tags

I see questions with the tags "bldc", "brushless" and "brushless-dc", often more than one of them for a question. Can these be combined into a single "bldc" (I believe that's the most common name)? I ...
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Do we need both [tag:solenoid] and [tag:solenoid-valve]?

Right now, we have the tag solenoid, which has 48 questions, and the tag solenoid-valve, which has 2 questions. Do we really need both tags? I contend that we do not: I see only a few questions ...
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Homework/school related questions under the education tag?

There are some pretty interesting questions about electronic theory that come from students asking homework questions, or studding for a test, however I am not sure that they fit under the education ...
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Tags for specific books

I think it would be helpful if tags for specific electronics books could be created. People learning electronics often study from books and if they're having trouble, say with a specific circuit from ...
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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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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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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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ambiguity of [CCS] tag

There are two completely different microcontroller IDEs, both of whose names commonly abbreviate to, "CCS" Custom Computer Software (CCS) compiler and IDE for Microchip PIC microcontrollers. Code ...
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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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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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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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Request to merge tags

I just read a question which was tagged both dimming and dimmer. That's tag abuse. I propose merging the two. I don't have a preference which one we should keep.
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Remove some tags

Most of the ones on the new tag page only have 1 question. Should we remove linker stack ue, probably a typo constants I already removed log on the one question that used it using the existing ...
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What to do with the Aluminum Tag?

What should we do with aluminum? There is currently a tag wiki edit proposed to read Aluminum is one type of capacitors. This tag can also be for cases/boxes, if the question is electronics ...
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Merging [tag: battery] and [tag:battery-operated]

I think that Why these two tags have different meaning, they can be merged to include all the questions relating to batteries, which means also battery powered circuits. What do you think?
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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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Should Charger, Charging, and battery charger tags be merged?

We have the charger, charging, and battery-charging tags, should they be merged? There are a few questions marked as charging that relate to capacitor and inductor charging, but all of the others ...
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DDR vs DDR2 Tags

Should ddr2 be a tag or should we go with something more generic, such as just DDR? I don't know enough about the technical details of DDR version to know if they are technically different enough to ...
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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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A tag for designing digital circuits

Currently when someone asks a question about implementing an algorithm in hardware, such as here, or about a vhdl or verilog problem we do not seem to have a succinct tag for such a domain. We have ...
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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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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 ...