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Should we really have a DIY tag?

In the description, there is "repair", but also "build, modify". And even if we just consider "repair", you can "provide details and have some electronic knowledge to perform measurements, provide ...
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Mux, Multiplexer: Why not merge these two tags?

There doesn't seem to be any point having both of them. I've proposed the tag synonym on the multiplexer page to have mux mapped to multiplexer as they are basically common terms for the same thing.
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block the [channel] tag

If someone wants an answer to upvote: Nuke it.
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The "electrical" tag

I'm in favor of removing it. While one could argue that we do allow non-electrical questions (signal/control theory, embedded programming, HDL, history...), all of those subjects are on-topic because ...
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I'm not electrified by the existence of the blanket [electrical] and [electricity] tags, let's remove them, or at least blacklist them

I agree with you, but as I'm currently the only "active" mod (not active, really), I'll leave it open to collect some votes at least. And I hope that fresh new mod(s) will be willing to work on these ...
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I'm not electrified by the existence of the blanket [electrical] and [electricity] tags, let's remove them, or at least blacklist them

These tags look like a candidate for intrinsic tags. Intrinsic tags are term[s] that can apply to all questions on the site [...] Hopefully, this meta post can also function as a formal request ...
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Make [diff-amp] a synonym of [differential-amplifier]?

As requested and discussed in comments, I've merged [diff-amp] into the master tag [differential-amplifier] with [diff-amp] being a synonym.
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Merge [schematic] and [schematics] tags

I say we use only the schematics tag since that is what every one types in anyway (and that is really the use of the tag). If I get 10 upvotes on this post I'll merge them.
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The "circuit" tag

Here are my proposed actions for this tag: Start working on retagging all single-use instances of circuit using the SEDE query from Passerby right now. (Everyone can do this). Delete the tag ...
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The "electrical" tag

I was. I also blacklisted the tag. Please look over untagged questions to provide correct tags or vote to delete.
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The "electrical" tag

I've looked at this on and off over the past week. Now, I count approximately 10 questions with the single [electrical] tag, and some of these questions are very poor - they should be easy to deal ...
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Why is there a project management tag?

Since nobody has voiced any major concern for one week, I went ahead and cleaned up the 25 posts, as far as I could. I have close-voted or flagged off-topic posts as I come across them. The on-topic ...
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I'm not electrified by the existence of the blanket [electrical] and [electricity] tags, let's remove them, or at least blacklist them

These tags are intrinsic, they need to go away
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Would a moderator remove the misspelled [operational-amplifer] tag from a locked post?

All done, exactly as you suggested. I've put the correctly-spelled tag on that question and deleted the wrongly-spelled tag (so I don't believe it exists any more). Thanks for the tidy up.
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Remove the iron tag

Iron is definitely 'too meta' and describes too many different things. The questions fell into three categories: Iron soldering: These I remapped to iron-soldering-station there were at least 9 that ...
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Tag merge/synonym proposal: [esc] [speedcontroller]

I'm inclined to make the tag motor-controller and merge both esc and speedcontroller into it. I'm not sure that the distinction between BLDC and brushed DC motors is useful in the tags, but I'm open ...
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Merge [quartus] and [quartus-ii] tags?

I second the vote for yes. Given that it has been Quartus II since at least 2002 (possibly earlier), there is really no difference between the two. I'm not sure if it was necessary or not, but I ...
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Clean up "time" and/or "constant" tags?

I think the [constant] tag is an easy decision: all of the questions in the tag have other tags, so nothing would be untagged after it's removed. I vote to burn it.
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Cleaning up typo tags

Edit every question with the incorrect tag by removing the incorrect tag and replacing it with the tag with correct spelling. There is a script that runs daily to hide (soft-delete) tags that don't ...
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Should we keep [tag:electromagnetic]?

While your at it, you might want to have a look at electromagnetisim The average rep of a user posting on one of these tags is less than 30, and 20% to 30% of the questions tagged with I would be ...
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block the [channel] tag

If I could get help cleaning up the channel tag I would appreciate it, once the tag is removed I'll have a CM look at it. Edit: The tag has been cleaned: Could we get a CM to blacklist this tag?
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Typo: [transimpedence] is wrong, [transimpedance] is right, but far less popular

The tags have been merged, enjoy.
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Why is there a project management tag?

Almost all of the questions that had the project-management tags are from the EE.SE 1.0 days and are 8-10 years old. The questions still have value,so they need not be deleted (also, it is not ...
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I'm not electrified by the existence of the blanket [electrical] and [electricity] tags, let's remove them, or at least blacklist them

In general, all adjective-only tags are bad: they change the meaning depending on which noun they are applied to. "Electrical" is obviously meaningless without a noun, or at best equivalent to "...
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Why is there a project management tag?

Looking at the questions, I see three basic groups: Questions that are about project management. Questions that are actually about working with software projects in IDEs and CAD tools (e.g. Eclipse ...
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I'm not electrified by the existence of the blanket [electrical] and [electricity] tags, let's remove them, or at least blacklist them

These tags are now blocked two intrinsic tags now added to the blocklist electrocution!
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Merge [quartus] and [quartus-ii] tags?

I vote yes, it would be easier to find of and filter questions. Software is always changing we don't need to keep track of version numbers. I've found that some older questions don't apply to the ...
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Component Identification tag merge

Seems like a no-brainer ... Done!
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Tag Cleanup: [tag:combinationalcircuits]

I'm going to go ahead and remove that tag. The existing tags boolean-logic and digital-logic fill the problem space fine.
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