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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 ...
dim's user avatar
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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.
Tom Carpenter's user avatar
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block the [channel] tag

If someone wants an answer to upvote: Nuke it.
pipe's user avatar
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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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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 ...
clabacchio's user avatar
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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.
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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Remove all [tag:custom]-isation

I agree, this tag serves no purpose and should be cleaned up.
Null's user avatar
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Merge 5V 24V 3.3V tags with power-rail

5v and 3.3v can also refer to logic levels.
Scott Seidman's user avatar
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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 ...
Lundin's user avatar
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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.
SamGibson's user avatar
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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
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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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 ...
W5VO's user avatar
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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 ...
Tom Carpenter's user avatar
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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 ...
Huisman's user avatar
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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 ...
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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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 ...
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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Why don't we have tags that differentiate off-the-shelf ICs and "integrated circuits"?

Just a few thoughts on this proposal: I'd propose the tag ic-applications instead of off-the-shelf-ics. IC design is a big field. People who are experts in digital IC design are rarely experts in ...
The Photon's user avatar
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Why don't we have tags that differentiate off-the-shelf ICs and "integrated circuits"?

I don't think it makes sense to have a separate tag for designing ICs versus using existing ones. If a question is asking about the design of an integrated circuit, it should simply state as much in ...
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implicit tag: can we cut out the [electric]ity?

I agree. What is doubly bad about this one is that it tends to be mistakenly added when someone is trying to use a tag that has multiple words -- a space between words is interpreted by the system as ...
Null's user avatar
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Merge [batteries] and [cell-battery] tags?

Since no one has objected, I've merged "cell-battery" into batteries.
Null's user avatar
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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?
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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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!
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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Typo: [transimpedence] is wrong, [transimpedance] is right, but far less popular

The tags have been merged, enjoy.
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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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 ...
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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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 "...
Dmitry Grigoryev's user avatar
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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 ...
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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1 vote
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Component Identification tag merge

Seems like a no-brainer ... Done!
Dave Tweed's user avatar
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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.
W5VO's user avatar
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