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 schematics etc." without being a "trained professional". For example, I don't consider myself a trained professional, but I know I could ask an acceptable repair ...
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 of their relation to electricity and electrical engineering. Also, there are far more electrical questions than any other kind. Looking at the front page right ...
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 issues, too.
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 to the Community Manager to blacklist them, as it is also stated,
post a request on your meta and we'll mark it as intrinsic.
(a moderator may need to edit ...
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 administratively, and blacklist it.
Finish retagging any question in untagged
This tag, as mentioned, was originally deleted way back in ...
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 with.
I think the tag is safe to remove. The untagged remainder can be cleaned up pretty quickly.
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 posts that were regarding version control of EE projects could be re-tagged or did not need the project-management tag. (Notably, version control questions are ...
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 added quartus-ii as a suggested tag synonym of quartus.
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 more supportive of merging these tags and coming up with a better tag description.
One of the main reasons for this is one of the major site topics is:
So looking at the general static situation, I went ahead and cleared out the two other odd usages such as (static) timing-analysis. I also want to consider the antistatic and esd tags as well because these are really all similar topics. I agree that static is not a good tag and could easily be renamed, but I would like to have a more comprehensive solution.
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 have any associated questions.
See: I accidentally created a tag. How do I delete it?
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 to corrections.
Tags esc, speedcontroller, andspeed-controller have been merged together. They all have synonyms to motor-controller.
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 necessary to go back and find old questions to be closed, if there are problems with old questions (like people posting bad answers, then they should be closed). The ...
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 "Electricity".
"Electricity" is essentially a negative tag - it can be applied to any electromagnetic phenomenon in which the magnetic part is insignificant. This is ...
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 projects).
Questions about something totally unrelated, probably because someone typed "X project" into the tabs field.
I found nine non-closed questions in the ...
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 newer versions, but you should mention what version your using OR a reader could look at the time stamp on the question.