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Wasting a tag to properly format code

Well first, I must say you just taught me something: I did not know the tag associated to a question was used by SE to guess which programming language is used and how to format/highlight code blocks. ...
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Why do we have an [op-amp] and an [operational-amplifier] tag?

OK, done. operational-amplifier is the master tag, and op-amp is a synonym that maps to it.
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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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The "system" tag

This is another one of those really dumb tags proliferated by people that don't know better. After a cursory glance at the usage, I would be in favor retagging and banning it.
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Which tag(s) should be used for Intel FPGAs?

It does seem like Intel and Altera are getting close to finalizing the acquisition. The www.altera.com website warns it will be redirected to intel.com on 6/30/2018. Here's my proposed set of actions:...
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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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Nix the reverse tag

I would agree; many of the questions tagged would be covered by the reverse-polaritytag latest questions tagged with reverse-polarity. The first question in the ...
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Delete the 24V, 12V, (and maybe 5V, 3.3V) tags and discontinue use of tags associated with a voltage

I second the removal proposed by @laptop2d. Tags should help searchability. If they don't, or if people cannot guess how to use them correctly, they do more harm than good, since people will keep on ...
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i don't have enough points on this SE to do this, but can someone add a tag?

Right now we have adc and dac, and we do not distinguish between different topologies. I don't see a major benefit to adding this distinction, so I'm not going to add a tag.
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Redundant [connectors] tag

I agree, the connectors tag should be merged with connector. If there are no objections, I will do this in a few days
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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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Rename the superposition theorem tag

Seems like there's good support for this, go ahead and name it superposition.
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Time to burninate [small-electronics]?

Currently (as of 2021-01-03) there are 174 questions tagged small-electronics, and based on the upvotes, number of answers, and general quality of the questions and answers, it seems there is some ...
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How should the [permanent] tag be eliminated?

Usually, tags like this are created by people typing in words in the "tags" field and hoping for the best. The low usage indicates that we do not need a tag for any of these, it would be better to ...
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The "shield" tag

Here's what I'll propose: Retag all questions tagged shield that refer to EMC shielding to shielding Get rid of any non Arduino shield questions tagged shield Merge shield into arduino-shield and ...
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The "divide" tag

Looks like a pretty vague tag, and not very widely used -- looks like only 17 questions "in all time" and 4 in the past month. The most upvoted questions tagged divide seem to be about: Arithmetic ...
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Poor abused Arduino tag

I think this is fine, as long as the tag doesn't provide context that only exists in the tag. Specifically, some users will ask a question that doesn't mention Arduino at all, but they include the tag ...
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Should [flipflop] tag be changed to [flip-flop]?

flipflop is not very readable, and I think it should be changed to flip-flop for better readability and for correctness.
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Merging [Atmel] and [Microchip]

Let's not merge them just yet. One of the good points Lundin brings up is that the tags shouldn't necessarily be targeting a manufacturer, but a product line. Many people have used the manufacturer (...
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Why we need more reputation to add tags in our question

If anyone could add whatever silly tag popped into their minds, we'd have a lot of silly tags. The Stack Exchange system takes some getting used to, and rep is used as a metric for how much you ...
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Should there be an "energy-efficiency" tag?

Just expand the definition of efficiency. In 99% of cases, power efficiency and energy efficiency are used synonymously. In those cases in which a distinction needs to be made between power (energy ...
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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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Power electrical engineering tags

This sounds reasonable to me, though I'll admit I don't have a ton of experience in the specific terminology to have a strong opinion either way. The proposed action would be: The creation of the ...
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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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New tag request: resource-recommendations

Resource recommendations are specifically disallowed here. There are separate sites for that: Hardware Recommendations and Software Recommendations Please take the time to browse the site, including ...
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Obliterate the "high" tag

Someone with enough rep created it, and then it got added on by a bunch of new users. I've edited it away. I've also done the same on the low tag.
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Is there a reason for [tag:texas-instruments]?

This is the sort of case where we should be able to ban a meaningless tag from future use, but where retroactively touching questions to remove it would create unjustified churn cluttering up the main ...
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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 "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 had EE.SE no 'hardware-software-codesign' tag?

I have no idea what you're trying to suggest with such an odd tag. The question may be on-topic, but it is way too broad to seriously consider. Look at the help center for an indication about what ...
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