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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. ...
dim's user avatar
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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 ...
dim's user avatar
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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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Should the 'group' tag be removed?

Yes, this tag adds no value so it should be removed. The other tags on the existing questions are sufficient.
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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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Tag `core` is used in the contexts of magnetic cores and processor cores

In my opinion, a core tag isn't relevant at all, whether applied to transformers or CPUs. Questions should have a transformer or processor tag (along with the relevant HDL language tag in the latter ...
dim's user avatar
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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.
W5VO's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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Should the [vlsi] tag be added to the list of synonyms for the [integrated-circuit] tag?

What are tag synonyms? Tag synonyms allow us to fix incorrect tags by substituting them with the correct tags. When should I propose a tag synonym? Whenever you see questions being repeatedly tagged ...
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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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Should "thyristor" and "scr" tags be merged?

All SCRs are thyristors, but there are many thyristors which are not SCRs (chiefly in current use are triacs (and alternistors) and diacs, but also programmable unijunction transistors), Quadracs (...
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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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Wasting a tag to properly format code

This brings back memories.... As always, @dim makes good points as to how to explicitly set the code formatting language. However, I will also add that if you can identify a tag where a lot of ...
W5VO's user avatar
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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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What is with the ground tags?

Grounding and Earthing are probably used interchangeably on this site and I agree they could be merged, possibly after looking at some statistics which I don't know how to do. I think there's a big ...
pipe's user avatar
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Make pga tag a synonym of programmable-gain-amplifier tag?

Good idea, The tags are now merged
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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Would a Moderator delete the misspelled [verliog] tag?

Thanks for spotting this. As you said, it's clearly just a misspelling and not something that we need to consider with a full discussion, waiting for voting etc. I've replaced it with the correctly-...
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Request: New tag: `capacitive-touch`

It's true that capacitive touch sensor applications are different from capacitive touchscreen applications. I have some experience with capacitive touch sensor ICs for automotive OEMs, so I would ...
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Should the [tag:electric-machine] tag really cover transformers?

Most transformers are not included in that tag description as written, only those that are "Electro-Mechanical energy converters", for example the rotary converter linked by Hearth in the comments. ...
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Should "thyristor" and "scr" tags be merged?

I beg to differ from other people who have answered: I don't think they should be merged. As already pointed out in other answers/comments there are two school of thoughts: one that sees SCR and ...
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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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Should [flipflop] tag be changed to [flip-flop]?

No matter which you end up preferring, flipflop and flip-flop should be tag aliases of each other, so that we don't end up with two separate ones. That inherently solves the issue at hand without ...
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