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Getting rid of "company tags" early on

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I just made a post about using "company tags" over at Software Development:

We know from SO that company name tags were always problematic since:

  • Questions are about products, not companies.
  • Given that the product tag is present, the company tag doesn't add any relevant information to the question.
  • These aren't technical tags and they are also ambiguous.
  • Companies tend to change name quite often.

I cross-post here, since I think this problem is even more serious for an electronics site, given how often silicon companies change names and merge (take Atmel, LT, Freescale, NEC... and so on). A tag like "Atmel" or "Microchip" doesn't add anything, it should be AVR, PIC etc product/technology tags instead.

So I propose that we make a policy against using company tags and that moderators & veteran users keep an eye open for such tags and replace them with product tags.

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Seems reasonable, +1. Olin Lathrop‭ 10 months ago

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