There are four tags which I would like to focus upon:

Do we really require these many tags?

I feel tag is not good one. It sets a precedent that we can have tags like micro-usb, usb-a, etc.

Please decide what should be done to all these tags.

  • USB C should be split into two tags: [usb-3.x] and [usb-4.x], would you agree? when someone mentions usb-c in a question, that is usually what they are talking about anyway? I could see the standards having a place on the site, just not an external hardware spec., maybe link them? so USBC is there, but in name only.
    – Nate T
    Jun 17, 2021 at 3:36
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    Nobody even cares about usb-c and usb-device. 0 watchers on both.
    – muru
    Jun 17, 2021 at 9:41
  • @Muru From what I been hearing, both vga and HDMI technologies are supposed to be replaced by usb-c soon; its mainstream application is still fairly new and growing. That said, you're right as this probably just encourages questions that are better suited on other platforms. +1
    – Nate T
    Jun 19, 2021 at 1:41

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I'll add my opinion on each tag. But in summary, I say we should get rid of all of them except .

  1. Excerpt:

    For questions regarding storage drives that connect using a USB port.

    This tag is used a lot, especially since it has 2 synonyms, and . Currently, it has 1315 questions tagged with it.
    This one we should keep.

  2. This tag has no excerpt with 187 questions tagged with it.
    I would recommend making it a synonym of the tag above. The excerpt of that tag even mentions storage drives explicitly.

  3. I'm not sure if this tag has any use at all with 101 questions and 0 watchers.
    I would recommend deleting it and retagging with .

  4. This tag isn't being used much with a mere 34 questions and 0 watchers. It's mostly used for external devices plugged in through a USB interface. Nowadays, almost all external devices use a USB interface for connection as long as it's not a very old machine or Apple product (which recently is also shifting to USB).
    I would recommend deleting it and retagging with .

  • You're recommending that we should remove all of them except usb-drive (agreed) but then saying we should retag the last two as usb. Did you mean retag as usb-drive?
    – terdon
    Jun 22, 2021 at 18:42
  • @terdon I meant usb because those questions aren't necessarily related to USB drives.
    – Dan
    Jun 22, 2021 at 23:52

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