It came to my attention (thanks to user SDsolar — sorry I rejected your tag wiki edit; I didn't see that it was documenting the actually existing situation) that we have the tag noise as well as the tag rfi (synonym "interference"), and that the former was being used in the sense of the latter.
We shouldn't have multiple tags with the same meaning, but it seems to me that there is a difference worth keeping here:
- rfi is generally about grounding, shielding, fixing electronics, etc — sources of and measures to eliminate avoidable noise.
- On the other hand, some noise questions are about modeling/understanding atmospheric noise, thermal noise, etc, which is a topic which is very different from fixing RFI.
I think the right thing to do here is come up with a good name and description for the second concept which will discourage people using it to mean RFI, but I'm open to the suggestion that we keep noise. The goal in general is there aren't two different tags such that people will use one or the other arbitrarily for the same topic.
Does anyone have a suggestion for an adequately specific statement of the scope of this tag (and a matching name)?