Yesterday there was one tag for everything related to Morse code, cw, and two tag synonyms, morse-code and morse. Now that we are allowing questions regarding Morse code by itself, this has caused a situation that is slightly absurd. Specifically, if someone who isn't a ham comes to our site to ask a question about Morse code, such as asking about a scene in a movie that has some Morse code in it, then the proper tag is cw, which is an abbreviation that non-hams know nothing about. I believe that we would be better-off with tags that distinguish between questions about Morse code by itself, and questions about modulation modes commonly associated with Morse code.
I propose that we delete the morse and morse-code tag synonyms, create a new morse-code tag, and keep the cw tag. I further propose:
- The morse-code tag should be for questions about Morse code by itself, including questions about learning to receive Morse code or learning to use sending devices (straight keys, bugs, paddles, etc). Also questions from pop culture about Morse code, and questions about computer input devices for the handicapped that use Morse code.
- The cw tag should be about radio modulation modes associated with Morse code (OOK and MCW), questions about keying radios, and questions about radio procedure related to Morse code (Q-codes, abbreviations invented for radio, etc).
According to the scheme I propose, the general rule would be that if a radio is directly involved, or if the question only makes sense if a radio is involved, then the question should use the cw tag; if not, then it should use the morse-code tag. If it's still not clear which tag to apply to a question after reading all this, then I see nothing wrong with tagging such a line-blurring question with both cw and morse-code tags.