The tag equipment popped up last week on Are PTFE stir bars resistant to all lab solvents? I see its function and relevance, but in general I am afraid it will not be used often enough to keep it on its own. The reason that I think that is, that it is basically just a generalisation of the tag glassware which is already only used 26 times.
Related to this we might specify what is meant with equipment and maybe adjust the naming of this tag. What I want to avoid is, that it becomes too meta, since equipment can be almost everything. I want to avoid that questions concerning an NMR will also be equipped with this tag.
I therefore propose one of the following:
- I think a more general tag would do no harm. Keep the newly created equipment, write a wiki page for it, keep glassware as a synonym.
- Extend the scope of glassware to include a wider scope of laboratory equipment. In principle I am just saying ignore the fact that a stir bar is not made out of glass. Delete the tag equipment or make it a synonym.
- Just delete the tag equipment since it is covered by experimental-chemistry sufficiently.
If you can think of another solution, please weigh in in the comments or as an answer.