It is unfortunate that the term 'algebra' refers to two quite distinct things depending on what level of mathematics you are studying at. While I suppose linear equations such as $2x+8=12$ do technically fit within the field of linear algebra, it seems strange to have these elementary equations grouped with questions about vector spaces and matrices. All this shouldn't be too much of a problem, but in the past I have seen new contributors being lambasted for 'using tags that they knew nothing about' when they use the linear algebra tag in place of the polynomials tag. Yes, they probably should have read the tag description, but it does a little unreasonable to expect someone to do everything perfectly from the moment they ask their first question on this site.
With this in mind, I ask whether a linear equation tag would be helpful to distinguish the two. Something that says 'not to be confused with linear algebra', and clarified what the distinction between the two areas is, would seem very worthwhile to me. While linear equations do fall under the broader polynomial tag, there is a distinct tag for quadratics, and so it seems sensible to have one for linear equations as well. When I first learnt about linear equations in school, it must have been $5$ years before I knew what a polynomial was. Tagging should help, not hinder people who are trying to learn. As much as possible, tagging should be appropriate to the level of mathematics that someone is working at.