who else has noticed that many sites advertise their guitars and basses as having "active pickups", when really they just have active onboard preamps/eqs built outside of the pickup ?

"active pickups" are only active if the preamp/eq is built inside the pickup housing/casing.
you can say a bass or guitar is active if they have an active preamp/eq, but you should only say they have "active pickups" if the preamp/eq is built inside of the pickup itself, like most emg pickups

am i the only one who gets this? why is it then that many sites incorrectly advertise this mistake?