# All Questions

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I don't see any guidelines for down-votes. I thought that they should be reserved for answers that are wrong or misleading, not for correct answers that maybe aren't quite as good as others. Am I ...
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### What is with the ground tags?

We have several tags that are synonymous: ground, grounding, earthing. At the least we should roll grounding and earthing into ...
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### Common adjective tags must go

Adjective tags are bad because they generally cannot be used on their own, requiring a noun to define. I found a few examples of such tags which I'd like to clean up. common We currently have 37 ...
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### Isn't it reasonable to not have to post a “perfect” post?

I have been prevented from posting on Electrical Engineering for 5 days. I along with others post because we are looking for help. I am not an electrical engineer. Just an electronic hobbyist. ...
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### Contacting a user for editing feedback

I regularly review suggested edits. One prolific editor is constantly making the same mistakes in his edits, namely misusing "a" vs. "an" and not understanding that both the "ise" and "ize" word ...
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Given that EE SE is about circuit/component design (rather than general electricity/electronics), where is the best place to ask non-design questions about electronics? Physics SE seems like the most ...
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### What is a good forum for asking market research questions to Electrical Engineers? [closed]

Since EE StackExchange is meant for answers useful to everyone, market research questions are not appropriate. Does anyone have suggestions for the best forums to post concept-stage market research ...
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### How can we justify such disparity in closing/downvoting questions?

Someone asked a question on EE.SE: Does this strategy for crossing electrified water work? The asker said it was based on this previous EE.SE question: Does a dangling wire really electrocute me if ...
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### Should we really have a DIY tag?

We have a tag diy which doesn't seem on-topic, given the tag wiki: Do It Yourself. Build, modify, repair something without the aid of trained professionals. This doesn't seem to fit the site, ...
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### Which moderator to listen to?

I asked: May comments be used to answer old unanswered questions? One moderator says yes and the another moderator said no on the old questions answered this way. Should I listen to the moderator ...
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There are many comments that solve the problem, but the question has no answer. If the comment could make a answer is it ok to make an answer out of it to get rid of old unanswered questions? A heat ...
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### How should I edit this question to re-open?

I asked this question two days ago: Is the duck (curve) still a duck?. It received reasonable attention -- with eight upvotes, it would be the seventh-most upvoted unanswered question on the site, out ...
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In this question, I get a good reaction why the answer is not good, so I want to delete it. However, the persons who made the comments spend some time on it; should I immediately remove the answer or ...
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### Should a Question be closed as a duplicate of another duplicate?

Sometimes a question "A" will be closed as a duplicate of question "B", where "B" is closed as a duplicate of a third question, "C". Thus the relationship looks like: ...
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### We can now reduce the maximum number of simultaneous questions in the HNQ. Should we?

Stack Exchange recently changed how the Hot Network Questions list works. In a post they mention that each site can limit their exposure to only allow a certain number of questions from a site on the ...
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### Obliterate the “high” tag

The [high] tag serves no useful purpose and should be deleted. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/high
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### Why do we have an [op-amp] and an [operational-amplifier] tag?

I've noticed that some recent questions have been tagged with both op-amp and operational-amplifier (e.g. this question). The former seems to be the main tag (it has a tag wiki and over 4 thousand ...
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### What to do when questioner edits question into oblivion?

I have seen variations of this a couple of times, but this particular case is quite blatant. The questioner went from a somewhat reasonably sounding homework question to something that has no context ...
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### What is the origin of the image of the massive interconnect on this site's 404 page?

Trying to access a page that doesn't exist on this site returns a colorful 404 page. For example, try to access the question number $\sqrt{-1}$ and you get the 404 page with the image below. I'd ...
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### Remove the default Opamp type from schematic editor

When adding an Opamp to a circuit, you'll get a TL081: That's not a sane default. A sane default for most questions, that wind around "theoretical" opamps would be "no type"; anything else will just ...
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### How did I open the MathJax menu in Safari (on iPhone)

I was viewing a post on my iPhone (in Safari) which had some MathJax equations, and I accidentally clicked on an equation and opened its MathJax menu: Anyone know how I did that? I can’t seem to ...
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### Proposal of design-review tag

Seven years ago, I asked whether PCB review questions were on-topic. I think they're generally acceptable when they fit certain guidelines. However, I noticed that we don't seem to have good tags to ...
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I've recently asked a question on EE.SE about setting up a home electronics lab which has been closed for being too broad. Original Question The default explanation that I've seen for removing these ...
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I am a novice engineer with the task of making CE marked products. Unfortunately I am being lost in directives and often I don't understand which standards and directives apply to my product. I want ...
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I have a gaming device I want to ask about repairing and want to make sure I can ask it here
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### Request to reopen. Peer-pressure or peer-review?

I was one of the ones who voted to close this question: Could single-line-power-transmission be used for a space elevator's climber as, at the time it was made, the actual question was not very clear ...
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### Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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### Rejection of edit

I recently suggested an edit and I would like some more information on why it was rejected, since the reasons given seem to be the same template text. I'd also appreciate some guidance on how I could ...
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### Is this the right place to ask 'what is this connector?' [duplicate]

I have a car audio system that I'm currently trying to build an embedded system around. I have found a really strange adapter type that I don't know how to figure out what the standard is, so I can't ...
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### “belongs on another site on the stackexchange network”

When VTCing a post (VingTC? VTC-ing?), if you pick that it belongs on another SE site, you're given two options, Superuser and meta.EE.SE. But very frequently questions crop up that belong on ...
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Can’t upload image of a transformer to EE.SE right now. App says “invalid request”.
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### I’ve obviously rubbed people up the wrong way - no idea how - am I doing something wrong culture-wise on this site?

Have used StackExchange quite a lot, first time user on the electronics site though. Posted a question where I am after a value: Length of Signal When Simulating a Computer Fan Speed Sensor Seemed ...
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### User's logo is a war flag used by the Third Reich, and nowadays practically only by Neo-Nazis. How to react?

User Araujo1914 has a logo that is the right half of Reichskriegsflagge as used by the Third Reich 1933–35. The fact that he's using the beginning of WWI as part of his nickname doesn't make this any ...
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### 2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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### Is buying recommendation rule too restrictive?

This question as an example There is no doubt it is a buying recommendation and violate the rules. However, on an engineering stand point, this type of question does make sense and would be useful ...
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### Question about electronics kits as gifts for an 8 years old

I don't know where to ask this question. It has to do with electronics and electrical engineering, but only as a tool for learning. What I need are suggestions for a beginning electronics kit for an ...
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### Policy for redundant or “umbrella” tags

A user just added microchip to everything tagged pic. I and other reviewers rejected this, because things tagged pic is already inherently about microchip, so in this case it serves little or no ...
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### Can I ask a specific technical question about a small appliance?

I have a technical question about a small appliance that doesn't fit with the Home Improvement stack exchange. But it's not an electrical engineering question but a electrical safety question and is ...
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### Did everything just get wiped out?

Is it only on my end, or did everything on EESE just disappear?
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### Fun collection: worst finds on this site

Can we have a collection of the worst engineering examples from this beautiful site? The conditions would be: real, honest example of something that was actually meant seriously some work has went ...
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### Topicality of questions pertaining to undocumented features

In chat, I asked about a possible undocumented core temperature sensor in a specific embedded processor. While the discussion itself was helpful, I was told that questions regarding undocumented ...
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### Request to migrate a question

About 4 years ago, I asked a question, which was closed as off-topic, but is now on topic in a recently created SE site. Can someone migrate this question? Thanks in advance.
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### Should “thyristor” and “scr” tags be merged?

These are two names for the same device, unless I'm missing something. I don't see any reason to have two different tags, especially when we have the capability of making one an alias for the other.
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### Is this question about a part of smartphone concerning it repair ontopic?

I wonder if the following question is on-topic and if not if their is another Stack-Exchange site I could ask it. From the repair tag description it seems like it is no on-topic but I just wanted to ...
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### OSX: Safari: inserting pictures not working

Drag and drop is not working, inserting with "click here" is working, but only during creating question, not during edit. The problem is on Safari and MacOS, with chrome it is OK.
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### Mux, Multiplexer: Why not merge these two tags?

I just saw this question where the OP tagged the question as mux and multiplexer. Looking at the info for mux, there's no information whatsoever. With multiplexer, this is different. Is there a ...
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### Is it absurd to downvote questions that don't provide important details or circuit diagrams?

We can all imagine questions about circuits that don't require a schematic. But what about examples such as: "I have a 12V circuit that pulses a buzzer, but it is too quiet. What can I do do make it ...