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Lithium tags need to be looked at again

We have a lot of lithium tags. We have lithium lithium-ion lithium-polymer lipo It looks like we need to clean up lithium and check to see if there are any questions that are on just lithium and put ...
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Why was this question closed (and then deleted)?

Why was this question closed and what were the "reason of moderation" for which it was deleted? https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/617839/voltage-drop-in-transistor EDIT: to ...
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Why am I getting a "You've reached your question limit. [...] you might need a break" message, when my questions have been well-received?

I went to ask a new question on the main EE site, but SE gave me the standard warning, "You have reached your question limit. It looks like you might need a break - take a breather and come back ...
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When ‘use of consumer devices’ is really an engineering question

This question recently came up: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/616812/why-does-my-touchscreen-often-not-register-my-commands-when-it-is-plugged-into-m It’s been closed because of the ‘...
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Please add book recommendations to the list of "don't" on the on-topic page

Book recommendations are off-topic on EE.SE: Why book recommendations questions are off-topic?, but that is not listed in the not-about items on the What topics can I ask about here? help page. Other ...
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Answers based on questionable science and possibility of spam

Physics Stack Exchange routinely closes questions that presume "non-mainstream science". I do not know their policy with regard to whether answers based on "non-mainstream science" ...
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Maybe I'm two more deleted comments closer to a suspension

I thought I may not have left a comment under a question when asked by the OP if I had a mathematical solution. So, I repeated the comment with an "@" directing it to the OP should I have ...
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Should we merge `ne555` and `555timer` tags into `555` tag?

There are 120 questions tagged ne555 and 0 questions tagged with 555timer. I don't see the usefulness of these tags. Should they ...
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An electronics question tangentially related to vehicular use got migrated

See: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/posts/616167/revisions It was a question that boils down to: "I got this fuel cell with a 0-100 ohm fuel sender. But my vehicle's control unit needs 450-...
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Why did I receive a 10 day suspension for what I believe is a perfectly valid comment with no ill-intent whatsoever?

I was suspended for 10 days beginning March 31st at just after 2pm. My 10-day suspension ended a few hours ago. The alleged basis for my suspension was that I made the following comment under this ...
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Is it the OP's fault his question is "locked-out" for 7 days due to arguments in answers

Reference this question: Op-amp based virtual ground with BJT buffer. This Q and A session has been locked for 7 days: - It has been locked due to repeated (warned and reported) behavioural traits ...
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Accepting an answer based on the reputation of its sender/poster

First of all, if this is already asked or mentioned somewhere in EE.SE Meta please forgive me, and notify me with the original link so that I can delete this. This is one really strange and, sort of ...
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Inappropriate link in advert (yes or no or something else?)

I keep reporting this advert because I can't disable it and it's annoying me. Nothing appears to be being done about it. So, why does pressing the ad-choices button take you to some random yahoo site ...
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Asker-Alert for "opinion-based" and similar questions?

I've noticed a lot of newcomer-questions with wording like: [...] is it possible [...] [...] is there any way to [...] [...] do you think [...] is/are [...] actually useful? etc. It would be great ...
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Why are so many questions getting down voted?

I agree that this question has been asked before, but that was some time ago and things seem to be getting worse. The questions was why-are-electronics-se-questions-getting-down-voted-so-often (from ...
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Remove the iron tag

The tag iron is used 29 times. Out of these, 17 are tagged soldering iron which is definitely the wrong use of tags. I suppose iron as in the material might be on-topic, when discussing various ...
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Blacklist [pads]

after tags: PADS and mentor-pads: same tag, not linked is done, we should now blacklist pads.
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Make [diff-amp] a synonym of [differential-amplifier]?

We have both differential-amplifier and diff-amp, with the latter having far more questions than the former (> 100 questions). However, the former is the full, proper name. Would a moderator kindly ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Feature Request: Import Board Schematic from Software like Eagle to Electronics Stack Exchange

Previously, I and my workmate have a hard time to recreate board schematic on Electronics Stack Exchange because it can't simply import our schematic from Autodesk Eagle. Then we ditched it and upload ...
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EE Design Review Site?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but would this community be amenable to an EE design review StackExchange site, similar to the StackExchange CodeReview site? I think it would be a ...
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Clarification of question topic - Am I reading the on-topic help page wrong?

According to the help center: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic … if your question … … is not about … consumer electronics such as media players, cell phones or smart phones, ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a question regarding processing time for a major electronics component supplier?

I placed an order from a major brand-name electronics component supplier for spare parts and accessories from their online store (not a reseller) and it's been almost a month and it is still "...
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Would a Moderator delete the misspelled [verliog] tag?

Would a Moderator please delete the misspelled verliog tag? There is only one question with this tag: Basic Verilog Assignment The question title has the correct spelling of "Verilog". I ...
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Merge [schematic] and [schematics] tags

When posting my first question, I noticed the schematics (plural) and schematic (singular) tags both exist. I propose setting schematic to be a synonym of schematics. 1356 questions have only ...
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Biased against difficult question?

Something I have noticed over the years is that interesting, and difficult, questions do not get upvotes. My biggest slew of upvote points was for answering an insanely easy question about voltages ...
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An illegal dyad as a teaching paradigm? [closed]

Should the illegal “master/slave” dyad be used as teaching paradigm to explain the relationship between electronic circuits? The “master/slave” dyad has been outlawed for centuries, e.g. Slave Trade ...
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Where is it indicated: how to sign out of this website?

No button, menu item or instruction on how to SIGN OUT.
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Should this homework-looking question have been closed?

I came across this homework-y question which had a few close votes, but was within the community guidelines for asking for help on homework questions. After investigating it a bit more, I am surprised ...
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Should questions about using EE software and tools be closed?

I was reviewing close votes and was at first tempted to jump on the bandwagon and close this question (for which the 4 close votes are classifying it as a question about the use of electronics rather ...
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"Fanatic" Badge days reset due to maintenance

As I was trying to achieve "Fanatic" Badge, and I was at about 22 days streak, and logged in two days ago, when the site was down for maintenance, and I could not browse the site, so I ...
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Can we stop the Community bot from "bumping" old questions?

This site has fairly high traffic as SE sites go - there's a steady flow of new posts. Yet this appears to be the only site(?) where the "Community bot" is frequently "bumping" old ...
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Can I ask about societal topics related to EE?

I've been looking through US census data, and I noticed that male EE majors tend to get married much earlier than other engineering majors (https://data.census.gov/mdat/#/search?ds=ACSPUMS1Y2019&...
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Make [common-drain] and [source-follower] synonyms, and [common-collector] and [emitter-follower] synonyms?

I recently fixed the tags on a question about common source vs. common drain topologies, and I created common-drain since the question used that term. However, common drain is also known as a source ...
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Medal bug: Linking to wrong question

I just got my first "Teacher" medal on EE. It's displayed in my profile overview under newest badges. If I click on it, it says it was awared for. Arduino Stepper Motor So apparently the ...
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Make [kvl] and [kcl] a synonym of [kirchhoffs-laws] tag?

I recently noticed some questions were tagged kvl (#1, #2), so I retagged them using the correct kirchhoffs-laws. There are currently 25 questions tagged kvl, and "KVL" is a common acronym ...
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Add syntax highlighting for the system-verilog tag

Please add the same syntax highlighting as the verilog tag to the system-verilog tag for consistency. Currently, verilog has syntax highlighting, but ...
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MOSFET stocking question ("jelly bean")

This question Which are the more modern "Jelly bean" MOSFETs? is quickly attracting downvotes, and I think some meta discussion is in order... This looks like a 'canonical question' about ...
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tags: PADS and mentor-pads: same tag, not linked

I've just noticed that pads PADS is a CAD PCB editor produced by Mentor Graphics and mentor-pads PADS is a software package from Mentor Graphics used for schematic capture, PCB layout, and circuit ...
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Looking for ICs; can I ask here?

I am looking for an IC with a very specific set of requirements; can I ask about it here? Technically it's a product recommendation question and, while I don't know this site well, I'm just assuming ...
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Editing Answers

To what extent is editing answers allowable? There is an answer to a question that is almost a link-only answer, but it is a pretty good link. Would it be OK for me to expand the answer by ...
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Important user activity information has been removed

I apologize if this has been already answered. I did a search for this a few minutes ago but found nothing. It appears that there have been recent changes to the user activity page and now, I am no ...
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At times I am unable to see the name of the person I am tagging but then I just type his name. Is he/she actually getting tagged?

I had this doubt from the start. When I try to tag some people in my comment , their name is suggested to me on the top left. But occasionally this is not the case, they dont get suggested. And in ...
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Homework questions, and the Tour guidance

I've just VTC a 'homework with no attempt' question, and another user has added a link to the Tour, perhaps thinking it was helpful. On reading it, it offers no guidance to our policy. These are the ...
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Canonical parts-shortage question?

Update: this question is now posted. Parts shortage, no stock, what now? (canonical reference question) inspired by Source microcontrollers in this difficult times Questions about where to buy parts ...
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Why are we 'afraid' to close questions as duplicates?

I've noticed a couple of experienced longtime users answering questions which they surely know are duplicates of other older questions. In at least one case the same user answered essentially the same ...
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Is asking about how electrical/electronic things work off topic?

This question How do electric field wall dehumidifiers work? was closed with the explanation "Questions on the use of electronic devices are off-topic as this site is intended specifically for ...
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Can I ask a question on binary compatibility?

I would like to ask a question on what binary compatibility means, and if there is any definition for that . Will this question be on-topic?
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Merging tags 'circuit-theory' and 'circuit-analysis'

The tag circuit-analysis has around 5000+ questions. And circuit-theory has around 100 questions which look very similar to the questions under circuit-analysis. Can we merge these tags to circuit-...
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Are history questions on-topic, or should they be migrated (if possible) to History of Science and Mathematics?

What are the factors that led to the digital revolution? I had asked a history question that was closed. One user said it might be better suited for History of Science and Mathematics Stack Exchange. ...
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