The question Does it matter if i put a resistor in backwards? is currently on hold:
"put on hold as unclear what you're asking..."
I realize some SE functions have limited, fixed vocabulary, so maybe it's on hold for a slightly different reason. But it looks to me like the question is asking a straightforward question that the comments suggest is perfectly clear to many people.
So far the answers are straightforward - electrically; no, but for circuit board inspection and validation purposes - possibly.
I'd like to add another answer in good faith and I feel it can contribute. I've left this and this comment asking that the hold be lifted so that I can add my answer, but I am not sure if this is the best way to make such a request, or if it's even allowed to make such a request.
Can I have some 'best-practices' guidance how best to ask that another's question be taken off of 'hold' so I can contribute another answer?