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Does EE.SE have a problem with the treatment of newbies?

In some chat discussions1, it has come up that EE.SE does not have an environment that is receptive of newbies/new users. Here, I'm talking about both people who want to learn EE and those who want to ...
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9answers
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Renaming Electrical Engineering

This post from 3 years ago seems to show that https://electronics.stackexchange.com/ was originally named Electronics Exchange. Now it is Electrical Engineering. I was wondering why this change was ...
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5answers
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Appropriate to send high school students from a robotics competition here?

I am one of the organizers of a robotics competition for high school students. We're entering our 14th year. Over the years, the students have amassed a fairly sophisticated level of technical ...
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5answers
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Is the strict attitude towards questions working?

I am mostly active on ServerFault, but have lurked here on and off. I'm also active on meta.SE and a few other SE sites. On ServerFault and other SE sites, there are issues with question quality and ...
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2answers
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Why are we so picky on votes?

First of all I'm sorry for this post which will sound a bit polemical, but I'd like to raise this problem because I really like this site and I'm starting to care about it. Maybe this post will make ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
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Downvoting questions or answers

I am a members in a lot of Stack Exchange sites and in the Electronics there are people casting too many and too easily downvotes which doesn't happen in the rest of the communities! This doesn't help ...
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4answers
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Why do we allow “i'm voting to close because [x]” in the comments?

It seems like this only supports mob mentality, where many other users will simply follow one because the first one said so. If a question was truly bad, users would flag it without the 'reminder ...
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1answer
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SE:EE surprisingly toxic

I am a regular consumer of Stack Overflow and a big fan of it. I joined SE:EE yesterday with the expectation of participating in a community similar to SO just on a different topic. However, I'm ...
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4answers
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What is really getting downvoted?

We have had a lot of discussion here lately about how questions were getting underservedly downvoted. Most of it has been emotional hype and lots of assumptions, but precious little data on the ...