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Treatment of newcomers - enough with the witty, demeaning comments! [duplicate]

We've been discussing the issue of how to treat new users for a long time now, without much results so far (see [1]). The discussion gets lost in arguments between whether harshness is necessary for ...
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Why are electronics SE questions getting down-voted so often?

Users who aren't Elec. gurus seem to be asking legitimate questions to which they don't know the answer and they may even possibly going about it the wrong way. Other SE site users guide the ...
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Is this site for beginners?

One problem I always face on this site is that people overestimate the level of sophistication in the question. It is hard for a beginner to find the words to imply the simplicity or noobness of the ...
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What can EE do to strengthen the Arduino community? What can Arduino community do to strengthen EE?

This is sort of a follow-up to What will be the benefits in having a separate Arduino site? The separate Arduino site entered private beta, but did not have enough activity to enter public beta after ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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What should we do about the bad close vote culture of this site?

I have noticed a growing problem here during the last year or so - likely it surfaced/escalated when we got the reduced close vote consensus necessary reduced from 5 to 3. There is a whole lot of ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Migration Guidelines Re: Arduinos

With Arduino.SE entering public beta, I think it's an appropriate time to talk about general migration policy, and a few general comments. Questions should not be closed just because they have an ...
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EE not open enough

Alright, how can I put this right. In my opinion, EE is not open enough to the variety of questions that can be considered electrical engineering. As soon as something is asked which differs from the ...
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Can overaggressive, unproductive, targeted negative commenting here be unproductive? Did it happen on my question? Can it be reduced?

For years I'd sensed an edgy, unfriendly arrogance from occasional interactions with some users here in Electronics SE that I don't experience in any other science and engineering SE site, along the ...
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Why are the stewards of the community hurting and not helping?

I'm not here everyday, but I check in every now and again. I recommended someone to come here and ask their zener diode question. I came to see if they asked... (they hadn't yet) And I regret ...
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