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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 ...
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Minimum badge requirement?

There have been a lot of poor questions here by people who have zero badges (there is no point linking questions as they are not difficult to find). 9 times out of 10, a question by a person with no ...
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Component Identification Question Guidelines

Following this poll, the EE.SE community has determined that component identification questions should be allowed, though we need some better guidelines. This post contains guidelines on how to ask a ...
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How is it best to go about asking a potentially massive series of questions?

I'm working on a few projects I've fiddled with for years, and I'm starting to get to the level where I can actually build something quite nice I think for at least a few of them. Obviously people ...
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Are questions about Solidworks Electrical welcome here?

If I have a question about features of Solidworks Electrical, specifically about it's features to draw schematics for power electronics, would they be welcome here? A possible alternative would be ...
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Asking if a device exists in industry or how to build?

I need an electronic device. Can I define what I want and ask if any possibility to do one.
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How could be best set up a help feature for repairs in Africa?

Ooops: I just got my last question blocked for being off-topic. I am sorry, I had not realized that this exchange is only meant for design of electrical stuff, not for installation, operating nor ...
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Can I ask this kind of question on main site?

I have a question related to how much heat is released by a given motherboard (say a macbook pro late 2011 motherboard) and then how much air of 'x' degrees celsius can be passed over it at a rate of ...
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Where does µC programming belong?

I have some questions about µC and DSP programming but I don't know where these kind of question belong? Pure programming question belong to "stackoverflow" forum but DSP and µC are related to "...
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Questions about state of the art in a certain area?

I recently had a question marked as off topic about what the smallest microcontrollers are. I get that people are probably looking at it as "a shopping or buying recommendation". However, this (and ...
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Are questions about cables, connectors, plugs, adapters and powering solutions on-topic here?

I'd like to ask a serie of questions about power supplies, power solutions and other similar (as mentioned in title). For example: How can power microUSB-equipped device directly from car electrical ...
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Does the site benefit from “identify this part” questions?

EE.SE has quite a few questions asking to identify unknown parts, usually ICs. These are quite rare, so I cannot say I'm annoyed by them. Yet every time I see one, I come to to think whether they are ...
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Is there any way to revoke an outdated question, when my need is somewhat similar? Or do I have to create a new one?

I have a question similar to this . It's nearly 5 years old.Is there a way to re-ask this question? Or Can I ask a question Similar to that without getting down voted? Coz, I posted a question like ...
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Reasking a question with modified conditions

I asked a question about the mounting of an electronic part (this). Now my requirements for the mounting changed a bit, but the device stayed the same. Should I change the question itself, or just ...
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Did I produce a broken question?

I wrote a question: How is a one-hot code called, if zero is acepted, too?, which is listed on EE.SE, but I can't open it. As I clicked submit in the Android app, ...
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Can I ask About Blynk in Electrical Engineering

Can I ask questions related to Blynk in Electrical Engineering? Blynk is an App that allows comunication between A Phone,Tablet and etc. with Microcontrollers such as Arduinos.
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HDL and the EE board

Question... Where to draw the line with regards to HDL on EE.SE? This is akin to Arduino questions that appear on EE.SE where most are migrated but some aren't. VHDL & Verilog are used to ...
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Asked question, then had a related new question

I have asked a question and received some comments and an answer. Having solved the original problem, I now have another question related to the same circuit. Should I ask a new question or edit the ...
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What qualifies as “research effort”?

My brushless cordless drill question was put on hold due to "insufficient research". This baffles me, because I took the following steps: presented my situation stated the facts that I'm trying to ...
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Is a question asking for specific power consumption okay?

I need to find the power consumption of the screen and signal amplifier in a sat nav. It can be any sat nav. It is for course work, but I'm not expected to "test" this myself, i.e. using a multi-...
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Is asking several sub-questions in one question permissible?

It's a fairly straightforward question. Instead of opening, say, 5 questions for a very similar topic, is it permissible to ask multiple questions in a single question? Not only is this helpful for ...
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Feature request - auto suggest addition of schematic to OP when not included [duplicate]

I hope this won't be received badly. I was wondering if a feature for the questions pertaining to circuit problems and debugging. What I noticed is a lot of questions asking for help with a circuit ...
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Are questions about cell phone CPUs on-topic here?

I would like to ask a question about the available selection of cell phone CPUs (systems-on-a-chip). Would it be on-topic on Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange?
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How can we improve the manner in which “poor” questions are dealt with?

First time posters often ask questions which fall below site standards, or outside site guidelines, or (importantly) which are perceived to by some group members. I suggest that the present means ...
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Would a multimeter checklist/guideline question be considered too broad?

My Voltcraft 4095 multimeter is crumbling, so I was wondering which one to buy as a replacement. It has quite some things that it can measure, but although I used all but one of them in the past ...
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Where to ask certain questions

I have recently been informed that is frowned upon to ask if anyone knows a part that would work in your circuit. What I need, is a part. I have done digging, I can't find what I'm looking for. Since ...
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Don't my questions belong to this site?

I recently had most of my questions closed, down-voted, or put on hold, so I'm asking. Don't my questions really belong here in EE SE? Below are samples What are the components I need for assembling ...
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How to ask a question?

I asked a question: Explanation of transistor amplifying action. I wrote my question very specifically by highlighting the main points which I do not understand but even I have not got any useful ...
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Doubt in Off-Topic Question

I would like to know why this question Sniffing for iPhones was closed and this other question How many GPS channels make sense? my flag was declined. The two question is really good question, I ...
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Can I ask the following question on this site?

Arduino.Se is closed, and unfortunately for me, I only trust SE users. The last time i asked on this site, my question was stupid or dump or does not belong here, to say the least. I have another ...
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Unable to ask a question

I don't know how but I am not able to ask a question. It shows that we are no longer accepting questions from this account. What should I have to do so that I can again ask my questions in forum??
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How are answers sorted when posted?

I found a funny behavior. When I post an answer, it isn't always last, despite earlier answers before me. Is the sorting not chronological? Is reputation a part of the ordering?
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Practical assembly questions (and especially high power)

This is a two-part question about on-or-off-topic things. Are questions relating to the actual assembly of an electronic circuit, as opposed to its theoretical design, on-topic? For instance, ...
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Where's the proper home for LabVIEW questions?

I could imagine asking a LabVIEW question (and believe me, I will be throughout the summer) and I want to post it in a place where it: Won't get downvoted and closed immediately, and get well-...
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Is a linux question for FPGA on-topic?

I want to know how and if and when / where the run linux if possible with my FPGA (Altera DE2). Can I ask about it here or should there be another forum for that question? Update I asked it on SO: ...
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Are questions about redstone creations in Minecraft appropriate for EE?

The title kind of stands for itself. I mean, you can make some pretty advanced things with redstone in Minecraft. When it comes to complicated stuff like making computers with redstone, would ...
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Noob asking for circuit design help - any right way?

Having gone through meta for such question, and finding one regarding circuit design review, I completely understand that view that "circuit designs" dumped on community for crowd-sourcing review ...
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Why is 'signing' your question generally frowned upon?

I've 'signed' several of my questions (across the SE platform) like so: Thanks for any help or insights, I appreciate it! or something akin that, sometimes along ...
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Why is “describe a process of communication” non real question?

I asked the question How network card communicates with other hardware components?. What's wrong with the question and how can I make the question better to have chance for answer? That's not fair ...
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What changes at 20k rep?

Do you get fireworks and bells at 20,000 or has somebody installed a handful of Claymores?
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is it appropriate to ask about how to 'hack' a hair drier by removing the heating coil here?

I am not sure if this is the right forum for my question, but I am unclear what the FAQ means by it is not about ... consumer electronics such as media players, cell phones or smart ...
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Asking a question it doesn't show up right away under 'Questions'.

I am not sure if this is really a bug or not, but right after asking a question it shows up immediately on the home page (http://electronics.stackexchange.com/), but takes about a minute before it ...
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Brainstorming in the form of a question

Is it OK to ask questions that are really just requests to brainstorm with the community? I'm referring to this question, which just came to the top of the main page. It caught my attention ...
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Asking for a System Generator tag.

Does anyone create a tag for the xilinx program called 'System Generator'? Thank you so much!
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I just asked a question, but it hasn't appeared on the list.

I just asked this question: GND difference between CAN nodes? but it hasn't appeared on the list of questions, even after 25 minutes. Nor does it appear if I search for its tags. However it is listed ...
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It´s a correct practice to put links to questions from other forums?

Hi all, I´m usually use other manufacturer forums to search specific information with their manufacturer tools. For instance, now I´m using System Generator that is Xilinx ise design program that ...
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Automotive questions appropriate for this site?

I'm an active member of stackoverflow.com and I was looking to see if the stackexchange suite of sites had an automotive one. This was the closest I could find. Is it appropriate to ask automotive ...
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Consumer electronics questions

After looking at this question, I'm a bit puzzled. It looks like a couple of people are posting consumer electronics questions on here, for things like A/V receivers. While I admit they are cool, ...