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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do we need a hardware tag?

hardware tag is useless on a site focused on hardware. I vote to burninate this tag.
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What makes this question opinion based?

I came across this question on Computer Science Stack Exchange: Why did finite-state controller with datapath win? It's a historical question that was well received. In the same spirit, I asked this ...
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Redundant [connectors] tag

There are two tags, connector and connectors, that seem to be the very definition of redundancy. I'm not familiar with exactly how the system here works, but if it's possible to have connectors ...
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Can Processor and Microprocessor tag be merged?

processor and microprocessor are 2 different tags. Should they be merged since these terms are often used interchangeably?
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Is asking about replacement/change of Micro-USB to USB-C on topic here?

So I have asked where to ask this, both on Meta.SE and SuperUser, and at this point no one sounds too convinced, so I thought I'd ask here first to see if it was on-topic. I have a small Bluetooth ...
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How is this question "Analog is Digital " opinion based?

Analog Is Digital? Seems like a perfectly reasonable question to me, and I can't see what is opinion based about it. It might be true that it may not have an accurate answer at the moment. The idea of ...
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Electrical Engineering =/= Electronics

Electrical Engineering is not "Electronics". I've seen many questions shut down because it's out of the "electronics" scope. I fail to see the logic.
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In which sentence I asked about "use of electronic device"?

Why do we not get shocked by neutral wire and how can it behave as it does? As you can see my question is about electric circuits and how they work/behave. I don't see I'm asking any use of electronic ...
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On which site can I ask questions on electronic engineering roles?

In hardware engineering, there are many roles: for example PCB Design engineer, FPGA engineer etc. Can we ask questions like: What are the roles and responsibilities of a FPGA engineer? What are the ...
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Some clues to improve my EE.SE questions? [duplicate]

Good morning. Could you give some clues so I can improve my questions, to get off my EE.SE ban? I've read some articles in help further I am trying my best.
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How come people upvote a bunch of a member's answers rapid fire style?

What is going on when someone (I assume just one person) suddenly goes through a bunch of my answers and upvotes all of them? For what purpose?
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Uncorrected serial upvotes

I am aware of the issue of chain voting and its reversal process. However, in recent days I have seen several upvotes within a short time window (max. 2 minutes), 1 vote per post. This always happened ...
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What's going on with this old question getting completely changed years after the last activity?

For some reason, this old question has been completely changed in the last few weeks to something that makes both of the existing answers entirely wrong. Why? One of the edits says "to clarify ...
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Test the LaTeX markdown in this sandbox question!

Purpose of question We have \$\LaTeX\$ support through MathJax! Now, instead of writing equations like this: w0 = 1 / sqrt(L * C) we can write: \$\displaystyle \...
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