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Was I wrong flagging this as not an answer?

I'm talking about this answer which says: The link below explains the default rated (180VA) receptacles. [link] I see no difference between this one and the canonical "i think you should take The ...
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Moderators: please explain the double decline

I am interested in the explanation of why both flags for "harassment/bigotry/abuse" and "unfriendly/unkind" were declined. People (including me) come here if they do not understand or forgot ...
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Why do edits bump posts to front page

I recently edited a post, https://electronics.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/227123, an noticed that one of the comments was that Neat, but does not warrant this two year old question to ...
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What's our policy regarding safety related issues without engineering context?

Sometimes, there are questions bluntly in the order of "What happens when I stick a nail into wall socket while holding it?" does-this-strategy-for-crossing-electrified-water-work deleted Does a ...
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Earning edit privelge

I review the edit queue. Part of my review procedure is if edit is done by user g or user p tick accept. Although these users do not have the reputation to edit without review they have consistently ...
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Should I “un-favorite” some old questions?

Over the years I have marked many post as Favorites. The list has become long enough that it's unwieldy and less than helpful. Many of the questions are no longer topical- I've already learned from ...
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OK, let's clean up these STM32 tags [duplicate]

Note: This has already been completed. I'll leave the question for reference :) Some time ago, I asked this question about how we should handle the stm32 tags (stm32f1, stm32f2, etc). The ...
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Why was this edit suggestion rejected?

suggestion in question. The edit, AFAIK, is very relevant to the question, is factually true, and stays well within the scope of what the answer is trying to provide. The edit itself is not ...
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Can you help me to improve my question?

I am trying to understand why my question has been closed as too broad. My question was: Is only a firmware limitation the fact that some camera can't store photo in RAW format? I did, of course,...
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What's going on with this question?

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/posts/442521/revisions ???? The author is CONSTANTLY vandalizing his own post so a to make it unintelligible, with other users trying to save it. It's been ...
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Why was this post migrated to mechanics.se?

This post was just migrated to the car mechanics site: https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/67998/detect-if-a-can-node-is-transmitting-or-receiving Why? It is a 100% electronics question ...
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Where is Olin Lathrop?

Oh god I miss him so much but he has not been online for more than half a year oh please tell me he is okay, where is Olin? Who will tell me??? Where is the glorious bearded microcontroller man? ...
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Rejected blockquote suggested edit

Normally I can understand why edits were rejected, but in this case I can't. Just out of interest, why was this suggested edit rejected? Maybe it is a matter of taste, but in my mind the edits ...
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Guidelines for down-votes

I don't see any guidelines for down-votes. I thought that they should be reserved for answers that are wrong or misleading, not for correct answers that maybe aren't quite as good as others. Am I ...
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What is with the ground tags?

We have several tags that are synonymous: ground, grounding, earthing. At the least we should roll grounding and earthing into ...
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Common adjective tags must go

Adjective tags are bad because they generally cannot be used on their own, requiring a noun to define. I found a few examples of such tags which I'd like to clean up. common We currently have 37 ...
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Where can I ask about Electrical components or circuits?

Given that EE SE is about circuit/component design (rather than general electricity/electronics), where is the best place to ask non-design questions about electronics? Physics SE seems like the most ...
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How can we justify such disparity in closing/downvoting questions?

Someone asked a question on EE.SE: Does this strategy for crossing electrified water work? The asker said it was based on this previous EE.SE question: Does a dangling wire really electrocute me if ...
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Should we really have a DIY tag?

We have a tag diy which doesn't seem on-topic, given the tag wiki: Do It Yourself. Build, modify, repair something without the aid of trained professionals. This doesn't seem to fit the site, ...
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Which moderator to listen to?

I asked: May comments be used to answer old unanswered questions? One moderator says yes and the another moderator said no on the old questions answered this way. Should I listen to the moderator ...
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May comments be used to answer old unanswered questions?

There are many comments that solve the problem, but the question has no answer. If the comment could make a answer is it ok to make an answer out of it to get rid of old unanswered questions? A heat ...
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How should I edit this question to re-open?

I asked this question two days ago: Is the duck (curve) still a duck?. It received reasonable attention -- with eight upvotes, it would be the seventh-most upvoted unanswered question on the site, out ...
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Deleting a bad answer after a remark

In this question, I get a good reaction why the answer is not good, so I want to delete it. However, the persons who made the comments spend some time on it; should I immediately remove the answer or ...
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Should a Question be closed as a duplicate of another duplicate?

Sometimes a question "A" will be closed as a duplicate of question "B", where "B" is closed as a duplicate of a third question, "C". Thus the relationship looks like: ...
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We can now reduce the maximum number of simultaneous questions in the HNQ. Should we?

Stack Exchange recently changed how the Hot Network Questions list works. In a post they mention that each site can limit their exposure to only allow a certain number of questions from a site on the ...
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Why do we have an [op-amp] and an [operational-amplifier] tag?

I've noticed that some recent questions have been tagged with both op-amp and operational-amplifier (e.g. this question). The former seems to be the main tag (it has a tag wiki and over 4 thousand ...
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What to do when questioner edits question into oblivion?

I have seen variations of this a couple of times, but this particular case is quite blatant. The questioner went from a somewhat reasonably sounding homework question to something that has no context ...
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What is the origin of the image of the massive interconnect on this site's 404 page?

Trying to access a page that doesn't exist on this site returns a colorful 404 page. For example, try to access the question number \$\sqrt{-1}\$ and you get the 404 page with the image below. I'd ...
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Proposal of design-review tag

Seven years ago, I asked whether PCB review questions were on-topic. I think they're generally acceptable when they fit certain guidelines. However, I noticed that we don't seem to have good tags to ...
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Where to ask discussion / advice questions?

I've recently asked a question on EE.SE about setting up a home electronics lab which has been closed for being too broad. Original Question The default explanation that I've seen for removing these ...
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Can I ask about product requirements on European Standards?

I am a novice engineer with the task of making CE marked products. Unfortunately I am being lost in directives and often I don't understand which standards and directives apply to my product. I want ...
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can I ask about how to repair a gaming device

I have a gaming device I want to ask about repairing and want to make sure I can ask it here
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Request to reopen. Peer-pressure or peer-review?

I was one of the ones who voted to close this question: Could single-line-power-transmission be used for a space elevator's climber as, at the time it was made, the actual question was not very clear ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is this the right place to ask 'what is this connector?' [duplicate]

I have a car audio system that I'm currently trying to build an embedded system around. I have found a really strange adapter type that I don't know how to figure out what the standard is, so I can't ...
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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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User's logo is a war flag used by the Third Reich, and nowadays practically only by Neo-Nazis. How to react?

User Araujo1914 has a logo that is the right half of Reichskriegsflagge as used by the Third Reich 1933–35. The fact that he's using the beginning of WWI as part of his nickname doesn't make this any ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is buying recommendation rule too restrictive?

This question as an example There is no doubt it is a buying recommendation and violate the rules. However, on an engineering stand point, this type of question does make sense and would be useful ...
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Question about electronics kits as gifts for an 8 years old

I don't know where to ask this question. It has to do with electronics and electrical engineering, but only as a tool for learning. What I need are suggestions for a beginning electronics kit for an ...
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Policy for redundant or “umbrella” tags

A user just added microchip to everything tagged pic. I and other reviewers rejected this, because things tagged pic is already inherently about microchip, so in this case it serves little or no ...
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Can I ask a specific technical question about a small appliance?

I have a technical question about a small appliance that doesn't fit with the Home Improvement stack exchange. But it's not an electrical engineering question but a electrical safety question and is ...
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Fun collection: worst finds on this site

Can we have a collection of the worst engineering examples from this beautiful site? The conditions would be: real, honest example of something that was actually meant seriously some work has went ...
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Topicality of questions pertaining to undocumented features

In chat, I asked about a possible undocumented core temperature sensor in a specific embedded processor. While the discussion itself was helpful, I was told that questions regarding undocumented ...
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Should “thyristor” and “scr” tags be merged?

These are two names for the same device, unless I'm missing something. I don't see any reason to have two different tags, especially when we have the capability of making one an alias for the other.
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Is this question about a part of smartphone concerning it repair ontopic?

I wonder if the following question is on-topic and if not if their is another Stack-Exchange site I could ask it. From the repair tag description it seems like it is no on-topic but I just wanted to ...
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Mux, Multiplexer: Why not merge these two tags?

I just saw this question where the OP tagged the question as mux and multiplexer. Looking at the info for mux, there's no information whatsoever. With multiplexer, this is different. Is there a ...
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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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What to do with all of these “STM32”-derived Tags?

Our tagging system is inconsistent in the way we treat different microcontroller families. I'm looking for people's opinions on how (or even if) we should make them more uniform. The pic tag, for ...
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Are we keeping the right kind of homework questions on the site?

The current de-facto policy we have regarding homework-like questions is to require an attempt at solving the problem by the OP. While this keeps the most blatant cases of laziness out of our question ...