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Is there a place to a certain kind of questions in EE.SE?

It looks like an XY question, but it is not ! It looks like a shopping question, but it is not! It seems poorly specified, but it is in a certain sense! It is certainly needed, but it has no chance in ...
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Migrating questions when and why

This question was migrated to Motor vehicle maintenanace and repair: https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/77787/10976 Why? It is clearly not about a motor vehicle and is about the use of power ...
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What more details does my question need?

My question here has been closed: How can I increase the range of an EMP device? What more details does it need?
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CommonMark markdown is live

As of 2020-06-11, Electrical Engineering site has reportedly been updated to use CommonMark markdown engine. Migration Schedule If any strange formatting issues appear, bugs can be reported on the ...
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Why is there a project management tag?

I noticed that there is a tag project-management. This should be explicitly off-topic and there is even a dedicated site for such questions, https://pm.stackexchange.com/. Notably, almost no question ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Electrical Engineering's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank ...
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Close reason for a calco (like a typo)?

The question How to fully discharge supercapacitor? was answered by showing the user that they had made a calculation error. Should there be a "caused by a typo or calculation error" close reason?
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I'm not electrified by the existence of the blanket [electrical] and [electricity] tags, let's remove them, or at least blacklist them

Both these tags are typically used when the poster isn't intending to dig for an actually descriptive tag. Neither of these tags should be existing, as they apply to every single question on this ...
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Not sure where to ask for components selection

I'm reading through the meta- questions & answer here and on Hardware Recommendation site. Still it's unclear to me where is appropriate to ask for components recommendation. HR seems to accept ...
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2020 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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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Electrical Engineering is scheduled for an election next week, May ...
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how much rep do i need to edit questions and have the edit take effect immediately?

i'm not used to having my DSP or EE expertise questioned like this. i don't even have the problem at the math SE or the physics SE.
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Is “why isn't my fpga blinking an LED” on topic here?

I've bought an FPGA, written some verilog to blink an LED, I've flashed the FPGA and it "doesn't work". So my question is basically "why don't I see any blinking? Where is the bug and how do I fix ...
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2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

Note: An election has now been set up to start question collection on May 11, 2020, and nominations open on May 18, 2020. Thanks to everyone that showed interest in running. As you may have noticed, ...
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Inappropriate answer?

A longtime user said that my answer was inappropriate. SN74LS93N is not counting as expected Please help me understand why it is inappropriate. I have been an active user for a year now, and I thought ...
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Why was the list of closers removed when a question is closed?

They used to tell us who voted to close... I had a question that I answered closed a couple of hours afterwards. Here: Handheld oscilloscope for saving waveform in memory While the OP did detail the ...
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Questions, Answers and Ethics

Recently I encountered an SE-EE question that, to my mind, raised some ethical issues. Specifically, the question related to designing a constant-current source for making colloidal silver. Question ...
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“Reference question” for 555-related questions

A lot of electronics beginners use the NE555 as a learning tool, and that might very well be a good thing – but: in real-world applications, it's rarely the optimum (under any perceivable metric but "...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Possible migration from sound.SE

I asked a question on sound.SE regarding the DC/AC output of an SPL meter. I was hesitant regarding the best suited SE website. Since the question is pretty specific to audio, I choose sound.SE. But ...
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Did the “visited link” color change recently?

Roses are red, violets are blue, Normal links are blue, visited links are red. But has the visited link color changed, very recently? I can't seem to recall it was red. Maybe my memory is weak, ...
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Add pictures or schematics in this forum

Please tell me how to add a picture or an electronic leds schematic design to an answer. When we are asking we have some symbols in the frame to add pictures but what when we are answering? Thanks
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What is going on with this question

Is there a chart that translates old tube symbol to the new tube symbol I got an answer to this question i dont know why this question was closed. This has been my second question thats been shut ...
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What does stackexchange do to prevent/police honor sharing?

Recently, I posted an excellent question with enough info for an answer and found an outstanding series of answers that I had wanted to post, but my question had been down-voted twice and then closed. ...
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Good fit for EESE or Physics Stack Exchange?

I have a question that could be appropriate only for Physics Stack Exchange (and not for EESE), so I thought it would be a good idea to post it here on meta, so I could get a confirmation. Here goes ...
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Questioning this closure

What should you consider when translating a tube schematic into transistor circuit? I got an answer to this question i dont know why this question was closed. Whom ever closed this needs to state ...
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Critique My Question

PSU Series and Parallel Tracking Mode, Current Limit Behavior I think this is a well considered and articulated question. Also not that deep or esoteric. So why hasn't it gotten any love?
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Question Ban Criteria

How is it possible that I posed a question several months ago, take a haitus for 4+ months and now I am suddenly unable to pose questions? What is the quantitative criteria that determines status?
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Can I ask purely theoretical questions here?

Can I ask purely theoretical and hypothetical questions here? For example: What is the largest (the biggest area of) e-ink display that we could hypothetically power and make usable (working, ...
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How to edit the question to address the likely reasons that it was closed?

How low have mains frequencies gone? What areas once used 30 Hz, and why? Votes are +10/-3, there are three good answers with summed votes +18/-0, and the answers. The stated close reason is: ...
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2019: 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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Request to add a tag synonym or rename - safety-capacitor for x-capacitor

Ok, right now we have a single tag for dealing with safety caps and that is x-capacitor. But there is at least three types that I know of, X, Y and XY capacitors. When I went to ask a question about ...
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Can I ask about finding a substitute / replacement component that's discontinued?

I am following an old schematic and a few of the Inductors are discontinued and cannot be found for sale anywhere. I have the datasheets but don't know enough about Inductors to find a suitable ...
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Cleaning up typo tags

Disclaimer: I am relatively new to this site and Stack Exchange Tags in general. I recently passed the reputation barrier for creating new tags and though to myself, "Hey, that's pretty cool, I can ...
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Canonical learning questions, allowed or make a wiki?

I was trying to decide whether or not to ask a certain type of question on EE.SE concerning expanding my knowledge of electronics etc.. I then found this question from 2012: Canonical "Software ...
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Management of links to external sites

It's been frequently noted that a lot of questions and answers seem to rely on a linked page for proper explanation of the content provided in the post. However, with time the links tend to become ...
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Why was this question closed?

This question is from my perspective, a perfectly reasonable one. The OP does not appear to be asking about a particular product or where to buy, but rather if a source of supply they have found (...
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Tips to improve questions to attract more answers

I have posted some questions which were not well received. Nothing new as I've received tumbleweed badge earlier also. I'd like advises on how to improve them so that I can attract more answers. The ...
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Mentioning a particular user

Currently, we can mention a user using '@' under comments, only if he/she has already commented in that thread. Why our Stack Exchange doesn't allow one to mention any other users in comments so that ...
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Should the [tag:electric-machine] tag really cover transformers?

From the tag info (highlight mine): Electrical Machines are Electro-Mechanical energy converters. They maybe classified into motors (electrical -> mechanical), generators (mechanical -> electrical) ...
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About the questions and answers [closed]

I do have the same problem in Arduino SE, I understand that people in SE are trying to teach "how to catch the fish" and it's priceless but some answers/comments are really difficult to understand. ...
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Nix the reverse tag

The reverse tag is very meta, covers several categories. I nominate it to go away. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/reverse
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Looking for an actuator: is tolerated here?

I'm going to ask a question where I describe my application and write some features I would like from an actuator. My question is about which kind of technology might fit the application - I'm not ...
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Circuit Golf: Puzzle page for Electrical Engineers?

So I find the page Code Golf quite interesting and fun. I'm in IT but also like and know some EE stuff. I'm just wondering, how many people here would like a "Circuit Golf" page, one where EE people ...
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What to do with answers that answer a different question than the one actually asked?

As an example: see this answer. As explained in the comment by JRE, it answers a different question ("how do you measure voltage with a multimeter") than the one asked ("how can and Arduino measure ...
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Would it be on topic to ask for a comparison of common wire insulation materials and their relative merits?

After seeing this question, I got to thinking about how I am not aware of any resources on selecting wire insulation materials here, and I feel like that might be a good resource to have on EE.SE. ...
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Can I ask this in the EE parent site?

Is this a valid question for the EE exchange? “I’m an EE student who’s minoring in math and am curious about what upper division math classes will be beneficial to me in the industry and/or graduate ...
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Why on earth was this flag on this answer of a moderator rejected?

I recently stumbled on this question and among the answers I found this one from an high rep user AND a moderator. Although there is nothing wrong in the content of the "answer", it is clearly not an ...
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What to do with my question on Right-to-Repair?

I've asked the following question: How would 'Electronics Right-to-Repair' legislation affect Electrical Design? When I posted this I felt it was extremely applicable to electrical design. My ...

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