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How can I fix this off-topic question on dead NiMH batteries?

I recently asked, "Can fully drained NiMH AA batteries be recovered?". Within a day or so this question was closed as being a duplicate by people apparently not reading it (I had the answer ...
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upvotes tally is not reflected in actual tally in vote summary tab

On Characteristic impedance of a BNC jack to jack adapter (that I answered with acceptance from the op) I should have 45 points but, the pull-down vote summary only reflects 30 points: - There are no ...
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Why can't I add RESOLVED in the title?

Does anyone know if there is a way to increase the power of the PIC16F pin using MPLABX?
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Is making sure the rules are followed correcly more important than sharing knowledge/experience?

I keep getting my wrist slapped on this site and I've begun to take it personally. I can't figure it out. In fact, I even wonder if I revealed myself to be female, at some point, and if the ...
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How to get 50 points so I can comment on something that I think is useful information

1.The problem is I need 50 points to be able to leave a comment on something and I feel the information is relevant. 2.I have went as far as making a name then attempting to comment only to find a ...
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Suggest posting a follow-up question on Code Review site

I was in a chat with user @Mast on the Code Review Stack Exchange site (CR). @Mast, who is a Moderator there, then had a chat with our Moderator @SamGibson, and recommended I post this question for ...
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I (possibly) do not understand topicality of questions on ee.se

More specifically, I don't understand why this question has been well received: I do not understand behavior of current in 74HC4066 The question simply asks "what does it mean", referring to ...
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Why should "How to divide a natural number by 3" not be answered as is due to lack of detail or clarity?

How to best multiply by 3 a natural number given in binary, using combinatorial logic? How to divide by 3? wasn't a good fit with StackExchange, starting with essentially asking two questions, if ...
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Confused about why closed?

Fix for Horrible Hissing from a SANWU HF41 TPA3116 bluetooth 5.0 2.1CH Amplifier/BT Module Not sure why this one was closed. My question is about how to modify a board to solve a problem it is ...
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Why don't we have tags that differentiate off-the-shelf ICs and "integrated circuits"?

I've recently realized that the tag integrated-circuit conflates questions about designing Integrated circuits and questions about off-the-shelf ICs. Here's an screenshot illustrating what I mean: ...
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How can I improve my question?

My recent question about my buck regulator output was closed for "needs detail or clarity" but I don't know what details I should add to this question to fix that. I have a specific problem/...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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What should be done about this question?

This question was asked a few days ago, got a few answers (including one by me), and then closed. I don't dispute its closing, I considered voting to close myself before answering. But the question ...
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How could I reopen this question?

I have a question about my Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange post: Probability of explosion of a 100 µF, 25V capacitor when powered at 5V I'm not sure as to why it was closed (it's also debated ...
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Impact on CircuitLab schematic integration of moving from Imgur to a different image hosting service

Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice on the main meta site notes that the hosting contract with Imgur comes to an end this upcoming April 2024, requiring a ...
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How Can Spreadsheet Text Delimited by Space Numbers Be Converted to an Stack Exchange Electrical Engineering Table?

I am having a hard time adding an exported text-delimited by space output to the table format in Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange. This is detailed in the Tables and Alignment Sections in this ...
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Should abandonment be a "community-specific" close reason?

Every question that is both old and not with an accepted answer will be bumped sooner or later by the Community bot into the recently active questions. However, a fair portion of them are obviously ...
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Added tag DFN - do we want it?

For the question What is this DFN 8-pin package? which originally used QFN instead of DFN, I added the tag DFN. The tag QFN already exists, but the tag DFN did not. Neither does the tag "Flat no-...
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Are "is it possible...?" questions off-topic?

A moderator has apprised me of a rule I wasn't aware of, and wanted to get confirmation from the community. Prompting question: LC Parallel resonance induction heater Comment: The system flagged your ...
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Reference Question for Soldered Breadboard/Perfboard

I have seen some horrible soldered breadboards recently. And it wasn't just the soldering, the entire approach was bad. For a recent question, I was going to post pictures of my built circuit, but it ...
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Editing out noise and redundancy in titles

There seems to be an increasing number of questions asked by new users who write titles that have redundancy or unhelpful verbiage. Some fictional examples: Question about resistors (Everything is a ...
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Is my question about synthesising controllers for non-minimal-phase systems using Bode plots clear? Why has it not attracted attention?

I am talking about this question: Can the graphoanalytic method of synthesizing controllers by Bode plots (by lead and lag elements) be used for non-minimal-phase systems? If not, why? Do you think it ...
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Are questions about component selections (i.e. features) and use of electro-mechanical device allowed?

I'm aware about this meta question, but I'm not sure how to interpret the answers since they have downvotes. I also checked the on-topic page. Still I don't understand if I can ask a question about ...
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Is the reminder that "Answers generated by Artificial Intelligence tools are not allowed on Stack Overflow" supposed to appear on all sites?

The main Stack Overflow site has the following reminder in the Your Answer box: Reminder: Answers generated by Artificial Intelligence tools are not allowed on Stack Overflow. Learn more Whereas on ...
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Can I ask questions about a DIY solar battery project to know whether or not my calculations are off?

I have almost no knowledge in electronics. For the past few days, I have been learning what I believe to be all the basics required for assembling sort of a DIY solar battery project, using solar ...
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Let's not over-engineer questions: blacklist [engineering]

While cleaning up electric, I noticed that there are an engineering tag. On a website whose title is "Electrical Engineering", that's a strong candidate for an intrinsic tag, i.e., one that ...
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implicit tag: can we cut out the [electric]ity?

(A bad pun or play on words in the title of such requests is expected by tradition.) Remembering I'm not electrified by the existence of the blanket [electrical] and [electricity] tags, let's ...
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Where can I find a website that allows me to ask for book recommendations on electronics?

before you close this for being off topic or for whatever other reason can you please just shoot me a private message or something where can I find a website that allows me to ask for book ...
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Reputation changes

I think I've asked this before, but don't remember the answer. My reputation dropped 10 points today. IIRC, that is because someone who contributed to my total in the past no longer is on the forum, ...
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Check for dupes before you migrate! [closed]

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/posts/683797/revisions was just migrated to DIY. It is an exact duplicate of https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/283251/wiring-from-meter-to-panel-over-longer-...
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Advice on the best way to group/link questions with a common theme

In answering a question about burnt resistors Apparently open circuit resistor with 5 bands and white final band I've spotted that we've got quite a lot of similar questions (such as this one Can ...
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Are literature recommendations off-topic?

I've seen this topic come up offhand several times now, so it seems worth rule-lawyering into. With that in mind... Background In a recent question, Push pull transformer winding the OP asked (in ...
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Off-Topic Question: Direct Response To Answer In Separate Question

This question was closed as off-topic: Questions seeking recommendations for specific products or places to purchase them. If veterans are recommending in their answers that battery units should be ...
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I want to combine two analogue video signals. Is this the right place to ask how?

I have two RGB video outputs that I want to combine simply by merging the signals, is the EE forum the correct place to ask about this? The pinouts of the RGB connector is: Red Green Blue Sync 0V +5V ...
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Should we make it mandatory to explain close comments?

I've recently seen several posts with close votes without any comment indicating the author what the problem is. If the author doesn't have enough reputation to view close votes, he gets no feedback ...
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Don't Migrate Garbage

https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/274991/220v-induction-heater-electrical-connection is NOT a Home Improvement question. It is not about hooking up a home heater - it appears to be about a ...
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How should I ask a question so that it won't be deleted by a robot?

I recently joined stackexchange to seek help, but is it allowed to ask questions at will? I have asked several questions, all of which were deleted by the review robot. Where is the administrator of ...
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Remember to upvote questions

It's probably observation bias or coincidence but lately I've noticed enough questions without upvotes but plenty of answers (or at least one answer) to bother me. In fact, I first noticed it on a ...
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Flag as not an "Answer" when "Question" does not contain a question

If a "question" post does not actually contain a question, is it appropriate to flag an "answer" to that post as "not an answer"?
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Question repeatedly closed - no sensible reason given

I've waited a week before replying here so that nobody thinks this response was in anyway "in the heat of the moment"... A couple of weeks ago I asked a question about Trying to get a ...
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Why my prev question "closed"

Does that mean no-one else can reply to it? I really need answers to my questions in this original MOSFET question. How do I trigger this? Thanks.
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Look before you migrate

https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/271583/what-step-up-booster-transformer-would-be-needed-to-wire-a-227v-ptac-unit-into-1 was just migrated to DIY. The OP had already posted their own copy of ...
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Useful symbols shortcut for Windows users ✔

Pressing Windows key + . or ; will open up a "emoji menu" with a lot of useful ...
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Are hosted OS drivers on-topic here?

My other meta question seems to have yet again brought to the fore the question of what is and isn't embedded programming. In other words, where the cutoff is for a questions being off-topic here and ...
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How can users who were suspended for posting alleged ChatGPT answers appeal the suspension?

In general, I agree that chatbot content should be forbidden. I am also aware that detecting chatbot content isn't always easy - there are bound to be false positives and false negatives. As I have ...
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Tag for software drivers?

When asking my question about software drivers, when tagging it I noticed that there doesn't seem to be a tag appropriate for software device drivers. Current description for driver indicates it is ...
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Closure reason doesn't make any sense to me

I'm referring to my own question: Is there any scientific proof that passive cell balancing can improve the life of a battery pack? asking about the effect of balancing on the battery life or state of ...
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Remove all [tag:custom]-isation

There is no usage for the custom tag, and it doesn't seem to add anything but noise. Currently it is applied to 33 questions, a few recent ones, mostly quite old questions. All of them appear to have ...
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Should "what is the name for parts that do X?" be on topic?

A lot of time when I want to ask a question on a SE site I'm in a position something along the lines of: I've got an idea how to solve a problem but it would require a component with specific ...
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What happened to Hoagie?

A few moments ago I was talking to Hoagie in the comments of a question I asked. I went back to browse some questions and saw that another answer of theirs had been downvoted without comment, and that ...
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