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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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Should the 7805 part number in the title be corrected?

It turns out that the part in the question Generating negative voltage rail using 7805 is a P7805, which is a DC-to-DC converter, not a linear voltage regulator. I notice that no-one has changed the ...
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Why can I not post information on Weller WTCPN Soldering Iron repair process?

I was going to document my findings on Weller WTCPN repairs, part by part, but apparently I need do something more first. This seems to be rather limiting ad chases away contributors, IMO. It's ...
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Are EDA Software Questions Off Topic

Are questions about the use and operation of EE software off topic, when those questions have no EE background at all? e.g. Convergence, Compilation, Bugs.
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Why not tell OP when the question is unclear?

My question got closed for unclear. On Stackoverflow, on the tags I usually visit, you tell when a question is unclear so that it can be edited. Isn't that common here? I was quite surprised when ...
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How is it decided that a question is unclear?

I don't understand why this question has been closed as unclear. On the contrary, when I read it, it seem completely obvious and multiplying circuits are a more or less common topic. It gives a bad ...
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How should the [permanent] tag be eliminated?

permanent It has apparently been used on only 5 questions. Two are for permanent-magnet motors and generators and one for a permanent-split-capacitor (PSC) motor. I would be inclined to create ...
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Would this be a suitable place for asking about a home electrical installation problem?

I'm a homeowner with an electrical installation issue, and since the electricians that took a look at the problem left me in the dark, I'm turning to the Internet for advice (in hopes I find an ...
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Newbie asks question, gets answer, deletes question immediately afterwards

A new user just asked this some minutes ago: As of now most of the negative feedback systems I have encountered have a feedback factor that is less than 1 but positive. However in some ...
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Someone has been upvoting nonsense non-answers

I just noticed that two extremely obvious non-answers posted within 20 minutes from each other are both upvoted. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/450345 https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/...
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Is there a way to ignore specific user's questions?

I must admit that I felt a bit offended by a specific user's attitude towards people trying to answer his question. I also realize he mentioned that it's not the first time people helped him (and he ...
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Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions?

Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions? Or would it not be better to guide people in the right direction? Take this question for example: How to evaluate the ...
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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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