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Are EE design questions off-topic

I was curious if I can ask about how to implement an FSM within a decentralized design with electronic control modules in automotive engineering design. I’m having trouble understanding how an FSM won’...
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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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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 ...