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Why was this question about desoldering a power jack migrated?

I saw this interesting question https://superuser.com/q/1046262 about desoldering a power jack, but was surprised to see it on Superuser.SE rather than on Electronics.SE. Further investigation showed ...
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Newbies virtual corner

As many of you know there are a lot of peoples who come on this board because they've just discovered electronics. They usually found out this or that online tool that allows them to draw a circuit in ...
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This question should not have been migrated!

I don't know why but sometimes I have seen question like this being migrated the Arduino because they have the Arduino tag and has nothing to do it. This is actually a very poor question and should ...
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Where is Electropus?

Will he ever return or is this decor permanent? Is Electropus under the same community license as the rest of chiphacker?
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Should we blacklist the [constant] tag?

Quite a few questions that are about constant voltage or constant current sources are often incorrectly tagged with constant and either voltage or current. We already have constant-current (and ...
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Should the [operational] tag be made a synonym of the [operational-amplifier] tag?

The operational tag often appears on questions about op amps. In many cases questions would be tagged with both operational and amplifier instead of the single, correct operational-amplifier (at least,...
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Can Processor and Microprocessor tag be merged?

processor and microprocessor are 2 different tags. Should they be merged since these terms are often used interchangeably?
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Unfair Use Of Moderator Tools The Sequal

OK so, since when is a moderator’s judgement of whether an answer is right or wrong, a reason to delete it? In this answer, https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/342672/139766, the moderator ...
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Should the [brushed-dc] tag be renamed to something more meaningful?

I just stumbled upon the brushed-dc tag which is attached to 5 questions about brushed dc-motors. The tag has no description and in itself is a bit obscure, especially for beginners. I think it ...
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Anonymous Down-Vote Compensation Program

Friends of EE.SE, We have a problem. Someone keeps randomly down-voting the answers of our high reputation users without giving any explanation, and this is causing quite a stir. To alleviate this ...
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Feature request for a panel that gives access to previous attachments

Currently I have to search through my older replies to locate an uploaded image in order to reuse the same link in a new reply with relevant content. Reattaching the same image (at least when I can ...
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ASCIIMath support, to help people with units

MathJax just added ASCIIMath support, and I think it'd be great to support it as an option, alongside regular \$\LaTeX\$-based MathJax. In many posts (such as this one) people forget to or are too ...
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Do we need a custom Verilog syntax highlighter?

Verilog is a C-like language. It uses a similar layout, has equivalent control keywords, and highlights OK when using the C syntax highlighter: Of course, it has some notable differences, including ...
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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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Alternative to "New Close Reason" -- a Basic Electronics Commun Wiki Series

Having just posted Proposal for new close reason -- "Low expertise", "Too Basic", another approach springs to mind. Instead of answering such questions, we would answer them in a ...
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pending tag synonyms

May I ask to check the tags synonyms page once in a while, and vote on the (currently 13) pending synonym proposals. The oldest one is 3 weeks old, and until now none of them have votes. Thanks.
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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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Interesting Binary Day

Today is an interesting day. Same rep on two most visited sites! And the 2 ^^ 15 is also interesting.
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July 2012 Moderator Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Chat room on chat.meta

We now have chat: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/15/electronics-and-robotics For general user discussion.
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Why can't I retag question?

I've come accross a question that definitely needs a retag. I have 334 reputation but the edit system boters me that I need to change at least 6 characters. I really motivates me to do a dummy change ...
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Lithium tags need to be looked at again

We have a lot of lithium tags. We have lithium lithium-ion lithium-polymer lipo It looks like we need to clean up lithium and check to see if there are any questions that are on just lithium and put ...
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lithium-ion and liiion tags

I noticed there is a lithium-ion tag with over 1K questions and a liion tag with 39 questions. I'm thinking that perhaps most (or all) of the liion questions could be retagged with lithium-ion and ...
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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, in ...
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Do we need so many [protection] related tags?

I noticed that we have multiple tags related to protection: protection, circuit-protection, surge-protection, over-voltage-protection, and heat-protection. Based on the tag wiki excerpt for protection,...
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Moderators migrating questions without fixing MathJAX

A question I've answered has been migrated to Mechanics by Matt Young, PeterJ, nidhin and Nick Alexeev. Mechanics doesn't support MathJAX so my answer is semi-banjaxed now. Can the moderators ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 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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cleaning up tags

I see questions with the tags "bldc", "brushless" and "brushless-dc", often more than one of them for a question. Can these be combined into a single "bldc" (I believe that's the most common name)? I ...
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Suggestions on how to render a K map?

I would like to render a K map to supplement my answers to questions, but I'm not quite skilled enough with mathjax to figure out how to do it, and I can't find any online resources to generate one. ...
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What can we do to improve the site visibility for "Electronics Q&A" searches?

On a whim I Googled the following phrases: "Electronics Q&A" The electronics.stackexchange.com site was about the 125th result on the first query. "Electrical ...
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Please help fix the Arduino tag wiki (and others)

The Arduino tag wiki is a direct copy-paste of the text on http://www.arduino.cc/. Because that text is ©Arduino, Arduino is one of the most-used tags, and the tag summary is far too verbose, would ...
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2022 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 Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election ...
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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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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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Are questions about microfabrication / clean-room processes on-topic or off-topic?

On one hand, most of clean-room processes (etching, thin films etc) are related to electrical engineering. On the other hand, organics are becoming popular.
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Why isn't there Electronics careers page?

After seeing this question Why isn't there a UX.SE Careers page? I got this question that why SE isn't providing careers for Electronic professionals? or did I miss it?
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Poor migration options

Closing for migration is a bit tough. Right now, if you don't want to send the post to SU or meta, you have to move back up the close tree. My suggestion is to add a manual "other" option to the off ...
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Request to merge tags

I just read a question which was tagged both dimming and dimmer. That's tag abuse. I propose merging the two. I don't have a preference which one we should keep.
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Blacklist [pads]

after tags: PADS and mentor-pads: same tag, not linked is done, we should now blacklist pads.
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Make [kvl] and [kcl] a synonym of [kirchhoffs-laws] tag?

I recently noticed some questions were tagged kvl (#1, #2), so I retagged them using the correct kirchhoffs-laws. There are currently 25 questions tagged kvl, and "KVL" is a common acronym ...
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Merge / synonymize [current-source] and [current-sink] tags?

I noticed that we have current-sink which has no tag wiki. I was going to add some information to the tag wiki but I noticed that we also have current-source, which mentions current sinks and (...
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Suspicious upvotes

Quoting from a posting on Arduino Meta: "User dannyf gets every day since October upvotes on three to five old answers. That makes around 2400 points in two months." Looking at this bit of ...
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UPDATE:Posted answers could cause a battery to explode. New user cannot add an answer

Found incorrect answers on your site. Posted answers could cause a battery to explode. New user cannot add or correct the answers to protected question. Do I just walk away or what can I do? Thanks. ...
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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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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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Question about identifying a specific Radio Shack electronics kit; on topic?

I've been trying to find some details online about a specific Radio Shack electronics kit I had as a young person (c. mid-80s). I can recall some details about this kit, but my Google-fu is failing. (...
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How to draw circuit on stackexchange electronic

Is there a way to draw circuit directly on stackexchange other than upload the picture file ? What are some of the free programs you use to draw the circuit which will be uploaded on stackExchange
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Why does an open bounty make a question unclosable?

This question has attracted at least 7 down-votes (1 mine) and no up-votes and in my opinion seems overly broad and at least a bit off-topic. Comments from other users have indicated as much too. But ...
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Would this question be on-topic?

I'm very curious about the differences, if any, between a soundbar and a standard stereo speaker. Would a question like that be on-topic here?
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