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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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The New Robotics Site has just launched!

For those who are still interested in Robotics I'm happy to announce that the Robotics Stack Exchange site went into public beta on the 7th November 2012. Although many Area 51 proposals related to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the difference, if any, between the protection and circuit-protection tags? Merge them?

I noticed today that we have protection and circuit-protection tags. The former is currently on 302 questions and the latter is on 121. The tag wiki excerpt for the former says: Ancillary ...
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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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No, I am NOT a robot!

I have 39K reputation. How can the site even THINK about asking if I am a robot?! I haven't been a robot for the past god knows how many years (as far as I know). And the Capcha (is that how you ...
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Ettiquite for self-deleting an inadequately researched question

I have recently asked what was in hindsight a woefully inadequately researched question. That badly that had I actually looked at the most obvious place, I could have found the answer quite easily. ...
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Tag cleanup: CFL and CCFL

Both "CFL" and "CCFL" are only used a few times. I suggest to make "CFL" a synonym of "CCFL". Technically they're not the same, but in every day use 99% of CFLs are CCFL, and CCFL is a nuch more ...
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Are questions about programming .Net Gadgeteer projects best asked here or on SO?

I've a question about the code used with the .Net Gadgeteer extender module to use pulse-width modulation to control a servo motor. That's a software question but it is also an electrical engineering ...
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Link tags to tag info instead of related questions

In this question a link to Wikipedia's I2C page was added. Personally I would like a link to our own wiki better. (The I2C wiki is one of the pages which does contain some information.) Now I can ...
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Re: Do chips really need multiple values of decoupling capacitors?

Linked here: Do chips really need multiple values of decoupling capacitors? [duplicate] This question is different from the one that it's supposedly a duplicate of. The original question wasn't ...
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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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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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Tag Cleanup: `imageprocessing` to `image-processing`

To better fit the style of multi-word tags, should the current tag imageprocessing be converted to image-processing?
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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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Fix the help on-topic page for pure programming questions

I came across a random question about generic C programming, which was closed by 4 regular users and 1 diamond mod, with the following explanation: This question does not appear to be about ...
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The “synchronous” tag

From the mysterious/ambiguous tag department, today I stumbled on synchronous. Just quickly looking at it took out a sigh of me. Various things can be synchronous, including (AC) synchronous motors (...
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The “resonant-converter” tag

Is the resonant-converter supposed to be only about DC/DC resonant converters, such as these or other resonant oscillators in general? The questions in there seem a mixed bag, including induction ...
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Closed duplicates that may need some moderator attention

There's a process called the Roomba that automatically deletes posts that meet certain criteria. Because duplicates often help others locate answers to the same question they are excluded, however a ...
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Daily vote count effect on review Queue

Whilst reviewing, this popped up: ( just took a screen shot of the important parts) I think Understand this, if you have hit your vote count for the day it is only "first posts" and "late answers" ...
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Kronig Penney model and E-K diagrams

Is this the right place to ask for assistance with plotting E-K diagrams for valence and conduction bands and the Kronig Penney model?
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10k moderator tools - view flags button

Ever since the the new top bar went live I haven't seen the flags button. Is it broken, haven't I been paying enough attention or is it coincidence and I missed them?