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Are questions on large scale civil electrical engineering on-topic?

I'd like to ask why it takes years to build a single large grid transformer. Is a question like that on-topic? If it's not on-topic here, would it be on-topic on a different stack?
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Why are edits removing unnecessary references to racially charged terms being rejected?

The terms "master" and "slave" have been widely used within electronics, but we need to recognise that these terms are racially charged. There are plenty of alternative words that ...
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Homework from Chegg posted in EE.SE…bots?

I've noticed recently that some really poor questions are being asked by users with usernames that consist of two lowercase characters followed by four digits. For example, here's one from user gc7283:...
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I'd like us to participate in the three-vote close experiment

I often feel that questions linger too long before being closed, collecting answers making it difficult to edit a closed question. I would like EE.SE to take part in the recent site-wide "tree-...
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block the [channel] tag

The channel tag is a useless meta-tag: this tag does not add any useful meaning by itself, it requires other tags to provide context. That's not how our tags are supposed to be used. channel has 0 ...
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Lengthy “blog style” attempts to answer - how to treat them?

As prompted by Russell to open a discussion on Meta :) I don't doubt they are done in good faith, and I applaud any effort to learn a new topic, but how should answers that seem to be an attempt by ...
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Why this question is off topic and how to make it on topic?

Does it make sense to buy this voltage stabilizer for this air conditioner? I really don't think it's not about electrical engineering. I can't find any other suitable website to know scientific ...
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Should [flipflop] tag be changed to [flip-flop]?

The use of flip-flop is more common than flipflop. In addition, Oxford's dictionary redirects flipflop to flip-flop in both UK and US versions. Definition of flip-flop in English: flip-flop ... ... ...
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Handling users who persistently try to use EESE as a blog or discussion forum

Stack Exchange sites are founded on the principle of being distinct from the rest of the Internet by trying to do one thing, and do it well. That one thing is to provide specific answers to specific ...
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Should I edit questions to place a large image below the text?

With new questions I often see a large image at the top and the description and question only below that. I used to edit these questions to place the text on the top, so you can read that first. This ...
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What does the community think about homework answers?

There have been a few users that have continually posted answers to homework questions. This has been discussed here. I think the best course of action is to allow the community to downvote these ...
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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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Adding a community specific close message for homework

After checking the stats on custom closing messages, homework seems to come up at least 30% to 50% of the time. Because of this, creating a custom closing message would be beneficial. Homework ...
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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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Time to burninate [small-electronics]?

There has been a tag small-electronics on this site, and I have no idea what it means. Is there such a thing as small and big electronics? I suggest to delete the tag small-electronics
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Schematic diagram background colour preferences

Should we have any recommendations regarding the schematic diagrams we post? In particular, I find it quite problematic to read schematics on a black background such as this one: - Taken from here. ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Electrical Engineering's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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What should the [transfer] tag be used for?

The transfer tag currently has no wiki guidance and is generally used on questions for one of two purposes: Questions about transfer functions, in which case the question is often tagged both ...
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Answering the *individual*, or answering *the question*?

This question will likely be quickly closed: How to make a POE switch? In itself, the question is valid, although a bit broad. We could expound on what constitutes a Power-Over-Ethernet switch - from ...
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Why is somebody editing my questions?

I don't post many questions, but the few that I have --- somebody is coming in and making VERY MINOR edits. I mean like picayune grammatical or punctuation changes. Trivial stuff. Example -- I put 3 ...
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What is this closed question lacking in clarity?

What can cause voltage irregularities across an IC chip? The question seems to me straightforward and answerable, though since only one person tried I understand there is a problem with it. Probably ...
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Why was this question on T Flip-Flops closed? Can we reopen it?

T-flip-flop without using a clock - This is a perfectly reasonable question in my opinion, and there is also a datasheet from Analog Devices of a T Flip-Flop that does not use a separate clock, that ...
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Can we have cite button?

Math SE has got a cite button to give citations on homeworks or etc. Can we have it here too? Do we want a cite button? What are the advantages\disadvantages? A quote from math stack exchange to ...
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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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Do you want the electronics questions from Stack Overflow to be moved to Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange?

I have created a question on Meta Stack Overflow to request blacklisting of our favorite tags like fpga, analog-to-digital-converter, asic etc. on Stack Overflow so that questions on those topics ...
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Does Digital Design fall into our realm or Stack Overflows realm?

Lots of digital electronics, FPGA Design, Register Transfer Level (RTL) Design questions have been asked and continue to be asked on Stack Overflow, a site for programmers. Take a look at this one, ...
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Make pga tag a synonym of programmable-gain-amplifier tag?

Yesterday I created programmable-gain-amplifier (and added the tag info for it) after I answered a question yesterday about such an amplifier which used pga. There are a few questions which use the ...
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Why did my suggested edit to improve a good question get rejected?

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/278965 This was the question: Why does decreasing the voltage also decrease the circuit frequency? It's a good question but was closed ...
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2021 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 is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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Burninate [small] tag

I don't see the usefulness of the [small] tag. There are only 4 questions tagged with small. I suggest to burninate it.
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Possibly clarify the “shopping” OT closure rule

Appropriate closure? This closed question below (OT, the "shopping" issue) wasn't actually asking for reviews of commercial electronic devices, or for component purchase recommendation. ...
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How to deal with datasheet requests

We have quite a lot questions that basically state I need a datasheet for XYZ, but haven't been able to locate one. I'm assuming the search for ...
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Are problems regarding headphones off-topic?

So I found this Stack Exchange site and I have problems with the left earbud of my wired headphones, and after overdoing such instructions here, I decided to ask about my problem with my earphones so ...
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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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Are questions of the form “What is the best way to explain concept/phenomenon X in answers” appropriate for EESE and/or EESE/Meta?

There are times, in the process of answering questions, that there is a mismatch between what I am hoping to convey, and how some site participants interpret what I am trying to convey. (I will give ...
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What is the Etiquette for Solution Verification of Homework?

I'm wondering what the standard procedure for getting my homework's solution verified by the community is. I was thinking of going through the following steps: Posting the original question. Showing ...
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Migrated question that might have been relevant on here

Just seen this question: https://engineering.stackexchange.com/q/39823/10902 migrated from here to Engineering. I added a comment that the most similar application of that sort of safety was in car ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Homework answers on demand

Four questions from this person have been answered by the same member and appear to contravene what is said here: - How do I ask and answer homework questions?. In particular, this advice is given: - ...
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How can we improve the manner in which “poor” questions are dealt with?

First time posters often ask questions which fall below site standards, or outside site guidelines, or (importantly) which are perceived to by some group members. I suggest that the present means ...
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The topic of wholesale energy markets

I am interested in posting some questions on EE.SE on the topic of wholesale electricity markets as opposed to Economics.SE This topic is taught in many 400-level undergrad EE degrees that have a ...
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Discussion about voting of answers to a question on VHDL

I believe that this answer which got 22 upvotes is wrong for the following reason: The author's claim that "s_out is only going to change once - to the value it was when the loop ended, which in ...
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How should technically incorrect answers be dealt with?

Can I use the Meta site to discuss technically incorrect answers so that the the community could reach a consensus that the answer was incorrect and appropriate action can be taken?
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How can we discourage [deletion and] reposting of questions by the same user?

We've recently seen a number of incidents where a user posts essentially the same problem several times. Sometimes, they delete the old question and post [almost] exactly the same thing again, ...
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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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How should we deal with Phone/Tablet charging questions?

We seem to get a lot of questions from people who want to do something related to charging a mobile phone or tablet. Sometimes they want to build a charger, sometimes they merely want to buy one. ...
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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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