Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
1answer
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
55 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
244 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

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 (...
-7
votes
3answers
232 views

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 ...
-6
votes
1answer
129 views

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, ...
5
votes
1answer
35 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
196 views

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, ...
3
votes
1answer
33 views

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.
-3
votes
3answers
116 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
34 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
179 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
200 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
322 views

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: - ...
9
votes
10answers
605 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

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 ...
-1
votes
3answers
177 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

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?
10
votes
2answers
224 views

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, ...
2
votes
0answers
110 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

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. ...
2
votes
0answers
53 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Poster edited the question in such a manner that it became hard to identify the original problem

Reccently I came across this phenomenon: In some questions, the mistake that led to the question was pointed out by other users due to either someone answering the question or pointing out the mistake ...
0
votes
2answers
89 views

Why has my question received downvotes and has been considered as duplicate?

A question of mine about ground has received three requests to be closed and has received like two downvotes. The three requests say that my answer is a duplicate, probably of this other question. ...
7
votes
2answers
241 views

How do we stop the upvoting of incomplete questions and unattempted homework?

How do we stop the upvoting of unanswerably incomplete questions and unattempted homework? I could list examples, but we've all seen plenty, so that's beside the point.
19
votes
1answer
351 views

Stepping down as a moderator

I'm stepping down as a moderator. StackExchange has developed too many systemic problems. I don't think that putting time into StackExchange is the right thing for me to do.
-2
votes
1answer
68 views

What were the most significant events in the EE community (from 2014-2015)?

I have a question about my Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange post: What were the most significant events in EE community from (2014-2015)? Hello, my name is Ane and I'm a business student working ...
2
votes
0answers
160 views

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. ...
31
votes
5answers
239 views

I'm not electrified by the existence of the blanket [electrical] and [electricity] tags, let's remove them, or at least blacklist them

Both these tags are typically used when the poster isn't intending to dig for an actually descriptive tag. Neither of these tags should be existing, as they apply to every single question on this ...
12
votes
2answers
172 views

Would it be a good idea to have more "this question belongs on another site" options?

While reviewing our close dialogs, I noticed that as of now, only migration to meta.electronics and superuser is possible. I'd propose we add multiple: StackOverflow because there's the occasional &...
-7
votes
2answers
226 views

Can overaggressive, unproductive, targeted negative commenting here be unproductive? Did it happen on my question? Can it be reduced?

For years I'd sensed an edgy, unfriendly arrogance from occasional interactions with some users here in Electronics SE that I don't experience in any other science and engineering SE site, along the ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

Is there a reason for [tag:texas-instruments]?

Is there a rationale for the texas-instruments tag? I don't see how that's a sensible category for engineering questions – if you want to talk about something like msp430, there's a tag for that, and ...
3
votes
2answers
122 views

What do we do about a deeply wrong answer to a homework question?

A multiple choice homework question is posted, of which only two answer choices fit even the most obvious requirements, and it is then a simple matter to figure out which actually matches the problem ...
-1
votes
4answers
90 views

What do you think about starting and electronic repair site in Area 51?

There is currently no place for some consumer electronic repair questions on stack exchange, maybe it would be good to create a site specifically for those questions and maybe even electronic hobbyist ...
2
votes
1answer
146 views

Is there a place to a certain kind of questions in EE.SE?

It looks like an XY question, but it is not ! It looks like a shopping question, but it is not! It seems poorly specified, but it is in a certain sense! It is certainly needed, but it has no chance in ...
2
votes
2answers
205 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

Why was this question sent to DIY?

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/posts/514793/revisions has absolutely nothing to do with home improvement and is blatantly off-topic. It should have never been migrated there.
0
votes
0answers
111 views

How is this a use question and not design?

Qi Charging transmitter types was closed as a usage question when it's about using a semiconductor reference module in a design. Wouldnt that make any question on why a given electrical engineering ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

Migrating questions when and why

This question was migrated to Motor vehicle maintenanace and repair: https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/77787/10976 Why? It is clearly not about a motor vehicle and is about the use of power ...
-2
votes
1answer
125 views

What more details does my question need?

My question here has been closed: How can I increase the range of an EMP device? What more details does it need?
33
votes
3answers
2k views

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? ...
3
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
112 views

Why is there a project management tag?

I noticed that there is a tag project-management. This should be explicitly off-topic and there is even a dedicated site for such questions, https://pm.stackexchange.com/. Notably, almost no question ...
11
votes
3answers
887 views

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/...

1
2
3 4 5
24