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Making changes to someone else's answer

In this answer somebody made a (granted, minor) change to the content of the answer. I was wondering if this is allowed. Personally I wouldn't like to have my name under an answer if I didn't write it ...
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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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TeX Edit Party!

The TeX delimiters have been fixed: OK, we made it so that the only inline math delimiter supported here is \$ from the default of ...
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What happened to the user reemrevnivek?

There once was a user named reemrevnivek. He had been here since the Chiphacker days. In fact, he was recently elected moderator. Few people could understand the meaning behind his username. ...
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Does the Area 51 proposal "Electronics & Electrical Engineering" duplicate this site?

The Area 51 proposal Electronics & Electrical Engineering (nine months old) was recently flagged as a duplicate of this site. While I've looked at your FAQ, I don't know the field well enough to ...
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Should I ask physics of electricity questions here?

I've asked a bunch of questions on physics.stackexchange.com that I feel fall more under physics than electronics, but I'm not getting very satisfying answers. Should I just have asked them here?
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Moderation style

I've noticed lately that short answers are sometimes being met with "add more detail" by some users. If an answer is incomplete or there's more to be said, write a better answer, or add a comment ...
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Electrical Engineering Community divided...

I don't know if is only my impression, but I think that has something wrong with the direction that this community is taking. In the nomination phase of election, @markrages put his feelings against ...
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What is Chiphacker?

New users probably knowing nothing about Chiphacker and the intent of this question is becoming a reference for them. So, what is the history of the site Chiphacker?
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ANNOUNCEMENT - Site Title Change

We are going to change the title of this site because of a trademark request from Penton Media on the words "electronic design." We do not believe we are in violation of their trademark, but we have ...
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Robotics questions that are electronics based

So, as I am sure everyone in Meta knows, we are no longer the home for robotics, but where does our scope end? Specifically this question: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/11143/...
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Questions for Moderator Candidates

The community moderator election has begun, and the election page is rather sparse when it comes to feedback from the candidates. In the interests of keeping discussion organized and fair, we've ...
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Is there any stack exchange sites or any other sites which I can ask a subjective question about electronics?

I would like to ask a subjective question regarding electronics. I have read in the Electronics Stack Exchange FAQ that this sort of question should not be asked. An example would be (DO NOT POST): ...
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What should we do with questions that are fuzzy as to if they are within our scope?

A discussion came up in chat (the transcript begins here) that started about this question. Some think it is on-topic, some think it is off-topic, some thing it is in the gray area. I think there are ...
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Answer reposting for close (but not duplicate) questions

Recently, there was a question posted that was very similar to another question, but it was not close enough to be considered as a duplicate. This question is very similar to this one that I answered. ...
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Simple online tool to draw circuit diagram / schematics? [duplicate]

I want to ask a quick question, and think a circuit diagram would make it a bit clearer, but I don't have any software for knocking one up, is there a recommended online tool I could use? It only ...
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What happened to the old reputation graph?

Awhile back the reputation used to be displayed by a line graph, not its a bar graph does the old reputation graph exist? Or has it been superseded?
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 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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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships -- 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the electronics design community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many ...
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Is UK "too localized"?

This question has been closed for being "too localized", despite having a fair amount of interest, upvotes and favourites from the UK community. I can understand how it's completely useless to ...
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How should we tag questions that deal with power and data through the same cable?

Lots of people think it's better to have a single cable that carries both power and 2-way data to a device, rather than one cable for power and a second, separate cable for data. Do we already have a ...
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How do we formulate good and bad shopping questions for FAQ?

One point in our current FAQ is that a shopping or buying recommendations are off-topic. It is not uncommon for questions here to be about shopping or buying and we need to differentiate between "...
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FAQ for Electronics design

I have made a first quick edit to the FAQ for electronics design. I would like to post it up here and have people take a shot at improving and editing it. I posted it up just to give a bit more detail ...
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Issues with the new site theme header image.

Ok, so Electronics.StackExchange.com recently got a redesigned header. Some people like it, some people hate it, some people don't care. However, I have a problem with it: The IC layout in the ...
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New Design Launched

Hi All, as you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you're still seeing the old ...
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"Electronics and Robotics" has been renamed to "Electronics"

Based on several discussions about the name and scope of Electronics and Robotics: Another Robotics proposal on Area 51 We already have Electronics and Robotics Please support this proposal as a ...
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404/Error/Captcha Images

As we're getting closer to launch the site, I need your help with some ideas for the images on the 404/Error/Captcha pages. I typically keep these images somewhat whimsical or clever, but fitting to ...
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Design for Electronics and Robotics

Hi all. I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, ...
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Why do dollar signs trigger MathJax [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TeX Delimiters should be changed I was looking at an old question of mine and discovered that the MathJax screws with a few of my comments: for instance, the comment on this ...
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Is signal analysis on-topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does DSP fall into our realm or Stack overflows realm? Is it fine to ask questions regarding signal analysis here? Examples: Should I use a Chebyshev or Butterworth filter to ...
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Another robotics proposal on Area51

Hey, I was just visiting Area51 when I noticed that there's yet another proposal for a robotics stackexchange getting started: Robotics research It's been marked as a dupe of E&R, but this ...
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Brainstorming in the form of a question

Is it OK to ask questions that are really just requests to brainstorm with the community? I'm referring to this question, which just came to the top of the main page. It caught my attention ...
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Need a tag for general "physics" questions.

physics maybe? What is negative voltage? What is the skin effect? Lightning bolt vs. batteries: a coulomb in everyday terms I see two various levels of this, for questions that are independent of ...
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Tag Wiki Editing - Copy from Wikipedia?

Is it acceptable for a user to copy and paste a load of information from Wikipedia into a tag wiki? I have the opinion that it should be worded in the context of E&R, and give information about ...
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Tag Cleanup: fixing [serial] tags

Here are various posts I've modified the tag serial on. It's an incredibly broad tag that should be used with great care so as to avoid becoming totally meaningless (if not already). Vent ...
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Is it okay to ask a question as an 'answer' to a question?

There's an older question that had an answer accepted long ago, but the project in discussion is very similar to one I am currently working on. Is it okay to ask for additional information regarding ...
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in search of: official standards organization tag

standard is general, and apt to be misused. Something related to standards organizations would be helpful, though. Examples: IEEE, ISO. What could cover them all? Do you think this would be useful? ...
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What is our policy on dangerous stuff?

I'm a regular member (tom66) on the electronics forum All About Circuits. One of the policies there is that there musn't be anything inherently dangerous suggested or asked about. For example, no ...
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Circuit review acceptable?

Is it acceptable to post a question (with the community wiki option) along the lines of: Please review this circuit design for doing blah and let me know how it can be improved / is anything ...
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Tag Cleanup: rename [serial] to [uart]?

serial is fairly broad (what isn't serial nowadays...), and most of the current tags are really referring to UARTs (uart), but a (scant) few questions are using it more generally. Cleanup from that ...
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What to do with open ended "experience" questions?

Two questions, both of the form "Have you had any experience with X", with no further elaboration. One is promptly closed, the other gets many votes and answers. The partial answer to why on the ...
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What to do with shopping advice questions?

The 8th question in the "7 Essential Questions of Every Meta" is about shopping advice. It seems like there's been a rash of shopping questions here lately. Is this good or bad? Software https://...
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Tags: Voltage, current, and power (oh my)

Another set of hilarious tags: voltage, current, and power Almost everything that isn't software could use all of those tags. voltage questions should likely be along the lines of: voltage-...
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Is this the right place to ask about Kinematics or AI?

Since this site is called "Electronics and Robotics", can I ask questions about non-electronic parts of robotics? E.G. Kinematics or AI.
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How can I suggest new tags?

Hi all, I am not still have enough privileges to create new tags in this not meta site. Is there any way to suggest new tags to anyone who have enough privileges? The new tags I suggest are: floating ...
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What is a community post?

Hi, I wonder what is the difference to put a post as a community post and not to mark the option of community post. Thank you.
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It´s a correct practice to put links to questions from other forums?

Hi all, I´m usually use other manufacturer forums to search specific information with their manufacturer tools. For instance, now I´m using System Generator that is Xilinx ise design program that ...
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E&R Usage Graphs

I'm using the E&R API to collect usage stats and graph the data. Here is what I'm come up with so far. It's only been running for a couple of days, so not much data yet... I'll update in a couple ...
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Automotive questions appropriate for this site?

I'm an active member of stackoverflow.com and I was looking to see if the stackexchange suite of sites had an automotive one. This was the closest I could find. Is it appropriate to ask automotive ...
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Where are the hams?

So am working on answering this question: Can I merge two impedance matching circuits? but it seems like I'm the only person trying to do an in-depth analysis of it. Does this site have anyone with ...