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Asking Questions And Getting Answers

The StackExchange community is different from other forums, communities, or wikis. It is a great stew of democracy, community editing, self moderation, and wonderfully simple standard formatting. New ...
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Is this an appropriate place for questions about Rovio?

I received a Rovio for xmas, and I'm wondering if this is an appropriate place to ask questions about it?
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Is the verb “grep” too geeky for E&R?

grep To gather information related to a particular subject from a large amount of data. To ascertain the meaning or function of an explanation. I can't grep reliable guidelines by which to narrow ...
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Muddy​​​​​​​​ tags

And you thought microchip might be bad? (I forgot, was it?) assembly (Ed: since fixed) something that's been assembled, or a low level programming language controller something that controls a ...
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What line do we draw for consumer electronics?

We have had a number of questions come in that were clearly consumer electronics, but now we have a few coming in that are boundary questions. There are a few specific instances we have just had both ...
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Closed Question: Where would a robotic engineer work?

I am wondering about the reason given for closing the question: Where would a robotic engineer work?. It was closed as "too localized". "This question would only be relevant to a small geographic ...
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Awkward tag conjugations

The following tags (specifically their synonym associations are backwards) seem awkward: recommend should be "recommendations", e.g. "This question is about recommendations ...", as the (plural) ...
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Tag Cleanup: Tags to be Merged

Following up on this discussion about tags and this discussion about tags to be deleted, I am setting up this question as a list of tags that should be merged. Users can add tags to be merged to the ...
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meta-tag debate: Microchip (and PIC), Atmel (and AVR)

I see E&R is using both pic and microchip as tags. microchip is too ambiguous to be effective. Many users may tag their question with it, seeing many matches, if they are using any old IC, or "...
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Google and the lowest common denominator

What do we feel about questions for novices? "What is Ohm's law?" "Explain the difference between AC and DC" Would we be replicating the Wikipedia page? Would multiple overlapping answers ...
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closed question - I don't think that working off a circuit schmatic and eagle's the same.

I hope its the right place to ask, but i'd like to dispute the closing of one of my questions https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/6735/from-schematic-to-perfboard-how-do-you-do-it-closed -...
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How to handle questions with legal ramifications

Let me start by saying that I am not a lawyer. There is a question on the front page:Title my resume “Electronics Engineer” w/o an EE degree? which has some answers and comments that cause me concern....
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Lego Mindstorms Robotics On Topic?

I'm in the process of evaluating proposals that have entered Commitment. Specifically, I was looking at this propsal: Area 51: Lego Mindstorms Robotics Lego Mindstorms Robotics Proposed Q&...
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Consumer electronics questions

After looking at this question, I'm a bit puzzled. It looks like a couple of people are posting consumer electronics questions on here, for things like A/V receivers. While I admit they are cool, ...
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Possible Name Change?

I have noticed that we have many more questions being asked about consumer electronics that do not fall into the scope of this site. I think some of this confusion comes from "Electronics" in our name....
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Is E&R the place to ask about questions of programming, but related to microcontrollers?

Hi, I wanted to ask some programming related question on E&R but for a microcontroller. I decided to postpone it until I got the go-ahead. "What is the ISR for the comparator change interrupt ...
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How to enter useful E&R symbols (Ω, etc…)

What are useful alt-key shortcuts for symbols for Electronics.SE?
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What should we do about old and/or off-topic questions that get bumped?

This question just came to the top of the front page: When do non TEM waves occur? This is a purely physics-based question. At this minute, the SE 1.0 site is gone and the area51 beta is not up yet. ...
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Does DSP fall into our realm or Stack overflows realm?

In the last few days we have had a few questions related to DSP. How to compare two audio files? and Which freeware analysis software most closely resembles the functionality of Matlab DSP toolbox ...
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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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How will moderator elections work?

What's the process for moderator elections? Do they all follow this pattern? Who can initiate elections? And how?
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Does this question seem to fit?

There is a question on the main page that I do not think fits our site, but no one has voted to close. What is everyone's opinion on this?
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What meta-tags on E&R should be axed?

According to this blog post that I just came across: The Death of Meta Tags, the use of the [beginner] tag, as well as ...
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Can I shorten links to just the question/answer/user numbers?

According to the Attribution Required description, when referencing SE material, we must: Visually indicate that the content is from Stack Overflow, Meta Stack Overflow, Server Fault, or Super ...
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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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ER: Emergency Room

The subsite's logo is ER, which I know as Emergency Room, is that joke on purpose?
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How do we promote our site?

This is one of the 7 essential questions for a stack exchange site. How do we promote our site so more people will join the conversation? For my part, I was sure to mention it on our radio show, The ...
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Is there a mobile app for viewing stack exchange?

I was looking and kept finding posts on android.stackexchange.com but nothing for what I wanted. Does anyone know if there's a way to natively view the stack exchange interface on a phone?
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Did the badges get reset?

Did all of the badges get reset? Does this happen yearly or is a function of the switchover from Chiphacker? Honestly, I don't care about the badges themselves, just wondering if it's a bug or if I ...
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Is Electronics and Robotics the best StackExchange for asking about building wiring to power my 220 volt IBM Server?

I'm trying to figure out which StackExchange is best for me to ask detailed questions about 220 volt wiring from the fusebox to my IBM Server. The Electronics StackExchange appears to be the best ...
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Why are there few votes?

I don't know if it's only my impression, but I think that people don't vote. Edit: An interesting article about votes: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/10/vote-early-vote-often/
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Homework problems

What's our policy for homework problems? I see people tagging them with the "homework" tag, but should we have a rule about it? Stack Overflow's "How to ask and answer homework questions?" for ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming. This site did not go through the domain naming and voting, but we still need an elevator pitch. So this is to get you started: The ...
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Embedded software questions?

Is "Electrical Engineering" the right place for embedded software/firmware development questions? We get questions here (and did on "Chiphacker" and "Electronic Design") about embedded software tools ...
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Selection of Logo

Okay, I'm gonna bring it up... This community should select a logo, its part of the essential meta questions. So I propose we put ideas/examples for logos here, and vote for the one we want.
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What belongs here versus the main site?

What questions belong on the meta site? Based off of everything that is documented on the website these are the types of questions that belong on the meta site: (From the banner on the top of the ...
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This would have been popular on Chiphacker. *How* should I post it here?

I want to post the following question. How does the TI Evalbot pcb-on-wheels avoid damage from ESD? If you haven't heard, TI is running a $125 discount on their Stellaris-based Evalbot. And it's ...
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What is your level of electronics knowledge?

I've seen several variations of the type of people in this community: Programmer who wants to get into electronics Tinkerer who has messed around with electronics Some electronics education, but ...
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the problem of answers with links

I'd like to raise a flag. I've seen many answers containing a link to an often very well documented website. However, the idea of SE sites is to aggregate knowledge as a one-stop resource. Links can ...
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what about a newbie tag ?

I'm torn. I'd love to have a newbie tag to browse and learn things at my level, but I also realize that sometimes is not easy to say what is "newbie" and what is not. Also it would require a lot of ...
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Seeding E&R with some high level electronics questions

While I don't have anything against the hobbyist culture, I feel that if E&R has to become a center of knowledge we will have to start ask and answer hard questions. High level theoretical topics ...
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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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Publicist badge advertising?

I was reading this question: From zero to “almost pro”: Newbie trying to learn. Good, quick resources and this image popped up: encouraging me to share a link to the question to get a badge. It may ...
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What is the attitude towards 'general', chatty questions with no possibility of a 'proper' answer?

Like this one: 'Looking for a hardware project idea that actually sells'. It reminds me of Stack Overflow Vs Programmers Stack Exchange.
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scope of Electronics and Robotics

I am very pleased to see the Electronics & Robotics site go live. I am not so pleased, however, to see it seeded with the content from chiphacker.com, because that content had a marked bias ...
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Are questions about ideas for projects on or off topic?

I'd like to get tips about electronics projects with the theme of Christmas. Is this question on or off topic?
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Will this site retain the chiphacker name?

Ok, so we know electronics.stackexchange has been seeded with content from chiphacker.com, but will this new site also use the name? Would anyone like to propose any other names?
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Should meta questions from the previous site(s) be moved here? [Closing] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should we do with the questions tagged as “meta” On SE 1.0, there was no meta. page; instead, Chiphacker and EE 1.0 used a [meta] tag. There are 15 such ...
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What should we do with the questions tagged as “meta”

There are 15 questions tagged as meta. What should we do with them?
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Should [robotics] and [electronics] tags be used?

Is it a good idea to tag questions with [robotics] or [electronics]? Or should only the [robotics] tag be used, and all other questions assumed to be electronics? Or should we adopt a system like on ...