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A question was closed as duplicate, but I dissagree with it (I am not OP). What is the correct way of bringing this up?

Today, User Andy aka closed a question as duplicate. I however disagree with this, as in my opinion this question was regarding something far more specific than the general solution provided in the ...
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Why book recommendations questions are off-topic?

Here we have Are book recommendations a good fit for this site? a thread for book recommendations. I'm pleased that I learned about The Art of Electronics from this question..... book ...
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How do you start a chat with a particular user

Anyone got a link, or step by step instructions on how to do this? I have the method I use, that I will post as an answer here.. but it seems convoluted.
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Self-answer as an edit within the question

In this specific question: Gigabit Ethernet switch unused RGMII/MII/RMII interface, the OP gave an answer to its own question within the question itself, as an edit. If it was a partial answer, I don'...
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negative questions

I only try to help. Some questions are marked with minus. If I try to answer I get negative reputation or so it seems. As a teacher I have great respect for students' difficulties. One such student ...
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Why is my “circuit review” question getting no attention?

Original question: Review request: DIY DC to 50MHz differential oscilloscope probe It is getting completely ignored (save for two comments), despite an outstanding bounty and several edits no ...
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Time for an STM32 section?

I know the Arduino section was not successful but I see a lot of STM32 questions come by. I count ~30 in Electrical and ~60 on stack exchange in the last month. I have no idea at what frequency it ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Explicit close reason: “OP bought undocumented stuff, asks us instead of seller for documentation”

There's numerous instances where inexperienced users bought things off the internet that didn't come with anything resembling sufficient documentation, often even of very basic things like operating ...
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Regarding the shopping questions!

Are shopping question where a user(Me) has done a bit of research but is noob and doesn't want to stupidly spend money on a High end(> 150$) electronic measurement device and is comparing two products ...
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Should an OP be able to edit answers to their own question?

I had an odd thing happen a month or so ago when I answered some question, (unfortunately I forget which) but the OP was one of those user's that does not seem to accept what people are telling them. ...
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Why this question is unclear?

What other units can influence the way a wire glows than watt? The question is clearly stated as So my question is, what electrical unit can influence this options, given that the power is set fix?...
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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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Is answering questions in pictures of scribble acceptable

I've noticed a user who seems to answer mainly via a picture of scribble and maybe a few words instead of writing it down, using the circuit simulator and MathJax. An example would be this answer. [...
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Are software usage questions on-topic if they belong to a logic analyzer?

I have a question regarding the usage of the PC-based software that is delivered with a Logic Analyzer. I see that some software questions seem to be on-topic already, e.g. PLC software, CAD software ...
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Why was this question migrated to Mechanics.SE?

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/posts/348753/revisions Was migrated to Motor without any discussion. It's 100% not about an auto part. Unless you wrongly think RC models are cars.
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How does this answer not answer the question

This answer was deleted as not an answer. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/348701/17178 Why?
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How is “no action needed” interpreted? (review queues)

Does the previous actions by other users count in, as if it is like "no more action needed" or is it some kind of vote which is meant to indicate that it is OK, no matter what previous opinions are?
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Vendor provided schematics without reference designators

Sometimes, we get questions about schematics from vendor application notes, datasheets, and such. You'd think that simply clipping the schematic from the appnote and inserting it as an image'd do, ...
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Improving badly-lit photographs of paper taken with a cellphone

A lot of questions include photographs of writing on paper (equations, diagrams, etc.) that were hastily taken in poor and/or uneven lighting. Is there a straightforward way to improve them?
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Typical grace period before voting to close questions

On occasion, when I come across a particularly bad question (e.g. homework with no attempt; or requests such as "why doesn't this work", where no schematic or sufficient detail is given), I'll go ...
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Why is this question still gettng downvoted?

I really love it here and I don't want to loose any more privileges. I've revised the question but it only got me more down votes. It is with in the scope of this sight but 5 people out of 1000s ...
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My question banned is still active after months?

I have tried to fix and make my low quality questions better to no avail, if I do anymore the questions I get more down votes. Can I do stuff like answer questions with in my ability and edit grammar ...
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Why are flags on obsolete comments being denied?

Three flags on obsolete comments were denied. Can you post the photos to imgur and put a link to them in your post or in the comments, so we can edit them in? – ThreePhaseEel Dec 7 at 23:14 "I ...
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User Liability Disclaimers

When I answer questions on the EE site I always wonder, and worry, about this open ended part of the whole setup. Reading the SE terms and conditions, it is apparent that they have written them in ...
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Trivial/Tiny Edits

I'm mainly just curious as to why this edit ended up being approved. What possible benefit is adding a question mark to the title of a 3 year old question? Perhaps this question will act as a ...
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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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Unfair use of Moderation tools

The question in question has been reopened and closed but is still need to be open so more answers can be given. I will gladly read even if it is hypothetical and upvote. I have a question about my ...
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How could I make this question on topic?

I realize its fairly old now, but my question about bench testing a power supply was voted closed, and cited "recommendations for specific products or places to purchase them" as the cause. Here's ...
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Forum about component sourcing

I know that questions about component sourcing is off-topic on electronics.stackexchange.com. Do you know any question/answer based-sites (such as forums or even IRC channels) where electronic parts ...
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Asking if a device exists in industry or how to build?

I need an electronic device. Can I define what I want and ask if any possibility to do one.
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Can I ask this kind of question on main site?

I have a question related to how much heat is released by a given motherboard (say a macbook pro late 2011 motherboard) and then how much air of 'x' degrees celsius can be passed over it at a rate of ...
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Software proof that a hardware design problem is unsolvable - why was the answer deleted?

My question is regarding a mod-deleted answer to: Digital Logic circuit - exam question. In this day and age with modern design methods, it seems to me that a software algorithm used to solve a ...
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Where to ask about processor design

I would like to ask a question about CPU design; I am no sure whether it belongs on this site or not. It is at an architecture level, rather than at the level of transistors and other components. ...
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When did we become SolarSetups.stackexchange.com?

It's kind of ridiculous at this point. I guess the questions are on-topic, but it still seems better suited for a separate site (maybe one that doesn't exist yet, or the off-the-grid one?).
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Tag addition: something like [analog-front-end]/[afe] or [signal-conditioning]

After encountering two questions(digital, analog) that mis-use the dc-dc-converter tag and editing the analog question, I realized that there's not a tag for a very common EE task: have a signal of ...
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Tag merge/synonym proposal: [esc] [speedcontroller]

The tags esc (113 questions) and speedcontroller (89 questions) are essentially the same thing, and both poorly named (cryptic or unhyphenated). I propose that they should be merged/synonymized, ...
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How to ask if an existing library / software exist?

I have a question that is about to closed: question There I ask if there exists a library. I wonder, how I should rephrase the question to make it a better question ... since I googled, and cannot ...
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Put close reasons on the help page

As stated in these comments on Would questions about peripherals asking in user perspective be on-topic?, these close reasons are currently not in the help page. Presumably that they are frequent ...
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Why would a question about HPS lighting be off topic in Electrical Engineering

Refer to below question which was moved to DIY by moderators. https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/121780/hps-bulbs-and-ballast-wattage-compatibilty-vs-replacement-technologies?newreg=...
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Are questions about consumer electronics such as this on topic here?

I asked a question about surge protectors on diy.stackexchange.com (Link to the question) and did not receive an answer. I assume the reason is the lack of sufficient expertise on that site. So I was ...
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Would questions about peripherals asking in user perspective be on-topic?

As a normal user, sometimes my peripherals don't work as expected. Here is the question I want to ask: I have a PS3 controller, but my computer doesn't recognize it when plugged in for the first ...
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Add tag (transformerless-deathtrap)?

Should we add a tag (transformerless-death-trap) for questions about transformerless AC mains power supplies, and all the reasons why that is almost always bad practice? Or at least a canonical ...
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Please stop the account-bait with circuitlab

I wanted to draw a circuit and export it to a PDF for a university project. I found out about them by a link on this site. When I tried to print, it says You must save your circuit before exporting....
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Delete the 24V, 12V, (and maybe 5V, 3.3V) tags and discontinue use of tags associated with a voltage

What should we do with the 12V and 24V tags? I can't see a reason to group questions with the same voltage because many different types of circuits could be defined by either voltage. We seem to ...
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Can we on EE.SE do something about the “hot network questions” list?

I don't know the logic behind what goes up in the "Hot network questions" list, but I do know that it is often the same week-old questions, already with several answers and one accepted, and OP has ...
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Electronics circuit reverse engineering and proprietary rights

I have read many application/design notes, data sheets and lectures and other stuff about electronics. But when I come to real application I find many components that I don't why they are used(e.g ...
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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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Deformed priorities of the forum [closed]

The question that get most rating are the least interesting in terms of engineering/science /technology. Let's stop using rating at all.
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Need help understanding “..asking for a component, which is off-topic.”

I'm having trouble understanding this comment below this question. Of course we all strive to ask only on-topic questions, I've looked at the help center and so far I can't understand what "asking for ...

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