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Dear Olin and his small gang

Not that you will "make it past the first line" I'm sure, however I am leaving this site and deleting the app I have viewed daily- because of you. Not only you, but the small ring that emulates you ...
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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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Why was this answer deleted as rude/abusive?

I'm quite surprised to see this answer go, especially with a "spam or rude/abusive" epitaph on its grave. From what I can see, the last revision of the answer had 24 upvotes, 2 downvotes and looked ...
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Why was my direct answer to this question deleted?

I answered this question with: OP has identified it as the JST brand ZH series connector, after a small reminder. I directly answer what type of connector OP needed identified. It is neither a ...
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Discuss a user's behaviour without making “name and shame” happen

Let's suppose that a certain user makes me wonder if he/she should be trusted or not and I wish to discuss this on meta. Perhaps some people would recommend flagging right away, but the idea is that I'...
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My question is not a duplicate

Could you please stop marking my question as an exact duplicate? Current capacity of laser drilled micro vias A micro via structure is not the same as a barrel plated via structure and that is ...
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Algorithms based on signal handling and systems are acceptable here?

In my case, I want to ask about IIR, but as algorthim and the math involved in it, not as circuits. Is it OK to ask about it here?
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How to deal with “Explain/Fix this Circuit I found somewhere (and don't really understand)” kind of questions?

There's a significant amount of questions¹ of the type: Here's a {LED driver|amplifier|inverter|…} circuit I found on some website, explain how it works, or why we need {component}? Problems with ...
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How do I deal with edits that fix very poor style

I asked myself this when looking at the following question. I would like to focus on the writing style, not the fact that this is a "shopping recomendation" question and hence not appropriate: I WANT ...
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Is there (or should there be) a minimum knowledge expected of users?

Please note that, first and foremost, I am not here to step on toes but merely to open a dialogue. I am new to this site, but I have used Stack Exchange for a while now and I understand and respect ...
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Project deposit feature

After asking a question on EE forum concerning an aspect of my home project, I figure out that some peoples were interested by what I am planning to do. And maybe those people want to follow the ...
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How to provide input to questions on hold as a low rep user

This question: "What makes a computer a computer? [closed]" has been put on hold. The original poster was unable to ask their question in a format suitable for this medium but I think the implied ...
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Does this community have an official stance on entire paragraphs of an answer devoted to berating the asker?

The answerer to a certain question had this to say when the questioner edited his question to make some clarifications; The above was written in response to the original question, which made no ...
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Why was https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/305334/ migrated?

MCP41010 Raspberry Pi Questions was wrongfully closed and migrated. The problem has nothing to do with the RPI and is 100% on-topic electronics question. This is mod abuse.
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What are the best places to go for engineering help as a professional? [closed]

If I were to have hard questions regarding circuit design, where would be the best places to go for help? First things that come to mind are co-workers and stackexchange. Sometimes co-workers don't ...
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Request to re-open “Rotated ICs on PCB board” [closed]

Apologies if this is not the way to go about this. I've edited the question to open it to the true question at its heart (it's not a dupe of the 45º orientation question as one comment suggested), I'...
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Edits allowed after 5 minutes

Why are there time limits on comment edits? So I make a mistake in grammar or something, I type incorrect word, but I am allowed to correct it no sooner than 5 minutes later, where lots of people ...
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Are modifying electronic questions on topic?

The moderation system shuts down questions like these: Can I connect a button on my motorcycle to the main button on a garage door remote? Modding my laptop, is 5v to 12v step up module safe for ...
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Is there a policy on design advice re. public safety liability

I emphasis the term public, meaning not the OP asking the original question. There are similar questions regarding safety, but they focus on safety of the OP. should-we-give-safety-advice-to-those-...
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User vandalising (but not deleting) his/her own questions. What to do?

This user has been vandalising (but not deleting) his/her own questions. He/she has edited the questions, wiped out the title and all the text, and replaced it with "deleted question". Is there any ...
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Question about RAMS engineering closed as “opinion-based”

I'm surprised to see that this question How to roughly know if a electronic scheme will fail soon and protect from it? has been put on hold as primarily opinion-based. It could (maybe) have been put ...
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Isn't it an insult to contributors to close answered questions?

There are many questions on this forum that have been commented on and answered, only later to be voted "on hold" and then subsequently closed. Reasons for holding are irrelevant. The issue is that ...
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Closing homework questions with an attempt

Its homework time, seeing as how most universities are approaching finals week. As of late I've seen a few questions that are homework with an attempt in the VTC bin. Historically we have talked about ...
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Do we do anything about deliberaty copy+pasted threads from SE appearing on other sites?

I was google searching myself earlier, and came across this "blog" which directly copy+pasted an entire question thread from EE.SE I wasn't 100% sure, but didn't think we either do, or at least should ...
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Can you post worked Electrical questions?

I am not sure if i am asking in the right place however, i'd just like to know this information. I have completed a question and have calculated an answer however there is no way for me to know if ...
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Who'd be interested in having SystemVision integrated here?

For the past several years, EE.SE has benefited from an integrated schematics editor (and circuit simulator): CircuitLab. Recently, Stack Exchange received an offer from Mentor Graphics, developers ...
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AVR question migrated to Arduino.SE

This question was migrated to Arduino.SE but apart from that the Atmega328P happens to be on an Arduino board it has nothing else to do with Arduino regarding the problem stated in the question. The ...
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Would an electrical engineering-themed SE which focuses on more theoretical / interdisciplinary / research-level / etc. topics be useful?

I want to get this community's feedback on whether attempting to launch an electrical engineering-themed SE, which would welcome more theoretical / interdisciplinary / research-level / etc. questions ...
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A codeblock after a list doesn't render correctly

Perhaps this is a known issue. You can't put a codeblock directly after a list, even separated with line breaks. It came up in this question, where I finally just added a colon between the list and ...
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Are OPs hiding facts/obfuscating/telling lies to hide their “inventions”?

During my short "tenure" here on EE.SE I've tried to get some rep despite not really being especially experienced when it comes to electronics. But badly formulated and/or unclear problems get ...
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Where to ask multi disciplinary questions?

I want to find out about maximising the rate of entropy collection using an analogue to digital converter fed by a noise source. It involves Shannon entropy calculations, log normal distributions, ...
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Answering homework questions and questions of similar type

The question i am referring to is this. I am sorry if it is just my presumption but i feel, i see a pattern. Pattern 1: Home work questions - Logic gates, Fourier, K-Map, communication bit rate, ...
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SE:EE surprisingly toxic

I am a regular consumer of Stack Overflow and a big fan of it. I joined SE:EE yesterday with the expectation of participating in a community similar to SO just on a different topic. However, I'm ...
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Answer deleted even though it is an attempt to answer

My answer to this question may have been deemed too simplistic, but that was the entire point of posting it. The other answers we're nice and informational, but in my opinion they breezed over the ...
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RTFM and WTF usage

Its one site for all. Diverse culture will evidently bring some slangs which are kind of strong words. Recently, on the question https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/286572/increase-voltage-...
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Tag alias: BLE / bluetooth-low-energy

Can we alias the far less often used ble to bluetooth-low-energy? From its 26 usages, ble is used 10 times in conjunction with bluetooth-low-energy already.
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“Repair” tag exists, but repair is off-topic

In the comments to Unwinding a brushed (AC, 120v 60hz) motor to the tune of one turn, what for to gain length the submitter says: "repair" was a keyword in the system so i guess i assumed this is ...
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On “Opinion based answers”

Hopefully this is not a duplicate, but I have some concerns about this topic, and would like to share them. I am a relatively new active member of the community, and I saw that the "elder" community (...
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Component Identification tag merge

When searching up on the tags, I found that there were identification and component-identification. Shouldn't component-identification be merged into identification as it already fulfills that ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Why was this question migrated from StackOverflow to here, and can we please revert that? [closed]

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/283084/does-cpu-work-like-gpu-when-it-comes-to-prediction-and-if-statements is clearly formulated in a way that emphasizes what the programming-...
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Can we ask what software is best for the job

I understand that asking questions about the choice of consumer electronics are not allowed, and with good reason. Similarly, opinion based questions otherwise too are not allowed. I would like to ...
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Why does my Answer Rep go away when a Question is migrated to a site I am not part of?

I had ten upvotes on an answer I posted to a good question, and then the question got migrated to a site that I am not a user on. I find this rather disheartening. Why can't I keep my rep here if I am ...
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Why was this question migrated to Ask Different?

Why was Why are there so many 2.1A usb chargers out there? Migrated to Ask Different, the Apple stack exchange. Op was not asking about apple products. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/posts/...
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Should the [brushed-dc] tag be renamed to something more meaningful?

I just stumbled upon the brushed-dc tag which is attached to 5 questions about brushed dc-motors. The tag has no description and in itself is a bit obscure, especially for beginners. I think it ...
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Points for the first and second answerer

How would it be if the first and second user who answers a question would gain reputation for being one of the first volunteers? Why implement this feature? It can be a reward for loyal people,for ...
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Site policy for those developing weapons [duplicate]

What is the site policy on those who seem to be developing weapons e.g. taser, stun or lethal shock devices? I am not referring to the development of something that is likely to injure the op or ...
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Inappropriate migration to Arduino?

I don't see a good reason that this question was migrated to Arduino. Yes, it was posted by a clueless ardweenie who showed more of a Paint drawing than a schematic, and there was a arduino envolved, ...
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Possible robot user?

There seems to be a user that I keep noticing answering questions with answers that are generally related to the question but only in the vaguest sense rather than specifically addressing the question ...
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Why was this question bumped to the homepage?

I'm not sure why the system performed this action for this one: Why is the common emitter input insensitive to base width modulation? What does "this question may have good or bad answers" mean?It ...

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