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Changing the How to ask section when asking a new question?

I hang around EE.SE a lot these days and keep checking on the new question like a challenge to myself if I could figure out how to solve it. But what I encounter is a lot of bad questions. So I just ...
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Merging [Atmel] and [Microchip]

This answer to the question about the texas tag mentioned that other tags such as atmel and microchip both exist. Given that Microchip acquired Atmel a couple of years back, should we merge the two ...
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Why are down-votes locked

I try to use down-votes judiciously, and only do so when I truly feel that the -1 is deserved. Still, at least a couple of times I have revisited the question/answer the following day, and found ...
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The `Texas` Tag

How did we end up with a texas tag? Can we please burninate it? I'm guessing that it's being used to refer to parts made by TI.
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Are “check my working” questions on-topic?

I am working on a permanent lighting array for my bicycle. I'm not an electrics or electronics person, but this is a real plan and I intend to complete it. I have current and voltage measurements, ...
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Having problem to understand how to improve a question I posted

I just posted a question on EE. I am not used to this peculiar SE guidelines, where could I found it if any. I have received few comments from an user that I do not completely understand. I also ...
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Should crazy bot-generated answers be flagged as spam?

I just stumbled upon this answer: Here is a link to the answer, though it has already been deleted: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/378755/91862 Now, I scratched my head a little before ...
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Which tag(s) should be used for Intel FPGAs?

Since Altera was acquired by Intel in 2015, Altera brand was withdrew. The company (Altera) completely became a part of Intel and all social media accounts were renamed "Intel FPGA". 1,2,3 Should we ...
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How many votes against one person before votes are reviewed?

I know this is not an issue that only affects me. It is the 'revenge downvoting'. I believe this to have happened to me today after a discussion on a certain users question. Normally, it's just ...
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Manual bumping of a question

Quick inquiry about proper behavior on this stack exchange. I wrote a question recently and posted it during a period where not a lot of active users are active. Thus, my question didn't receive a lot ...
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My great question is downvoted and wrong answered

What should i do? That is the question, specifiq question on a possibility of making some device.. i tried to stick all the rules: "Instrumental amplifier as a guitar preamp" But it was downvoted by ...
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How do I make images smaller or larger?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to make images smaller or larger. How would I do that?
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More emphasis on safety?

I came across this post where somebody want to drive a string of LEDs from mains power. Only one person ( Colin__s ) had a small note of 'Use a power supply'. Then nothing for ten hours. I just ...
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Acronym OP for a new user

I came across a question asked by a new user. The new user was refered to as OP in the comment section. I'm not familiar with what it means in that context. Can someone clarify this for me? Is there a ...
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Why doesn't StackExchange have a search feature?

Why doesn't electronics.stackexchange.com have a search q/a (site wide) feature? Or am I missing it? I see the "Tags" search, but is q/a posters didn't create a tag for the specific word/phrase you ...
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Stack Exchange is going to change the way people are treated

This caught my eye in the blog, here are some changes that they plan on making: Getting to the <3 of the problem. (Here’s where we plan to start.) As of last week, we’re prioritizing this ...
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Too many questions?

How is someone perceived asking more questions than answering them? As the website is mixed between experts and beginners, there is obviously going to be an imbalance. But someone like myself still ...
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Why did someone change the wording of my question?

I posted a question and someone (Scott Seidman?) totally re-worded it. Why?
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Similar questions on same topic, mark as duplicate?

This user has asked 3 very similar questions in a short span of time (one of which was an exact duplicate of another older question which I answered). All three questions seem to variations in the ...
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Are questions about Solidworks Electrical welcome here?

If I have a question about features of Solidworks Electrical, specifically about it's features to draw schematics for power electronics, would they be welcome here? A possible alternative would be ...
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What exactly is not clear in this question?

What exactly is not clear in this question? Transformer basics: Why don't they shift phase by about 90°? The question is clearly stated: why aren't primary current and secondary voltage ...
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Should I ask for help finding a chip in the EE forum?

I'm looking for a specific chip, which I know how to use - just can't find one with enough parallel channels (so its not really a knowledge question as such...) but can't find a suitable candidate. I'...
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Reasons for a declined flag

I raised an off topic flag with the specialisation of "Blatantly off-topic (this question has nothing to do with electronics design)" for the question IT TTT block in assembly language which was ...
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At which forum should I ask questions about microcontroller (software) IDEs?

Sometimes I have a question about the IDE meant specifically for use for a microcontroller (e.g. System Workbench for STM32, TrueStudio). At StackOverflow most people are focussing on PC/Linux, not ...
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Should I delete comments making suggestions to improve questions when OP applies them?

I think all of us will make comments on questions suggesting improvements - be it in the form of "Add a schematic" or whatever. Sometimes this list becomes long after a while as people make small ...
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Same mob of people keep closing my questions. Serial closing?

When ever I ask a question it is always the same group of people down voting and closing my questions and got my banned on questions. Isn't that serial behavior and is not tolerated? It may take ...
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Kill Yourself Tag

I've seen it happen several times, someone will ask how to build a railgun, or how to charge large capacitors to high voltages while demonstrating a level of skill and attention to safety that can ...
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Is this site for everyone?

Double checking; there aren't any restrictions ahead of time for whom the "Stack Exchange network of websites" are available, are there? Surely this is just a poor choice of words, and the author ...
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This question should not have been migrated!

I don't know why but sometimes I have seen question like this being migrated the Arduino because they have the Arduino tag and has nothing to do it. This is actually a very poor question and should ...
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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 narrow ...
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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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