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Link tags to tag info instead of related questions

In this question a link to Wikipedia's I2C page was added. Personally I would like a link to our own wiki better. (The I2C wiki is one of the pages which does contain some information.) Now I can ...
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Re: Do chips really need multiple values of decoupling capacitors?

Linked here: Do chips really need multiple values of decoupling capacitors? [duplicate] This question is different from the one that it's supposedly a duplicate of. The original question wasn't ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Would it be on topic to ask for a comparison of common wire insulation materials and their relative merits?

After seeing this question, I got to thinking about how I am not aware of any resources on selecting wire insulation materials here, and I feel like that might be a good resource to have on EE.SE. ...
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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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Tag Cleanup: `imageprocessing` to `image-processing`

To better fit the style of multi-word tags, should the current tag imageprocessing be converted to image-processing?
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Fix the help on-topic page for pure programming questions

I came across a random question about generic C programming, which was closed by 4 regular users and 1 diamond mod, with the following explanation: This question does not appear to be about ...
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The "synchronous" tag

From the mysterious/ambiguous tag department, today I stumbled on synchronous. Just quickly looking at it took out a sigh of me. Various things can be synchronous, including (AC) synchronous motors (...
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The "resonant-converter" tag

Is the resonant-converter supposed to be only about DC/DC resonant converters, such as these or other resonant oscillators in general? The questions in there seem a mixed bag, including induction ...
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Closed duplicates that may need some moderator attention

There's a process called the Roomba that automatically deletes posts that meet certain criteria. Because duplicates often help others locate answers to the same question they are excluded, however a ...
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Daily vote count effect on review Queue

Whilst reviewing, this popped up: ( just took a screen shot of the important parts) I think Understand this, if you have hit your vote count for the day it is only "first posts" and "late answers" ...
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Kronig Penney model and E-K diagrams

Is this the right place to ask for assistance with plotting E-K diagrams for valence and conduction bands and the Kronig Penney model?
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10k moderator tools - view flags button

Ever since the the new top bar went live I haven't seen the flags button. Is it broken, haven't I been paying enough attention or is it coincidence and I missed them?
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Migrated question that might have been relevant on here

Just seen this question: https://engineering.stackexchange.com/q/39823/10902 migrated from here to Engineering. I added a comment that the most similar application of that sort of safety was in car ...
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Why was this question closed?

This question is from my perspective, a perfectly reasonable one. The OP does not appear to be asking about a particular product or where to buy, but rather if a source of supply they have found (...
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reverse blatant revenge downvotes

Case: User1's answer gets downvoted, user2 comments on the answer's quality. User1 answers like this: "You have not put any effort in helping this newbie, and you reward my effort with -1??? If ...
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Are questions of the form "What is the best way to explain concept/phenomenon X in answers" appropriate for EESE and/or EESE/Meta?

There are times, in the process of answering questions, that there is a mismatch between what I am hoping to convey, and how some site participants interpret what I am trying to convey. (I will give ...
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How should we deal with Phone/Tablet charging questions?

We seem to get a lot of questions from people who want to do something related to charging a mobile phone or tablet. Sometimes they want to build a charger, sometimes they merely want to buy one. ...
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How is this a use question and not design?

Qi Charging transmitter types was closed as a usage question when it's about using a semiconductor reference module in a design. Wouldnt that make any question on why a given electrical engineering ...
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Question Ban Criteria

How is it possible that I posed a question several months ago, take a haitus for 4+ months and now I am suddenly unable to pose questions? What is the quantitative criteria that determines status?
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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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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Component-selection vs Component-values tags

I was about to use a the component-values tag until I noticed that asides from not having a description, the component-selection tag actually includes selecting specific passive component values ...
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Reasking a question with modified conditions

I asked a question about the mounting of an electronic part (this). Now my requirements for the mounting changed a bit, but the device stayed the same. Should I change the question itself, or just ...
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Bad migration to arduino.se

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/posts/203448/revisions has nothing to do with Arduino. Better off here, or closed.
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Chat Etiquette, and Rules

Are there any set "rules" or an etiquette for the chat rooms? Like, when is it polite to "ping" someone, and is it rude to "ping" people in a chat room if there is no activity. As I understand, just ...
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Immigrated or emigrated?

Should questions that migrate into EE be labelled as "immigrated" and should questions that are migrated from EE be labelled "emigrated". "Migrated" appears to be a label that covers both currently.
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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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What were the most significant events in the EE community (from 2014-2015)?

I have a question about my Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange post: What were the most significant events in EE community from (2014-2015)? Hello, my name is Ane and I'm a business student working ...
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Why is this question off topic? (EMC on DC supply cable)

I asked this question and want to know why it's been voted for closing. The topic is surely about electrical engineering: how to diagnose and solve an electronics/electrical problem? How could it ...
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Do we need both [tag:solenoid] and [tag:solenoid-valve]?

Right now, we have the tag solenoid, which has 48 questions, and the tag solenoid-valve, which has 2 questions. Do we really need both tags? I contend that we do not: I see only a few questions ...
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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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