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Should the 7805 part number in the title be corrected?

It turns out that the part in the question Generating negative voltage rail using 7805 is a P7805, which is a DC-to-DC converter, not a linear voltage regulator. I notice that no-one has changed the ...
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Why do edits bump posts to front page

I recently edited a post, https://electronics.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/227123, an noticed that one of the comments was that Neat, but does not warrant this two year old question to ...
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Rejected blockquote suggested edit

Normally I can understand why edits were rejected, but in this case I can't. Just out of interest, why was this suggested edit rejected? Maybe it is a matter of taste, but in my mind the edits ...
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What to do when questioner edits question into oblivion?

I have seen variations of this a couple of times, but this particular case is quite blatant. The questioner went from a somewhat reasonably sounding homework question to something that has no context ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I help? Novice in Electrical [closed]

I am learning so much here, but have a ways to go. What are ways that a low rep novice user like myself be of assistance?
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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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Beginning statements that end with commas disappear

Sorry if the title is confusing, but when I try to put some text at the top of the question with a comma ending the line and press "save changes", the text dissapears. You can watch a video of me ...
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Why was “Thanks for your help!” edited out of this question?

I was recently browsing EE.SE and came across this revision (Revision 2) by moderator Nick Alexeev on this question. I understand the revision of the tags, but I'm wondering why the simple "Thanks for ...
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Reviewing editors who rewrite with personal suggestions/interpretation

What is the proper thing to do when you consistently encounter a user submitting edits that add value (correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting) but occasionally and consistently apply ...
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Should I edit-in datasheet links straightaway?

We all know how important are datasheets in EE design so we appreciate users when they link to datasheets. However, sometimes an otherwise good question is posted which lacks datasheets links, so ...
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Should I be removing “Thanks!”?

Occasionally, I see a question on the main site that ends in Thanks! or Thanks for any help that you can give. or Thanks in advance. or one of the million other ways to write an insincere, ...
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Poor abused Arduino tag

I'm taking on a background mission of deleting inappropriate arduino tags as they come in, like in How to switch a Bluetooth module with a P-Channel MOSFET high-side switch?, which has absolutely ...
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Editing guidelines

Lately there have been some changes to the suggested edits review system. This now makes it impossible to reject edits as 'too minor' (which, in my opinion, is something terrible, but that's not what ...
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How to edit a question when another edit is awaiting?

I am facing the following issue: I approved an edit for the following question: need high current in output of multiplexer for activating relay But at the same time, somebody else rejected the edit ...
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Why can't I retag question?

I've come accross a question that definitely needs a retag. I have 334 reputation but the edit system boters me that I need to change at least 6 characters. I really motivates me to do a dummy change ...
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Understanding the reason of a tag wiki edit rejection

I'm fairly new to EESE so I hope I didn't do something wrong to upset a mod. Today I had a bit of spare time and wanted to do some "housekeeping" on tag wikis. I edited a fair amount of them (almost ...
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Stopping an answer being edited and approved

A few minutes ago I had to remove superfluous and pointless rubbish from an answer I had given. The answer modifications had been approved (obviously not by me) and so I ask the question: - Is it ...
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Should I fix typos?

I tried to edit an article to fix a typo. The edit page told me "fix grammatical or spelling errors" and "correct minor mistakes" but then told me off for fixing too few characters and told me to ...
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What to do of the buggy post?

A few days ago, it's been pointed how a post, containing some incompatible form of HTML was having some conflict with the Markdown engine of this site. So a mod suggested to convert the HTML tags in ...
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Embedding a schematic editor

I've noted that really often, questions require the use of schematics, and answers too. Since I've seen some online editors, why don't we also embed one, to encourage the use of proper schematics?
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Notification for edited question

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems that when a question is edited, no notification is sent to who has answered before that. Since the edit can change the answer needed, shouldn't be implemented this ...
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Expanding a question's scope vs. Starting a new question

Sometimes, there's a question that almost answers one that you have. Perhaps the title is similar, or the other question specifically excludes a point that you're interested in. For an example ...
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Notification about changes to answers

As per this policy Wouter added information to this answer of mine, but unless I missed it I wasn't notified. I see lots of comments in my mailbox, but do I get notified if someone edits an answer?
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TeX Edit Party!

The TeX delimiters have been fixed: OK, we made it so that the only inline math delimiter supported here is \$ from the default of ...
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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. ...