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Questions tagged [feature-request]

You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.

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Remove the default Opamp type from schematic editor

When adding an Opamp to a circuit, you'll get a TL081: That's not a sane default. A sane default for most questions, that wind around "theoretical" opamps would be "no type"; anything else will just ...
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“belongs on another site on the stackexchange network”

When VTCing a post (VingTC? VTC-ing?), if you pick that it belongs on another SE site, you're given two options, Superuser and meta.EE.SE. But very frequently questions crop up that belong on ...
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Why are there no down votes for comments

Why are there no down votes for comments as there are for questions and answers. People sometimes use the comments to give answers as well.
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Poor reviewing of Suggested Edits

I find consistently poor reviews in the Suggested Edits queue, by a given reviewer. I recently voted to reject a particularly unnecessary/harmful edit, and found that it was voted for approval by the ...
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Minimum badge requirement?

There have been a lot of poor questions here by people who have zero badges (there is no point linking questions as they are not difficult to find). 9 times out of 10, a question by a person with no ...
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Repair Guidelines— Where are they, and where should they be

With some recent silliness in meta referring to guidelines for repair questions, I went to our help center to actually look for those guidelines. Bottom line: I couldn't find any. If we're going ...
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Specifics of downvotes

I have a question about my Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange post: Strange resistance between two adjacent but unlinked nets on veroboard This question is downvoted -2, I want to know is there a ...
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Could the “verilog-a” tag be created?

I don't have 300 rep yet on this website. A verilog-a (and maybe as well a Verilog-AMS) tag would be useful for 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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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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Need an Embedded Logic Simulator

We have the circuit lab tool which is pretty ok for linear circuits, but it would be nice to have a proper logic simulator too. I have no idea what was involved or how much time it took to get ...
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Let me Google that for you

I seriously think we need this choice under the close flags... There are just so many questions that obviously fit this category and need to be marked for closure, example, but simply do not fit ...
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New tag request: resource-recommendations

I don't know whether this site is relatively new, but I don't find an important tag here, that I use often on Physics SE or other science SE. A new tag should be implemented: 'resource-...
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How could be best set up a help feature for repairs in Africa?

Ooops: I just got my last question blocked for being off-topic. I am sorry, I had not realized that this exchange is only meant for design of electrical stuff, not for installation, operating nor ...
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Is there a list of the most up voted questions?

Looking for a list of questions with the most upvotes. Like most up voted questions of the day, week, month, all time. Does this exist?
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Low quality question tag?

This is a duplicate, but answers may very do to each individual SE policy. I have a positive reputation in science and math there are negatives. I thought I was OK but now I cannot ask questions or ...
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Vote for an answer to become accepted

I'm tired of seeing bumps made by community. It's always questions made by one-timers making an account, receiving answers and leaving forever without accepting an answer. Many of those questions have ...
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Arduino.SE is now a full site. Should we add a migration path to it?

Arduino.SE is now a full site after graduating out of beta. This means that it's already eligible for migration paths across the SE network. Should we add a migration path to it? IMHO it makes ...
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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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I want to vote on questions in the Close Votes review queue

Sometimes I would like to vote on a question while reviewing close votes. I can already edit the question and add a comment from the same page. Is there a particular reason for the vote functionality ...
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Which flag to use for no attempt on homework question?

I saw several question about homework with absolutely no proof of attempt these days. I wonder if these question deserve a flag? If yes, which one? None of the actual flag fit for this need. As said ...
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Circuitlab scematic editor: touch screen devices not supported message even though it used to work

I used to be able to use the circuitlab schematic editor until perhaps a month ago (I could be way off) on an Android tablet. Why the regression? It used to work fine. I've noticed that going ...
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“This suggestion still needs 1 approve vote from other reviewers.” Why? I have enough rep to force the edit myself!

Sometimes when browsing questions I see one with an edit request. It looks a bit like this: share edit(1) close flag Clicking on that ...
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Documentation tab like stackoverflow

Stackoverflow developers created a very useful page that leads to tutorials in many disciplines, each with various topics. We could significantly benefit from this feature Disciplines here could ...
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Can we have a mifare tag?

We have quite a few questions with this, https://electronics.stackexchange.com/search?q=mifare+is%3Aq, it's a particular technology people are free to fool around and with a wide professional impact, ...
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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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Reputation expenditure in reviews

As a new reviewer and trying to be a good citizen I am seeing numerous first answers to old questions which are low quality and in some cases blatant trolling. The ideal way to deal with this would ...
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Closing an off topic question, appropriate alternative sites not present on radio buttons [duplicate]

Electronics seems to get used as a general point of first query, getting used for questions that should be on physics, the original software stackOverflow, or increasingly these days, Arduino. ...
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Please add \( \) to delimiters for inline MathJax

(see also Inline LaTeX doesn't seem to work) I see that this site uses the nonstandard \$ delimiters to MathJax rather than ...
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Private Messages

As far as I can tell there is no private message feature between members here. I understand that, being a basic Q&A site, PMs are hardly necessary but nonetheless it could be useful for personal ...
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What is the preferred method of letting a user know their link has 404'd?

Leon has an answer to Identifying Capacitors which includes a dead link to http://www.amqrp.org/kits/elsie/. What is the best way to let him know the link is dead? I checked his profile but saw no way ...
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Feature Request: Notifications for question answers

I often come across interesting new questions which don't have any answers yet. To further my knowledge, I would like to revisit these questions when they do have answers. I would absolutely love it ...
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Wasting a tag to properly format code

I just added a "c" tag to make sure the code blocks are properly shown. STM32 Sleep Mode: Interrupt gets executed but the CPU stays in WFI. In this case, there was plenty of room for tags, but in ...
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Close as duplicate *after* I voted to close before question was edited

I'm aware the title is rather unclear. Couldn't manage to formulate it correctly. I actually found this question: Half Bridge with dual powre supply and two N-channel Mosfets? is similar to this ...
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Feature-request- Some user-selectable categories for better filter, as-well stack-overflow

This website, evaluates question only on the basis-of public-votes, where the asker do-not have any right to put any evaluation to own question. But there is need for judging the question also from ...
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Feature request for uploading small-sized sound and movie file, and SVG format still image files

I keep a request for uploading sound files (wma, amr, mp3, midi etc). animation-file in gif format is being already allowed (and helpful) , but some-other sorts of video files (video recording files) ...
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How to adjust image size in stack post?

If a good-quality image uploaded, it fully expands throughout screen, and interferes reading. Where-as , if I upload a highly compressed version of the image, to fit the size, the necessary details ...
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Proposed New rules regarding new users?

I have been observing this for 3 days now. You will find tons of new members who ask silly, already answered, homework kinds of question. They either do not take the pain of going through the FAQ or ...
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Can I upload or post a pic of a circuit or schematic to a question

How do I add a picture of my circuit or schematic to my question?
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Unanswered tab always contains the same questions

I usually gravitate to the 'unanswered' section, but I find that there are always some old questions laying around that no one is ever going to answer. Some of these are a couple of weeks old, some ...
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CircuitLab touch capability?

Since I've only accessed SE from my mobile devices for the last month now, I've begun noticing some interesting erm "characteristics" of the CircuitLab links on this site. If browsing with "Request ...
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Should it be possible to suspend a question **Pending a diagram**

There are any number of questions asked where the description, or the formula, is still totally unclear without a diagram. For instance what's the impedance of an RLC circuit? Well OK, what ...
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Problems with new users

There are a lot of people with less than 10 experience or have posted less than 10 times that create problems for the community. Some of these problems can be seen in these posts. Attitude towards ...
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“Answer In Progress…” indicator?

Answering EE questions isn't simple. Quite literally, it can be rocket science (or the math thereof.) So it should come as no surprise that often we find ourselves typing away at the bottom of a long-...
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Add “reviewed” button to questions

Nick's call to clear the review queue pointed out a hole in how the system works. I consider myself a active user. I look at the questions sorted by recent activity, then enter those that seem to be ...
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Circuit editor functionality - current scope

In the circuit editor when you do a time domain simulation you can only look at voltage. In traditional spice packages, its common to be able look at currents also. Usually this is done by ...
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Can additional symbols be added to the circuit button?

If there is a way to add more symbols in the circuit editor, I think a motor symbol would be appropriate. There may be additional symbols people would want. Is this possible? Is it difficult?
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CircuitLab schematic integration: we still get huge diagrams after 3 years, any news or workarounds?

When embedding a CircuitLab schematic the schematic is scaled to a constant width regardless of the complexity of the diagram. This causes questions and answers with multiple schematics to become ...
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Adding a 2016 engineers survey to the sidebar

StackOverflow has a "2016 Developer Survey" going on right now host by surveymonkey. It is full of various questions that relate to daily life as a programmer or whoever is visiting StackOverflow. ...
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