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More migration options

On SO, when you flag a question as off topic, you can choose several options to migrate the question to: We don't have that, except for meta: I see some questions that I'd like to see migrated ...
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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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Proposed Changes: Downvote comments; cap downvotes on questions; auto suggestions on new posters; preapprove questions from new users

We've been having a bunch of back-and-forth about treatment of newbies (enough that I won't bother to post links). I suggest that unless there are some real rules changes, nothing is going to simply ...
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Adding a flag for homework problems

I've noticed quite a few homework problems being posted on EE.SE which makes sense since the semester is just beginning. Its known that these are off-topic, as in we just don't answer them. I'm ...
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Adding a community specific close message for homework

After checking the stats on custom closing messages, homework seems to come up at least 30% to 50% of the time. Because of this, creating a custom closing message would be beneficial. Homework ...
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"Coding questions get better answers if they ..." - notifications for certain tags before asking

I was asking a question on Stack Overflow when the following notification popped up: I used the SQL tag and the system notified me that I probably should include information about my system, the code ...
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Filter out questions with long-accepted answers?

For some reason, people have been dredging up old questions where a answer was accpeted long ago, and adding some tidbit. The ancient question now pops to the top of the list since it was recently ...
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Change the font of the site

For some reason, Electrical Engineering has a different font compared to the other SO sites. It appears to be Times New Roman or something similar: a font suitable for letters, books and fiction. Is ...
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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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Why EE.SE is not using new user-page?

I have seen many stack exchange sites have modified their user-page and started using the new user-page. Why EE.SE isn't?
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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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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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Smaller CircuitLab schematics

If it's up to me, the CircuitLab schematics can be somewhat smaller. See this example: What is the purpose of R2 in this discrete voltage regulator circuit?. I tried earlier to make a small circuit ...
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FAQ about posting schematics

Given that we have a quite intensive use of schematics, and that often the posted ones don't meet the requirements for the users to answer: shall we add a FAQ section about how to draw/post/explain ...
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Minor edits without impacting activity queue

It would be FANTASTIC if editors can self-flag edits as trivial so as to avoid impacting the activity list. Kudos to those who want to correct grammar/spelling/caps/etc for archival purposes when they ...
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Link contrast in comments on main site needs to be fixed! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Contrast of hyperlinks We've already had this question and it seems that the problem was solved, but I've noticed that that solution does not include comments. In my opinion,...
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Do we really need a captcha for established users?

It seems like every time I ask a question (although may not be every time) I get asked to fill out a captcha. I fully understand the value of this for new users, but if I am logged as a user that has ...
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What about making a survey website

Maybe this is a bold (visual pun intended) idea...and maybe this idea should be posted somewhere else (which I have no clue where)...but here it goes: Why don't make a separate website, linked with ...
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Can we have comment templates?

This question is inspired from this post: Text building blocks in TeX.SX. Can EE.SE have similar comment templates?
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Why is the CircuitLab tool privileged?

Recently, the CircuitLab tool was added. This tool is privileged so that only people with 11 reputation can post images. I understand the idea of privileges: Because we allow participation from ...
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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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Why Electrical Engineering account can't be attached to CAREERS 2.0 account?

I have both Stack Overflow & Electrical Engineering accounts. But, I found that only Stack Overflow account can be attached to CAREERS 2.0 account. Why it is not possible for Electrical ...
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Change the way digits are displayed, get rid of non-lining digits

In the comments of this post, I brought up that I can't stand how numbers are displayed. @embedded.kyle pointed out that it's called Text Figures or Oldstyle Figures. And @Olin Lathrop explained the ...
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Can we have a "Bad Shopping Question" reason for closing?

It seems that the reasons available for closing a question are ill suited for closing bad shopping questions. The currently available reasons are: Why should this question be closed? exact duplicate:...
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Images for new users

New users can't post images. On websites like StackOverflow this isn't really necessary, and thus a good way to prevent new users from spamming unwanted images. However, on EE.SE, we often need a ...
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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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Searching a deleted user's answers

Currently, when a user deletes his account his answers are preserved and show up with an anonymous username like "user3624". But as tcrosley points out you can't search for that user in the user tab, ...
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Should we have a pop up or dialog for new users to remind them to add basic info?

I see a request for a schematic, part number, picture, or other basic info in the comments to a question almost every day here, sometimes a few times a day. Here's a random example, and another and ...
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How can I possibly know if a tag is deprecated or not?

How can I possibly know if a tag is deprecated or not? I see several people at "electrical engineering meta" mention that some tag or another is now deprecated. I can't seem to figure out which tags ...
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Syntax highlighting should be supported on Electrical Engineering, like on SO

I thought based on this MSO question, it might be that syntax highlighting is supported here, as people rarely tag their questions with the appropriate language, so the highlighter might go into "null-...
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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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Icon for "mains" tag - warning sign

I was answering to this question: Connecting LEDs to 220v without using a power supply and I have an idea. Other sites have images on some tags, like this one for "android" tag on Stack Overflow: ...
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"Repair or modification" close change

Short and simple: I propose that the current close vote option regarding repair be expanded to cover modification as well. So: Questions on the repair of consumer electronics, appliances, or other ...
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Yes / no questions

We got a little discussion at this post: Amplifier Vpp calculation. The Photon says yes/no questions aren't good for SE and I agree. They aren't right? (1st question) If you agree, where is it in the ...
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Dismissing messages

A few days ago, we got yellow messages like "please consider adding a comment if you think this post can be improved". When you clicked on such a message, it disappeared. With the new style (red), ...
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Let the user know that flagging a Question/Answer will cause you to automatically add a comment

Basically, The feature that when you flag a post, it also posts a comment to said post detailing why you flagged it, has recently been added to the SE software. This caught me a bit by surprise, as ...
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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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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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Close for migration options

The choices under migration seem to me to be a constantly moving target. I understand completely why the choices need to be limited, but leaving a close voter no option for "other" under migration, ...
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Question migration to SE sites in beta state

Is there any restriction on migration to sites still in beta? If not, why not add the option to migrate questions to http://robotics.stackexchange.com? This question seems to be much more focused on ...
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Chat for new (under 20 rep) users

This issue has been discussed before on meta.SO, however, I think it needs revisiting. Originally, the idea of disallowing new users to chat was in order to prevent SPAM and also to make sure that the ...
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Sub/Beta site to EESE

I noticed recently that StackOverflow seems to have two sites of its own, Stack Overflow Meta and Careers 2.0. I'm guessing this Careers 2.0 is just a beta of Stack Overflow. Is there some reason ...
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Add a migration path to the Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange

I encountered this question today and it clearly is better suited for the raspberry pi stack exchange. So I searched on how to flag it to be moved and encountered this question which the answer ...
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Is it possible to generate line breaks in comments?

I've noticed that some formatting is allowed in comments here, like using MathJaX to intersperse spaces and equations in the comment text, but I haven't found a way to generate line breaks; more ...
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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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Adding `off-topic` quick choices to the menu

In my experience, most of the off-topic questions we have belong to Super User or Signal processing (eventualy, but it's rare, to Stack Overflow). The menu that comes out when flagging a question as ...
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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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Disallow anonymous downvoting?

A bit to my surprise this answer got downvoted. It is generally accepted as a good answer (16 upvotes so far). I'd like to know why it got downvoted, but the person who did didn't leave a comment. How ...
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Suggestion: spend some reputation points up front every time you submit an answer

In order to prevent answer spammers, can we deduct 5 reputation points from someone who decides to post an answer? If the answer was valuable, then it will get up-voted and the usual +10/-10 per up-...