Questions tagged [feature-request]

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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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why are there no tags for Analog-to-Digital Conversion, Digital-to-Analog Conversion, and maybe Zero-order hold?

and also abbreviated tags for ADC, DAC, and ZOH.
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Fighting exam fraud

Every so often there is a clear example of exam fraud on EE.SE, where a picture of a problem is posted from an easily disposable account (low rep, fake name) and often a message along the lines of "...
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CircuitLab + IE

Ok, so CircuitLab - the thing that we draw the circuits in for EE.SE posts - works perfectly well on IE11, and to be honest probably on other versions as well. So can you please remove the really ...
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Link to Hardware Recommendation Site?

It's always been a pain to vote to close a question just because it was asking for a recommendation for a specific part or type of part, and not be able to give the OP an alternative. Now that we ...
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Questions on torque calculation - on topic or not?

There are a few questions around which concern torque calculations for different applications. I was wondering if those questions are actually on topic for EE as it is mainly a mechanical problem to ...
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Why some SE sites measure impact and others like Electrical Engineering don't? [duplicate]

I'm seeing two types of SE websites. I noticed that some SE sites measure "impact" in the activity tab such as Stack Overflow, Mathematics, while others such as Electrical Engineering, Physics don't ...
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New User profile page? [duplicate]

Some of the other Stacks have a newer looking Profile page, with changes and new features. Is EE slated for this or does it need to be requested? Will/Can it be implemented here? From Profile Page ...
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Incomplete profile

Trying to give the best answer to a people's question, I spend most of the time to choose at what level should be this answer usefull for this specific people. What I'm doing frequently is to refer ...
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Searching your own posts by username

I know that you can limit searches to just your own posts by typing: user:usernumber in the Search box, e,g, "user:1322 fpga" (since I am usernumber 1322) to ...
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Code to represent circuits

I'm not happy uploading screenshots everytime I have a question about a circuit. Besides that, SE itself does not host the images used in the posts, which might lead to broken links in the future. ...
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Can I know who up/down votes my answers/comments?

Can I know who up/down votes my answers/comments? If yes, how to check it? If no, could you make it possible?
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bounty period ended, but not ready to award yet.. help?

My op-amp question is generating some excellent discussion but none of the answers are what I'm looking for yet. I feel that once we can get this resolved it will provide an excellent resource for ...
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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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Option to make uploaded image into a link to itself

On this site we often have images of schematics or PCBs etc. that are relatively high in resolution. Using the standard way of embedding an image in the post reduces the image size to something that ...
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Feature request - auto suggest addition of schematic to OP when not included [duplicate]

I hope this won't be received badly. I was wondering if a feature for the questions pertaining to circuit problems and debugging. What I noticed is a lot of questions asking for help with a circuit ...
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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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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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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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Is Bounty Equivalent to Advertising Fee? Wished it had a Warning Message Box!

Since you will never get back the bounty offered. Its more like a advertising medium. The term bounty confuses many user as in real life an unclaimed bounty return to the original owner. Yes it is ...
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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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Edit to shopping question close reason

Prompted by this question this question and several like it in the past, I propose following change to the shopping question close reason. Questions seeking recommendations for specific products or ...
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How to deal with questions where the answer only works in parts of the world?

Reading the question and answers to "Type of switch for AC power cord?" my immedeate thought was "no, bad idea" but at least one answer suggests that an spst is ok. Now looking at the OP info, the ...
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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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Mod alert system short coming

Just now there is someone adding in very offensive tags, with combinations of offensive words. They are adding them to questions. The question add is easily dealt with, you simply edit and remove ...
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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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Can videos be posted as answers to questions?

Sometimes the best answer to a question is to post a video showing how to accomplish something (especially if it involves manipulating some sort of GUI, I guess). Can this be done? If not, can the ...
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Is it really necessary to gain 50 reputation to ask for a clarification in a comment

I'm new, but have already seen where a "possible answer" I posted, which started with a clarification question, got me a "down vote" for making a "not useful" post. So today I saw a question where I ...
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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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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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Part specific questions.

I don't ask a lot of question's because they feel part specific. Would there be some way to ask part specific questions?.... Like : "Has anyone else seen this big noise peak at X kHz in this opamp?" ...
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A bit of variety to unanswered question listing

My first question on SE (vote for me :-). It may be just me but I get the feeling that the order of the questions in the list of Unanswered questions does not seem to change much. There are 280 ...
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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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Why doesn't the chatroom have any smiley?

Why doesn't the chatroom have any smiley? It can help us to transfer the emotions. I know that here isn't suitable for chatting but IMO having the smileys is a good idea.
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Is there any way to list one's own comments?

This is related to my prior question, but the subject material is different enough to warrant its own question. If one goes to one's own profile page, one can easily find a list of their own ...
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How to delete or flag one's own comment?

After due consideration, I'd like to delete one or more of my own comments because they serve no site-valuable purpose. I don't find any means to do so, however. Plan B was to flag the comment(s) for ...