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Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions?

Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions? Or would it not be better to guide people in the right direction? Take this question for example: How to evaluate the ...
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What's our policy regarding safety related issues without engineering context?

Sometimes, there are questions bluntly in the order of "What happens when I stick a nail into wall socket while holding it?" does-this-strategy-for-crossing-electrified-water-work deleted Does a ...
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How can we justify such disparity in closing/downvoting questions?

Someone asked a question on EE.SE: Does this strategy for crossing electrified water work? The asker said it was based on this previous EE.SE question: Does a dangling wire really electrocute me if ...
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How could I make this question on topic?

I realize its fairly old now, but my question about bench testing a power supply was voted closed, and cited "recommendations for specific products or places to purchase them" as the cause. Here's ...
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I flagged an electronics repair question and was told “That is a bad use of the flag system”

I flagged this headphone repair question that had no schematic/pictures as "off topic". I certainly do not wish to use the flag system improperly. Why is that a bad use of the flag system, and ...
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What is the correct place to take questions that are considered 'off topic'?

Firstly, I do not wish to be confrontational here in any way. Right now that's out of the way, I'd like to throw in my 'two cents' - so it's my personal opinion - I would prefer it if you don't just ...
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How to salvage questions which are off topic but elicit on topic answers?

A question seemingly about repair of stuff, Add ground earth to a Chinese music player, elicited answers touching topics like general device design regulatory information safety advice circut ...
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Off topic question on hold, no real answer

So I asked a question, which is now on hold. I get why it's on hold (off topic), but I specifically asked in the question if there might be a better stack where the question might be fit for migration....
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Is encouragement of bad questions tolerable?

While there is a lot of talk about bad questions and how the reduce SNR and what we could do about people not asking bad questions lately, I was wondering about the role of answers in this game. ...
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migrating questions to raspberrypi.stackexchange.com

There appears to be a spate of migrating questions to raspberrypi.stackexchange.com just because they mention Raspberry Pi. A recent example is https://raspberrypi....
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Is asking about [wiring] regulations now off-topic on this site?

I can't say this question was well-researched [answers could easily be obtained using Wikipedia], however the closing reason stating that it belongs to DIY.SE seems to be simply because it's asking ...
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Why had EE.SE no 'hardware-software-codesign' tag?

Regarding this question on SO and the follow-up discussion on MSO, I tried to find the hardware-software-codesign tag to 'proofe' that this question could be asked ...
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Are questions about microfabrication / clean-room processes on-topic or off-topic?

On one hand, most of clean-room processes (etching, thin films etc) are related to electrical engineering. On the other hand, organics are becoming popular.
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Doubt in Off-Topic Question

I would like to know why this question Sniffing for iPhones was closed and this other question How many GPS channels make sense? my flag was declined. The two question is really good question, I ...
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Asking about Graphene: not on topic?

I asked about graphene, an up and coming material that I keep seeing in IEEE that seems to be important. I read about it in wikipedia, searched the web, could tell it has importance, but that I don't ...
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Practical assembly questions (and especially high power)

This is a two-part question about on-or-off-topic things. Are questions relating to the actual assembly of an electronic circuit, as opposed to its theoretical design, on-topic? For instance, ...
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Where's the proper home for LabVIEW questions?

I could imagine asking a LabVIEW question (and believe me, I will be throughout the summer) and I want to post it in a place where it: Won't get downvoted and closed immediately, and get well-...
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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 ...