Questions tagged [scope]

This tag is for discussion of what is in scope (on topic) and what isn't.

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can I ask about how to repair a gaming device

I have a gaming device I want to ask about repairing and want to make sure I can ask it here
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Topicality of questions pertaining to undocumented features

In chat, I asked about a possible undocumented core temperature sensor in a specific embedded processor. While the discussion itself was helpful, I was told that questions regarding undocumented ...
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Are questions about Solidworks Electrical welcome here?

If I have a question about features of Solidworks Electrical, specifically about it's features to draw schematics for power electronics, would they be welcome here? A possible alternative would be ...
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Same mob of people keep closing my questions. Serial closing?

When ever I ask a question it is always the same group of people down voting and closing my questions and got my banned on questions. Isn't that serial behavior and is not tolerated? It may take ...
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Would questions about peripherals asking in user perspective be on-topic?

As a normal user, sometimes my peripherals don't work as expected. Here is the question I want to ask: I have a PS3 controller, but my computer doesn't recognize it when plugged in for the first ...
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Is your current site name of “Electrical Engineering” responsible for an uptick in question quality?

I was around when this site used to be called Electronics, and I also remember when it was originally called ChipHacker. During this time, I've noticed that the character of the questions being asked ...
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yogurt on a pid controller: where to ask

I have built a pid controller that I am using to make yogurt, but I am having trouble tuning it because of the change of thermal conductivity during the culture. Where is the best place to ask about ...
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On-topic question migrated to Physics?

Recently, a question about the charge polarity convention was migrated to Physics. On Physics, it will likely be closed as a duplicate of this question or maybe another one. But wouldn't it be on ...
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Are questions about where heat losses go on topic?

Okay, I'm curious if a question related to heat losses is on on topic here. It'd be better to show you what I was going to post than to explain it, so this is what it will be: How is the heat lost ...
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Are questions involving the technical details of the operation of a device on topic?

I understand that questions involving the usage of a particular electronic device are off topic. However, I asked a question about refrigeration compressors and a user has commented that it may be off ...
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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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What can EE do to strengthen the Arduino community? What can Arduino community do to strengthen EE?

This is sort of a follow-up to What will be the benefits in having a separate Arduino site? The separate Arduino site entered private beta, but did not have enough activity to enter public beta after ...
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Do PIC24, PIC32 Questions Belong here?

Is this section of Stack Exchange the right place for my question which is possibly hardware; possibly software; possibly some interplay between them ? My current problem has been asked over on the ...
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How much software is on-topic?

So the embedded systems site proposal has been closed because it was taking too long. I can't figure out how much of it was a duplicate of this site. I have found several prior meta discussions, but ...
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Canonical “Software developer wanting to learn electronics” question

Stack Overflow has almost 1 million users. We've only got a few thousand. Stack Overflow has almost 3 million questions, we only have about 7,500. As a result of this disparity, a large number of ...
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Should we allow legal questions, specifically questions about export restrictions in the US?

In this question: Export restrictions on programming equipment Adam Davis noted that Export restrictions is a problem an electrical engineer might have, but it's not an electrical engineering ...
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Are questions about writing an assembler on-topic?

The question How is a two-pass assembler designed? can be seen as on- or off-topic. On one hand, it's about tools that are pretty much exclusive to our site. On Stackoverflow, the call to ...
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The real scope of this site

Have you read the first presentation of this site, in the About page?? It says: This is a free, community driven Q&A for electronic hardware hacking enthusiasts. Isn't what many people here ...
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Where do we draw the line for code being on- or off-topic?

This question: Standard text LCD menu system has generated some confusion. Standard text LCD menu system Is there a pattern out there for a simple menu system in C for a text LCD. I find ...
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Is there a place for opinion on the electronics.stackexchange?

Is there a place on the electronics.stackexchange to ask the opinion of the community? It strikes me that the electronics.stackexchange is an invaluable resource, I don't know many other places where ...
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Does the Area 51 proposal “Electronics & Electrical Engineering” duplicate this site?

The Area 51 proposal Electronics & Electrical Engineering (nine months old) was recently flagged as a duplicate of this site. While I've looked at your FAQ, I don't know the field well enough to ...
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“Electronics and Robotics” has been renamed to “Electronics”

Based on several discussions about the name and scope of Electronics and Robotics: Another Robotics proposal on Area 51 We already have Electronics and Robotics Please support this proposal as a ...
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Is this the right place to ask about Kinematics or AI?

Since this site is called "Electronics and Robotics", can I ask questions about non-electronic parts of robotics? E.G. Kinematics or AI.
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What line do we draw for consumer electronics?

We have had a number of questions come in that were clearly consumer electronics, but now we have a few coming in that are boundary questions. There are a few specific instances we have just had both ...
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scope of Electronics and Robotics

I am very pleased to see the Electronics & Robotics site go live. I am not so pleased, however, to see it seeded with the content from chiphacker.com, because that content had a marked bias ...