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Remove the iron tag

The tag iron is used 29 times. Out of these, 17 are tagged soldering iron which is definitely the wrong use of tags. I suppose iron as in the material might be on-topic, when discussing various ...
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Medal bug: Linking to wrong question

I just got my first "Teacher" medal on EE. It's displayed in my profile overview under newest badges. If I click on it, it says it was awared for. Arduino Stepper Motor So apparently the ...
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Redundant [connectors] tag

There are two tags, connector and connectors, that seem to be the very definition of redundancy. I'm not familiar with exactly how the system here works, but if it's possible to have connectors ...
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I'd like us to participate in the three-vote close experiment

I often feel that questions linger too long before being closed, collecting answers making it difficult to edit a closed question. I would like EE.SE to take part in the recent site-wide "three-...
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The LaTeX sandbox question is crashing the page

In Chrome, the EE.SE LaTeX test page crashes the tab. Link below: Test the new LaTeX markdown in this Sandbox question! The page partially loads (at least everything near the top for me), and then I'm ...
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Electronics Election - Votes Remaining

Not the most world-shattering misbehaviour, but while voting in the Electronics Moderator elections, I am informed that: Initially, that I have three votes... After placing my first vote, that I have ...
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It appears there might be a bug in the rendering of the election pages

For example the "Nominations close in 6 days" line overlaps with part of the lines above: And the same problem is on this page too: I'm using Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04, but with the ...
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Time to burninate [small-electronics]?

There has been a tag small-electronics on this site, and I have no idea what it means. Is there such a thing as small and big electronics? I suggest to delete the tag small-electronics
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Can we have cite button?

Math SE has got a cite button to give citations on homeworks or etc. Can we have it here too? Do we want a cite button? What are the advantages\disadvantages? A quote from math stack exchange to ...
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I'm not electrified by the existence of the blanket [electrical] and [electricity] tags, let's remove them, or at least blacklist them

Both these tags are typically used when the poster isn't intending to dig for an actually descriptive tag. Neither of these tags should be existing, as they apply to every single question on this ...
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What is with the ground tags?

We have several tags that are synonymous: ground, grounding, earthing. At the least we should roll grounding and earthing into ...
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What to do with all of these "STM32"-derived Tags?

Our tagging system is inconsistent in the way we treat different microcontroller families. I'm looking for people's opinions on how (or even if) we should make them more uniform. The pic tag, for ...
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Tag Cleanup: [convert]

There seem to be a small but steady stream of questions being tagged as convert. From what I can tell, they seem to range from power regulation ("convert 110V to 230V", etc.), to digital logic ("...
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Tag Cleanup: [tag:combinationalcircuits]

There is a tag named combinationalcircuits which has 12 tagged questions that seem to range from mostly combinational logic circuit type questions to one about power electronics. There was also ...
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The "circuit" tag

Despite the circuit tag wiki saying "This tag is nearly useless" and "nearly useless. Consider using more specific tags to narrow your question down." -- which would seem to discourage its use -- the ...
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The "shield" tag

Prompted by this question, I'm bringing up the shield tag. Searching "shield" under tags brings up: shield, shielding, and arduino-shield. shielding is exactly what you would expect it to be, ...
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Power electrical engineering tags

We currently have a power-distribution and a power-transmission tag. power-distribution - 31 questions. Utility-scale power distribution, i.e. electricity grids, substations, overhead lines. power-...
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The "electrical" tag

I got thinking, and the electrical tag is pretty dumb. What's everyone think about nuking, banning, and retagging the affected questions? There are 197 at the moment, 30 of which are single tag.
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What's wrong with the User Profile Page alignment?

Sometime earlier today, I started getting this alignment problem on all User Profile pages on EE.SE (both main and meta sites). See an example below: I added the red rectangles to show the empty ...
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Making [tag:simulator] a synonym for [tag:simulation]

I've not the required rep to use the usual tag synonym proposal procedure. I think simulator should be made a synonym for simulation. There's already such a pending proposal for that. Probably a mod ...
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About Me box on user page not in the right place

What's with the formatting of the top of our user pages? It used to be, the "About Me" box (with sort of a light yellow background) was at the top right of the page, directly across from the user's ...
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Do you like hats? (2014 Edition)

Last year around Christmas time we had an awesome promotion in which hats for for gravatars were awarded for completing basic tasks around the site. If you don't remember it, here is a link to the ...
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CircuitLab integration

I've noticed that, when using the schematic editor for recent answers, the "Save and Insert" button saves the schematic but does not close the editor and return to the answer edit box. I can click ...
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Can't post a question

I didn't know where to post this, so sorry if this is the wrong place. Anyway, I am experiencing some technical difficulties with the EE StackExchange website (or maybe it's just my computer), but I ...
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Can't get rid of red inbox flag

When I logged in today, the little red inbox flag was lit up red with the number 1. So I clicked on it, and then clicked on the linked message, but whenever I log in again it still comes up red. I ...
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Why do my answers keep getting an error?

Trying to post an answer to a question in main EE StackOverflow, I will get "an error occurred" without more specifics. Posting comments works fine. Why is that? Something going on? Something with my ...
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Is there any point to the electronics tag?

I noticed there is an electronics tag that seems a bit redundant to me. It appears to be used on a lot of questions migrated from Physics.SE such as Resistor on anode or cathode? presumably because ...
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Reversal Badge error

Maybe a little bug, even though I think it worth to report. In Badges section you see that Reversal Badge has 1 awarded, like bellow. But when you click on it, there isn't any awarded. See below:
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Proposed Tag Merging

Should the usb tag and the usb-device tag be merged? Over half of the 79 usb-device tagged questions are also tagged usb, and a good majority of usb tagged questions are simply about usb devices, not ...
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Error for profile less info

When I press less info in my EE profile, some information are overlapped. See below: I thought this could be only in my browser, but my ...
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Tag cleanup, episodes XIII-XVII

Some of these I could probably do myself, but I figure I've already cluttered the front page enough today. Rename lipo (55) to lithium-polymer, it's more formal Rename mains (59) to mains-electricity ...
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A minor bug with linking

SE has this cool feature which allows you to link to specific comments etc. The standard share button, everyone knows about and it looks like this. You can also link comments like below by copying ...
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Can't upload image anymore

I just tried to include a image in a answer and the system didn't let me. I used the same procedure I always do, which is to type ctrl-G, then enter the name of the image file on my disk. When I hit ...
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Why is the schematic editor damaging questions when editing schematics?

I've noticed that sometimes, when editing a schematic (but not adding a new schematic) to a question, that some of the text above the schematic will be eaten. It's not just me, either. See my latest ...
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Incorrect example in editing-help page

Both https://electronics.stackexchange.com/editing-help#latex and https://electronics.meta.stackexchange.com/editing-help#latex have incorrect mathjax syntax in the example given. It is ...
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CircuitLab plugin doesn't load for me in latest Firefox

Out of curiousity I clicked on the circuitlab (Ctrl-M) in a post to play with it, but it doesn't work for me. (Up to date Firefox, 20.0.1) When I click it my screen flashes white for a second with a ...
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Why does this site assume C is best?

From the FAQ : "We feel the best Electronics Design questions have a schematic, links to pertinent datasheets or some C code in them," Why do 'the best' have to be in C ?. What's wrong with ...
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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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I'm having trouble adding images to a question using a Mac

I notice that the add-image component dialogue has changed since I last asked a question. I now cannot upload an image using my Mac in either Chrome or Safari, using either an image from my computer ...
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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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Messages still have crosses

I earlier asked Dismissing messages, on which Anna Lear answered and I commented on that answer. I assume that I don't get a reply because status-completed is included, that's why I ask this new ...
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Is [not-arduino] necessary? Is it a meta tag?

Today, the not-arduino tag was added to a bunch of questions. Apparently it is for questions which do not want an Arduino solution. Is it really necessary? If someone doesn't want to answer arduino ...
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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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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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Wikipedia preview and https

I noticed today that on chat a link only previews when using a non-secure version like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polder_Model rather than: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polder_Model This is what ...
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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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Should we ask for the link in footer to be changed?

After seeing few consumer electronics questions here today, I thought that it may be a good idea to change the link in the footer of SE pages to something which describes the site better. I think (...
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refresh required to read inbox messages

Since a few days ago, when the red dot appears, indicating new messages, I can't click it. I always have to refresh the page first. Previously it worked fine. It's not the end of the world, but it's ...
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Can not get to suggested edits review page

For the last few days (not sure of exactly how many) I have been unable to review any suggested edits. Currently the little bubble is showing me that there are 4, but when I click on this button it ...
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Why aren't the usernames getting linked correctly?

Regarding: https://electronics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1015/why-is-describe-a-process-of-communication-non-real-question And this question: Why is "describe a process of communication&...
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