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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Support VHDL syntax highlighting

We now have syntax highlighting for a host of languages through Google Prettify. Regrettably, the default set: ...
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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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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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TeX should be supported on E&R, like on Math.SE, et. al.

Want (La)TeX. 'nuff said. e.g. Ugly single-line equations The problem is still here, two months later. I could add some more examples which I've read and written in the meantime, but it seems ...
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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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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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TeX Delimiters should be changed

The current LaTeX escapes of $ ... $ need to be changed. Several questions/answers have two dollar signs in the text somewhere. E&R has a number of ...
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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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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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New users can't edit posts and leave images edited in by privileged users

This bug report was brought on by this question: Help identifying a motor and how to control it with an Arduino. Here is its timeline. The summary is that a new user attempted to post a question ...
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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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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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TeX Delimiter Behavior **HAS** to be explained somewhere in the New/Edit question dialog.

Ok, I ran into the problem with the TeX eating my dollar sign symbols. The use of the $ to delimit TeX is an issue. However, Far Worse is the fact that this ...
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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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Should the off topic close text be changed?

The text which appears after closing a question reads: closed as off topic by User1, User2, Mod♦ Date at time Questions on Electrical Engineering - Stack Exchange are expected to generally relate to ...
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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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Contrast of hyperlinks

Is it possible to increase the contrast between normal text and hyperlink text? In this example, you can barely tell the difference... the words "Slip Rings" are a hyperlink: It's not obvious until ...
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Why does no one have the 'beta' badge?

I just got a new badge, so I checked out the Badges page, and started looking at which badges I and other users have earned. No one has earned the 'beta' badge: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/...
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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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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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$\LaTeX$ turning into $\\LaTeX$ in the meta titles on the main site

What's this about? The question on the main site (that links to Test the new LaTeX markdown in this Sandbox question!) gives an error $\LaTeX$ ("Misplaced \"), but when meta links it, it ...
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Is there an alternative to Gravatar?

Is there an alternative for displaying an avatar other than Gravatar- I don't really want to sign up to the Gravatar hosting service, would it be possible to add an option so users could just use an ...
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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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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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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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TeX markdown needed on Meta

As seen in the recent sandbox question, TeX markdown isn't enabled on Meta. It should be. It's needed for the sandbox, and we're likely to have questions on how to do something in TeX, TeX bug ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Vote to close as exact duplicate requires manual typing

When I paste a link into the vote to close as an exact duplicate, I have to hit something on my keyboard before it will register what I have pasted in. This only happens when you use the mouse to ...
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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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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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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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Issue/bug with inline mathjax equations

\$ V^{+}_{DUT}=0 \$ \$ V^{-}_{DUT}=Vout_{Servo}*\frac{50}{50k+50} \$ I think there is an issue with the mathjax escape detection. As you can see, (at least for me), the first line renders correctly, ...
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Seeing what flags are marked as invalid.

I am not sure if this is a bug, me not knowing where to look, or a feature request. I know I can see all of my flags and see how many are valid versus invalid, but I have not been able to find any ...
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Javascript Preview and WMD are inconsistent on headings (or WMD has developed telepathy)

The preview shows non-bold text for H2 level headings like ## Overview as shown here: I don't think this stands out well. I thought about changing it, but I ...
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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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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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Making blockquotes more visible

As title says: don't you agree that blockquotes are almost invisible? I would suggest to improve the contrast, the margin or the indentation; maybe a shadow? Here is a blockquote as an example
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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 ...