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Questions about where to buy something is offtopic?

Recently, one of my questions got closed by the moderator Kortuk. This is the question In summary, it's basically "where can I buy a certain kind of LED?" Kortuk closed this as "shopping advice does ...
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My rude/offensive flags on insulting comments were declined

A new user asked a question, found out the answer, and took the time and effort to inform us about that and even make his solution clear with a diagram: Arduino IR Receiver (Answer). Now, he used ...
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Is there/should there be a mechanism for asking opinion-based questions?

The Stack Exchange concept is centered around factual, answerable questions. But there are also times when opinions are very valuable. For example, suppose I wanted to ask what circuit board layout ...
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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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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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Are users with high rep afforded unwarranted protection in comments?

On the Question: "What happens to the electricity after it is used in a CPU cycle?" a rather lively exchange occurred, in comments, between Olin Lathrop and I, where Lathrop couldn't technically ...
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Why is "describe a process of communication" non real question?

I asked the question How network card communicates with other hardware components?. What's wrong with the question and how can I make the question better to have chance for answer? That's not fair ...
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Are software usage questions on-topic if they belong to a logic analyzer?

I have a question regarding the usage of the PC-based software that is delivered with a Logic Analyzer. I see that some software questions seem to be on-topic already, e.g. PLC software, CAD software ...
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What does SO have that we don't? Syntax highlighting

Syntax highlighting! Mike asked this question on SO, and the code looks like this: Then he moved the question to EE, which is sensible, because we're so much smarter than them on SO, but here his ...
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unanswered questions

I had a look at the unanswered question, but I noticed half of them seem to have an answer after all, some even two. Why are they listed there?
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Preventing line breaks before physical units

when typesetting numbers and units, my preferred way is to have a space between them for better readability. For instance, one would typeset 24 V instead of 24V It is actually not only my ...
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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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76 first posts in review queue?

I just checked in and notice within the last couple of hours or so that 76(!) post have suddenly appeared in the review queue for first posts. WTF? I looked at the dates on just a few, and they ...
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Oddness starting a post with "Hi-z"

I can't start an answer with "Hi-z" (this one: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/169579/4245) I had to stick it in back-ticks to effectively escape it. Without that the "Hi-z" was changed to ...
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Would a moderator remove the misspelled [operational-amplifer] tag from a locked post?

I noticed the other day that there is a operational-amplifer tag which has "amplifier" misspelled (it is missing an "i'). I've been slowly replacing it on the posts which use it with ...
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Can we have an electrolytic capacitor in the schematic editor?

At first: many thanks for embedding CircuitLab! It's cool, easy to use, et cetera, et cetera. Major improvement of the site. Here's a little feature request: can we have an electrolytic capacitor as ...
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Are questions related to electronics testing and manufacturing appropriate?

The title of this stackexchange is "electrical engineering." That is fairly broad. The faq emphasizes "electronic design." That is fairly narrow. There are a lot more facets to electrical engineering ...
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Policy on answers only containing a link

What about answers consisting (almost) only of a link to an external website? - or - 'How do I answer' section for the faq Generally, this link from the WordPress SE says that answers just linking to ...
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Are we supposed to be seeing tags that have been merged/synonym with other tags?

Under the tags tab there are tags such as switches that shows up but is a synonym of switch. Are we supposed to be seeing both there? It seems to make it a little difficult to navigate tags.
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Is this stack exchange suitable for questions concerning wireless communications?

Is EE.SE the right place to ask a question related to wireless communications and digital communications? Or is there another website that better fits this type of questions?
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Placing images stored on your computer in a question

I want to place an image that is stored somewhere on my computer hard drive in a question, but the website only tells you how to insert pictures that are from websites. I tried copying and pasting the ...
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"Please log in to any StackExchange site first"

When I want to go to chat I get this message at the top of the screen, while I'm logged on on at least 5 Firefox tabs! If I remove the message and click on login ...
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HTTPS broken (on meta)

Trying to navigate too https://electronics.meta.stackexchange.com/ for me ends up with my browser (Firefox) throwing a site certificate error. Adding a exception then results in a 403 error page: ...
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Account merge request

Please merge my old Electronics.StackExchange account with my account here.
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can anyone tell me how to scale down PNG images i put in an answer

The answer is this, and the two PNG images in the middle are just too big. i dunno the syntax for how to do this and i only am copying syntax from other answers. thanks, r b-j
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Where did my bounty go?

I asked a question, to which I only received somewhat negative comments which questioned my reasoning (and seemingly my sanity for even asking such a question). I felt it was still a valid question, ...
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Flagging history is not showing up?

I am not able to see my flagging history in my profile. I remember I have raised two flags. Why I am not finding my flagging history? I want to see whether my flags were helpful or declined. I ...
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What kind of positive contributions i can make?

I want to ask a question on electronics.stackexchange.com but the system is not accepting questions from my account anymore. In help page the way to get out of this question ban is written as: "The ...
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Circuitlab scematic editor: touch screen devices not supported message even though it used to work

I used to be able to use the circuitlab schematic editor until perhaps a month ago (I could be way off) on an Android tablet. Why the regression? It used to work fine. I've noticed that going ...
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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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My question disappeared just now. Is it deleted or it is on hold?

I didnt find a .SE about pic mcu, plus I am ban in EE.SE. So I did amiss a question here in the meta with the title alike "How to make a 3-wire SPI communication with PIC16F877A". Was my ...
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Does Digital Design fall into our realm or Stack Overflows realm?

Lots of digital electronics, FPGA Design, Register Transfer Level (RTL) Design questions have been asked and continue to be asked on Stack Overflow, a site for programmers. Take a look at this one, ...