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Is there a single link to give new users where the schematic features and requirements are outlined?

Schematics are important for EE.SE. If you look at the question landing page, you can't easily spot the schematic editor, unless you've used it before. It gets lost the button noise. Nor does the ...
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Did anybody else just have a ton of late answers pop up in their review queue?

I just opened up my review queue, and there are 409 late answers. I've gone through a few of them, and they range in age from over a year old, to posted today. Was something changed in the way the ...
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Log out error keeps appearing

Today I wanted to log out from EE from the mobile site but I can't.Instead,I keep getting an error message which says:"We apologize for any inconvenience,but an unexpected error occurred while you ...
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Retrieving lost draft

It appears that I just lost about eight hours of work on an answer because I left the page for a while and didn't save the draft before I left. The system usually saves drafts, it seems, but not this ...
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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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Is it ok to ask for help getting started

I'm a software engineer who works for a small unnamed company, however the firmware department has all quit together over a dispute about wages in the company(mainly because the marketing guys earn ...
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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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What caused this review to disappear from the low quality posts review?

I just noticed the following low quality post review and must say I can concur with null that it should be deleted, given the question makes no mention of problems "welding" the battery: https://...
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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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Link in comment not displayed/parsed correctly

I just wrote a comment to an answer and wanted to include a formatted link, but the result was completely broken. The link was formatted 100% according to documentation: Can you fix this?
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Why isn't there Electronics careers page?

After seeing this question Why isn't there a UX.SE Careers page? I got this question that why SE isn't providing careers for Electronic professionals? or did I miss it?
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Please delete my Electrical Engineering Account

I would like to delete my account for Electrical Engineering S.E but I do not know how. I could not find the the delete button. Is there a procedure I need to follow. I googled it showed to delete my ...
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Are questions about cell phone CPUs on-topic here?

I would like to ask a question about the available selection of cell phone CPUs (systems-on-a-chip). Would it be on-topic on Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange?
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Is it possible to keep rep from being awarded?

Is it possible/are there tools and opportunities available which can be used to delete awarded rep prior to its being credited to an answer and posted?
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How to flag edits?

How does one bring inappropriate or malicious editing to the attention of moderators? I know the question or answer itself can be flagged, but that's not what I'm asking about. I don't want to flag ...
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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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Why is a comment on a question "on hold" missing?

Re. the question: "What kind of rectifier circuit would I need to build a 25-30V 3A power supply with an input voltage of 24V AC?" which was recently put on hold, I posted a comment requesting that ...
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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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How can I fix my career related question that was "on hold"?

I think that my question does not ask for career advice. Rather I ask the motivations, salary and the future of the two important areas in electronics. How can I edit this question to get good quality ...
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Can videos be posted as answers to questions?

Sometimes the best answer to a question is to post a video showing how to accomplish something (especially if it involves manipulating some sort of GUI, I guess). Can this be done? If not, can the ...
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What happened to being able to "protect" a question?

I noticed this question was getting too many "me too", and in one case offensive, posts, so I was going to "protect" it. I know I have done this before. It requires anyone answering it to have some ...
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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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Can comments be edited by other than the commenter?

I've noticed lately that some of my comments are being edited - and not by me - to the point where questions asked of the OP are cut. Why is that?
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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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Is a question about the impact of modified sine wave AC output on a typical laptop AC adapter on topic?

I have an inverter that generates modified sine wave output. My newly purchased AC adapter for my laptop is not working (first thing I tried it on was the inverter), and I'm wondering: could the ...
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How Can I make my question to reopen?

I just issued this question, and as I said in there, I really think it can be an enormous help for people just starting with ARM development, specially hobbyist that don't have contact with people ...
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Is there any way to list one's own comments?

This is related to my prior question, but the subject material is different enough to warrant its own question. If one goes to one's own profile page, one can easily find a list of their own ...
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How to delete or flag one's own comment?

After due consideration, I'd like to delete one or more of my own comments because they serve no site-valuable purpose. I don't find any means to do so, however. Plan B was to flag the comment(s) for ...
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What's the preferred way of dealing with non-constructive snark?

I'm not a EE. I do a bunch of research, and often have questions that a EE probably wouldn't, but I can't find direct answers to. Oftentimes, my questions get unconstructive, snarky comments that add ...
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Repeated questions problem

What should happen to questions that are repeated again but have a post note that says 'Sorry if this is already discussed. Couldn't find the post.'? (Due to negligence of asker repeatedly). Should ...
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Reputation change for removed questions

Since I havn't experienced this, I want to ask it beforehand. If a question receives a number of down votes causing the asker to lose reputation, and then is deleted, will the reputation be restored ...
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Increase default size of equations to allow subscripts to be seen easily without zoom

Between fractions and subscripts using MathJax characters can get really small to the point of not being legible under the current default zoom conditions. From here it was recommended that I see if ...
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Question incorrectly closed

Most reliable Flash memory for an embedded Linux system? Why was this question closed? It is not a shopping question. Is is a question asking for input on real world experience of various Flash ...
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Up/Down voting breakdown on questions and answers

I was recently invited to the new Embedded Systems beta and I noticed that I could click on the vote number of a question or answer and it would show me the breakdown of up votes versus down votes. I ...
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Use subscripts in labels in schematic added from Circuitlab

I need the components in my circuits to be labelled using sub-scripts like \$R_1,\ R_2,\ Z_{in}, V_{DS},\$ etc., Is there any way to do so?
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If I have a question in the field of spectrum analysis, where should I ask?

I have a question about spectrum analysis. Maybe I should ask the question in the Mathematics, But it still a signal Processing Quiz, So, where should I ask?
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Unable to vote to undelete answer when Moderator wrongly deletes it

According to the help center: What happens when a post is deleted? Once a post has been deleted, it will disappear for all users except developers, moderators, and users with over 10,000 ...
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Is the number of "flag" for moderator attention regenerating up to 10?

Is the number of "flag" you can set for moderator attention regenerating up to 10?
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Don't my questions belong to this site?

I recently had most of my questions closed, down-voted, or put on hold, so I'm asking. Don't my questions really belong here in EE SE? Below are samples What are the components I need for assembling ...
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Stats for close options?

Is there any statistics for the various close options? Additionally how many questions of each close type are eventually reopened? If not globally available, can a mod post the information for us?
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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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Using Math text in the website

I want to express a few equations centered around a transistor circuit, however when the circuit gets a little complicated and involves a regenerative feedback, the equations are not discernible ...
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"An error occurred submitting the CAPTCHA" - EVERY TIME

Having had the captcha pop up when posting, I've so far failed to persuade it that I'm human. This is not a gripe about the difficulty of it, the frequency of popups, etc. it's the technical fact ...
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Would a question asking to identify a plug be on topic?

I don't really ask questions here very often, and I want to know if a question asking to identify a certain proprietary connector would be on topic?
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Having MathJax rendering issue in "suggested edits" screen

I'm using the latest firefox 26.0 in PClinux and the MathJax doesn't render which makes it very difficult to read the edits. Using Google Chrome v31 I get the same result. But both work fine when I ...
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Weird suggested edit with no context

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/30251 and the next one offer no context on what the original post was. Is this as its meant to be?
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What do I need to set a bounty to my question

I am interested in how to setup a bounty to a question. I searched for the tag [bounty] here but all the questions are about the rewardeing of bounties. If I overlooked the explanation please link me ...
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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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Can't access hats

This morning I noticed on my user profile summary page that I had some hats. I clicked on the little number and snowflake icon. It popped up a small message Your Hats loading over some other text, ...
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How do you log out with the new header?

Previously when we hovered over our username we got a popup with a link to log out. Apparently the popup has gone, and I don't see how to log out.