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Wrong language flag

It's clear that answers in the wrong language have to be flagged. But should they get flagged as not an answer, very low quality, spam, not welcome or other? I marked this one as other with the note "...
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Useful no-answer answers

I reviewed ADI_iCoupler answer on Digital Isolation comparison. I consider this answer to be helpful, but it doesn't answer the question. I marked it as not an answer, but don't know whether that was ...
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FAQ tag not about main site FAQ

It appears to be that the FAQ tag on meta is used for the questions that are most frequently asked on the meta site. What if I want to post something about the FAQ page on the main site, like Yes / no ...
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What's Community Evaluation / Site self-evalution?

It appears we have a Community Evaluation, also called "Site self-evaluation", ending in 6 days. What is it, who can participate (how many reputation do you need), what is the data SE gathers used for,...
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Review guidelines for new and late posts

I have read following posts regarding review tasks Is it okay to just say “no action needed” if a post in the review queue has already been edited? What are the limits on using the “no action needed”...
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Does @Everyone actually do something?

I saw someone use @Everyone in a comment recently - does that actually do something, and if so what are the semantics?
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Drawing Waveforms

In EE all we need to draw some waveforms to ask or answer questions. Is this could be done with TeX? Or what are the software's you people are using? Could we have add some tools to draw waveforms ...
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I can't seem to get superscript to show up, like I squared should be I^2

In my answer here I have tried to get P = I^2 * R to show the 2 in super script, several different ways, like P = I^{2} * R as mentioned here. How is it done?
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How can I mark a comment as the right answer?

I have obtained an answer to my question which is in the comment. How can I mark it as the answer. Please visit exchangelink WoutervanOoijen has given the correct answer to my question and I want to ...
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Math rendering with Firefox 16.0.2

I'm noticing some differences between how the math is getting rendered in edit mode vs. after the edit is done. Case in point: In edit mode, the rendering looks fine. Look what happens after I save ...
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Accessing StackExchange inbox

Can I access my StackExchange mailbox in a different way than the pop up that appears when I click the 'Stack Exchange' button at the top left? The popup immediately pops away on my tablet, so I can ...
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Can anything be done about this awful font rendering?

The answer at https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/42266/1951 looks like this to me: Normal font rendering at the top, but the MathJax stuff below it is pretty bad. Is it possible to fix this ...
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insight into disappeared answer

My question here: Finding capacitors with low soakage (dielectric absorption) had a second answer a short while ago, with some comments. It (and the comments) are now invisible to me. Since my rep ...
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How to "close" a chat room

5 days ago, as an experiment, I clicked on the link that appeared on a comment thread (the one that says "let us continue this discussion in chat"). The system created a chat room for the thread, ...
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What's the meaning of "You last voted on this answer x min. ago." box?

I've voted for an answer (upvote indicator and counter changed accordingly) After some browsing on SE I returned on the question page, and I saw that there was no upvote arrow and the counter showed ...
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Can I view my reputation breakdown?

Is there a way to have a breakdown of ones reputation total into question votes and answer votes? I ignore accept and downvote reputation, because that will be only be a small fraction.
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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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What does this message mean?

I was working on tags (between answers) and when I wanted to suggest a tag synonym I got this message: What does it mean?
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How long (if it ends at all) is the term of a moderator

How long, if elected, does a moderator serve? I can't find any links that specify a term or time-limit. Is it a life-long thing?
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Research Assistant badge broken? Or wiki suggestions getting silently rejected?

From here on meta, I see how to check the number of tag wikis I have edit. From my profile's reputation page, I see I have a few dozen approved wiki edits, for example on this page it shows I have ...
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required rep for editing questions and answers

I just approved a suggested edit by someone with over 5700 rep. According to this page you only need 2000 rep to edit. So why was approval needed here?
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Can questions which have answers disappear without a trace?

A recent question had an answer which couldn't quite convince me. But when I wanted to have a look at it again the question seemed to have disappeared completely. In my activity log no trace of the ...
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CAPTCHA being too aggressive

I feel something is wrong with CAPTCHA on Electronics SE and Electronics Meta. For the last several days I ask something like no more than one question per day and I'm shown CAPTCHA almost every time. ...
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I got notification on two new answers, I can't see them

I saw a notification in the inbox, informing me about 2 new answers on my question. I went to check them, but I can't see them. The quote about the answer is "I experimented with looking at your web ...
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Why was this bounty not rewarded?

Regarding this question: How to build a 2N6027 PUT? which was to rewarded with a +500 bounty. From Kortuk's profile page I understand the bounty was rewarded to me: https://electronics.stackexchange....
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Disappeared comments

There was a few (I last remembered at least 5) comments on the question I posted, suddenly disappeared and only left with mine. At least 2 user posted the comments. I seriously doubt they deleted all ...
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Problem logging in on a StackExchange site

This is about logging in on another StackExchange site, but I think the problem applies to any SE site, including this one. Long time ago I created an account on math.stackexchange, but I haven't ...
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What do the numbers mean on the users page?

If you look on the Users page you see a number next to the profile picture. What does this number mean as it doesn't look related to their reputation?
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How can I get an 'evaluation at' vertical bar in MathJax? \right| doesn't seem to work, looking for alternatives

I tried to write the following equation on the main site using MathJax: The vertical bar and \$a_2=0\$ indicate that this equation should be evaluated at the point where the related parameter \$a_2\$ ...
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Serial Upvoting reversed?

I got a strange entry in today's rep list called "Serial upvoting reversed". I don't remember a question with that name and was curious to see what it was about, but the really strange thing is that ...
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What causes "user was removed" message?

I am curious what does the entry "user was removed" mean in your reputation summary for the day? Here is what I see: See the second line down. Does that mean a whole user account that voted +1 on ...
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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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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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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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Chat creates an improper link when there is a ")" in the URL

In chat, someone tried to post a link to wolfram alpha. Specifically http://wolframalpha.com/input/?i=(1.25e-6%20amp)*(10%2F(60%20Hz))%2F(3.3%20V)%3D The link showed up in chat like so: ...
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FAQ or wiki on how to best embed a schematic

Could we have a FAQ or wiki on how to best embed a schematic? The discussion on this question: How Arduino Power supply works shows that the process can be confusing, particularity to newcomers. ...
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How to choose between answer or comment?

I tried to search for this in the FAQ and in other questions, but my doubt remains. Opening this question, but happens quite frequently, I've seen that sometimes are posted comments containing what ...
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What changes at 20k rep?

Do you get fireworks and bells at 20,000 or has somebody installed a handful of Claymores?
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Should tags, specifically excerpts, be descriptive or instructive?

There are quite a few tags that need cleenup, better descriptions and wikis. My question is, should tags be descriptive of what they represent or rather convey some sort of instruction to the user. ...
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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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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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Can I ask this here?

As many of you know, I've been working on a project with fellow electronics.stackexchange user Majenko. Much of the project is born out of conversations on this site. The electronics.stackexchange has ...
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Got an "email verification" email. Is it really from here?

It said the following. It is really from StackExchange? I have been on this site for some time and don't think I have ever seen such a message. Please verify your Electrical Engineering Email ...
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What's the meaning of highlighted questions?

Sometimes the Top Questions page shows certain questions highlighted, like the accelerometer question in the screenshot below. What does the highlighting mean? edit From Oli's comment it appears ...
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Rep capped at 190 instead of 200

I noticed that my daily rep counter got stuck at 190 instead of the usual 200 cap. I still get upvotes, but no rep. I tagged it as a bug, but maybe there's another explanation.
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Question disappearing from "active"

Today I noticed a question disappearing from the "active" list, though it didn't appear to be deleted; at least I still could access it with the question number in the URL, and it got another vote ...
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What's "flag weight"?

On my profile page it shows a number after "flag weight". I understand it's related to the number of flagged questions/answers, but what exactly does the number signify?
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Can't get rid of partially entered answer

I was answering a question with 0 answers at the time, and while still in the middle of typing my answer, I got a notification that someone else had also answered the question. I clicked on the ...
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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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What's the proper way to upload images?

I know how to add an image to an answer, and how to upload it. But sometimes I want to link to an image in a comment, and I'm not sure how to upload images then. Here's what I do now: I start editing ...