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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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### Does EE.SE have a problem with the treatment of newbies?

In some chat discussions1, it has come up that EE.SE does not have an environment that is receptive of newbies/new users. Here, I'm talking about both people who want to learn EE and those who want to ...
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### What is our policy on dangerous stuff?

I'm a regular member (tom66) on the electronics forum All About Circuits. One of the policies there is that there musn't be anything inherently dangerous suggested or asked about. For example, no ...
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### ANNOUNCEMENT - Site Title Change

We are going to change the title of this site because of a trademark request from Penton Media on the words "electronic design." We do not believe we are in violation of their trademark, but we have ...
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### Is asking on how to fix a faulty circuit on topic?

Should one post questions about faulty circuits and steps needed to fix them? Examples: Computer motherboards, Consumer electronics (TV, Radio, Sat receivers) Custom made circuits
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### Why are electronics SE questions getting down-voted so often?

Users who aren't Elec. gurus seem to be asking legitimate questions to which they don't know the answer and they may even possibly going about it the wrong way. Other SE site users guide the ...
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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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### Are pure C questions on-topic?

I asked C coding design - function pointers? on which EJP commented it's off-topic and/because it belongs on SO. Kortuk says no: @EJP I disagree. Just because there is an overlap does not mean it ...
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### Will this site retain the chiphacker name?

Ok, so we know electronics.stackexchange has been seeded with content from chiphacker.com, but will this new site also use the name? Would anyone like to propose any other names?
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### Design for Electronics and Robotics

Hi all. I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, ...
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### Migration Guidelines Re: Arduinos

With Arduino.SE entering public beta, I think it's an appropriate time to talk about general migration policy, and a few general comments. Questions should not be closed just because they have an ...
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### "Electronics and Robotics" has been renamed to "Electronics"

Based on several discussions about the name and scope of Electronics and Robotics: Another Robotics proposal on Area 51 We already have Electronics and Robotics Please support this proposal as a ...
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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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### Renaming Electrical Engineering

This post from 3 years ago seems to show that https://electronics.stackexchange.com/ was originally named Electronics Exchange. Now it is Electrical Engineering. I was wondering why this change was ...
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### What is Chiphacker?

New users probably knowing nothing about Chiphacker and the intent of this question is becoming a reference for them. So, what is the history of the site Chiphacker?
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I often see people answering questions in the comments section, when it should be used only for clarifications and similar stuff. Those answers are often good enough to solve the asker's problem (...
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### What to do with shopping advice questions?

The 8th question in the "7 Essential Questions of Every Meta" is about shopping advice. It seems like there's been a rash of shopping questions here lately. Is this good or bad? Software https://...
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### Possible Name Change?

I have noticed that we have many more questions being asked about consumer electronics that do not fall into the scope of this site. I think some of this confusion comes from "Electronics" in our name....
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### Shouldn't we disallow adding deprecated tags?

I sometimes remove the deprecated homework tag, and five minutes later somebody reads the question and thinks: "hey, this looks like homework", and adds the tag ...
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### Poor migration options

Closing for migration is a bit tough. Right now, if you don't want to send the post to SU or meta, you have to move back up the close tree. My suggestion is to add a manual "other" option to the off ...
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### "What is this XXX component" type of questions

From the number of responses and also from the lack of closes to these types of questions, I assume most people like these. I am not suggesting that we get rid of them, but perhaps make them more ...
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### Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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### Many new user accounts+answers+suspensions and protected questions

I apologize if thise has been discussed before, but I didn't see anything. There has been a rash of new user acounts answering questions, and an equal (rush) to protect them 2.1 sound system noise ...
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### Proposed Changes: Downvote comments; cap downvotes on questions; auto suggestions on new posters; preapprove questions from new users

We've been having a bunch of back-and-forth about treatment of newbies (enough that I won't bother to post links). I suggest that unless there are some real rules changes, nothing is going to simply ...
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### Arduino question migration

Here's a little idea I'm throwing into the ring for flaming: How about if any questions with the word "Arduino" in the title automatically get migrated instantly to the Arduino SE? Even better, they ...
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### Should "how to design a project" questions always be put on hold as "too broad"?

For people who just started learning circuit theory (electrical & computer engineer newbies), or are experts outside the field (like mechanical, chemical engineers etc..) it's hard to know exactly ...
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### Editing for quality: The "lipstick on a pig" problem

There seems to be a bit of difference of opinion here about editing questions to improve them with regard to English usage, capitalization, grammar, and punctuation. "Beautification" Edits In this ...
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### Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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### Are power electrical engineering questions on topic for EE.SE? If so, should this be made explicit in the FAQ and other places?

Are (power) electrical engineering questions on topic for EE.SE? If so, should the wording of in the "On-topic" FAQ and other places be changed to reflect this? The community acceptance of questions ...
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### What meta-tags on E&R should be axed?

According to this blog post that I just came across: The Death of Meta Tags, the use of the [beginner] tag, as well as ...
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### The Texas Tag

How did we end up with a texas tag? Can we please burninate it? I'm guessing that it's being used to refer to parts made by TI.
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### Plethora of overlapping SE sites and concerns about them

I have been thinking something recently as a result from conversations in the comments in this SE's meta. I would like to share my thoughts with you because I am a little confused. I can only guess ...
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### Circuit review acceptable?

Is it acceptable to post a question (with the community wiki option) along the lines of: Please review this circuit design for doing blah and let me know how it can be improved / is anything ...
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### Is this site for beginners?

One problem I always face on this site is that people overestimate the level of sophistication in the question. It is hard for a beginner to find the words to imply the simplicity or noobness of the ...
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### Another bad migration to Arduino

This question was migrated to the Arduino SE just now: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/165121/analogic-audio-via-arduino In theory, I agree that it's clearly in Arduino territory as ...
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### Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that will show up on the main site, in the right ...
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### Arduino.SE . We've got a live one!

Folks, It is my pleasure to be the first to post the news that the dedicated Arduino stack went into public beta. It's great that persistence is winning. If at first you don't succeed, try and try ...
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### meta-tag debate: Microchip (and PIC), Atmel (and AVR)

I see E&R is using both pic and microchip as tags. microchip is too ambiguous to be effective. Many users may tag their question with it, seeing many matches, if they are using any old IC, or "...
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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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### Should we keep component identification questions?

In the interest of having an explicit strategy on component identification questions, here is a "poll" question for community opinion on the matter. Historically, these questions have been allowed, ...
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### How much software is on-topic?

So the embedded systems site proposal has been closed because it was taking too long. I can't figure out how much of it was a duplicate of this site. I have found several prior meta discussions, but ...
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The answers to the question Mixed signal PCB layout for PSoC contain useful and correct information, but in no way address the actual question. What is the proper response? I don't feel that I should ...
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We've had a rash of spam today. It's not lasted long, but the spammers have been diligent and we've had to destroy a dozen or more posts and three separate accounts (the 'community' bumps on the ...
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### On-topic question migrated to Physics?

Recently, a question about the charge polarity convention was migrated to Physics. On Physics, it will likely be closed as a duplicate of this question or maybe another one. But wouldn't it be on ...
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I am modifying an electronic device and am unsure of what a certain type of connector would be called. I want to build a custom wiring harness that will attach to the connector. Is it on-topic to take ...
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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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### Embedded software questions?

Is "Electrical Engineering" the right place for embedded software/firmware development questions? We get questions here (and did on "Chiphacker" and "Electronic Design") about embedded software tools ...
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### Is E&R the place to ask about questions of programming, but related to microcontrollers?

Hi, I wanted to ask some programming related question on E&R but for a microcontroller. I decided to postpone it until I got the go-ahead. "What is the ISR for the comparator change interrupt ...