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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 was this question about desoldering a power jack migrated?

I saw this interesting question https://superuser.com/q/1046262 about desoldering a power jack, but was surprised to see it on Superuser.SE rather than on Electronics.SE. Further investigation showed ...
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Newbies virtual corner

As many of you know there are a lot of peoples who come on this board because they've just discovered electronics. They usually found out this or that online tool that allows them to draw a circuit in ...
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This question should not have been migrated!

I don't know why but sometimes I have seen question like this being migrated the Arduino because they have the Arduino tag and has nothing to do it. This is actually a very poor question and should ...
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Handling users who persistently try to use EESE as a blog or discussion forum

Stack Exchange sites are founded on the principle of being distinct from the rest of the Internet by trying to do one thing, and do it well. That one thing is to provide specific answers to specific ...
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The New Robotics Site has just launched!

For those who are still interested in Robotics I'm happy to announce that the Robotics Stack Exchange site went into public beta on the 7th November 2012. Although many Area 51 proposals related to ...
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Where is Electropus?

Will he ever return or is this decor permanent? Is Electropus under the same community license as the rest of chiphacker?
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Feature Request: Notifications for question answers

I often come across interesting new questions which don't have any answers yet. To further my knowledge, I would like to revisit these questions when they do have answers. I would absolutely love it ...
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Should the [operational] tag be made a synonym of the [operational-amplifier] tag?

The operational tag often appears on questions about op amps. In many cases questions would be tagged with both operational and amplifier instead of the single, correct operational-amplifier (at least,...
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Should we blacklist the [constant] tag?

Quite a few questions that are about constant voltage or constant current sources are often incorrectly tagged with constant and either voltage or current. We already have constant-current (and ...
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Remove the default Opamp type from schematic editor

When adding an Opamp to a circuit, you'll get a TL081: That's not a sane default. A sane default for most questions, that wind around "theoretical" opamps would be "no type"; anything else will just ...
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Unfair Use Of Moderator Tools The Sequal

OK so, since when is a moderator’s judgement of whether an answer is right or wrong, a reason to delete it? In this answer, https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/342672/139766, the moderator ...
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Remove generic tags: [loop], [controller]

The tags loop and controller are both common English words that have not been used in any particular consistent fashion. (controller even has a description saying not to use it.) I went through both ...
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Should the [brushed-dc] tag be renamed to something more meaningful?

I just stumbled upon the brushed-dc tag which is attached to 5 questions about brushed dc-motors. The tag has no description and in itself is a bit obscure, especially for beginners. I think it ...
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Feature request for a panel that gives access to previous attachments

Currently I have to search through my older replies to locate an uploaded image in order to reuse the same link in a new reply with relevant content. Reattaching the same image (at least when I can ...
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Enable/Disable deleted answers visibility

We currently have 13 users with 10k+ rep, and a few more to come. 10k+ users can see deleted answers. Sometimes this has its uses, but sometimes they're a nuisance, like when there are 8 deleted ...
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“needs more focus”: Significantly different from former “too broad” close reason

The question I am planning to start manufacturing of smart locks and smart bulb that are integrated with tuya application. How should I make a circuit? was pretty rightfully (imho, but I think ...
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Alternative to “New Close Reason” — a Basic Electronics Commun Wiki Series

Having just posted Proposal for new close reason -- "Low expertise", "Too Basic", another approach springs to mind. Instead of answering such questions, we would answer them in a ...
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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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Message for (late) answers of new users

Almost all the review items in the Late Answers category are from new users who have the same problem / question as the OP. Can't we have an extra message for new users who answer an old post? ...
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Number of pending edits hardly readable

This is how it shows and at least on my monitor I can hardly tell the number from the orange background. Can a more contrasting color be used? By the way, is this readable for others? edit ...
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Anonymous Down-Vote Compensation Program

Friends of EE.SE, We have a problem. Someone keeps randomly down-voting the answers of our high reputation users without giving any explanation, and this is causing quite a stir. To alleviate this ...
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ASCIIMath support, to help people with units

MathJax just added ASCIIMath support, and I think it'd be great to support it as an option, alongside regular \$\LaTeX\$-based MathJax. In many posts (such as this one) people forget to or are too ...
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Do we need a custom Verilog syntax highlighter?

Verilog is a C-like language. It uses a similar layout, has equivalent control keywords, and highlights OK when using the C syntax highlighter: Of course, it has some notable differences, including ...
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“Repair or modification” close change

Short and simple: I propose that the current close vote option regarding repair be expanded to cover modification as well. So: Questions on the repair of consumer electronics, appliances, or other ...
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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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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Interesting Binary Day

Today is an interesting day. Same rep on two most visited sites! And the 2 ^^ 15 is also interesting.
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Found a weird user giving out SE account details

I have posted a question and found myself surprised about a comment. (Check last comment to the posted question, the comment by the user who is called "asdf"). "asdf" is most probably a bot, and is ...
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CircuitLab “simulate this circuit” bug

In my answer to a question, I included a CircuitLab circuit that can be simulated to demonstrate the principle being discussed. When I edit the answer and the embedded schematic, everything works ...
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Is there an easy way to add an already existing CircuitLab schematic into the post?

I was looking at this question which had a horrible image of the schematic. OP later added a CircuitLab schematic and it seemed to me that the best way to improve the question would be to embed it ...
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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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pending tag synonyms

May I ask to check the tags synonyms page once in a while, and vote on the (currently 13) pending synonym proposals. The oldest one is 3 weeks old, and until now none of them have votes. Thanks.
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July 2012 Moderator Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Chat room on chat.meta

We now have chat: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/15/electronics-and-robotics For general user discussion.
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Making the privileges page easier to find

I've found the privileges page really useful, to see what features of the site I have (but perhaps aren't using), or as a means of motivation. But unfortunately, I've always seemed to have difficulty ...
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Why can't I retag question?

I've come accross a question that definitely needs a retag. I have 334 reputation but the edit system boters me that I need to change at least 6 characters. I really motivates me to do a dummy change ...
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Can we have a question entry wizard like Stack Overflow?

If I had to guess, I'd say we're a SE site that gets comparatively many questions that get marked as off-topic, mainly in the category of "shopping questions" and "usage questions". From a comment of ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Do we need so many [protection] related tags?

I noticed that we have multiple tags related to protection: protection, circuit-protection, surge-protection, over-voltage-protection, and heat-protection. Based on the tag wiki excerpt for protection,...
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Moderators migrating questions without fixing MathJAX

A question I've answered has been migrated to Mechanics by Matt Young, PeterJ, nidhin and Nick Alexeev. Mechanics doesn't support MathJAX so my answer is semi-banjaxed now. Can the moderators ...
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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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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Synonym for search term

Like we have tag synonyms, it would be good to have search keyword synonyms too. Are you looking for capacitors, cap, caps or a single capacitor? The search results vary with each. Is it a Solar or ...
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cleaning up tags

I see questions with the tags "bldc", "brushless" and "brushless-dc", often more than one of them for a question. Can these be combined into a single "bldc" (I believe that's the most common name)? I ...
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Suggestions on how to render a K map?

I would like to render a K map to supplement my answers to questions, but I'm not quite skilled enough with mathjax to figure out how to do it, and I can't find any online resources to generate one. ...
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What can we do to improve the site visibility for “Electronics Q&A” searches?

On a whim I Googled the following phrases: "Electronics Q&A" The electronics.stackexchange.com site was about the 125th result on the first query. "Electrical ...
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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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Answering closed questions

(Possible) bug: this answer was posted a few minutes ago, despite that the question was closed an hour earlier.

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