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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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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 ...
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How to enter useful E&R symbols (Ω, etc…)

What are useful alt-key shortcuts for symbols for Electronics.SE?
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What should we do about old and/or off-topic questions that get bumped?

This question just came to the top of the front page: When do non TEM waves occur? This is a purely physics-based question. At this minute, the SE 1.0 site is gone and the area51 beta is not up yet. ...
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Does DSP fall into our realm or Stack overflows realm?

In the last few days we have had a few questions related to DSP. How to compare two audio files? and Which freeware analysis software most closely resembles the functionality of Matlab DSP toolbox ...
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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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How will moderator elections work?

What's the process for moderator elections? Do they all follow this pattern? Who can initiate elections? And how?
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Is there an alternative to Gravatar?

Is there an alternative for displaying an avatar other than Gravatar- I don't really want to sign up to the Gravatar hosting service, would it be possible to add an option so users could just use an ...
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Does this question seem to fit?

There is a question on the main page that I do not think fits our site, but no one has voted to close. What is everyone's opinion on this?
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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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Can I shorten links to just the question/answer/user numbers?

According to the Attribution Required description, when referencing SE material, we must: Visually indicate that the content is from Stack Overflow, Meta Stack Overflow, Server Fault, or Super ...
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When will the data dump for E&R (and other beta sites) be made available?

The data dumps of Stack Overflow, Super User, Server Fault, their meta sites, and Web Applications are available for analysis on http://odata.stackexchange.com/. According to this blog post, Stack ...
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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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ER: Emergency Room

The subsite's logo is ER, which I know as Emergency Room, is that joke on purpose?
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How do we promote our site?

This is one of the 7 essential questions for a stack exchange site. How do we promote our site so more people will join the conversation? For my part, I was sure to mention it on our radio show, The ...
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Is there a mobile app for viewing stack exchange?

I was looking and kept finding posts on android.stackexchange.com but nothing for what I wanted. Does anyone know if there's a way to natively view the stack exchange interface on a phone?
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Did the badges get reset?

Did all of the badges get reset? Does this happen yearly or is a function of the switchover from Chiphacker? Honestly, I don't care about the badges themselves, just wondering if it's a bug or if I ...
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Is Electronics and Robotics the best StackExchange for asking about building wiring to power my 220 volt IBM Server?

I'm trying to figure out which StackExchange is best for me to ask detailed questions about 220 volt wiring from the fusebox to my IBM Server. The Electronics StackExchange appears to be the best ...
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Does anyone else experience a lag while typing

I am experiencing a very long lag while typing at my normal speed, also the site responds very slowly to things like mouse over and clicks. I am on FF 3.5 and puppy linux (it used to work with the ...
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What's happened to Community Wiki?

The option to mark a question as a Community Wiki appears to have disappeared. Is this deliberate or has a bug crept in to the SE engine?
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Why are there few votes?

I don't know if it's only my impression, but I think that people don't vote. Edit: An interesting article about votes: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/10/vote-early-vote-often/
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Homework problems

What's our policy for homework problems? I see people tagging them with the "homework" tag, but should we have a rule about it? Stack Overflow's "How to ask and answer homework questions?" for ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming. This site did not go through the domain naming and voting, but we still need an elevator pitch. So this is to get you started: The ...
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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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Selection of Logo

Okay, I'm gonna bring it up... This community should select a logo, its part of the essential meta questions. So I propose we put ideas/examples for logos here, and vote for the one we want.
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What belongs here versus the main site?

What questions belong on the meta site? Based off of everything that is documented on the website these are the types of questions that belong on the meta site: (From the banner on the top of the ...
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This would have been popular on Chiphacker. *How* should I post it here?

I want to post the following question. How does the TI Evalbot pcb-on-wheels avoid damage from ESD? If you haven't heard, TI is running a $125 discount on their Stellaris-based Evalbot. And it's ...
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What is your level of electronics knowledge?

I've seen several variations of the type of people in this community: Programmer who wants to get into electronics Tinkerer who has messed around with electronics Some electronics education, but ...
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the problem of answers with links

I'd like to raise a flag. I've seen many answers containing a link to an often very well documented website. However, the idea of SE sites is to aggregate knowledge as a one-stop resource. Links can ...
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what about a newbie tag ?

I'm torn. I'd love to have a newbie tag to browse and learn things at my level, but I also realize that sometimes is not easy to say what is "newbie" and what is not. Also it would require a lot of ...
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Seeding E&R with some high level electronics questions

While I don't have anything against the hobbyist culture, I feel that if E&R has to become a center of knowledge we will have to start ask and answer hard questions. High level theoretical topics ...
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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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Account merge request

Please merge my old Electronics.StackExchange account with my account here.
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Publicist badge advertising?

I was reading this question: From zero to “almost pro”: Newbie trying to learn. Good, quick resources and this image popped up: encouraging me to share a link to the question to get a badge. It may ...
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What is the attitude towards 'general', chatty questions with no possibility of a 'proper' answer?

Like this one: 'Looking for a hardware project idea that actually sells'. It reminds me of Stack Overflow Vs Programmers Stack Exchange.
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Will old user accounts be merged with SE 2.0 accounts?

I think several people had SE1.0 chiphacker accounts and SE2.0 accounts. Will they be merged? What if they were not merged? My chiphacker account and SE2.0 account used the same openid, but they ...
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scope of Electronics and Robotics

I am very pleased to see the Electronics & Robotics site go live. I am not so pleased, however, to see it seeded with the content from chiphacker.com, because that content had a marked bias ...
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Are questions about ideas for projects on or off topic?

I'd like to get tips about electronics projects with the theme of Christmas. Is this question on or off topic?
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Who will the moderators be?

As of 5 minutes ago, I was a moderator simply due to my 2.5k rep and commitment to Chiphacker carrying over. Now, however, I'm unable to close my own duplicate question. I still have access to the ...
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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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Should meta questions from the previous site(s) be moved here? [Closing] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should we do with the questions tagged as “meta” On SE 1.0, there was no meta. page; instead, Chiphacker and EE 1.0 used a [meta] tag. There are 15 such ...
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What should we do with the questions tagged as “meta”

There are 15 questions tagged as meta. What should we do with them?
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Should [robotics] and [electronics] tags be used?

Is it a good idea to tag questions with [robotics] or [electronics]? Or should only the [robotics] tag be used, and all other questions assumed to be electronics? Or should we adopt a system like on ...
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What happened to my Chiphacker reputation?

It was in excess of 900 when Chiphacker was still Chiphacker; now it's only 808.
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What happened to Chiphacker? Electronics Exchange?

Where did Chiphacker and Electronics Exchange go?
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[Meta]What part of the world are you from? [closed]

The chiphacker community has grown to a appreciable size. It would be nice to know what parts of the world we all come from. I am from Ahmedabad,Gujarat,India. Where do you come from. EDIT: Country ...
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What about Electronics and Robotics in Area51?

There's another similar website in Area51 called Electronics and Robotics for with a purpose similar to ChipHacker's. What kind of questions are on Chiphacker? From the FAQ, "Electronics & ...
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What up with the openID/loging in?

I have setup an account with openID, have logged in answered questions, etc. When I am using my mobile broadband card I cannot sign in through openID. Does this mean I just quit using chiphacker? ...
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Why are there so few electronics-centric people online?

I know this may sound weird and I hope everyone doesn't mind me asking it here, but I've had a hard time finding people online that are into electronics and are online regularly. Not really small ...
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Chiphacker: So whats with the octopus thingy?

Also known as Octo-hacker? or a better name? You may notice the logo has changed a few times in the last couple of weeks. We have been testing out a few designs. We like this guy :) He could in ...

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