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### Why do edits bump posts to front page

I recently edited a post, https://electronics.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/227123, an noticed that one of the comments was that Neat, but does not warrant this two year old question to ...
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### What's our policy regarding safety related issues without engineering context?

Sometimes, there are questions bluntly in the order of "What happens when I stick a nail into wall socket while holding it?" does-this-strategy-for-crossing-electrified-water-work deleted Does a ...
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### Earning edit privelge

I review the edit queue. Part of my review procedure is if edit is done by user g or user p tick accept. Although these users do not have the reputation to edit without review they have consistently ...
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### Should I “un-favorite” some old questions?

Over the years I have marked many post as Favorites. The list has become long enough that it's unwieldy and less than helpful. Many of the questions are no longer topical- I've already learned from ...
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### OK, let's clean up these STM32 tags [duplicate]

Note: This has already been completed. I'll leave the question for reference :) Some time ago, I asked this question about how we should handle the stm32 tags (stm32f1, stm32f2, etc). The ...
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suggestion in question. The edit, AFAIK, is very relevant to the question, is factually true, and stays well within the scope of what the answer is trying to provide. The edit itself is not ...
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### Can you help me to improve my question?

I am trying to understand why my question has been closed as too broad. My question was: Is only a firmware limitation the fact that some camera can't store photo in RAW format? I did, of course,...
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### What's going on with this question?

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/posts/442521/revisions ???? The author is CONSTANTLY vandalizing his own post so a to make it unintelligible, with other users trying to save it. It's been ...
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This post was just migrated to the car mechanics site: https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/67998/detect-if-a-can-node-is-transmitting-or-receiving Why? It is a 100% electronics question ...
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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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### Where is Olin Lathrop?

Oh god I miss him so much but he has not been online for more than half a year oh please tell me he is okay, where is Olin? Who will tell me??? Where is the glorious bearded microcontroller man? ...
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### Rejected blockquote suggested edit

Normally I can understand why edits were rejected, but in this case I can't. Just out of interest, why was this suggested edit rejected? Maybe it is a matter of taste, but in my mind the edits ...
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### Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat?

That's what I often get prompted with once I'm into my half-dozenth comment. But when I click the link, I'm told the attempt to move it failed. So I carry on writing comments. How does one 'move a ...
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I don't see any guidelines for down-votes. I thought that they should be reserved for answers that are wrong or misleading, not for correct answers that maybe aren't quite as good as others. Am I ...
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### What is with the ground tags?

We have several tags that are synonymous: ground, grounding, earthing. At the least we should roll grounding and earthing into ...
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### Common adjective tags must go

Adjective tags are bad because they generally cannot be used on their own, requiring a noun to define. I found a few examples of such tags which I'd like to clean up. common We currently have 37 ...
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### Isn't it reasonable to not have to post a “perfect” post?

I have been prevented from posting on Electrical Engineering for 5 days. I along with others post because we are looking for help. I am not an electrical engineer. Just an electronic hobbyist. ...
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### Contacting a user for editing feedback

I regularly review suggested edits. One prolific editor is constantly making the same mistakes in his edits, namely misusing "a" vs. "an" and not understanding that both the "ise" and "ize" word ...
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Given that EE SE is about circuit/component design (rather than general electricity/electronics), where is the best place to ask non-design questions about electronics? Physics SE seems like the most ...
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### How can we justify such disparity in closing/downvoting questions?

Someone asked a question on EE.SE: Does this strategy for crossing electrified water work? The asker said it was based on this previous EE.SE question: Does a dangling wire really electrocute me if ...
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### Should we really have a DIY tag?

We have a tag diy which doesn't seem on-topic, given the tag wiki: Do It Yourself. Build, modify, repair something without the aid of trained professionals. This doesn't seem to fit the site, ...
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### Which moderator to listen to?

I asked: May comments be used to answer old unanswered questions? One moderator says yes and the another moderator said no on the old questions answered this way. Should I listen to the moderator ...
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There are many comments that solve the problem, but the question has no answer. If the comment could make a answer is it ok to make an answer out of it to get rid of old unanswered questions? A heat ...
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### How should I edit this question to re-open?

I asked this question two days ago: Is the duck (curve) still a duck?. It received reasonable attention -- with eight upvotes, it would be the seventh-most upvoted unanswered question on the site, out ...
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In this question, I get a good reaction why the answer is not good, so I want to delete it. However, the persons who made the comments spend some time on it; should I immediately remove the answer or ...
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### Should a Question be closed as a duplicate of another duplicate?

Sometimes a question "A" will be closed as a duplicate of question "B", where "B" is closed as a duplicate of a third question, "C". Thus the relationship looks ...
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### We can now reduce the maximum number of simultaneous questions in the HNQ. Should we?

Stack Exchange recently changed how the Hot Network Questions list works. In a post they mention that each site can limit their exposure to only allow a certain number of questions from a site on the ...
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### Obliterate the “high” tag

The [high] tag serves no useful purpose and should be deleted. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/high
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### Why do we have an [op-amp] and an [operational-amplifier] tag?

I've noticed that some recent questions have been tagged with both op-amp and operational-amplifier (e.g. this question). The former seems to be the main tag (it has a tag wiki and over 4 thousand ...
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### What to do when questioner edits question into oblivion?

I have seen variations of this a couple of times, but this particular case is quite blatant. The questioner went from a somewhat reasonably sounding homework question to something that has no context ...
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### What is the origin of the image of the massive interconnect on this site's 404 page?

Trying to access a page that doesn't exist on this site returns a colorful 404 page. For example, try to access the question number $\sqrt{-1}$ and you get the 404 page with the image below. I'd ...
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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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### How did I open the MathJax menu in Safari (on iPhone)

I was viewing a post on my iPhone (in Safari) which had some MathJax equations, and I accidentally clicked on an equation and opened its MathJax menu: Anyone know how I did that? I can’t seem to ...
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### Proposal of design-review tag

Seven years ago, I asked whether PCB review questions were on-topic. I think they're generally acceptable when they fit certain guidelines. However, I noticed that we don't seem to have good tags to ...
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I've recently asked a question on EE.SE about setting up a home electronics lab which has been closed for being too broad. Original Question The default explanation that I've seen for removing these ...
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I am a novice engineer with the task of making CE marked products. Unfortunately I am being lost in directives and often I don't understand which standards and directives apply to my product. I want ...
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I have a gaming device I want to ask about repairing and want to make sure I can ask it here
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### Request to reopen. Peer-pressure or peer-review?

I was one of the ones who voted to close this question: Could single-line-power-transmission be used for a space elevator's climber as, at the time it was made, the actual question was not very clear ...
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### Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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### Rejection of edit

I recently suggested an edit and I would like some more information on why it was rejected, since the reasons given seem to be the same template text. I'd also appreciate some guidance on how I could ...
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### Is this the right place to ask 'what is this connector?' [duplicate]

I have a car audio system that I'm currently trying to build an embedded system around. I have found a really strange adapter type that I don't know how to figure out what the standard is, so I can't ...
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### “belongs on another site on the stackexchange network”

When VTCing a post (VingTC? VTC-ing?), if you pick that it belongs on another SE site, you're given two options, Superuser and meta.EE.SE. But very frequently questions crop up that belong on ...
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Can’t upload image of a transformer to EE.SE right now. App says “invalid request”.
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### I’ve obviously rubbed people up the wrong way - no idea how - am I doing something wrong culture-wise on this site?

Have used StackExchange quite a lot, first time user on the electronics site though. Posted a question where I am after a value: Length of Signal When Simulating a Computer Fan Speed Sensor Seemed ...
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### User's logo is a war flag used by the Third Reich, and nowadays practically only by Neo-Nazis. How to react?

User Araujo1914 has a logo that is the right half of Reichskriegsflagge as used by the Third Reich 1933–35. The fact that he's using the beginning of WWI as part of his nickname doesn't make this any ...
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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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### Is buying recommendation rule too restrictive?

This question as an example There is no doubt it is a buying recommendation and violate the rules. However, on an engineering stand point, this type of question does make sense and would be useful ...
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### Question about electronics kits as gifts for an 8 years old

I don't know where to ask this question. It has to do with electronics and electrical engineering, but only as a tool for learning. What I need are suggestions for a beginning electronics kit for an ...