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Did everything just get wiped out?

Is it only on my end, or did everything on EESE just disappear?
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Fun collection: worst finds on this site

Can we have a collection of the worst engineering examples from this beautiful site? The conditions would be: real, honest example of something that was actually meant seriously some work has went ...
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Topicality of questions pertaining to undocumented features

In chat, I asked about a possible undocumented core temperature sensor in a specific embedded processor. While the discussion itself was helpful, I was told that questions regarding undocumented ...
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Request to migrate a question

About 4 years ago, I asked a question, which was closed as off-topic, but is now on topic in a recently created SE site. Can someone migrate this question? Thanks in advance.
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Should “thyristor” and “scr” tags be merged?

These are two names for the same device, unless I'm missing something. I don't see any reason to have two different tags, especially when we have the capability of making one an alias for the other.
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Is this question about a part of smartphone concerning it repair ontopic?

I wonder if the following question is on-topic and if not if their is another Stack-Exchange site I could ask it. From the repair tag description it seems like it is no on-topic but I just wanted to ...
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OSX: Safari: inserting pictures not working

Drag and drop is not working, inserting with "click here" is working, but only during creating question, not during edit. The problem is on Safari and MacOS, with chrome it is OK.
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Mux, Multiplexer: Why not merge these two tags?

I just saw this question where the OP tagged the question as mux and multiplexer. Looking at the info for mux, there's no information whatsoever. With multiplexer, this is different. Is there a ...
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Why are there no down votes for comments

Why are there no down votes for comments as there are for questions and answers. People sometimes use the comments to give answers as well.
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Is it absurd to downvote questions that don't provide important details or circuit diagrams?

We can all imagine questions about circuits that don't require a schematic. But what about examples such as: "I have a 12V circuit that pulses a buzzer, but it is too quiet. What can I do do make it ...
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What to do with all of these “STM32”-derived Tags?

Our tagging system is inconsistent in the way we treat different microcontroller families. I'm looking for people's opinions on how (or even if) we should make them more uniform. The pic tag, for ...
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Are we keeping the right kind of homework questions on the site?

The current de-facto policy we have regarding homework-like questions is to require an attempt at solving the problem by the OP. While this keeps the most blatant cases of laziness out of our question ...
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Is EE Stack a free design and advice website?

More than half of the questions asked on this site seem to be either review/fix my design (Example) or I don't know how to design, please help me design it (Example). Is EE Stack a free design ...
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Re: Do chips really need multiple values of decoupling capacitors?

Linked here: Do chips really need multiple values of decoupling capacitors? [duplicate] This question is different from the one that it's supposedly a duplicate of. The original question wasn't ...
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What is “Private Beta”?

I was looking at https://electronics.stackexchange.com/help/asking. There is a list of links, including: How to Ask Questions in Private Beta What's this? Something left over from an older, better, ...
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Why was my answer based on information from a quote of the asker's comment deleted by a moderator?

I posted an answer based on an exact quote of a question asker's own clarifying comment. Why was this deleted by a moderator? The quote may or may not reflect reality. If the quoted comment is ...
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Flag a question, choices for suggesting another site

Steps: Click "flag" for a question. Choose "should be closed", then "off-topic because" and then "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network". I, at least am then shown two ...
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Tag Cleanup: [convert]

There seem to be a small but steady stream of questions being tagged as convert. From what I can tell, they seem to range from power regulation ("convert 110V to 230V", etc.), to digital logic ("...
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Poor reviewing of Suggested Edits

I find consistently poor reviews in the Suggested Edits queue, by a given reviewer. I recently voted to reject a particularly unnecessary/harmful edit, and found that it was voted for approval by the ...
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Declined low-quality flag

Well, it certainly isn't very important, but I need some clarification, so I don't make the same mistake again, if I made one. I flagged this answer as "low quality": https://electronics....
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Minimum badge requirement?

There have been a lot of poor questions here by people who have zero badges (there is no point linking questions as they are not difficult to find). 9 times out of 10, a question by a person with no ...
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How do we prompt for more detail?

I recently saw, on this question, that someone - rather than asking for the OP to provide more details via a comment, as I usually see - edited the question and wrote a "template" containing ...
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Opinion Based question?

I was looking up on google why there was an x in RX and TX, and I found this. While maybe it was off-topic and should be in English.SE (Though I think EE makes more sense. At least, the OP will find a ...
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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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Identification questions getting closed formally

Since this post outlining component identification guidelines, I keep spotting identification questions being closed for no visible reason or for superficial reasons like a missing ...
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Can you lose privileges with loss of rep?

Suppose your rep is just over the borderline of a new privilege (eg. reviewing the edit queue), and you get downvoted, or downvote something yourself. If the loss of rep brings you under the ...
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What happened with moderator elections?

It's custom for SE sites to hold regular moderator elections. However, it seems there has been no election on EE for 4 years. List of elections. Why is this so? The site appears to have a steady ...
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Why is a datasheet graph copy without attribution considered stealing when it does not violate IP or copyrights?

@DaveTweed recently deleted my Answer These images have no personal author and the legal copyright details in the datasheet do not prohibit copying for educational purposes. No Intellectual Property ...
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Web page format change, much wider than previously

Something changed at SE, or at least EE.SE in the last few hours. I just logged in, and the same browser window size I had been using doesn't work anymore without very annoying horizontal scrolling. ...
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How to handle answers in comments?

This has been bugging me for a while, but I was prompted to ask here just now due to the question What are these wires on single-sided PCBs?. To preserve the issue, here is a snapshot of the complete ...
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Why were these comment not unfriendly or unkind or rude or condescending and flags rejected?

How are some of the comments on What to expect from that alternator not rude, unfriendly or unkind per the new code of conduct https://electronics.stackexchange.com/conduct? Why were the flags on them ...
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Back and forth between OP and OA

It occurred to me that some type of questions might require intermediate steps, trial and errors and other similar back and forth mechanism. The general consensus is that back and forth in the ...
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Repair Guidelines— Where are they, and where should they be

With some recent silliness in meta referring to guidelines for repair questions, I went to our help center to actually look for those guidelines. Bottom line: I couldn't find any. If we're going ...
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Component Identification Question Guidelines

Following this poll, the EE.SE community has determined that component identification questions should be allowed, though we need some better guidelines. This post contains guidelines on how to ask a ...
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The current state of shopping (product selection) questions (9/2018)

We are currently having a poll about whether to keep identifying questions or not. Currently it is going in the direction, that we do keep them. In the comments, @passerby stated the following: <...
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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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Electrical Engineering's updated site theme is now live for everyone

Update - the theme and layout is now live for everyone. Thanks for your feedback in this process. If there's additional feedback, please feel free to add to the answers below. As part of ...
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Looking to pay for consultation on circuit-project. Here?

If I was looking to pay for free-lance consultation on circuit-project, where on this site would I start?
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What did I do wrong with this “dog's breakfast” question?

I recently asked a question that has been a disaster since the beginning, but I don't think I have learnt my lesson. What did I do wrong? My question was about identifying an unlabelled component in ...
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Specifics of downvotes

I have a question about my Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange post: Strange resistance between two adjacent but unlinked nets on veroboard This question is downvoted -2, I want to know is there a ...
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Is it on-topic to ask “please identify this connector”?

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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Should 'I think' answers be allowed?

I came across this meta question asking about the quality of the answers on one of the questions on the main site. After looking through the answers to THIS question I also noticed most of the answers ...
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Should we do anything with this multi-part answer?

A recent question has an answer that doesn't sit right with me: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/391241/91862 It consists of four completely different answers cut from a reddit thread about ...
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Can I change the components in my question from BJTs to FETs?

Minimum components for BJT H-Bridge applied to a small 3-6V motor I acquiesce from the comments said from @ChrisStratton's (last one on the question), and by the discussion under @HenryCrun's answer. ...
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How to see again my daily reputation?

As of today, I don't see items in the daily reputation menu, while the reputation value is updated. It is visible in my profile, but until today it was also visible as item in the menu. (I will add ...
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How is it best to go about asking a potentially massive series of questions?

I'm working on a few projects I've fiddled with for years, and I'm starting to get to the level where I can actually build something quite nice I think for at least a few of them. Obviously people ...
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Stack Exchange Moderator Survey email - including non-moderators?

Just wondering how many folks out there received this in their inboxes recently ... i'm a little perplexed since I'm not actually a moderator on any SE site. Seems weird since the questions are ...
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My electrical stack exchange account was banned from asking more questions. What should I do?

I add a comment for a person on my question. I was rude as he was with me. Okay I AM SORRY, but how can I get my account back in electrical stackexchange?
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Found what appears to be effectively a bogus tag - what to do?

This question has the tag lightn which has no other references. It's easy to delete the tag at the question itself, but how does one get the tag removed from the forum's list of available tags?
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How to handle questions/answers about specific textbook questions?

A new user has just posted a couple of questions from a textbook, and then answered them Q&A-style: How to solve with MATLAB Microwave Engineering - Pozar - Transmission Lines Theory chapter 2 ...

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