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### Add syntax highlighting for the system-verilog tag

Please add the same syntax highlighting as the verilog tag to the system-verilog tag for consistency. Currently, verilog has syntax highlighting, but ...
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### MOSFET stocking question ("jelly bean")

This question Which are the more modern "Jelly bean" MOSFETs? is quickly attracting downvotes, and I think some meta discussion is in order... This looks like a 'canonical question' about ...
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I've just noticed that pads PADS is a CAD PCB editor produced by Mentor Graphics and mentor-pads PADS is a software package from Mentor Graphics used for schematic capture, PCB layout, and circuit ...
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### Looking for ICs; can I ask here?

I am looking for an IC with a very specific set of requirements; can I ask about it here? Technically it's a product recommendation question and, while I don't know this site well, I'm just assuming ...
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To what extent is editing answers allowable? There is an answer to a question that is almost a link-only answer, but it is a pretty good link. Would it be OK for me to expand the answer by ...
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### Important user activity information has been removed

I apologize if this has been already answered. I did a search for this a few minutes ago but found nothing. It appears that there have been recent changes to the user activity page and now, I am no ...
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### At times I am unable to see the name of the person I am tagging but then I just type his name. Is he/she actually getting tagged?

I had this doubt from the start. When I try to tag some people in my comment , their name is suggested to me on the top left. But occasionally this is not the case, they dont get suggested. And in ...
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### Homework questions, and the Tour guidance

I've just VTC a 'homework with no attempt' question, and another user has added a link to the Tour, perhaps thinking it was helpful. On reading it, it offers no guidance to our policy. These are the ...
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### Canonical parts-shortage question?

Update: this question is now posted. Parts shortage, no stock, what now? (canonical reference question) inspired by Source microcontrollers in this difficult times Questions about where to buy parts ...
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### Why are we 'afraid' to close questions as duplicates?

I've noticed a couple of experienced longtime users answering questions which they surely know are duplicates of other older questions. In at least one case the same user answered essentially the same ...
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This question How do electric field wall dehumidifiers work? was closed with the explanation "Questions on the use of electronic devices are off-topic as this site is intended specifically for ...
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### Can I ask a question on binary compatibility?

I would like to ask a question on what binary compatibility means, and if there is any definition for that . Will this question be on-topic?
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### Merging tags 'circuit-theory' and 'circuit-analysis'

The tag circuit-analysis has around 5000+ questions. And circuit-theory has around 100 questions which look very similar to the questions under circuit-analysis. Can we merge these tags to circuit-...
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### Are history questions on-topic, or should they be migrated (if possible) to History of Science and Mathematics?

What are the factors that led to the digital revolution? I had asked a history question that was closed. One user said it might be better suited for History of Science and Mathematics Stack Exchange. ...
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### Do we need a hardware tag?

hardware tag is useless on a site focused on hardware. I vote to burninate this tag.
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### What makes this question opinion based?

I came across this question on Computer Science Stack Exchange: Why did finite-state controller with datapath win? It's a historical question that was well received. In the same spirit, I asked this ...
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### Redundant [connectors] tag

There are two tags, connector and connectors, that seem to be the very definition of redundancy. I'm not familiar with exactly how the system here works, but if it's possible to have connectors ...
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### Can Processor and Microprocessor tag be merged?

processor and microprocessor are 2 different tags. Should they be merged since these terms are often used interchangeably?
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### Is asking about replacement/change of Micro-USB to USB-C on topic here?

So I have asked where to ask this, both on Meta.SE and SuperUser, and at this point no one sounds too convinced, so I thought I'd ask here first to see if it was on-topic. I have a small Bluetooth ...
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### How is this question "Analog is Digital " opinion based?

Analog Is Digital? Seems like a perfectly reasonable question to me, and I can't see what is opinion based about it. It might be true that it may not have an accurate answer at the moment. The idea of ...
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### Electrical Engineering =/= Electronics

Electrical Engineering is not "Electronics". I've seen many questions shut down because it's out of the "electronics" scope. I fail to see the logic.
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Why do we not get shocked by neutral wire and how can it behave as it does? As you can see my question is about electric circuits and how they work/behave. I don't see I'm asking any use of electronic ...
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### On which site can I ask questions on electronic engineering roles?

In hardware engineering, there are many roles: for example PCB Design engineer, FPGA engineer etc. Can we ask questions like: What are the roles and responsibilities of a FPGA engineer? What are the ...
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### Some clues to improve my EE.SE questions? [duplicate]

Good morning. Could you give some clues so I can improve my questions, to get off my EE.SE ban? I've read some articles in help further I am trying my best.
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### My question disappeared just now. Is it deleted or it is on hold?

I didnt find a .SE about pic mcu, plus I am ban in EE.SE. So I did amiss a question here in the meta with the title alike "How to make a 3-wire SPI communication with PIC16F877A". Was my ...
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### How come people upvote a bunch of a member's answers rapid fire style?

What is going on when someone (I assume just one person) suddenly goes through a bunch of my answers and upvotes all of them? For what purpose?
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I am aware of the issue of chain voting and its reversal process. However, in recent days I have seen several upvotes within a short time window (max. 2 minutes), 1 vote per post. This always happened ...
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### What's going on with this old question getting completely changed years after the last activity?

For some reason, this old question has been completely changed in the last few weeks to something that makes both of the existing answers entirely wrong. Why? One of the edits says "to clarify ...
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### Test the LaTeX markdown in this sandbox question!

Purpose of question We have $\LaTeX$ support through MathJax! Now, instead of writing equations like this: w0 = 1 / sqrt(L * C) we can write: \\$\displaystyle \...
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### lithium-ion and liiion tags

I noticed there is a lithium-ion tag with over 1K questions and a liion tag with 39 questions. I'm thinking that perhaps most (or all) of the liion questions could be retagged with lithium-ion and ...
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### Strange voting activity on my answers

There is strange voting activity going on on my answers on EESE. Yesterday in a short span of time, I got about 150 points due to upvotes on a variety of answers, many of which were not very new. Then ...
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### I'd like us to participate in the three-vote close experiment

I often feel that questions linger too long before being closed, collecting answers making it difficult to edit a closed question. I would like EE.SE to take part in the recent site-wide "three-...
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### Homework from Chegg posted in EE.SE...bots?

I've noticed recently that some really poor questions are being asked by users with usernames that consist of two lowercase characters followed by four digits. For example, here's one from user gc7283:...
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### Replace question based on comments

I asked a specific question which might be difficult to answer (link). A few people tried giving me pointers and I improved the whole circuit, which makes the question not relevant anymore. How should ...
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### Why are edits removing unnecessary references to racially charged terms being rejected?

The terms "master" and "slave" have been widely used within electronics, but we need to recognise that these terms are racially charged. There are plenty of alternative words that ...
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### Are questions on large scale civil electrical engineering on-topic?

I'd like to ask why it takes years to build a single large grid transformer. Is a question like that on-topic? If it's not on-topic here, would it be on-topic on a different stack?
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### block the [channel] tag

The channel tag is a useless meta-tag: this tag does not add any useful meaning by itself, it requires other tags to provide context. That's not how our tags are supposed to be used. channel has 0 ...
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### Why this question is off topic and how to make it on topic?

Does it make sense to buy this voltage stabilizer for this air conditioner? I really don't think it's not about electrical engineering. I can't find any other suitable website to know scientific ...
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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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### Lengthy "blog style" attempts to answer - how to treat them?

As prompted by Russell to open a discussion on Meta :) I don't doubt they are done in good faith, and I applaud any effort to learn a new topic, but how should answers that seem to be an attempt by ...
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### Should I edit questions to place a large image below the text?

With new questions I often see a large image at the top and the description and question only below that. I used to edit these questions to place the text on the top, so you can read that first. This ...
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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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### 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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### Would a moderator remove the misspelled [operational-amplifer] tag from a locked post?

I noticed the other day that there is a operational-amplifer tag which has "amplifier" misspelled (it is missing an "i'). I've been slowly replacing it on the posts which use it with ...
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### Schematic diagram background colour preferences

Should we have any recommendations regarding the schematic diagrams we post? In particular, I find it quite problematic to read schematics on a black background such as this one: - Taken from here. ...
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### What should the [transfer] tag be used for?

The transfer tag currently has no wiki guidance and is generally used on questions for one of two purposes: Questions about transfer functions, in which case the question is often tagged both ...
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This question will likely be quickly closed: How to make a POE switch? In itself, the question is valid, although a bit broad. We could expound on what constitutes a Power-Over-Ethernet switch - from ...
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There have been a few users that have continually posted answers to homework questions. This has been discussed here. I think the best course of action is to allow the community to downvote these ...