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While I would not usually go back and look at old questions, in this case I did look at every question you have linked, mainly because you asked on chat about being banned from posting any more questions. I am a bit surprised that I didn't downvote any of those questions: On rereading, most of them tempt me to downvote, for several reasons which I will ...


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The question is similar to saying "How do I add 200HP to my car?" We need to know what type of car, what engine it has and diagrams for the car. The question was closed because we don't even know what kind of circuit you have. I'm not sure that many users would want to answer a question on how to improve a destructive device (although it is not off ...


8

This sort of closing is a bit overzealous, in my opinion. This sort of Arduino question is on-topic here.


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One week is too long for a fix-it period. Even one day is too long. An hour or two is about right amount of time. After posting, the asker should monitor their post for about an hour. They should tend to their question. Language aside, there is a very good reason for doing that. Clarification questions will be asked in the comments. If the asker can ...


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I can only tell you how I perceived your questions and what I did about it. What are these components? I didn't up/down vote but answered. You seemed to want exact answers for something we can at best take a guess on. I answered with general guesses and left it at that. When you complained that my answer wasn't complete, I thought to myself screw this ...


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The linked question is NOT about shopping, buying, or purchasing recommendations. It is about electronic engineering, one dimension of which is managing cost. How you can reduce the cost of a product with one relatively expensive component is an entirely legitimate concern, though there are more factors to the answer than engineering. It attracted a ...


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While I appreciate the effort you have put into editing your question, it is still far too broad. The nub of it seems to be: How do I write multiple streams of real-time data to a filesystem? And the answer is that you need a filesystem driver that supports having multiple files open simultaneously, and has enough performance to support the total data ...


6

What exactly is not clear in this question? It is mostly verbal diarrhea. I can sympathize with those that voted to close. I suspect it wasn't as much unclear as screw this. However, there is actually a good question in there. As Dave Tweed says, the OP has a misconception, but that does seem to be exactly what he's asking about. Given Andy's excellent ...


6

With the tools we have at our disposal now I still think we should be closing questions that we don't understand or have significant issues. The reason for this is that there is no easy way to make sure bad questions get taken care of after a period of time. However, We should try to give feedback as to why questions are closed, or what issues exist with ...


5

The closed statement on the iphone question puts it well: "Questions on the use of electronic devices are off-topic as this site is intended specifically for questions on electronics design." The reason why the GPS question is ok is because it is related to design. The question is essentially, "why is x designed this way?". The iphone one is not a ...


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I agree 100% with Stacey's analysis, but when you say "I flagged wrong?" the best thing to do is just flag how you see fit at the time. As long as you're doing your best to try and improve the site at the time for a lot of things like that there's not really a wrong / right decision. Even when you get direct close / re-open votes I've seen questions closed ...


4

IMO the treatment of 'bad' questions (bad in one form or another) is is OK, but sometimes the canned reason for closing is not very informative or accurate. My personal contribution is that I never vote to close a question without writing or seconding an explanatory comment.


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I think this is a interesting discussion, but this site is not well suited to discussions. Also, you did a lot of pontificating in the "question", which always makes writing a answer more difficult. I frequently pass up answering such questions because you have to deal with the OP's assumptions and statements before you even get to the question part. I ...


4

The answer shows that the premise of the question is flawed to begin with — the OP doesn't understand the relationships among voltage, current and magnetic field in a transformer. In other words, there's no real reason to expect a 90° phase shift between Vin and Vout. This makes the question uninteresting for the site, long term.


4

Standard practice would be to add a comment under the question, and then nominate the question to be reopened, which places it in the review queue to be examined by other community reviewers.


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Sometimes the close reason does not match up with why a question is really closed, and this is one such case, I think. Your answer about RAMS approaches was very comprehensive and interesting -- which is why I didn't vote to close. That said, let's divorce the answer and look at the question, which is the basis for the close votes. There is nothing in ...


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It is true that the main question in the first post you linked is not "What PCB fab house should I go with?" (shopping question), but rather "How can I check whether a given PCB fab house is reliable enough?" (not shopping question). The mistake OP did was probably ending his post with: Do you have some good experience with a PCB-company? which really ...


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I'm going to answer this part because the rest of it does not make much sense afterwards: Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions? Closing a question is not a slap on the wrist! Closing a question is simply this websites mechanism to protect against irrelevant answers piling up on a question that can not or should not be ...


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It's not common, but it happens. Ideally, it is customary to tell OP why one votes to close their question, unless someone else has already done so in the comment section. Personally I try to do this, but sometimes I don't. This is especially true when voting through the review queue. There is a finite but not zero chance that I don't, and multiply this by ...


3

We grudgingly accept component identification questions. Since they are at the edge of what we do, and some think we shouldn't do them at all, they need to be extra good. Yours wasn't. Seriously!? Did you look at those pictures, particularly the first one, yourself. It's dark, the IC is hard to see, and we can barely make out what it says. If you can't ...


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Yes, it was a fine close. It would not have been a great candidate for migration, as it wasn't a very good question in the first place.


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I agree with Brian, the underlying question is absolutely part of engineering. But questions about how to purchase any particular component are off-topic. The best way to make this happen is for somebody (maybe you, OP), to post a question that will get to the right answer without breaking the rules. That would mean asking the general question instead of ...


3

The GPS question: say you want to build a GPS receiver. That's electronic design. The number of channels is one of the first questions you've got to ask yourself. This will determine which receiver module you will use in your electronic design.


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I agree with @Scott's comment: When I see poorly formulated English coming from a person who obviously is a non-native speaker, I try to recognize the writer as a person who can communicate in at least one more language than I can. The language use won't get better without practice, and we have a wonderful editing system here where those w/ the time can ...


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Generally, I think questions of the form, "Why does product XYZ not exist on the market?" are a bad fit for the site. This question can only have a few different answers: The product does exist: see vendor ABC's website. (Then you should have asked first, "Does this product exist?", or even better, "How can I solve this problem?" With a note that you ...


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My ten cents worth. I wanted to comment on the first reply posted but cannot because I "need 50 reputation to post a comment"! So instead I am forced to post an answer! Does this make any sense? Anyhow I wanted to share my impressions as a relatively new user. I can vouch that the first time I received a warning on one of my questions I was seriously ...


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I'm not completely aware of what type of feedback gets an user when his question gets closed, but it should be enough to understand that it's not the end. Closing just means that the question needs reworking before getting answers, in order to avoid misunderstanding and waste of time on the side of the answerers. I agree that a comment before voting to ...


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Closing that question was inappropriate. It may well be that there is nothing one can do from inside LT Spice to use the specific processor more efficiently, but that's what the question was about. Perhaps the difference is that I've never used LT Spice, so it wasn't obvious to me at all that the question wasn't about some little-know app configuration, or ...


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This is a common question, but the harsh reality is that it's not "our" job to find the right place for your questions. This is true for questions about where on Stack Exchange to ask a question, but also true for external websites. Any such question would turn in to a list-question, and Stack Exchange isn't great for those. Stack Exchange started because ...


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I can eventually suggest chat for this, which has much less strict requirements. The problem is that chat leverages far less visibility than regular questions, so if you're lucky, you'll eventually have an answer from a single guy (my bet would have been for PlasmaHH, but unfortunately he doesn't seem to be around anymore - probably The Photon, then). But ...


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