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Nobody has a inherent right to post here. Interestingly, the site founder(s) would seem to disagree. Logging out, one sees the banner: Bad English is still annoying Regarding English, shouldn't it be "an inherent right"? I didn't mention the user I quoted as this is a general remark against these ideas.


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An interesting factor is that most of the vigilantes here either Cannot tell a zombie from a person who does not use English as their primary language Can sometimes tell but would much the rather kick them down the stairs or demand that they grovel than admit that the primary problem is a language one, and may be as much the vigilantes blinkered ...


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Judging by their comments, silent downvotes do seem to be the one thing that disturbs high reputation users the most. Whoever downvoted this, what exactly do you think is wrong, misleading, or badly written? Silent downvotes do a disservice since we don't know what you object to, and the misconception could just as well be on your end.– Olin Lathrop ...


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You will get back the reputation once the answer is deleted (either by a moderator or the user), so if you are 100% sure that the answer is inappropriate then you can go ahead and downvote, there will be a refund. Leaving a comment is always good because the OP can improve the answer. Once the answer is edited (and turned out to be appropriate) you can ...


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I think you are missing the point of "community review". Each community is different, and you can't impose tight rules about "how someone should think" across all communities. We all work within the same SE guidelines, but an engineering/science site like EE.SE has very high standards on what constitutes a "good" question. If we're not quick to downvote and ...


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I thought it would be interesting to write a voting statistics for 2014 query and run it against the top 15 sites by questions asked which was enough to cover Tex and EE. Like all data explorer queries this will exclude deleted posts: Site Upvotes Downvotes % Downvotes (rounded down) Android 18963 7428 28 Apple ...


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What should i do? You should move on. Your questions are being downvoted because of your rants and unprofessional comments, not because of some conspiracy or: (from your prior comments) Question seems to be downvoted by this "non-inv-amplifier zealot", and he is suspected to have subcontrolled accounts, or some how else meaningly affect performance, ...


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Another way to look at it is, once you've earned a few hundred reputation points, you can spend those hard-earned points moving bad answers down. Downvoting bad questions is free, but downvoting a bad answer costs you one rep point. (https://electronics.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/vote-down) (This only applies to the main site, not the meta site.) As ...


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I didn't see that question originally. Now that I have, I have downvoted it for the terribly out of focus pictures. Those are volunteer abuse. Think about it. Would you hand in homework like this? Of course not. Now consider why. It would be rude to the teacher, and you'd probably get a bad mark as a result. Now consider your teachers are paid to ...


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Yes, it is frustrating to receive downvotes with no corresponding critique. However, voting in general is anonymous for good reasons, so commenting is strictly voluntary. This has been debated many times, and this state of affairs is generally accepted as the best compromise. In your particular case, the very first comment is a critique that might explain ...


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That question has answers which are in the context of BJTs. If you change the existing question from BJTs to FETs, then the existing questions would loose context. That wouldn't be good. Here's what you could do, though. Keep the existing text about BJTs as-is. Edit the questions, add an update about your proposed FET approach. The update can be as ...


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The question shows no evidence of your research, has no context on why this is even a problem worth solving, and reads rather like a demand that we invent a perpetual motion machine for you. If a question can't be clearly answered in a couple of paragraphs, you're asking it in the wrong place. Good answers might be longer, but you shouldn't be anticipating ...


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The original question (the second one in your list) hit the HNQ and tickled the funnybone of a large number of outside visitors, who proceeded to upvote it and the answers. That does NOT mean that it is a good question for the site. It could be argued that the original question should have been asked on Skeptics.SE, but because of its technical nature, it ...


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We generally suggest that any downvote should be accompanied by a comment explaining what the issue is. If you're concerned about the cost of a downvote, just leave the comment. Moderator flags should not be used for merely low-quality answers (or questions) — they should be reserved for posts that are not answers at all, or that have objectionable ...


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If you'd like an answer, do your research, show us where you got stuck in your research, and ask specific questions.


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Downvote, vote to close, and move on. The system will take care of the rest.


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Revenge down-voting is not ok and looking at your account I agree this is what's been happening. otably, after tossing out 3 revenge down-votes against the same user, there's some automatic protection against revenge down-voting kicking in. That's why you only get 3 votes at a time. When this automatic revenge-vote detection kicks in, I believe moderators ...


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My view is that asking about concepts of electrical engineering are on-topic. For example, one could ask how a capacitor functions, with no other context. It should be on-topic as a means to cover topics that are "the basics." Without this tenet, all questions would necessarily have to include some sort of engineering project or goal, which is certainly not ...


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This costs me reputation and I am not yet at a level where I can do this without thinking of the cost. That's the entire point. It pushes you to think about the consequences. Doing reviews effectively gains me nothing and costs me reputation. Why should I continue doing it? That's also the point. It's to foster altruism in community moderation. Besides, ...


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Silent rep changes. Some events, when done quickly enough after the initial event, will just be silently adjusted, removing both events. If enough time passes (I think 1 UTC day), it will no longer silently change. Accepts and Unaccepts. Down vote and Up vote. Bounty. User removal. If enough time has passed, you'll notice a new event line on your ...


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I just cast the last close vote on your question, and gave you a -1 for good measure. I personally find it obnoxious to have to chase down pertinent information to a question. No, I'm not going to follow a link to get such information. A link to reference information, like to a datasheet, is OK. Even then, if the question is about something specific in ...


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You answered your own question. The fact that we end up with fewer bad questions than SF and that we are tougher on them suggests that this is both working and and useful. I'm not on SF, so I can't compare the two sites. My impression of SE compared to physics, photography, and the great outdoors is that we get more crappy questions here as a fraction of ...


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I think that so far the system has worked, even though I suppose it made a few victims. And there is also the never-ending debate whether we should be friendlier or more strict. Probably the fact that there are fewer users than on other sites helped, too. (Perhaps also the reverse is true)


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As Dave mentioned, the first question hit the HNQ and received a lot of off-site attention. There's definitely a very real safety aspect about it, and it's not asking a ridiculous scenario. The answers provide real-world examples of possible hazards, anecdotes to back up justifications, and explanations based on fact. The second question is a purely ...


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That flowchart is just terrible. If I read it correctly, it tells me to leave an outright wrong answer up-voted for days, letting other people think it is correct. One key difference between EE and e.g. programming is that there are no "compilation errors" in electronics - a circuit will not tell you it's "wrong", it will work anyway, possibly producing ...


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I am not a high-reputation member. I have had answers down-voted within SE. I am more interested in why my contributions were down-voted than who down-voted. With no feedback, I have no way to improve. I think down-votes could remain anonymous as long as the down-voter gives some feedback. For me, an anonymous comment associated with a down-vote, or an ...


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One issue with your question is the video. A potential respondent has to watch the video and try to figure out what's it all about. The video itself is a marketing pitch for a product. The technical aspects of data collection are not even mentioned. Were the subjects actually barefoot? Or the toes are drawn for visualization during post-processing? Why ...


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Your write up only explores one aspect of the question posted in the title. Perhaps you should explore the flip side of the coin. Has the attitudes here towards questions adversely or positively attracted good questions? I for one see a great diminishment of good questions. I'm not certain where the lack of questions originates from, but certainly the ...


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I don't think the exact number of votes is published, or at least the moderators generally doesn't discuss details. It will just cause downvoters to plan their actions and game the system. According to this answer on the global meta, the normal procedure for this is to wait 36 hours, and if you still haven't got your votes reversed, flag one of the answers ...


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If you don't like it, then downvote, that's why we have a system. (You should also be upvoting also to participate in the community). You should downvote if you don't feel the question follows the site guidelines, or if it's just a bad question. If people want to answer a question, that's their prerogative.


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