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Is the strict attitude towards questions working?

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 ...
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Is the strict attitude towards questions working?

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 ...
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How can we help moderators to control the up-vote or down-vote?

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 ...
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Reputation expenditure in reviews

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 ...
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Downvoting questions or answers

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 ...
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Downvoting questions or answers

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 ...
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My great question is downvoted and wrong answered

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) ...
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I downvoted an answer today and that downvote shows to have deducted my reputation by 1. Why?

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 ...
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Specifics of downvotes

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? ...
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Specifics of downvotes

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 ...
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How to improve question

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 ...
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Can I change the components in my question from BJTs to FETs?

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 ...
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How can we justify such disparity in closing/downvoting questions?

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 ...
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Is it absurd to downvote questions that don't provide important details or circuit diagrams?

Downvote, vote to close, and move on. The system will take care of the rest.
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How many votes against one person before votes are reviewed?

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 ...
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Reputation expenditure in reviews

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 ...
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How to improve question

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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What's our policy regarding safety related issues without engineering context?

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 ...
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I've got a '-15' in achievements drop-down but can't see why in thread

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 ...
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How to improve this question?

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 ...
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Is the strict attitude towards questions working?

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 ...
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Is the strict attitude towards questions working?

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 ...
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Reputation expenditure in reviews

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 ...
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How can we justify such disparity in closing/downvoting questions?

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 ...
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Why are so many questions getting down voted?

Why are so many questions getting down voted? The main reason for many downvoted questions is that the question shows lack of research. For instance, read this page: How do I ask a good question?. I ...
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How many votes against one person before votes are reviewed?

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 ...
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I downvoted an answer today and that downvote shows to have deducted my reputation by 1. Why?

That's the way the system works. Read the rules, then get over it.
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Downvoting questions or answers

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....
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How can we help moderators to control the up-vote or down-vote?

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 ...
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How to improve this question?

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 ...
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