29 votes

Wasting a tag to properly format code

Well first, I must say you just taught me something: I did not know the tag associated to a question was used by SE to guess which programming language is used and how to format/highlight code blocks. ...
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Adding a community specific close message for homework

YES, please. DSP.SE has such a close reason: This question appears to be homework. Complete answers to homework are off-topic, but specific questions about homework are acceptable if they include ...
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18 votes

Proposed New rules regarding new users?

Yet another review queue isn't the answer. There are already so many to ignore as it is. people don't follow the rules because: They don't know there are specific rules. They are used to "forum" ...
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17 votes

Adding a flag for homework problems

I don't think Homework is off-topic. "Gimme the answer" is off topic, but a well-reasoned question, showing real effort in advance and reference to where the student is stuck is very welcome. The ...
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15 votes

I'd like us to participate in the three-vote close experiment

I support moving to a three close vote (if SE will allow it). The close review que has been hovering from 100-200 questions that need to be reviewed for quite sometime (at least 6 months) which means ...
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Proposed New rules regarding new users?

In my opinion, the solution isn't more review queues, the solution is to stop the crap from entering the site in the first place. These problems also exist on SO and have been debated endlessly ...
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14 votes

Let me Google that for you

LTGTFY comments are rude in my opinion, and I'm not the only one. In a lot of cases it would take just as much time to point the OP in the right direction than to scoff at them so why not help people ...
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Homework questions, and the Tour guidance

We are working on updating the process for homework questions, specifically adding a "homework without an attempt" closure reason. You are right that we need to get some guidance into the ...
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Poor reviewing of Suggested Edits

My answer is: YOU seem to be reviewing the reviewers, and that's great! That's what community involvement is all about. There are a couple of ways of dealing with this. You can roll back the edit, ...
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Adding a flag for homework problems

My strategy for homework questions. If the O.P. has demonstrated effort for solving the problem and he is genuinely stuck, then homeworkness of the question is not a problem. (There may be other ...
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Repair Guidelines-- Where are they, and where should they be

I frequently leave the following comment (or some variation of it) on repair questions: Welcome to EE.SE! This appears to be a reverse engineering, modification, or repair question. Please be aware ...
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9 votes
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Code to represent circuits

Sorry, but this is unlikely to happen It's something new and (somewhat) confusing to use. It does not lower any barriers to add schematics. We already have a built-in schematic editor, CircuitLab ...
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Points for the first and second answerer

Speed is not what I would like to see in answers. Way too many people already jump on new questions with badly worded, half explained answers that contain the truthful core of an answer, but none of ...
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Points for the first and second answerer

If anything, we have the reverse problem. Twice in just the last few days, I saw a question with only one mediocre answer, wrote a good answer, and discovered that the OP had accepted the mediocre ...
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Vote for an answer to become accepted

According to this answer on Meta, the Community bot only bumps Questions with at least 30 days of no activity, at least one answer scoring zero, and no answers scoring above that. So if you want ...
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I'd like us to participate in the three-vote close experiment

This is live. I've reviewed the request and your recent history and I can definitely see that this will likely benefit the site. Thanks for your patience while we got to the place we could make this ...
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Can we have comment templates?

This post is a Community Wiki post, so feel free to edit it. Useful links [How to Ask](http://electronics.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask)-page ...
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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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Project deposit feature

What you're describing is a personal blog. There are several places that offer free blog or project status hosting, as well as code hosting, but StackExchange is not one of them. When you start ...
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Let me Google that for you

Trevor, your sentiment is well understood and shared by a large portion of the users around the network. There is a dedicated meta question about the topic. However, the general direction is to try ...
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8 votes
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Why are down-votes locked

Still, at least a couple of times I have revisited the question/answer the following day, and found replies that made me regret my down-vote. For instance, I may read a response that points out ...
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I'd like us to participate in the three-vote close experiment

I agree with OP, I think OP is the best. Let's do it! But seriously, this answer is here so that people who agree can upvote, and those who disagree can downvote.
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Can we stop the Community bot from "bumping" old questions?

I am pretty sure this can't be disabled (see Allow sites to disable or otherwise tweak Community auto-bumping). And it happens on all sites, but maybe the chance to stumble upon such a post depends on ...
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Why doesn't the chatroom have any smiley?

Because we are serious people :) (look, an emoticon!) Jokes aside, I don't really see it as a priority, and most of the people around here are probably more pleased with the plain text emoticons. Or ...
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7 votes

Can I know who up/down votes my answers/comments?

No. Voting on Stack Exchange in general is anonymous. That's just the way it is. Some of us agree with this policy, while others think it should be changed. But it isn't likely to be changed any time ...
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7 votes

Proposed New rules regarding new users?

It's exam season on the Northern hemisphere. I suspect that's part of the reason for the tide of poor questions in the past week. StackOverflow has mechanism called Triage. Last time I checked (in ...
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7 votes
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Feature request for uploading small-sized sound and movie file, and SVG format still image files

If this is done, please do not have the files play automatically when the web page is loaded. Moving images are distracting when you're trying to read text, and having sound coming out of your ...
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7 votes

Feature request for uploading small-sized sound and movie file, and SVG format still image files

I'm curious how often you anticipate this being used, and for what purpose. More than 9 times out of 10, a video in a question does nothing to clarify the answer, and (personally) I won't watch it ...
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