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It does indeed seem unfair. Dave thought it was on-topic enough to answer, for him, but closed it for everyone else to answer. This sends conflicting messages. Fortunately a question can be reopened by the same community that votes to close it. It seems that is what will happen to your question. Of course, this assumes that everything else is good with ...


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It shouldn't have been. Migration should only happen when something is OFF TOPIC HERE, and on topic there. This is clearly an on topic Electrical Engineering question. The mod who migrated it single-handedly does this to any question that even mentions a car, arduino, or raspberry pi to those other stack exchange sites. Flagged for migration review by ...


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Newcomers to the field can, for example, ask good questions. Or at least questions that fit the rules in the help centre. It will help "seasoned" members get motivated to answer those and others, and it will show other new members it's possible to put in the effort, even if you don't have k's of rep. The rest you can do is try your best to properly answer ...


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I am a newcomer (registered like 3-4 days ago). I just started answering questions when I could and it worked fine. One of my (few) answers was deleted because it was too simplistic, but otherwise I never experienced difficulties related to being a newcomer. Don't be shy, just follow the rules, if you don't someone will remind you and it will be fine.


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I don't think that new members are "dissuaded" from asking and answering, nor is voting to close or delete contrary to the goals of the site. When posting a question, post a "good" question. Search this site and others thoroughly for the answer, and if you find the answer, don't bother posting the question. Show ALL that you possibly can of the situation ...


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One thing you might not be aware of by the sounds of it is that moderators aren't re-elected. The only ways I know of that a moderator will lose their status is: They resign. They are fairly inactive for a long time. Stack Exchange removes them for egregious behavior or violating the moderator agreement. Otherwise it's a lifetime appointment. Having said ...


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I don't see any real compelling reason to rush. I'm looking at the recently closed list, and many of the moderator-closed questions are duplicates. If the person who has enough drive to go dig up the appropriate dup happens to be a moderator, I can live with that, and in fact, thank them for doing the tedious part of the job that they signed on to do. ...


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To clarify: the mistake made here by the moderator was to answer the question. It was correctly closed. Then it was incorrectly re-opened, likely because of this meta post. And now it is correctly closed again. The question has a vague specification of a whole project - it is far too broad. As such, it could only be answered in general, vague ways. The ...


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I would consider it despite some doubt that I'd get elected, having lost in both of the other EE.SE moderator elections that I ran in. (I have the T-shirts to prove it if you don't want to dig into the Meta history) Also, would you have asked me a month ago, my answer would have been a solid 'no' given SE Inc's recent conduct: The Monica situation Firing ...


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You read far more into a simple parenthetical comment than was ever intended, and chose to be offended by your interpretation. We really cannot control that. Jonk didn't mean that you were none of those things, only that you seemed to not be at least one of them. And by your own admission, you are indeed not a native English speaker. Hence, the ...


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I don't see anything offensive with the comment at all, although it's difficult to know for sure since we don't have the whole context. I think the chose their words to fit their target audience of native English speaking, formally trained, electronics designers Absolutely. Everything in a datasheet will be written for that audience (except the first ...


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Moderation is a lifetime office because moderators sometimes have to be very unpopular people in order to do their job correctly. We don't want the threat of losing their position to influence the actions thet feel that they need to take. That's a pretty wild direction to go in, because shouldn't moderators also be accountable to a series of poor decisions?...


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Currently we don't really need more mods, as flags' handling is not a big issue. We have an average of about 2 hours before a flag is handled, and the queue is more often empty than full. I have to add that Dave, W5VO and Nick are handling the great majority of the flags, and if one of them were to go inactive we would soon need to replace him. What could ...


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You have a history of asking poor questions. These get downvoted and/or closed, and the system has locked you out as a result. This is to protect the site from more of the same crap you've already dumped on it. The details of the algorithm are not published. This site isn't a game to see exactly how bad a question you can get away with. You have posted ...


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Someone with enough rep created it, and then it got added on by a bunch of new users. I've edited it away. I've also done the same on the low tag.


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I would like to further serve the SE.EE community, put my name up for nomination.


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Your right. It shouldn't be deleted. Sure, it could be a comment, but it can also be an answer. Most short answers can be both. It directly answered the question. In a bad, obtuse way (Imho). It's a bad answer, and bad answers are supposed to be down voted, not deleted. Only Non-answers should be deleted. Reviewing low quality posts: when to delete What are ...


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Don't answer a question that is clearly homework with only the answer. If the question is just a cut-n-paste of the homework assignment, close the question for 'lack of effort'. If the question show effort, provide a (small) step beyond the effort (or when asked for, give reassurance that the first steps taken were correct - maybe this should be a comment ...


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Your revised version of the question no longer has anything to do with the moderators. Note that this time the question was closed by 5 ordinary users. One reason it got closed may be that you state a very unusual and seemingly silly requirement, but refuse to justify it. That makes it sound like it is indeed silly, religious, and arbitrary. People won't ...


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Ask a question: Keep it simple (no intro or thanking) but don't leave out important information State all the important Factors, Variables, Influences (if applicable), etc. Include what you want to achieve (for tips and tricks) Include schematics, pictures, etc to improve readability. Google or search before you ask. No one would like a question that is ...


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I'm posting this to try to assess the community members' willingness to step up and nominate themselves, when the actual election's nomination period starts. Please leave an answer if you'd be willing to run for a moderator position, should we decide to run an election. Yes, I would be willing to step-up and nominate myself for members to vote on as a ...


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The obvious question: Why are there 3 choices but just 2 candidates?


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I'll stand up and say that the parenthetical phrase is a violation of the "be nice" policy, and declining the flag is counter to the reasoning behind the be nice policy. That said, I have no idea what happens if the flag is accepted, and suspect that the punishment may be worse than the crime merits. Perhaps a more graded approach to remedies needs to be ...


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It sounds like you want a double standard, just in your favor. You've thrown a lot of separate issues together. Your answer was very short, and didn't answer the question. You posted three equations, no explanation, nothing. Further, the equations you provided are not sufficient to solve the problem. Below is the text of your answer when it was deleted: ...


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There is no double standard. We have rules on this site: Answers must address the question, and comments must be relevant to the posts to which they're attached. In your recent quest to gather reputation points, you have started to cross the line on these rules, and my role as a moderator is to enforce them. I'm not picking on you specifically; I do the ...


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