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My rude/offensive flags on insulting comments were declined

Some of the comments called into question here reminded me of someone that I hadn't thought about in years, my 10th and 11th grade electronics teacher. Hey, Mr. Gibbs - if you're reading this, thanks ...
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My rude/offensive flags on insulting comments were declined

The way I've had the situation described to me by some of the other moderators is the following: If a user is responsible for perhaps 5% or so of the monthly site "value" (for one arbitrary ...
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My rude/offensive flags on insulting comments were declined

Personally, I'D prefer a more liberal removal of snark by our mods, especially toward newbies. I've seen snark comments in our meta removed by SE community, and see that as a guideline. That said, ...
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My rude/offensive flags on insulting comments were declined

I think is is partly a cultural issue, and partly a clash of what people perceive as is this sites goal. The following might seem a bit exaggerated, but this is just the result on concentrating on the ...
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I was smacking my screen cause I thought it had to be a display failure

That was a legitimate question that should not have been closed. It isn't about how to design something, but is definitely about the design of something. It's about the technology itself, which is ...
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How can I help? Novice in Electrical

You are not a novice user. You have been around for nearly two years. On every StackExchange site on which you've posted questions, you have been told patiently how to improve them, and how to ...
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How to add a schematic if my mobile device can't run the schematics editor?

We take any kind of schematic, as long as it's clean. Get a piece of paper, a ruler, a pen and get drawing and draw a clean schematic: Make sure you use the right schematic symbols don't use any &...
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Nix the reverse tag

I would agree; many of the questions tagged would be covered by the reverse-polaritytag latest questions tagged with reverse-polarity. The first question in the ...
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Are software usage questions on-topic if they belong to a logic analyzer?

Asking about some detail of software that is for electrical engineering or related to equipment primarily for electrical engineering is on topic. We often get questions about Eagle, LTSpice, MPLAB, ...
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What's the preferred way of dealing with non-constructive snark?

If there's an answer or comment that you feel is condescending, rude, or offensive please flag the post and then ignore it. That gives us moderators a clear-cut situation to judge. It's then up to us ...
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My rude/offensive flags on insulting comments were declined

I'm active on a few SE sites, and read EE.SE fairly regularly. IMO, most of the example comments are not that bad: Enough with those stupid wiring diagrams already! "Stupid" clearly refers to ...
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My rude/offensive flags on insulting comments were declined

I see that my extended comments on Tim Post's answer are similar to other 'answers' which are comments on the broader subject - so I'm converting them here to an 'answer" with some additions and ...
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Up/Down voting breakdown on questions and answers

On EE.SE, the the Up/Down breakdown privilege turns on at 1k reputation (established user). I'm guessing that privileges in the stacks that are in beta (like Embedded Systems) turn on at lower ...
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Repeated questions problem

If you can identify an earlier question that is basically the same, vote to close the new question as a duplicate, giving the link to the earlier question. If you don't have enough rep to vote to ...
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Free/Open Source software marked as freeware and when edit suggested (twice), got rejected both time

Yes, I rejected your edit. Because yes in the context of the answer I do not care. An edit causes all kinds of stuff to happen (including my time in reviewing it) and for the purpose of using ...
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Is EE Stack a free design and advice website?

Yes! It is most definitely a free advice website, and do not share your experience that the majority of the question are "design this thing". Pure "design this for me" questions are not received ...
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My rude/offensive flags on insulting comments were declined

I'll post this as a related "answer" in its own right. If it gets a life of its own I'll leave it here and delete it from its position as an appendix to my answer. If it gets beaten to a pulp I'll ...
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Where can I ask about Electrical components or circuits?

Actually, that IS design considerations. Go ahead and ask your question.
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Are questions about cell phone CPUs on-topic here?

I would say that questions about cell phone CPUs are subject to the same rules as every other type of CPU - shopping questions are off-topic, but design questions are fine.
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Is it ok to ask for help getting started

This really depends on how you ask your questions. If you ask How do I design [insert large, complicated system here]? then your question will probably be too broad. If the answer would look more ...
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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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Contacting a user for editing feedback

Flag them for moderator attention. That's what we're here for.
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I want to bulk-edit a domain change for Rod Elliott's Audio Pages

Phew! All done! Manually changed every link, and did some very minor cleaning on the respective answers (and sometimes the questions, while they were already bounced to the front page). Also got me ...
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Increase default size of equations to allow subscripts to be seen easily without zoom

If you know you're going to need a lot of subscripts, you can dictate a font size in your MathJax equation. From your post, you had an equation with two levels of subscripts, which is pretty much ...
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Don't my questions belong to this site?

What are the components I need for assembling a hobby mobile phone? Way too broad. Do you mean individual parts, like specific ICs, etc? Or do you mean high level, block diagrams? A hobby device is ...
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Unable to vote to undelete answer when Moderator wrongly deletes it

Focusing only on the technical site aspects, your answer was not simply deleted, it was converted into a comment. Because it was converted to a comment (by a moderator), there is not a community-based ...
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How can I fix my career related question that was "on hold"?

No amount of editing can bring your question on-topic. Career questions are off-topic on EE.SE (advice, motivation, education, complaints, whatever). Off-topic. Your only option as far as EE.SE ...
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Is there any way to list one's own comments?

Of course you can. Just go to your user page, select the "Activity" tab, and then the "Comments" tab under that.
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What's the preferred way of dealing with non-constructive snark?

Flaming and counter-snarking are MOST DEFINITELY frowned upon. And that probably isn't how you want to be perceived in the long term by future users of the site. And such behavior is likely to reduce ...
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