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Does EE.SE have a problem with the treatment of newbies?
19 votes

As a newbie, what struck me most is the down-voting of questions. These questions were "obviously" raised by folk described above i.e. they expected some easy answer or it was obvious after a short ...

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What are abbreviations used in electrical engineering?
10 votes

SMPS Switch-mode power supply (or switch-mode power supply unit) - can be generally applied to any or combinations of the following: - Buck converter Boost converter Fly-back converter SEPIC ...

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Lengthy "blog style" attempts to answer - how to treat them?
7 votes

I watched a TV programme on the Loch Ness Monster last night. I was titled something like Loch Ness monster; new discoveries Right at the start they said they were going to water-sample the Loch at ...

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Biased against difficult question?
5 votes

Difficult questions (that have a more limited audience) just don't pay the SE bills as much as trivial questions (that have a much wider audience) hence, SE may not care as much about bigger and more ...

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Homework questions, and the Tour guidance
4 votes

For everyone raising a new question I'd add a "gate" to getting the question posted on the site. That "gate" would be something like this: - "Is your question about homework?&...

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What does the community think about homework answers?
4 votes

Personally, I don't feel we should encourage users turning up at the door who are only interested in getting their homework completed but, are not interested in learning how to solve problems. If you ...

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Identification questions getting closed formally
3 votes

When someone posts a question, in order for them to make that question active, maybe they should have to tick certain boxes like: - Is this a question relating to the repair of a circuit? Is this a ...

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My rude/offensive flags on insulting comments were declined
3 votes

I'm stupid every now and then. I might hold a stupid belief about something or other and someone comes along, calls me stupid and explains why I was being stupid. On the other hand someone comes along ...

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Who'd be interested in having SystemVision integrated here?
2 votes

Stack Exchange received an offer from Mentor Graphics, developers of the SystemVision tool Wow, surely NOT - I wouldn't touch it with a very long stick after using DxD I used Mentorgraphics DxD ...

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It seems we have a vandal loose
2 votes

I had a couple of unexplained down votes in one day about two weeks ago. They occurred within probably 30 mins of each other and I believe they were the 1st votes cast on each question despite them ...

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Can't access "reasons for" links in closure box
Accepted answer
1 votes

I was being dumb - it can be found here: -

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Request to re-open "Rotated ICs on PCB board"
1 votes

I'd have voted to close the question (soliciting opinions) because it was specifically asking about one particular product and wasn't asking a more general question about why some components on a PCB ...

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The mother of all questions about product selection
0 votes

Maybe modify the method of asking question so that anyone asking a question has to untick a box that asks: - Do you require product recommendations or are you seeking to find where you can purchase ...

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