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Unfair use of Moderation tools
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25 votes

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 ...

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Why are edits removing unnecessary references to racially charged terms being rejected?
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"we need to recognise that these terms are racially charged", "likely to offend or alienate people based on race". Perhaps in a small part of the world, and only if you ...

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User's logo is a war flag used by the Third Reich, and nowadays practically only by Neo-Nazis. How to react?
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If you need to explain to people how offended they are supposed to feel I think you're on thin ice when it comes to banning accounts. I'm sure that a lot of people are offended by rainbow flags too, ...

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How do we prompt for more detail?
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16 votes

This is definitely not appropriate. I have reverted to the most recent valid revision. We prompt for more detail by asking for the missing pieces in a comment (which is exactly what comments are for)....

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At which forum should I ask questions about microcontroller (software) IDEs?
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16 votes

I think they belong here. These are tools of the trade, and nothing that a "generic" PC software developer would use. This is where the knowledge of those tools can be found. (Obviously not all IDE-...

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Did everything just get wiped out?
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Nothing to see here. Please look at this LED.

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Why boring questions have so much attention?
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In addition to the Hot Network Questions, I suspect that it has to do with bikeshedding. Even though I personally often upvote questions that I don't understand at all on a technical level but are ...

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block the [channel] tag
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13 votes

If someone wants an answer to upvote: Nuke it.

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Why is somebody editing my questions?
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I think this section of your edited question explains the root of the problem you're having: I guess my problem is I'M HUMAN and I want to converse with humans. Every single question & every ...

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Component Identification Question Guidelines
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One thing that I think should be a requirement: The question title should be a short description of the component Instead of What is this component? the title should be What is this blue plastic ...

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Is there (or should there be) a minimum knowledge expected of users?
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I don't perceive this as a problem. While I could agree that we do not want them here, there is already an implicit filter for this, implemented as the close reasons Unclear what you're asking, ...

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I'd like us to participate in the three-vote close experiment
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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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Should crazy bot-generated answers be flagged as spam?
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Since this is Meta, I suppose I could just add my reasoning as an answer for people to upvote and downvote at their leisure. Yes, flag as spam This is most likely written by a bot trying to build up ...

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How is this question "Analog is Digital " opinion based?
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9 votes

It's just a pointless philosophical question that has nothing to do with designing electronics and has absolutely no practical value. You even write in your own answer: The question you ask is beyond ...

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We can now reduce the maximum number of simultaneous questions in the HNQ. Should we?
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No. Electrical Engineering does not seem to suffer from a large number of questions in the Hot Network Questions. When it happens, there is only one or at most two at the same time. Together with the ...

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Is EE Stack a free design and advice website?
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9 votes

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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Who'd be interested in having SystemVision integrated here?
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The number one importance for a schematic tool here on EE.SE should be ease of use for inexperienced users, who come here asking for help with something they are perhaps not familiar with. If ...

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Why has my question received downvotes and has been considered as duplicate?
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I thought I could try to answer this since I did not see your original question before reading this. Since this is meta, I'm not going to touch much on your actual question. I've seen people ...

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Introduce flag for suicide attempt
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No Just use the custom close flag.

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Moderators: please explain the double decline
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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 ...

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Why are down-votes locked
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8 votes

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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Same mob of people keep closing my questions. Serial closing?
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8 votes

The same "mob" of people are closing a whole lot of bad questions. Your questions are closed because they are bad, not because someone has something personal against you. Your only open question so ...

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Trivial/Tiny Edits
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When reviewing an edit, there is really no "too trivial" reject-reason. This sometimes makes me accept changes that I would prefer to reject. That there is no such reason makes me believe that the ...

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Dear Olin and his small gang
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The rants I'll quickly comment on the rants first, but feel free to skip down to the important point below. there is a growing trend on this site that is bordering on covert and even sometimes ...

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I want to bulk-edit a domain change for Rod Elliott's Audio Pages
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7 votes

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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Back and forth between OP and OA
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Personally I don't like that there is a chat, and I don't think it is necessary to point anyone to the chat in this scenario. Whenever someone comments on one of my answers or questions, I try not to ...

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Inappropriate answer?
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Just forget about it. One user complaining in the comments is nothing. The virtual internet points doesn't mean the person is always right.

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Should I "un-favorite" some old questions?
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You should definitely remove them from your favorites. Don't game the system. Presumably a functioning list is more useful to you than a virtual badge on someone's profile page.

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Guidelines for down-votes
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Nick gave the "closed form" answer. The longer version can be found in the help section: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/vote-down When should I vote down? Use your ...

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I’ve obviously rubbed people up the wrong way - no idea how - am I doing something wrong culture-wise on this site?
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6 votes

Dunno, looks OK to me. The extra code is just in the way because I'm not going to read a wall full of untested code, and as long as it's in the question it makes me think I have to read it just to ...

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