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The question below was raised by a "new user". The identity of the "new user" was deleted because it was found to be an alias of an already suspended user: - So, why is the question still active...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Andy aka‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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At Somewhere Else, we started an initiative to make a community-maintained list of abbreviations used in electrical engineering: What are abbreviations used in electrical engineering? I think it c...

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Every time I visit Codicact I miss the comment voting feature. There is no way to know if some comment is rubbish or a gem because the opinions of others are hidden from future visitors. I wish t...

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Easy way to convert over long comment into an answer. It would be great if while typing a quick comment to a question you realise that you are about to exceed the character count and it is a valid...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by KalleMP‭

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This question may be only for @Olin Lathrop but I would like to hear others opinion When I had asked the question he just said that "What's the question?"- 'This "question" is just lecturing on co...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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I posted a post containing C code in the Papers category here, using the `c formatting which works elsewhere on Codidact. The code does not get formatted with color coding, though it gets fixed ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Codidact's communities have a lot of great content that is helping people on the Internet. Our communities are small, though, and sustainable communities depend on having lots of active, engaged p...

7 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by DSI‭

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One of the aggrevations Elsewhere were all the vandal and retribution downvotes. They never took the problem seriously. Now it's happening here. Andy was the latest target, twice, recently. I'v...

6 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by coquelicot‭

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It's still happening: - Can someone actually do anything about this? This has happened on stack exchange before but this is ridiculously more far fetched than what has ever happened there. Do y...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Andy aka‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Looking at the "papers" category, I found that several papers do not fit the very purpose of this category (that's the reason I've not upvoted them). Nevertheless, they are relatively well written,...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by coquelicot‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Why am I getting these downvotes? It started last week (or the week before) and now it seems like it's getting contagious: - Seems like this site has some of the same outrageous inclinations as ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Andy aka‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by luap42‭

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After reading various low quality questions Someplace Else today, it (once again) occurred to me that a whole lot of people, mostly hobbyists and engineering students, have no clue how to do the mo...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Are reference material requests on-topic here? For example, I am looking for a textbook discussing hydrogen fuel cell design, preferably oriented towards something that could be made in a high sch...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Darth_Muldoon‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lundin‭

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This question here about the OSI model was closed as off-topic. How should we treat questions about data communication? What is definitely on-topic here: Embedded systems programming, including...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Someone just created the tags 208VAC and 230VAC. If think we need to create a policy about tag usage related to supply voltages. Clearly, stating the supply voltage is highly relevant information ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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I think we should try to come up with some consensus regarding how to use the new reactions feature, more specifically the "outdated" and "dangerous" options. Which kind of posts should these be us...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Let's take a look at the state of affairs for the past few weeks on this forum. For the past two weeks, some users has been posting a lot of questions, a lot of them self-answered. This is not a p...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Mu3‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Mithical‭

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Quite often, I find myself knowing the technical term of an electronic component in my native language, but not the proper English term. For example when translating a manual or other technical doc...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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I'm curious about the market trend of certain kind of components (specifically, 0603 ceramic capacitors) and if I should start worrying about these getting phased out. I started to write a question...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Although I joined Codidact from the beginning, I was never truly active and lost track of the development of the system and this site in particular. I've read the help and the "paper" category loo...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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I've noticed that in the edit account section there is a (inactive) link to one's content on a StackExchange site. This made me wonder if it is appropriate to transfer some content from EE.SE manu...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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I just felt like what if we have a separate section for code reviews. This section is strictly meant for code reviews in domains like DSP, VLSI( for instance "Verilog" programming) ,Embedded system...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by aditya98‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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This page: https://electrical.codidact.com/help/papers says: A paper is more than just a few paragraphs, and more in depth than most answers. The starting level for a paper is about a detailed a...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by leventov‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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One of the most annoying things about stackexchange has always been the borderline fanatic post closing or duplicate marking. Another question in meta was posed some time ago about the added value ...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Kranulis‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by leroy105‭

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The Codidact team has recently informed us that it is now possible to have different rep bumps on different post types. See this new answer by Monica to the old meta discussion that created the Pa...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Lundin‭

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I recently realized something blindingly obvious that I'd overlooked for a few years - that I can generate a servicable PWM triangle wave from a micro by using two PWM outputs with timers set to sl...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Pete W‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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It appears that a user's reputation score has disappeared from the top ribbon at the side of the user's login avatar/picture. Is this an intentional thing?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Andy aka‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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I can not upload pictures when I start a new answer to a question (I have no problem when I edit an old answer). When I click the "insert picture" button, nothing happens and I do not see the windo...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Circuit fantasist‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Circuit fantasist‭

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I've taken a part a broken roomba down to the PCB. I can connect the PCB directly to the battery and connect the charging cable &amp; charger to the PCB. I'm wondering if I could post about asking...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by dustytrash‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Nick Alexeev‭

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Strange things occurring in the "papers" category: my paper entitled "the capacitance multiplier revisited" has disappeared, and my vote rating has been erased. Any insight ?

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Michaël Bensimhoun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Would a question about cabling repair be on-topic? My main focus would be to learn about the proper workmanship to do a professional, not just makeshift, repair on an automotive sensor cable.

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Martin‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Our on-topic page currently lists homework questions as mostly off-topic, in the following manner: No interest in understanding or learning, "Just gimme da anser!" There has to be some element ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by coquelicot‭

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I have not been present in the hard and very productive work performed by what must now be a pretty spectacular team for the last 10 months. Having returned and found my cherished Electrical Engin...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Lundin‭

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That may seem a pointless question, but life has taught me to be careful and to ask before any "somewhat unusual" steps. Also, despite it could be a Codidact question, I think it is also dependent...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by coquelicot‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Is it possible to add the name of the OP near each question inside the question list? Only the name of the "last activity" person appears there. For me, that would help. I would like to see somet...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by coquelicot‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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I am planning to buy an oscilloscope and my applications can be some smps projects, microcontroller based projects,hobbyist projects but not heavy industrial applications.Can I ask questions like w...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by aditya98‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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For many years I have been working on unraveling the basic ideas behind famous circuit solutions. Thus I gradually managed to accumulate a collection of circuit principles and clever tricks. I have...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Circuit fantasist‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Lundin‭

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Are BOM/PCB assembly cost cost optimization questions on-topic here? I can see how chasing down specific parts, prices and vendors ought to be off-topic, so I don't mean outright shopping/second so...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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I just made a post about using "company tags" over at Software Development: We know from SO that company name tags were always problematic since: Questions are about products, not companies. Gi...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Lundin‭

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Why has my reputation dropped significantly over-night from around 352 to 316? Why are there a bunch of new people listed with decent reputations who seem to have appeared from nowhere?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Andy aka‭

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Currently, we have two categories, Q&amp;A and Meta. Those seem to be working well. New topic type available A category can now be created where there is a single post per topic, with only comment...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Hello, I come from EE.SE. I just would like to help you to build this site. And I have some observations: First of all, it is still unclear what is the added value of this site with respect to the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by coquelicot‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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The line at the top of the list of Questions is currently: General Q&amp;A about the design and function of electronic and electric power systems, their theory, and tools specific to those fields. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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I have just raised a Q and A but when editing the answer (that involves a picture) there is no "live" version of the potentially finished post and this will prove to be a problem when making a comp...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Andy aka‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Andy aka‭

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Are we ready to let the world know about this site yet? What, if anything, do we still need to do or set up first? I have created a bunch of help pages that are intended to give newcomers a good i...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Andy aka‭

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Welcome to the Codidact site for Electrical Engineering! We're glad you're here and we're excited to see what you will build. This community is starting "from scratch", without importing Q&amp;A ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by spehro‭

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