Proposal: Electrical Craftsmanship

I admit I haven't been around here as long as some, but long enough to know every proposal is questioned: "How is this proposal different from xyz?" To prevent confusion, I have decided to post a Q&A style question.

So how is this proposal different from EE?

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The biggest problem with this proposal is that the audience description is very ambiguous. "Enjoys soldering…" isn't really an avocation that describes any target audience in particular. Who are the users of this site? If I were to say "for those that love working with pencils", who am I talking to? Same problem here (as evident in the wide range of close reasons).

  • Although that is a good argument, I didn't have time to spend three hours writing a better description. I was wondering if anybody could propose a better idea before I spend a long time to write two sentences. Commented Apr 11, 2013 at 21:12

Looking at the existing proposed questions, I think that all of them would be considered on topic over at Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange. Even though the FAQ may not mention these topics explicitly it is implicit.

As an example, at the moment there are 88 questions tagged with surface-mount, 207 tagged with soldering and 20 tagged with both. From Annonomus Person's answer, there are also 87 tagged with breadboard and 74 tagged with multimeter.

All in all, a perfectly respectable precedent for asking these questions over on EE.

  • Apparently, the multimeter question is NOT really on topic for EE. I posted this: electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/65308/… and I already have 5 downvotes in less than 24 hours and my first comment was Is this a serious question??? and so on. I have had only one upvote. I have Googled this, to no prevail, so that means that most of the community DOES NOT like these questions. Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 22:33
  • @AnnonomusPerson - I think that more telling than one arsholish comment is that you got several excellent answers and a bunch of reasonable ones and while protected, the question wasn't closed and was thus deemed not off-topic by at least one moderator. Plus you gained far more rep from the upvotes than you lost from the downvotes. *8')
    – Mark Booth
    Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 0:10

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