Questions about help with hobbyist electronics are one of the bigger sources of off-topic questions on Hardware Recommendations.

Because of this I request that three sites are considered for addition to the on topic help:


All done - I added them into a new bullet point down the bottom, in the list of "where else your question might be on topic" sites.

  • I would remove the "hobbyist" in the help article since it unnecessarily narrows it down and misrepresents the EE stack which welcomes professionals as well obviously. The wquakifier in my question was maybe a bit unnecessary in my question. Sorry about that – Jan Dorniak Sep 19 '19 at 20:40
  • Thanks, @JanDorniak - I'll amend it to "hobbyist, consumer, or professional". Feels like it lacks description if I just leave it unqualified. – ArtOfCode Sep 19 '19 at 20:42
  • remove consumer since they are usually repair questions which are OT on the EE Stack – Jan Dorniak Sep 19 '19 at 20:48
  • @JanDorniak I'm tempted to leave it in for those questions that aren't. The link there goes to the EE on-topic page, though, not the front page, so anyone it does send that way should also get a chance to read for themselves what they can ask. – ArtOfCode Sep 19 '19 at 20:49
  • ok, leave it that way and if there are complaints from EE it can be changed then. And the OT questions which I saw and would redirect there are not repair questions anyway. – Jan Dorniak Sep 19 '19 at 20:54
  • One more thing: there is no direct link to the on-topic help article in the sidebar when asking a question, only links to meta. – Jan Dorniak Sep 19 '19 at 21:21
  • Aye. Not one I have the power to change, unfortunately - that needs a CM and 6-8 weeks. – ArtOfCode Sep 19 '19 at 22:31
  • I was just in the middle of writing that "hardware recommendations" is a confusing name but that's probably a hopeless case too? – Jan Dorniak Sep 19 '19 at 22:32
  • Fairly, yes. We looked long and hard at the name when the site first launched, but nobody came up with anything better that actually worked. – ArtOfCode Sep 20 '19 at 19:01
  • true that, it would be hard to come up with anything better. I'll try to think of this and speak up when I believe I have a better name. One which sticks with me for the moment is "Information Technology Hardware". Although it might be bad too. Also, did you know that utility meters also fit into our rules? – Jan Dorniak Sep 20 '19 at 19:13

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