Talk:Printed circuit board

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Most common process[edit]

This edit recently removed "The majority of printed circuit boards today are made from purchased laminate material with copper already applied to both sides" and now states that the semi-additive process is the most common process. Is this true, and if so can we have a cite for this please? I am not current enough to know if this is right, but it always used to be the case that the pcb process would start with copper-clad laminate board. It is possible the editor may have mistakenly copyedited the statement that the semi-additive process is the most common additive process into it is the most common process. SpinningSpark 07:51, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I indeed removed the sentence "The majority...". This is not because it is wrong, but because it does not contribute to this section. Maybe is has a place in the materials section. It is confusing because additive processes do not start from such material; this is my main objection to this sentence, and the reason I removed it.

About the most common process. The original article already stated that semi-additive is the most common process. I simply left it in place. Apart from that,I believe it is true.In the west it is in nearly universal use. Japan uses a lot of panel plating, which is more subtractive. I have no references. However, I am not sure if this is true or not, which is why I left this as it is.212.78.197.250 (talk) 08:57, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Under the original structure it was a paragraph under additive processes so it clearly originally meant it was the most common additive process. You have changed the meaning and I don't think you should do that unless you have a source or are sure of your facts. SpinningSpark 13:28, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Weak points[edit]

Appearantly, companies introduce weak points in PCB's/consumer electronics they design so the device becomes defect quicker, with the result that the consumer need to buy new devices quicker. Appearantly , in motherboards it's mostly caused by capacitors they place on the boards (not sure why these are needed at all). Perhaps mention in article. KVDP (talk) 17:44, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

I've never heard anything so dumb. See Capacitor#Applications. SpinningSpark 23:52, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Try Special:Contributions/KVDP. 8-(
KVDP, will you _please_ stop contributing to any sort of technical discussion until you stop being so clueless and gullible. Andy Dingley (talk) 00:09, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

English variety actually en-US?[edit]

First author is User:Ray Van De Walker whose page states he's US. first edit. Glrx (talk) 00:09, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

I was going by the spellings such as "labour" and the "-lly" ending already in the article. I did not see any unquestionably US spellings, so currently the article is UK spelling. That seems to have been established for a long time. WP:RETAIN does not say anything about the nationality of the first author. It advises against changing an established style. In the event of a dispute we should look at "the first post-stub contributor to introduce text written in a particular English variety". Is there a dispute? SpinningSpark 00:34, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
I questioned the pronouncement; I'm not big one way or the other. Using your word, there is one instance of "labour" and two instances of "labor". Glrx (talk) 23:05, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
There is? I missed that. Looking at the history, the first insertion of "labor" was in this rather substantial series of edits by user Hydrargyrum so I guess that means we should use US English. I have reverted my edit. Someone should go through the article and make it consistent, preferably a native US speaker. SpinningSpark 00:07, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I tagged this talk page as {{American English}}. Glrx (talk) 21:47, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Reverted edits[edit]

I added some useful topics about precautions while using PCBs. Those has been removed. Please let me know the issue with the edits User talk:Pcbapc — Preceding undated comment added 07:10, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Start by reading some of our guidelines: WP:V, WP:HOWTO, and MOS:YOU. That should explain most of where you are going wrong. SpinningSpark 11:59, 9 June 2014 (UTC)