Portal talk:Electronics

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  • You don't include as many links to main articles as one might like. A statement at the bottom to the effect of More... at the bottom of each section is generally a good idea, linking to the rest of the article.
I was asked to remove the "More at..." type of links aways back, goin thru an FPortalC, bolding and linking the title of the article should be sufficient. Which I think I concur with(so have used since) because that's how all links to other articles are presented in every article on Wikipedia, simply by linking. Main page does it the same way(cept for FAs, weird), as well as all content on Wikipedia:Featured content.
  • You generally want to include only the best quality articles in a portal. I am having a bot run a check on the assessment status of the various articles in the Category:Electronics, and the results should appear on its talk page sometime soon. Getting together a list of Featured articles and good articles which relate to the portal for inclusion might work there. Alternately, setting up the articles on autorotation might work.
I ran thru FPs(got all I could find) and did a spotty search thru FAs. I feel like most articles featured in the portal are of a reasonable quality. If you have specifics, please lemme know. I will be anxiously awaiting the bots results. Would love to add a few more "Featured" status articles.
  • Maybe adding a section or two on electronic theory and other related topics, to help the general user better understand what's being discussed.
I'll see what I can do, maybe "Selected laws" or "Theorems"?
  • And, personally, a very minor point. White looks dull. Maybe adding a slightly more unusual background color might get a bit more attention. Anyway, those are my immediate responses. I'm sure everyone who follows will be able to make more helpful contributions. Badbilltucker 19:57, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Hows the color? Green was used for printed circuit boards, I tried to use a gold/copper color for borders, but it was outlandish. Any suggestions on a suitable color scheme that matches electronics? Thanks for the input. :) Joe I 01:56, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Consumer electronics[edit]

"Consumer electronics are electronic devices intended for everyday use by people"

Plenty of consumer electronics is not intended for everyday use, and plenty of non-consumer electronics is intended fo everyday use. As a description or definition its simply wrong. Tabby (talk) 07:22, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Fixed it! it now reads:"...use by consumers."75* 03:22, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

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