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Moderator resignation

Effective today, I am resigning as moderator on Engineering and Software Engineering. I find that Robert Harvey's resignation expresses my thoughts more eloquently than what I would write, so I'll ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Engineering's first moderator election has come to a close and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, and share your ...
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Embedded.SE shutting down

Embedded.StackExchange is no longer. The official reason is listed here at their Area51 page: The Embedded Systems site didn't have enough activity during the beta and has been closed. And while ...
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Expanding our public beta audience

It's now been one month since Engineering.SE entered private beta. In that month, you've helped to collect nearly 250 questions and 400 answers on engineering topics ranging from steering devices and ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Engineering Stack Exchange's "graduation" election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: NMech will be joining the existing crew shortly. Wasabi and ...
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Private Beta Site: Materials Modeling

If this is off-topic, I can take it down, but I think its valuable to support other science sites in the network. Materials Modeling SE entered private beta at the end of April. The site aims to ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Engineering will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 27, 2018 to bring in two moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange....
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Moderator Election Question: How to attract active netizens

This is a question to be answered by wannabe moderators (per Announcing a Pro Tempore election). There have been many times where the answer is on Meta "Have the community nominate it for deletion" ...
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Engineering Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2022

Summary: Engineering Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on September 19th, 2022, as your “graduation” election! The timeline: On September 12, 2022, I'll post a question ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Suddenly I have to do a Captcha check

Over 14k points on here and now I get asked to do a captcha before posting wtf? What has changed?
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Is there a policy for questions/discussions which lead to a new discovery?

I believe that a forum like this provides one with the possibility of sourcing a wide spectrum of engineering know-how thus it could be a useful and efficient medium for developing projects or ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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New bioacoustics SE site may be of interest to you

The Bioacoustics Stack Exchange has reached the Beta stage and is LIVE! It is also in a critical stage, and we need your help to keep it alive. Bioacoustics uses methods from physics, engineering, ...
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Is this the correct section to as about fluid dynamics of small fans?

I'm trying to design a stator to be 3D printed and applied to a normal computer fan, to increase flow and so on. I would like to ask (after providing more data) about the expected velocity ...
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Can we have a "pump specification for newbies" Q&A

I actually started one, then deleted because I was unsure. The question would be along the lines of: We get lots of naive question on pumps and pumping systems. This site could use a concise guide to ...
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Delete or answer?

I posted a question, How can thin wire in generator windings carry the high output current?. It turns out it is answered by a previous question on another site, so I want to close the loop and not ...
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Have all the good questions from the Proposal been asked?

Have all of the good sample questions from the Proposal phase been officially asked here? I ask about "good" questions, because I will be the first to admit that my Proposal questions probably aren't ...
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We might need to be more accurate about the limits of creditation and plagiarism

In this question, I was requested to give proper creditation to pictures I googled to give examples of what I was talking about. In my understanding of the situation, this makes sense when the picture ...
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What is Engineering stance on questions "checking" the correctness of ChatGPT answers?

For example, let's say I asked chatgpt to make a calculation about a certain subject, I checked out the math and the equations and it is all a-ok. However, I copy and paste the answer on engineering, ...
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What is the right way to ask this question?

I asked: How to concentrate magnetic fields using the least amount of material possible for a fixed area But I think its a low quality question. For a few reasons: perhaps my drawings aren't that ...
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Are questions about GDP/GMP compliance, methodology, batch records etc. on-topic?

The idea would be to find out how some of these things are being done in systemic or domain-specific manners, to help make process improvement choices.
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Moderator election: |candidates| = |positions available|

Firstly I welcome all the candidates, and I hope their nomination will be successful. :-) Here I see a little... uncommon thingy. We have two positions, and also two candidates. Is it for sure okay? ...
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