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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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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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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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Science stack exchanges helping other science stack exchanges!

The Physics Meta promotes support for all Science sites on Stack Exchange, in this post. The same meta post is now on several other science SE Meta sites. The Engineering SE is one of the sites that ...
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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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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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Is this a good question for engineering.stackexchange?

Is this an appropriate qustion for the engineering.stackexchange group? Note that in the body of the question, I want to ask a simple question and I want to differentiate that question from the ...
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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? ...