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how to rephrase my question to not to be objective?

for the following question I get the warning before asking that it is objective, how do I rephrase it? there is no software name in it : Why do I get a higher stress for the worst cycle in fatigue ...
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Is this the right site to ask about passive acoustic design in a building?

I'm considering design ideas for a meeting place that would function (if somewhat less well) even without any electricity. (It would also likely be built with less sophisticated materials to maximize ...
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Is my account broken?

I just got off a question ban. I asked a question got up votes but I've been banned again. What did I do wrong??? There must be some mistake or glitch. Please don't make me wait another 6 months to ...
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How do I ask to have my question moved

This is my question: Oldest example of (intentional) PID control It was suggested that it should go to HSM (History of Science and Math). I'm open to that. I have all of 111 points here, so I have ...
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When the answer is wrong is it an answer at all?

I have a question I asked and later after researching different schematic that that only answer is wrong. I added mine the correct one and received down votes while the incorrect answer gets up vote. ...
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Can I ask about the feasibility of a notable or historical engineering concept that was never implemented?

I realize it might be a bit opinion based, hypothetical, etc., but may it get through, or would it be likely to be closed? Here's what I'm wondering. I'm really, really curious: Where can I ask ...
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Include MathJax/LaTeX help link, like on Mathematics.SE

The MathJax help link (see below) presently links to An introduction to using $\TeX$ in the Harvard Mathematics Department. Whilst this gives thorough treatment, it takes quite a bit of clicking to ...
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Where did my 15 points go?

I'm not particularly motivated by point-scoring, but I'm curious about what caused the -15 change on Strength of a welded steel gate with vertical bars vs. crossed diagonal bars I can't see any down-...
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How can I ask a good question on Engineering.SE and receive quality responses?

What information should my question contain? What should I include or not include? Do I need to provide background to my question? What can I assume the people reading my question will know?
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No notifications?

On other SE sites, I receive a notification if someone comments on a Q/A I asked, answered, or commented on, or votes up a comment I made. However, on the Eng Beta, I have only been receiving ...
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Delayed awarding of beta badges?

So we went public a few hours ago and I noticed that most of the other people who I remember interacting with in private beta have their shiny new beta badges but I don't see one on my profile. I've ...
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How can we determine why our tag edits are being rejected?

I'm on my second try entering content for a tag excerpt on this site. Who is rejecting these, and how can I find out why? My first try must have been really bad for someone to decide that having ...
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Why can't I edit someone's question?

I wanted to edit Additional jacking force to overcome stiction/dry friction to add the new "friction" tag, but the edit button is grayed out. Is this a bug, or is it a characteristic of the private ...