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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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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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User vandalizing their own post with 'delted question deleted question.. deleted question'

I'm from physics stackexchange. There's this user who's been going around self vandalizing his own posts and other posts. I would flag each, but it's gonna take a while with the quantity of posts he ...
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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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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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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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I seem to have multiple accounts somehow (?)

Apologize in advance if this is a noob question. Here on engineering.stackexchange.com (logged in via Google), I am known as GPS Pilot and my reputation is 21. Then I logged into space....
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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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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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Old questions at top of feed show being recently modified?

I see years old questions at the top of my feed which show as being modified recently but nothing within the actual post shows evidence of that. For example this question: Arduino CNC - which vacuum ...
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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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what if i copy-paste "Can freewheel of coaster brake be used in combination with derailleur?" to this se?

see https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/85544/can-freewheel-of-coaster-brake-be-used-in-combination-with-derailleur Can freewheel of coaster brake be used in combination with derailleur? is ...
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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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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 ...
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Is a question on the engineering of a respirator mask on-topic here?

Since the changes in the teacher's lounge I'm unable to ping any mods that haven't been active there. So that's why I am spamming your meta :) Here we go: There is this question that has been ...
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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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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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Would this question about wheelies on scooters be on-topic on Engineering?

Would this question https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/681885/295887 about wheelies on scooters be on-topic on Engineering? Someone commented that it wasn't about physics, and I kind of see his point....
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