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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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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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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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Would this question about computer memory and BIOS be a good fit for Engineering SE?

Noticed you guys have an (as yet undefined) computer engineering tag. Does this seem like your cup of tea? I'm writing a little toy operating system using a mix of C and Assembly (it's not meant to ...
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What is this name shown on comment from other poeople?

In this question Would harvesting static electricity from the atmosphere work with a kinetic flywheel? and may be others the comments are showing Timothy Caddell instead of the given Muze I go by. Why ...
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Forcing a selected answer for those absent users

So, the "community" pushes questions to the top that are ancient which do not have a selected answer. Could moderators select an accepted answer to remove these questions from the top - if people ...
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Can I ask about career in industry?

I want to ask about career change: going from a postdoc researcher in the field of biomedical devices into industry. Could I ask it here? This is the only place that has the tag related to biomedical ...
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Had 130 rep removed and all I get is “User was removed”

So, all you get told is "User was removed", why not at least tell us which question(s) were affected so we know. Bad enough we did not deserve to loose the rep... but at least telling us which ...
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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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Does anything happen to serial downvoters?

Just had 4 separate questions downvoted in quick succession - what happens to those who do it? And how can we find out who is responsible? Or at least get confirmation that something happens?
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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, ...
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Pavement Engineering on Topic?

Are questions regarding pavement engineering allowed on this exchange? The Q&A topics include specific pavement design software and pavement design principles in engineering. I read through this ...
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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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Are “what's going on here” questions on-topic?

I have an apartment in a city which overlooks a building site for a brand new 57 story skyscraper - I have been here since the site was first cleared, and have followed the progress with great ...
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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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Can I use Engineering Meta SE for a Sandbox?

I have problems writing a good question here and don't want to risk getting banned for another 6 months or more. Is there a way that I can Sandbox here like in Worldbulding.SE? https://worldbuilding....
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food-processing tag?

I was looking at this Q&A, and it got me wondering if there may be value in creating an explicit food/beverage tag. Many of the people here, or new audiences, may be focused on a specific area ...
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Should our beta icon be changed from Eg to Eng, or an icon?

I have noticed that Cognitive Sciences SE and probably others use three letters in their blue (beta) icon. Engineering uses two (Eg). It's non-intuitive, and I feel e.g. "Eng" would fit the name ...
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Our Scope (and Overlaps with Sister Sites)

This question arises in part from my first question (since deleted). I realized while asking this that perhaps it had already been asked at Aviation Stack Exchange. While they do indeed have an "...
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Can I get a notice when I have a comment liked or flagged?

Often people vote or like a comment, but unless I check every comment I post I will not get a notice. Is there any way to get notice when my comments gets liked? What about when a comment is flagged? ...
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How are we doing?

This post is to help the community track how we're doing as we progress through our private beta into a public beta and hopefully into a full-fledged SE site. Statistics are provided by the Area51 ...
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My questions marked a favorite but still down votes? Is this unusual behavior?

More of my questions have been marked as favorite but are still down voted to the point of a question ban. Can a handful of people out of thousands down vote a user into a question ban? https://...
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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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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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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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Can the ban on questions be shortened by a moderator?

6 months or more to asks another question is extreme just for asking bad questions which I thought were good. Once the asker is up to a point of bad questions regardless the length of time that passes ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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Moderator Election Question: Homework Questions

This is a question to be answered by wannabe moderators (per Announcing a Pro Tempore election). What are your thoughts on the current consensus on "homework" questions? This has been discussed ...
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Moderator Election Question: Comments v. Answers

This is a question to be answered by wannabe moderators (per Announcing a Pro Tempore election). There has been many questions where I find an answer exists in the comments, but because nobody ...
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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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Naive design questions (NDQs): “How do I design ______?”

There have been a few questions where users with little to no training are requesting instructions on how to design some object. Some examples (both happen to be structural): Asking for a "set of ...
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Guidelines to avoid resource hunting questions?

A couple of questions have recently been closed (or got some votes to close) for being "resource-hunting questions". I was hoping we could build some criteria to help future posters to phrase their ...
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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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Why is the engineering chatroom so quiet

Why is the engineering chatroom so quiet and there are no moderators to the rescue?Electrical engineering has a separate chatroom but there isn't one for mechanical engineers.Moderators please create ...
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Is this a good place to ask if my own mechanical inventions are stupid?

I have a book of inventions mostly mechanical. Since I'll never be in a position to patent and produce them maybe I can see if they are a good design here?
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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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Why do I have more reputation then I earned?

I just got off a years suspension and all my posts have down votes. I don't understand why my reputation does not reflect that? I know I get 100 rep from being a member but not the rest of it. I'm not ...
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What's Going on With the Buoyancy Question?

I'm looking at the question Would an object at the bottom of the sea still experience buoyancy? and the answers/voting/general response is boggling my mind. The question is asking about what would ...
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Can I ask a question about the role of engineers in pace-maker design here?

I want to ask the following question but I am not sure whether or not it would qualify as a valid question: What role do system engineers play in the design and implementation of a pace-maker? It ...
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A question about professionalism and neurotypical

Update: I would otherwise delete this but it has been answered by others. I want to know if the following is on-topic for the non-meta area of engineering. I know it is wordy, and I will try and ...
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How should we deal with “check my idea/implementation” questions?

Inspired by this question, which presents a user's idea for an air scrubber and asks for suggestions. My first reaction was to vote to close it as a Naive Design Question, but that doesn't seem to ...
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Does engineering want to handle entropy questions?

We don't have a tag for entropy, and I suspect that we oughtn't. Physics does have one, and I think that questions about calculating entropy would be better handled there. If a question about Carnot ...
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Are religiously-motivated scientific questions off-topic?

According to the relevant help page, questions are on-topic if they Identify a specific engineering problem Require expert engineering knowledge to solve I do not see anything there about ...
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Does “community” really need to bump so many low quality questions?

Lately there are an awful lot of questions on this site with a notice like: bumped to the homepage by Community ♦ (time interval) ago This question has answers that may be good or bad; the ...
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Anonymous user suggesting edits to questions

A few times now I noticed that an anonymous user has suggested an edit to a question like this one. I am suspicious of anyone suggesting an edit anonymously. How can a user anonymously suggest an ...
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Are tags supposed to reflect question only?

Are tags supposed to reflect questions only, or should they reflect both question and answers? Should one update the tags if the thread comes with an answer that brings in new solutions asker didn't ...
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Comment vs Answer - When do you consider which one to use?

First, I am new to this site so I want to clarify some stuff. I stumbled upon a question in Engineering Stack Exchange (ESE). Now, I tried to answer the question: Note that I cannot verify his ...
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Could we add Micro-electronics and Micro-systems tags?

There are already a few related questions. And also eventually 'Nano-technology' (this tag may be misused), and 'Integrated technology processes' (even if this last one could be under process ...
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Need to provide “spectral analysis” to support my question about engine exhaust appearing blue sometimes?

I think it is well accepted that sometimes engines produce smoke that looks blue, and I think mechanics who work on engines will confirm this. I included a personal snapshot of smoke that appeared ...
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Is “engineering” site suitable place for topics around cyber physical systems and Industry 4.0?

Sorry that I do not use meta, not enough reputation. Although the term "Industry 4.0" might be not the proper one as it sometimes seems to be quite overused for marketing purposes, still I consider ...

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