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What is yet needed to leave the beta status?

Checking periodically the Area51 page of the site, I am very happy that most stat are at least in "okay" status. Although the question/day stat is still seems to oscillate around the required minimum (...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I'm pretty sure I left a comment to: How was Volkswagen able to trick the lab pollution test? Yet now it isn't there. Why was it deleted? And why I cannot find ANY trace of my prose anywhere in the ...
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Is my question on safety practices for WWTP plant visits salvageble?

This question of mine was closed as to broad. Reasons given where that a good answer would be beyond the scope of SE. Since then there's also a request for reopening, not by me (reopen-voter, speak up!...
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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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Would this reworking of my rejected migrated question be acceptable for the Main.SE?

Rejected Migrated Question Here Reworking here:
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Are questions regarding drafting on topic here?

Just found this Engineering stack-exchange site. From browsing the help and meta, it seems this is pretty new. I would imagine some, or most, of the users here are familiar with Eng-Tips as well - ...
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Is a question about how to mill metals in a specific situation on topic?

I need to better understand metal milling, specifically speeds and feeds, and don't know where to start. I have a specific project where I need to machine 5/8" diameter slots into an aluminum block ...
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The Engineering.SE policy on check-my-work questions

We have recently received a few check-my-work questions: Heat Loss per Linear Ft Problem with Energy Transfer Rate Conversion https://engineering.stackexchange.com/questions/3687/standard-thickness-...
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Clean up solar tags

I noticed a recent question (How can I connect mismatched solar panels in parallel?) with three tags relating to solar power/photovoltaics. Each of these is an existing tag: solar-panel has 6 ...
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Editing my profile pulls an older version

I've just signed up a few minutes ago. Why I try to edit my site profile, it shows an old version: The same bug exists on SciFi, and kevin there was looking for another network site that exhibited ...
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What should we name our chat room?

Exactly five months ago (to the day), Change name of chat room? was asked. The consensus was that it was too early, and so the whole thing stopped. Now that the site's much older, the time seems riper....
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How to write material design questions

I'm new to asking meta questions, but this seems like something that was important, and I really couldn't find anything else on it. Let me know if this is the wrong kind of question, etc... Recently,...
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What should our policy be on 'Novel Idea' questions?

Lately we have seen a few open-ended questions presenting ideas that the poster thinks is a novel concept, but which are clearly impractical to people with modest backgrounds in engineering. The ...
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Would a “How to make magnets” question be allowed on this site?

I want to make some homemade magnets (the stronger the better), but am not sure whether these types of questions are really welcomed on this site. Any other site's suggested if I should not post it ...
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How can I use MathJax/Latex to typeset equations on this site?

Engineering.SE supports $\LaTeX$ style equation editing via MathJax. However, most of the guides for typesetting equations with $\LaTeX$ are either too limited or too expansive for new users who just ...
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I asked a question about if building a houseboat on dry land would be a useful solution and it was deleted by the 'community'

I made a suggestion about building a houseboat on dry land in a flood-prone area might help people and their properties survive a flood, and the question was rudely discarded by the 'community' with ...
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The number of new questions is low and falls, I suggest a lighter hand with the close/delete votes

This is how the actual status of the proposal on Area51 looks: It is significantly better than it looked some weeks ago (there was time when 3 out of the 5 criteria were in "Needs Work" status). This ...
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Tag hierarchy - Should all structural-engineering questions also be taged with civil-engineering?

What is the protocol for adding a next-level-up tag in the hierarchy? I am specifically thinking about the tags structural-engineering and civil-engineering. Structural engineering is a specialty ...
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Do my work for me type questions

I have seen a few questions that sound more or less like a full design problem description. In essence the poster is asking somebody to do the work for him. Now the question is when does the ...
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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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Vote to close now or remember to check later?

We have users with varying opinions on using "vote-to-close". Instead of muddying other questions with thoughts on close votes, let's have a question that is solely about Vote to Close. Specific ...
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NDQ assessment of laser interferometer question

Currently, our community has come to agreement that Naive Design Questions (NDQ) are not in-scope for the site. And quoting from that meta question: I can't think of a rigorous definition for "...
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What's the “elevator pitch” for our site?

First off, I want to congratulate our community for reaching another milestone: earlier this week, we passed the 500-question mark. Give yourselves a round of applause—or, if you prefer a more "...
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Are questions about ethics on-topic? [duplicate]

https://engineering.stackexchange.com/questions/2600/are-engineering-ethics-objective-or-subjective?noredirect=1#comment4275_2600 This question was closed for being off-topic. The argument was that ...
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Are engineering ethics objective or subjective?

I recently asked a question about the ethics of a situation. Some of the answers surprised me by suggesting that if I could sleep at night what I do must be ethical. This is not consistent with my ...
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Engineering Challenge Questions? Feature suggestion

I'm currently staying in a rural area in a small cabin as part of an internship, I got up this morning and it was so cold my milk had become a thick slurry, yuck. However to me this is just simply a ...
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Is this question on the Navier-Stokes equations on topic?

Two days ago, the question What is the physical interpretation of the second term in the viscous stress tensor in the Navier-Stokes equations? was asked. In essence, it asks about the "physical ...
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Are academic guidance questions on-topic?

We've seen a number of questions asking for academic guidance; so far, they have not been well-received. Since this question was originally asked and discussed, all the below examples have been ...
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Are expertise verified user flairs possible?

Is it possible to give a user a flair (or badge) that denotes their relevant expertise? This would help validate informed answers from users who have a background or relevant experience in the subject ...
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Answers referencing other answers

Sometimes answers start out like: In addition to what [other person] said ... Is it valid to add additional information to other answers like this? Should the poster repeat what is in the other ...
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When should the moderators rely on the community to close questions?

The philosophy of StackExchange is one of meritocratic governance; users who contribute more have more abilities to govern the content and structure of the site. So far most of our question closures (...
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Can we merge the “automobiles” and “automotive-engineering” tags?

I just noticed that we have both automotive-engineering and automobiles tags. Given that the questions that use each1 seem similar, I propose that we merge them. I suggest that we make automobiles a ...
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The 'Bolting' tag and the 'Threads' tag

I answered a question earlier on location dowels and wondered if there was a 'fasteners' tag to add to it. I discovered that there was a bolting tag and a threads tag. While the two tags describe dis-...
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Are multiple answers from the same user good or bad?

I recently answered a question twice with two different approaches that would answer the question in different ways (i.e. offering different solutions to the same problem). On the one hand, the OP ...
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Questions like “What is this?” [photo attached]

There have been a few questions that mostly rely on people knowing what something is in a photo. The latest one is this question on a nautical item. This doesn't seem like a valuable question. It will ...
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On the topic of meta tags

We have now had a couple of discussions about meta tags. Should we have a soft question tag? Do we need a homework tag? Do we need a research tag? So far the support has been strongly against the ...
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Should we have a “soft-question” tag?

I saw this question yesterday, and though, "Hey, maybe it could use a soft-question tag." However, I voted to close it, and it was closed (reasons explained in comments below the question). There may ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

Shamelessly stolen from The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: 6. What should our logo and site design look like? This one is pretty straightforward. Solicit contributions, throw out ...
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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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What will be the difference between the aerospace engineering and aircraft design tags?

The aircraft-design and aerospace-engineering tags have seen a decent amount of use so far. I created aerospace-engineering1 as a more general term that could be applied to rockets and spacecraft (and,...
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Should questions with units include both Imperial and SI units?

We have users from all over the globe. Many of these people probably shake their heads at the US's use of Imperial units of measure. Many in the US feel confused when SI units are used. Do we need ...
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On the liabilities of liability questions

We (the community) need to decide what liability questions are on-topic or not for the site. Our current liability questions, which I have locked while we resolve this meta question. Do structural ...
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Do we need the “research” tag?

What's the point of the research tag? Quoting Air in chat, research seems like a meta-tag to me. It doesn't describe the questions; it merely gives a bit of (unnecessary) context. Furthermore, ...
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Aluminium or Aluminum?

I noticed today that both the tags "Aluminium" and "Aluminum" are used on this site. It is somewhat debatable in my mind if a material even needs a tag, but regardless of that, which format should ...
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Is architecture in our scope?

I can see one side of Architecture being in our scope, but the art side not being in our scope. There will likely be some combining of the two. I don't know enough about the day to day activities or ...
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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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Should hackspaces have their own tags?

As a follow-up to this question: Should we allow hackspaces to have their own tags? I think this is an interesting idea, but I'm not sure about how well it would fit into the SE format, or if it ...
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Reaching out to hackspaces

In order to get more knowledgeable1 active users I think it would be worthwhile reaching out to all the hackspace2 communities out there. I've asked questions of my local hackspace and got great ...
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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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Is oil engineering on topic?

Oil companies invest money in research (sometimes!) and this leads people that are not in the field with a lot of questions. Also some problems that happens are though and not easy to explain to ...

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