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In theory, if the technical question in the problem statement can stand on its own merits as a useful bit of Q&A, I think it's reasonable to address any problems with the non-technical portions of the problem statement via edits. In practice, however, this can be a challenge. Particularly when the author of the question opposes constructive edits and/or ...


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No. I have a lot of thoughts on this issue and I've been trying to figure out the best way to arrange and present them. Really, there are too many things for one answer, so I'm going to try for a more straightforward evaluation of your proposal that spends less time on philosophical objections. You're right to be concerned about the guidance we provide new ...


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As one of the users who voted to close your question, I can say that the reason behind my vote was the following: you are not actually asking for "intuitive explanations" for six beam parameters. Your question asks about the parameters $F_{x,y,z}$ and $M_{x,y,z}$. My comment described those parameters in a way which I believe to be satisfactory. In the ...


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why is there not flag option for it, like on other sites? On other sites, particularly sites with more traffic, the rate at which such questions are asked may exceed the ability of the community to effectively moderate using the default tools available. This creates a practical need for customized tools to make moderating a particular type of question more ...


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Yes... maybe The Help Center experience While I agree with @Air's comment in the OP that the statement that "No one can be helped from the information given by the system" is harsh, I don't think its entirely incorrect. A user can go through the Help Center and find the requirements for on-topicness. However, it's not super easy to find the relevant ...


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When a question is put on hold, a banner is added to it explaining why it has been put on hold. In this case, the question is on hold because it is: "unclear what you're [the OP is] asking Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're ...


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Only a few pre-defined migration pathways can be set. And there have to be a lot of questions taking that route to justify a pre-set migration pathway. If you want to migrate a question elsewhere, just vote to close it as off-topic, not about engineering; then flag a moderator proposing a migration elsewhere. (that's how I think it should be done - but a ...


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Yes, but 1) only in the worst cases and 2) after the graduation. An example, what I think as one of the worst cases, can you see here: Simple statics vector analysis problem The OP didn't even want to rotate his scanned homework upwardly. I can't say any more politely about his behavior. But, not now. Now the site requires to graduate, and handling even ...


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I was the first to vote to close this question, and I also downvoted it. Here is the body of the question at the time I saw it: The purpose of that project is to produce energy from a generator head that will produce 2,600 Watts and requires 5 hp (3,540 - 3,720 RPM). To make that generator head running, I am planning to have a DC motor that can run from a ...


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