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For a choice just between EG & ENG I prefer ENG

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MathJax is off by default. However, I suspect this site will have plenty of uses for mathematical notation, so: $$off \rightarrow on$$

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I hesitate to claim that anything is not possible. That said, this doesn't feel to me like something that fits with Stack Exchange's model. It is decidedly social-network-y, which we are decidedly not. Fortunately, the network has several existing features that help here. First among them being your user profile, where you may display your qualifications, ...

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VTC 'em away This is what flagging to close/voting to close are for -- if the user drove-by and is long gone, and the question can't be answered, simply vote to close it as "unclear".

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While "ENG" seems like an improvement over the current "EG" abbreviation, I think a gear icon would offer much more "bang for our buck." More letters will be less readable and if we're going to ask for a chance, we might as well set our sights on something more iconic (ha, ha). We may have the best chance of success here if we follow the example set on ...

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That link now points to How can I use MathJax/Latex to typeset equations on this site?

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There is no way to get notified about likes or flags on comments. If you think about it, the only reason that you get notified when questions get voted on is when your reputation changes. Vote or flags on comments don't cause reputation changes, so there is not notification. I did a quick search on meta.stackexchange.com and I didn't see any relevant ...

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While I would probably use things like SIunits and sfrac if they where there I don't think they are really necessary. From what I recall SE uses MathJax to get latex/math support. I'm not an expert in using it but I had a quick look at the manual and couldn't see an obvious way to add additional latex packages. So I suspect it wouldn't be that easy to add. ...

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I agree with Glen that this would have to be a separate site. Beyond which, I don't think PPCG is a good analogy, for reasons I'll elaborate on below. An Engineering puzzles and challenges site would have to operate by its own rules and get through its own growing pains in order to succeed. I like the idea that our community could have a relationship with ...

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What Air said. I have no doubt that the verification process, were it pulled off smoothly, could certainly help lend credence to the users on the site who (rightfully) should be considered experts in their respective fields. They are the people who need to be the lifeblood of the site, and I'm quite happy to have talked with some of them and learned quite a ...

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You're getting downvoted because the entire site is for explaining things you don't understand. There's a "special subsection" for engineering questions - it's the Engineering Stack Exchange. There's one for physics, electronics, programming, robotics; the list goes on and on. You can find the author by Googling their name. You can ask pretty much any ...

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Note: This answer is completely USA focused. Yes, we need a disclaimer. Just like other sites that have a disclaimer (Law and Health), Engineering is a profession that is regulated by each individual state. Each state has laws that make it illegal to "practice engineering" without a license in that state. Note that the phrase "practice ...

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The system does not offer any incentive to explain downvotes except the friendly notification reminder after downvoting. And this is good because from experience nasty discussions can follow. Users want to have highest possible freedom with their downvotes without personal inquiries about the reasons why they downvoted. That being said and if you are the ...

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I would suggest to rephrase it in a more optimistic way, since this site aims to give professional/expert answers for enginnering questions. Disclaimer: Engineering.SE is a community driven question & answer site which aims to be as professional as possible in its quality. Nevertheless, you are responsible for checking the accuracy of relevant facts and ...

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I have put in the request to our dev team to make the change from Eg to Eng. I'll keep you updated as to when this will get taken care of!

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As I understand it, flagging is only for cases that require prompt intervention by a moderator, for example spam or a question that they need to migrate manually. If a question is simply off-topic, the proper course of action would be to vote to close. You are very close to the reputation threshold (500) to participate in close votes, there 'Off Topic as ...

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As discussed on MSE, HTML tags such as <sub> are not rendered in question titles across the network. This has its origin on Stack Overflow, where it would not be more common to want to ask a question about the HTML element itself than to need to use it to format the title. If, when asking a question, you think it would be a significant improvement to ...

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This is the way that the system works. For a more in-depth discussion, see this post on meta.stackexchange.com What does "user was removed" mean and why did my reputation change because of it?

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When you get banned due to excessive low quality posts, you get a explanation of what to do about it. Follow it. Note that pleading for the system to make a exception is NOT one of the recommended actions. Remember that you were banned for substantive reasons. You have done nothing to show us those reasons no longer apply. In fact, this question re-...

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Flag them! Even without voting to close, flagging is only 15 reputation. Flagging the question is an easy way to get someone else to start the closing process and getting your input in. That said, many of the Community questions are questions that can be answered now that Engineering is a bit older and has some better level expertise on questions that ...

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Another Site In general, I agree that we shouldn't need a disclaimer. That lasted until I saw that Law.SE has a disclaimer. The disclaimer there is: Law Stack Exchange is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for individualized advice from a qualified legal practitioner. Communications on Law Stack Exchange are not privileged communications ...

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