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Questions Answered by Editing the Question

I'm wondering if there is a community accepted approach to dealing with questions that get answered by editing the question. (This is different than just answering one's own question.) As an example ...
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When is the optimal time to ask a question, or put a bounty on a question?

Perhaps a dumb question, but I'm wondering if there is a better time of the week (or even day) to post a question, or put a bounty on a question to make sure it gets the most traffic. I assume ...
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`stft` tag edit proposal

To briefly comment on RBJ's The Short-Time Fourier Transform (STFT) is an analysis tool that repeatedly applies the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT or FFT) to short snippets of a longer signal, while ...
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i still have trouble accepting this

i just don't get why my rep should suffer because SE removes some user that, evidently, liked a few of my posts.
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New bioacoustics SE site may be of interest to you

The Bioacoustics Stack Exchange has reached the Beta stage and is LIVE! It is also in a critical stage, and we need your help to keep it alive. It is related to Signal Processing in many ways, but ...
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How to handle mismatch between a quantum phase noise question and the current answer? "...because this is a DSP group, and 'quantum' is about physics"

Why can't quantum phase noise in radio astronomy amplifiers just be filtered out after down conversion, instead of down-converting first? asks (somewhat naively1 perhaps) about quantum phase noise....
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Any questions for the Stack Exchange VP of Community?

Jojek, Datageist, and I have been asked if we want to meet with the Stack Exchange VP of Community, Philippe. Does anyone have any questions for Philippe?
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Hay, sorry if it looks like I was taking over the site

I was just updating references to the Audio EQ Cookbook to the W3 page, which, I think, is the final resting place for it.
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Can this question be re-opened?

I edited this question, but I'm not sure what the process is to get it re-opened. Any suggestions?
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How did we deal with correction promoting sound yet non-standard spelling?

In the post originally termed: "What is the difference between a causal system and a memory system?", someone corrected the term "memory system" to "memoryful", as ...
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Is this question appropriate for this group?

https://ham.stackexchange.com/questions/19966/interpreting-gps-signals-from-auxiliary-3-5mm I asked this question in the ham radio stack, and they suggested seeing if maybe this group finds it ...
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Ten Year anniversary blog post

I am preparing to share a blog blurb for the upcoming blog post next week with our Marketing team. We're going to follow the template from last quarter's celebratory post. You can see the format here. ...
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LaTeX quick guide

am noob, tutorials too long. Quick guide?
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Ten year anniversary

This year will mark 10 years of the SP.SE site being active. The mods have received some communication from SE that they'd like to celebrate this. So I have some questions for the community: Do we ...
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Whose idea was it to create this short-time ft tag?

why was that tag created? why not just leave it as stft? https://dsp.stackexchange.com/tags/short-time-ft/synonyms
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Forums for Discussing 3D Reconstruction from Images

While this and other StackExchange sites are extremely useful, as I understand it, they're for specific questions & answers, not discussions. Some of my questions aren't really well enough ...
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Am I asking too many questions?

I'm currently studying wavelets and have noticed there aren't many existing references for the questions I'm asking. Is it okay that I'm submitting multiple questions before getting answers? I don't ...
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Should we limit Community's bumps?

A 4 year-old thread expressed this sentiment; are we still on-board? A user under my Meta.SE post suggested we can ask for this by tagging support (also ...
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post-processing chat room is frozen, related items in other sites or info potentially of interest to community or mods unpostable; a good thing?

I went to post a DSP related question in Astronomy SE Why does the background noise in this image of 2020 QG look like corduroy? and could not even see the earlier existence of the chat room, no ...
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CPU Overload on DSP.SE

Lately, my browser has been causing my CPU (quad core, all of them) to go nearly 100% when opening pages on this site. Granted I have an older computer, but still. Other sites to this as well, with ...
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why is this question yellow?

What is the Effect of Multiplying a Function by the Unit Impulse Function in the Frequency Domain?
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Beginning with SDRs, recommendations

I am looking to venture into SDRs for educational purposes and getting some practical hands on experience with them. Any pointers to how I can start, which texts/tutorials? which softwares to use? ...
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Synonym for $\Delta\Sigma$

At the moment, we have tag delta-sigma. Some use $\Delta\Sigma$, others use $\Sigma\Delta$. I am more familiar with the latter, for example. Hence, I propose that the synonym sigma-delta be created.
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FIR as a synonym

At the moment, we have tag infinite-impulse-response with synonym iir. We also have tags finite-impulse-response and fir. However, the latter is not a synonym for the former. I believe it should be. ...
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Inconsistency in tags for A/D and D/A conversion

At the moment, we have tags adc and digital-to-analog. The former is more popular than the latter. Hence, I propose that: adc be renamed analog-to-digital with synonym adc. dac be created as a ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Possible migration from sound.SE

I asked a question on sound.SE regarding the DC/AC output of an SPL meter. I was hesitant regarding the best suited SE website. Since the question is pretty specific to audio, I choose sound.SE. But ...
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Comparing DSP vs DTSP

Everyone have theirs choice and comfort in learning through books and prefer one author(s) over another. For concepts what is your preferred book and why? Digital Signal Processing - John G. ...
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2019: 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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What are the units of $f/f_s$? [closed]

Which is sometimes called the normalized frequency. Is it unitless? $$ \frac{f \; Hz }{f_s \; Hz } = \frac{f}{f_s} $$ Or not? $$ \frac{f \; \frac{cycles}{second} }{f_s \; \frac{samples}{second} } = \...
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Adding the Mathematica tag

I noticed there is a matlab. What do you think of adding the mathematica ? There are about one hundred questions that would be relevant. I don't know if the admins have tools to "mass retag" ...
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Is it considered as noise to thank authors for their answers?

I thank a lot. This is a cultural thing, and I feel uncomfortable with the idea of just anonymously upvoting when people spend quite some time (and sometimes quite an impressive time) to answer my ...
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Why has this question disappeared?

I encountered this question which references this question which has since been "deleted by the author". The fact that it was referenced by this other question, and the fact that it appears like it ...
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Is the "homework" tag suitable for non-homework questions?

I just discovered there is the homework tag that " lets potential answerers know that they should guide the student in solving the problem, rather than simply showing the complete answer." But is ...
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Signal Processing made viral on social media?

tex.stackexchange is active on Twitter, see for instance: Are ^ and _ the only commands in LaTeX not preceded by a backslash? Since StackExchange communities are quite different in behavior, do you ...
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Where should I go for non-Q&A DSP discussions?

I've been apart of DSP stack exchange for a handful of years now and have received (and occasionally provided) useful answers to technical/academic type questions. However, I often cut many of these ...
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EE homework is kicking my behind

EE student here, having a hell of a time with some homework. Is this the right place to ask for some help or guidance?
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Title edits to title case

A user has been editing questions, which is generally a good thing and they are a good contributor, but they often edit the question title to title case. This has approximately doubled the number of ...
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About that discussion policy

Okay, so there seems to be a local policy of "discussions" in commentary need to be sent to the "chat room" corner. Even if the discussion is spot on topic with the question and answers posted. Why ...
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Two tags for compressed sensing. Why not merge them?

We have tags compressed-sensing and compressive-sensing. Why not merge them?
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what is this "user removed" thing?

From time to time I remember having seen negative-points on my sum, indicated by the phrase "user removed". Eventhough still annoying, that's not much of a problem. Nevertheless, you just wonder the ...
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Two tags for SDR. Why not merge them?

Signal Processing SE has tags sdr and software-defined-radio. Why not merge them?
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Is it allowed to "bump" a post to attempt to get any kind of response?

I have a question about my Signal Processing Stack Exchange post: How do 2D DCT basis functions interact to produce 8x8 JPEG tiles? I feel this is a valid question (maybe not! i'm an outsider to the ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Custom off-topic reasons: what to use as #3?

The Stack Exchange sites like Signal Processing allow for three custom (and one default) off-topic reason. The default is: and our currently-used two custom ones are: and There is currently an ...
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How much of Image Processing does Signal Processing Handle?

sorry to make this meta post sound like a domain problem. I'd have asked on the main site if that were (only) the case. I'm interested in how relavent DIP, NIP and CV are here. This community seems ...
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Multiple self-deletion of content

A few times now, I've been seeing flags of high-reputation users deleting valuable content. Following the guidance here and here, I've been rolling back such deletions and, if it comes to it, locking ...
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2018: a year in moderation

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