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New Site Design Live!

Congratulations! As you can see, the new site design is live. Thank you for your feedback here and here. As you can see, I updated the color scheme to blue/green. I also explored a few alternatives ...
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Congratulations! Signal Processing is graduating!

It's a big day. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Signal Processing met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the Community Team ...
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First up: What to call this site

This site is currently titled "Signal Processing" with a URL of "dsp.stackexchange.com". You are the domain experts. Does that ^^^ sound reasonable? The name and URL was chosen because they seemed ...
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Design for Signal Processing Stack Exchange

I'm Stéphane, a senior product designer at Stack Exchange. This community went through the first phase of graduation back in Sep. 2015 and now we're ready to give you the second phase; a unique ...
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Computer Vision questions are on-topic or off-topic?

I know that there Computer Vision themed site in incubator, but it is still far enough from beta. So, is it appropriate to ask CV related questions here (since SP and CV peoples often intersect and ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Signal Processing's 1st moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be replacing the pro tempore crew shortly — please thank them ...
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Bad results of the last two site self-evaluations: what to do about it?

So... um... if nobody is going to react or write anything, let me. What should we do about this? When I came to this site, most of the questions were well written, interesting, and enticed me to ...
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Signal Processing Stack Exchange - Top User Swag!

Note: The email that went out mentioned Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange - this was an error. The title did not get edited from the last swag email that went out. All the other information in the ...
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Stack Exchange Signal processing in the real life

Current answers: Finland, Helsinki, Olli Niemitalo France, Greater Paris area (Nanterre), Laurent Duval The Netherlands, Eindhoven area, Matt L. United Kingdom (South Wales), A_A USA, Connecticut, ...
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Name change for DSP.SE?

Based on this question, there are many who feel that a image processing and computer vision should be given higher visibility on this site. The separate proposal for a CV/IP site has not succeeded, ...
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can I invite someone to the private beta? [closed]

There are some engineers I know that would be good to have involved in the bea but did not register at Area51. Is there a way to get them private beta accounts?
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Where to draw the line between programming, signal processing, and mathematics?

I just asked this question: What approximation techniques exist for the square super-root function?, and there's some discussion in the comments (which I think is warranted) as to whether it's too ...
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Private Beta Extended — Still Going Strong [closed]

The Community Team spent some time looking at the Signal Precessing Private Beta today, and we saw a lot of good things: You have a good amount of meta activity (and you are very civil!), you are ...
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Again, I am getting tired of all the stale, unanswered questions being dredged up by “Community”

Did you see the number of these stale questions? Can't we just kick Community's ass outa here?
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Is Computer Vision on-topic here? [closed]

Possible duplicate: Computer Vision questions are on-topic or off-topic? The Computer Vision proposal is about halfway there. According to the meta post I linked above, the scope of that proposal is ...
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Should short answers be comments or answers?

Is the culture of dsp.stackexchange.com such that you're not supposed to give short answers? My occasional short answers have usually received negative votes. Can we bring into question the ...
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What about high answer quality?

There has been a large amount of warning about making sure we get started with high quality questions, but what about high quality answers? I think so far the answers we have been getting are just ok ...
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Information theory — on-topic?

I had added this as a comment to another question about what the site should consider an on-topic question and encouraged by others thought it merited its own question. Given that Claude Shannon ...
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MATLAB or Signal Processing?

Signal Processing community now has really set a good high standard of answer by now. Most important aspect i believe are We have seen deep understanding of algorithms including all relevant ...
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How can we be more welcoming?

This recent SO blog post got me thinking about how DSP.SE can be more welcoming of newcomers of all flavors. The specific sorts of questioners that I believe we need to encourage more are: Homework ...
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Citing StackExchange or the Signal Processing group

StackExchange in general and this Signal Processing group in particular have been very useful in helping us use fft for a research project. However, we're trying to publish this stuff in a scientific ...
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Let's get the site's answer rate back to over 90%!

For over a year (close to two years actually) this site has been growing, and quite a few members are taking an active part in both asking and answering the questions. As all of you (I'm sure) are ...
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What should happen to DSP questions that have several answers/an accepted answer on SO already?

There are quite a few questions on SO on image processing that are much more about "how do I detect X" rather than "how do I implement this detection algorithm in language Y", for example this ...
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How do we get more users to contribute to beta?

If you look through the list of users and their ratings on DSP.SE, there aren't many participants. Is there a way to send everyone "a friendly reminder" that the web site is still here and is in need ...
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Let's organize an answer posse!

Allow me to introduce myself. Recently y'all participated in community evaluation, which shows that the quality of your site is consistently high. I personally can't judge your answers (or really ...
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What is our stance on “Where can I find code for x?”

Question at hand: https://dsp.stackexchange.com/questions/3/any-good-open-source-implementation-for-hand-tracking The question immediately got a down-vote, my assumption is that it received it ...
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Are OpenCV questions on topic?

It would seem that questions about the use of OpenCV should be on topic, because they are usually questions about computer vision algorithms in disguise. There are plenty of such questions on ...
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Are signal identification questions on topic here?

If I were to post a question with a screenshot of a waveform, or a table of datapoints, and ask for suggestions as to what protocol that signal was using, would that be on-topic here? I'm not sure ...
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Do hardware benchmarks questions have lasting value?

This is in regards to a recent question: DSP Benchmarks for ARM Cortex-M4 processor, where the OP asks where he can find benchmarks for his hardware. Do they add value to the site? My concerns are: ...
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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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(Updated) Design for Signal Processing Stack Exchange

Thank you to everyone who took the time to review and provide feedback on the Signal Processing Site Design. Based on the post’s feedback, we created a second option for the site’s color scheme. We ...
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How do we promote the site?

Where's the best place to promote the site? That's what we're gonna need to really drag in a lot of people pretty quickly. Are there magazines that we need to buy ad-space in or is there a specific ...
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A Leadership Vacuum: Please Step Up

For the last two months, I have been seeking an additional moderator for this site. Your community has grown and you need a new person to help assist the current moderation team in nurturing and ...
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Should we re-ask questions that were asked on other sites?

I've asked signal processing related questions on other sites before this one existed. Should I re-ask them here? Should I flag them to be migrated? Examples: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Are questions on numerical analysis on-topic?

Can we ask questions on numerical analysis here? Prompted by the question: Approximation techniques for the square super-root function? The comments on the question say: Great question, but ...
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How should we deal with questions that were answered by comments only

Recently I've come across questions which received some good comments but no answers. From the OPs' comments it was clear that the other comments had solved their problem. So practically each of these ...
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Should we pay more attention to tag wikis?

I say that at initial stages of the Beta, people who create tags should try and create their wikis as well. I know some of us are doing it already. Otherwise it will be very difficult for a few people ...
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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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Can we get rid of and lock the [signal] tag?

On a "Signal Processing" site, adding a signal tag to a question actually carries absolutely no information. Worse, even, is that most of the questions tagged with it are of mediocre-to-bad quality¹ (...
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Community Promotion Ads 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size, and so with it, we now have finally reached the time to start Community Promotion Ads on your graduated site! What are Community ...
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How 'expert' do my questions need to be for this site?

I'm just starting out on DSP and most of my knowledge is self-taught and researched online. As I'm learning I may have some pretty basic questions for this site. For example, I had/have a question ...
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Order and consistency in tagging

This post is primarily to get a consensus on appropriate tag name conventions. Signal processing is a very diverse field and not everyone might be familiar with all acronyms (other than basic ones). I ...
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Don't forget about the chat?

During these first few days of the site formation, using the chatroom can be a great resource (since as right now, the site has only been up for a few hours, and some of these discussions may be ...
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Why was this question migrated to SO?

This question was migrated to SO. I was wondering why, since it's not a particularly good fit for SO: Image of (pseudo?) code: a big no-no. Asking to read paper by a 3rd party and find an error in it:...
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Should we clean-up some “Catch-all” tags?

There are some tags- which becomes "catch-all" i.e. they are essentially redundant and can be applied anywhere or they don't quite have very direct classification meaning to the question. Some of ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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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Stepping down as moderator

I have decided to step down as pro-tem moderator of Signal Processing Stack Exchange and have informed the SE team of my decision (I will stay on until the new pro-tems are picked). When the ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

We need to lay out what's on topic and what's off topic. If you know something is likely to be partially on topic go ahead and list it here as being off-topic. Let's get the structure well laid out.
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. I asked for questions in an earlier thread but we didn't get any new suggestions. Therefore, we'll just ...
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Should there be a separate Image Processing & Computer Vision SE site?

There is a new proposal in Area 51 to start up an Image Processing & Computer Vision site. I had my doubts about it: Will this mean that DSP.SE and Cross Validated SE will lose members to the ...