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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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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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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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Hardware question

I am looking into a super resolution project ( Increasing image resolution ) and was thinking of building a hardware to snap multiple pictures. A question about building a hardware definitely seems ...
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Asking a question on the degree to which a medium is digital or analog

I have run across an interesting article in my internet travels Analog is Not the Opposite of Digital which addresses using the term "analog" for a film camera. I tend to disagree with the article, ...
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Defining a broader scope of on-topic questions

Given the site being relatively new there are many (and will be eve more) questions like : Are questions on topic X is - on-topic or off-topic? Here are some glimps: Computer Vision questions ...
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Minor edits on good, answered questions (to claim partial ownership?) - should it be discouraged?

I've noticed it on two of my posts (1, 2), but I speculate this happens to other posts also. Relatively new users (with no edit rights), make tiny 2-3 word edits. According to the faq: Try to make ...
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Clear duplicates not geting closed because of a low number of views

Four days ago, I answered this question migrated from SO. Two days later, a practically identical question was posted here, and as the tags were in my field, I saw it, provided a link to the duplicate ...
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Question migrated to wrong site

My question, which is regarding a specific signal processing algorithm was moved from DSP to Physics. Obviously that's less suitable than Digital Signal Processing - however, 3 people voted to migrate ...
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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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Why is the site in beta?

Why is the site in beta? Is the beta programming related (i.e. the back end platfrom of the website and the UI), or is it more related to populatrity and interest (i.e. is it waiting for a certain ...
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What constitutes an FAQ question?

In a questions page - there are categories like newest, votes etc. There is also, a tab called FAQ. What exactly is this? What is the criteria that defines a question to be called an FAQ? Just ...
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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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Editing somebody else's question to appeal to a broader audience

This is my first time posting on any meta, so sorry if it's an inappropriate question in some way. Before I had edit privileges, I gave a fairly popular answer to this question. A question was, in my ...
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Dealing with Misleading questions and answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do with Q&A's like this which are ill composed, inaccurate and contain full of half truths This is in reference to the following question: Theory behind ...
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What is the criteria for Account Suspension?

I just came across a profile - https://dsp.stackexchange.com/users/1035/zaubertrank While i can see somethings inconsistent - inspite of having questions that are 10 upvotes, and only one question ...
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MathJax buttons/hotkeys script

I've written a script that lets you insert dollar symbols automatically(via a keyboard shortcut or button) in the editor window on Stack Exchange sites that support MathJax. Feel free to check it out. ...
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Is neural network related quesitons are on-topic?

There is a question in SO here : https://stackoverflow.com/q/8290543/990673 Isn't this more appropriate here?
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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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Should we conciously manage Comments clutter?

Quite often, it is seen that OP begins with questions with basic level with only barely minimal explanation. Over time, several people ask - "Questions about question" under comments. This is quite ...
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Where do PID loop + other control systems questions go?

The areas of signal processing and feedback control systems go hand in hand. Are control system questions within the intended scope of this site? If not, I'm surprised... and where should they go?
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Is it okay to ask a question and answer it as well?

As per this link from FAQ http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/07/its-ok-to-ask-and-answer-your-own-questions/ - it may not be a bad idea if i ask the question for the very purpose of answering it ...
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Can I ask for a link to survey of methods on specific subject in image processing?

Can I ask for a link to survey of methods on specific subject in image processing? Is it considered OK in this site? The FAQ says that: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based ...
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Policy for asking same question in different domains

I have a question here that straddles a variety of fields. I have received a very nice answer looking at the problem in one way, but I wanted to also explore other ways in which it can be solved from ...
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Is there a policy for homework-type questions?

I am not sure what the best course of action is for questions like the one on the street sign recognition. I can't help think the author didn't really search for information prior to answering, and ...
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Why did this question get closed? [closed]

When finally someone asked an expert level, research question these folks got together and closed it. This is very amusing. Added : (...in view of comments below....) For a very good example of ...
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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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Should we postpone the automatic public beta until most “expert level committers” have registered with the site? [closed]

I just did a casual check of the site's user list, and noticed that a good number of Area51 committers (self-identified as expert or research level) have not yet registered with the beta site. In ...
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The ease of down-voting

Down-voting a question or an answer is very easy (at least for those who have more than a minimal reputation on a site); just click on an arrow! But giving a reason for the down vote requires a lot ...
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Is this the place for Neuroscience related questions?

Is this the place for Neuroscience related questions? e.g. fMRI preprocessing/analysis methods and such like? I see there's no neuroscience tag yet.
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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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Pilfering more questions from Stack Overflow

I've been watching tags like signal-processing and image-processing on Stack Overflow, and there are a quite a few questions ...
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What to do if we find on-topic questions elsewhere that would fit well here?

I came across this question on Stack Overflow today. I think it's a good question for dsp.SE, but it's also on-topic on Stack Overflow. Is there a means to cross-list it on both sites, or should it ...
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Protocol on deleting an answer

I posted an answer to this question. In view of further information provided by the OP in response to my answer, my answer is irrelevant to the question that the OP really should have asked. He has ...
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Are “How do I do X in Y (programming language)?” off-topic?

I just joined this site and was surprised to see that there is a matlab tag but not an OpenCV tag. I then found that we are already asking if OpenCV questions are off-topic. However, there seems to be ...
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Why were my tag-wiki proposals rejected? [closed]

I suggested two tag-wikis (which were blank before): https://dsp.stackexchange.com/suggested-edits/201 https://dsp.stackexchange.com/suggested-edits/202 So, I thought these were substantial edits; ...
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Chat RSS feed should not be Inline

The problem with having an inline RSS feed of questions on a low volume chat room is that you tend not to be able to easily find the interesting conversations, which is what will keep people coming ...
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Suggestions for evolving identity of Group [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: We're going to need a distinct look / theme I am referring to logo (and possibly the same can be applied for the theme) which is derived by initials and that pattern is ...
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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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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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Question on posting questions of breadth VS depth

I wanted to ask this on the meta before going all out on the actual SIGPROC site. What I would like to know is how is one supposed to go about asking Sigproc questions that related more to breadth ...
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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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Query about revising an answer

I am considering revising an Answer I posted to a query about time resolution and bandwidth. My Answer received a fair number of positive votes -- in fact more than the accepted Answer and so I ...
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What do we do with incomplete questions?

This post is spurred by this question. The question has received 4 answers, all of them saying something different from the other and there is deep disagreement between all the answerers and the ...
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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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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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Who should be our moderators?

From the Moderator Blog article About a week into the public beta, we will seek out members who are deeply engaged in the community’s development; members who: Have a reasonably high ...
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What is Signal Processing?

Where do we draw the limits of what is signal processing? Do we include biological, chemical, electrical, mechanical, or other related signals? Do we include non-linear signals? Do we include things ...
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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 ...