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Culture of knowledge and academic discourse on this board

I would like to inform everybody that you are losing me as a contributing member of this community. I cannot stand the hostility against non-engineering (but rather math oriented) approaches to DSP ...
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DSP Concepts Visually Explained

One of my all-time favorite SE questions is Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain. Has there been any similar post on DSP.SE? Would this be an appropriate thing to post?
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hay Fat32, thank you for pushing me over the edge into 5 digits

now with all this rep, i got "Access to Moderator tools". so what good are "Moderator tools"? can i kick someone's butt outa here? throw my weight around? what good is having rep if i can't make ...
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Is there a way to edit a question or answer for a typographic reason and not have the thread placed at the top?

I wanna be able to indulge my OCD and "fix" some posts (questions or answers) without the presumption that there is something "new" that deserves attention.
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Rename the `Hilbert` Tag into `Hilbert-Transform`

There is a tag named hilbert which is used mainly in the context of Hilbert Transform. I suggest renaming it into hilbert-transform (Merging it with the current hilbert-transform tag). The Hilbert ...
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should i get ina scruff with this person, or what?

2x oversampling by inserting zeros? his/her user page has this: "La Conquista Stackexchange is a collection of stupids playing smart. I never met so many stupids in my whole life."
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How do we respond to less than full disclosure

I just deleted my answer to Count fish passing through a canal I answered under the assumption that this was a school project but the OP eventually mentioned he had a commercial intent. I feel I ...
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Notice: I've just removed all [tag:audio-processing] tags; blacklist?

Since audio was used with but two of the 12 questions, that tag seems very redundant. I'd recommend a tag blacklist for that, just to avoid it being added later on. It's an intrinsic tag. related: ...
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Why are questions asking for terms off-topic?

The question What is the moment when all oscillators aligned to make a jump called? asks for correct term and is closed as off-topic. According to What topics can I ask about here? - Help Center, I ...
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Signal processing: a science or a technology on StackExchange?

I have always thought about signal processing as a blended discipline. We already had the debate here, several times,for instance in: What is Signal Processing? Signal Processing or Computer Science ...
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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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Celebration: using anniversaries to open and publicize DSP topics

We are celebrating in France the 250th anniversary of Joseph Fourier, who is relatively little known as a mathematician. He had many activities, including being a Prefect (Governor), published little ...
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Deleted comment etiquette

Take the situation where somebody asks a simple offshoot question in a comment to an answer. You give a quick answer to the question in a following comment, including an @ attribution. The asker ...
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Migration Rationale Question

Honestly, I'm not trying to be a pest, but I am a bit confused. My previous question to Meta, Deletion Rationale Clarification, seems to have concluded that the driving rationale behind the deletion ...
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Deletion Rationale Clarification

Yesterday I gave what I believe to be a valuable answer to a posted questions: Get the dominant frequency of motion to correlate with tempo BPM of a song This morning I find that the user has ...
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Open Review Use Case

This question appeared on the board earlier today. While I think that it is an interesting idea, I am not sure how much does it fit with the nature of the board at the moment. My perception would be ...
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Are work-related questions on-topic?

I'm still at University, but I would really like to know if it is possible to find any work related to DSP where I live (Buenos Aires, Argenitna). I don't think South America is the right place to ...
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How to handle "On-Topic" but not "in-form" questions?

This question popped up at least twice in my review list and I struggled to provide a response I would feel comfortable with and this was not the only review that puzzled me lately. The question is ...
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How to deal with unfair downvotes?

This is my first post on meta, so I'm not sure if it's on-topic. Feel free to tell me if I have to delete it. I'm feeling a bit upset, because my two top-voted posts (my top-voted question and top-...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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How to deal with self-advertising posts?

This answer is on-topic, but the poster fails to disclose that they are the author of the site. Stack Exchange policy discourages this. What is the appropriate action in this case? The action I've ...
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How to craft a question that won't attract negative votes, with input from the community?

Today I destroyed the account of a user who openly admitted that the account was created as a throwaway account because they knew their question would attract negative votes. Creating such an account ...
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Self-answering without peer-review: benefit or harmful

I posted a question and after some subsequent time, i added my own answer. There was no participation of any other parties. I added my own solution to the problem in question, solely for the benefit ...
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User deletes text of their own question -- what to do?

The text of this question was replaced by "nt nt nt..." by the OP. Should we rollback the edit (at the risk of an indefinite back-and-forth with the OP), or delete the question? Or something else? ...
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Is this site suitable for Color Theory?

Some time ago, I had a laptop from Dell. I installed Ubuntu and went to GNOME Color Manager. I set the ICC profile of the display to the default, but the default profile seemed to be broken. (The ...
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Tag "survailence" should be "surveillance"

Can tag names be edited? I didn't see a way to change it, I hope it's possible... (The SE system is really bad at allowing users to report small problems like this: I can't suggest a tag synonym, ...
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Any idea why the $\tt hat$ "$\hat{}$" is a bit off?

I am noticing that the hat accent in $\textrm{"\hat"}$ is a bit off for the past days, going top-right as an exponent. And that's for both inline and display mode. Even the entry on the famous MathJax ...
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How much should one elaborate?

I view this site as having a primary respondent that is the OP of a question. Thus, I try to limit myself to the question asked and not go into details about related things that may have to do with ...
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Stack Exchange Signal processing in the real life: meeting contributors

[On meeting "Stack Exchange Signal processing" contributors] Current answers: Finland, Hämeenlinna, Olli Niemitalo France, Greater Paris area (Nanterre), Laurent Duval The Netherlands, ...
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How do you study Signal Processing? (and other math intensive topics)

I've been dabbling with Signal processing for a little over a year and a half. Despite having a BS and a MS in Computer Science, I have a shit math background. Right now I'm going through Richard ...
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tag called "canny-edge-detector"

What is that? Can someone toss in a description? "The question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your problem - including what you have ...
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Are questions related to steganography or watermarking on topic here?

I am a mathematician, and I have no problem figuring out the programming part when I try to read steganographic approaches on IEEE. So, I thought my questions do not fit stackoverflow. I am a newbie ...
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IEEE Signal Processing Society membership

My university is having some problems with its IEEE membership since the beginning of the year and I was thinking about getting my own signal processing subscription for a while now but I'm not sure ...
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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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Job Advertisement related "questions"

With the opportunity of this post, earlier today, I was wondering what the consensus would be for somehow incorporating "job adverts" in DSP SE. My advice to the OP was to post the job at ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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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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Giving two separate answers to the same question

I have come across some questions that have received two separate answers from one single person. What are your thoughts on this? What I have in mind is that if the answerer has a new answer, then it ...
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Tag [tag:fm] should be a synonym of [tag:frequency-modulation]

Came across this, and removed the fm/frequency-modulation double tagging. Recommendation for good ressources on digital processing and D-QPSK So, I think, since this abbreviation is really common, ...
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How can we "encourage" askers to actually *edit* questions than rather just clarify in the comments?

This happens to me far too often: I ask people to clarify something crucial about their question, and I already add the edit link in bold in the comment, and they still just comment. This is still ...
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Are MATLAB related questions allowed in dsp.se?

For example, is the following a valid question? Which function can I use to implement the following filter in MATLAB? Can I use MATLAB butter(_) function?
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On non-mandatory regular DSP Chat Meetups

Don't [we] forget about the chat? The question was asked 5.5 years ago, and answered (only) two years later (3.5 years ago) by endolith. Since I was not busy enough eating and drinking during some ...
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hey, this guy has rep outside of SE. i think he should start with 101 points as was afforded to me when i started

Stefan Stenzel. he's Mr. Waldorf. https://dsp.stackexchange.com/users/25424/stefan-stenzel
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again, i object to the median filter question being closed

i don't get why people close virtually good questions about salient topics to signal processing. an efficient median filter is definitely a salient topic to DSP.
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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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What are the "intrinsic tags" tags we'd want to block?

Following the question Can we get rid of and lock the [signal] tag? and especially Kevin's answer FYI: This type of bad tag is called an intrinsic tag and there is a feature specifically to ...
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Merge [fec] and [channelcoding] tags?

I propose merging these two tags, since they are essentially synonymous. I'd prefer to keep [channelcoding], since it's more descriptive.
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Can one latexify formulae on Signal Processing meta?

Yesterday, I did some edit to a post, and by mistake retyped formulae with a latex syntax. Signal Processing Meta does not allow latexified math formula yet, see for instance Can we have MathJax ...
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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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Question's title idem as content, and nothing more. Your thoughts on this?

I have been coming across questions that got a one-line title and where the content of the question is just the same title verbatim. Nothing wrong with giving a clear answer if everything is contained ...