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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

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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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 ...
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Signal Processing or Computer Science or Statistics?

I have a question about my Signal Processing Stack Exchange post: Obtaining n values from n-1 sensors I'm interested in the Signal Processing aspect, but I see a overlap with the Computer Science and ...
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How does Matt L. do to remain over the top?

[The initial pun turned into a look at observable variables showing trends and clustering] Outlier detection is a radical task in signal processing. The user Matt L. has about three times more total ...
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Merge [iq] and [quadrature] tags?

I suggest merging the [iq] and [quadrature] tags (or making them synonymous), and keep [quadrature] as the tag name. I tried to do this myself, but everything under "Tags" seems to be read-only.
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Should plainly incorrect answers be deleted?

This very interesting question has an answer that relies on the dubious assumption that the frequency response of time-varying systems exists in continuous time. I believe the answer is blatantly ...
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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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Help center desperately needs more detail

The help/on-topic page needs some love. Right now it consists of a total of one sentence of guidance on what is on-topic: "Signal Processing Stack Exchange is for practitioners of the art and ...
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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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Tags and synonyms for background problems, especially for 1D signals

There is a tag for background-subtraction, with only 20 questions. Although this term is common in image processing, several questions have been asked recently for signals or time series. I would ...
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i also think that this question should not have been migrated away from dsp.se

i would write an answer to this question, but do not want to register for yet another SE site. can someone migrate this question back to DSP.SE? https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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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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Anthropomorphising operators should be closed as matters of opinion

Should Q&A's which ask whether matrix operators are human, and can go off and make their own assumptions, such as here: Is spectral leakage due to windowing 'different' for the DTFT and ...
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Questions on the usefulness or validity of published signal/image processing techniques

The DSP literature increases steadily with more or less useful papers. Sometime, a potential promising ideas get little notice. It could be that the paper (if not obviously wrong) has not reached its ...
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Merging tags: stft, short-time-ft

My first tag question. I have just discovered that we have stft and short-time-ft tags. Should we merge them under one ...
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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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Closing as off-topic: Any clue why we have some Portuguese words in this ?

I decided to put a close vote on a question a few minutes ago and then I fell on some Portuguese words, a language I do love btw. Any clues ?
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Few accepted answers at SE.DSP meta. Should we bother?

We sometimes complain about SE.DSP posts, lacking of quality, upvoted or accepted answers. I just remarked that the level of accepted answers at meta is not astonishingly huge. Should the most ...