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Can we remove the fft tag from this question?

A user has suggested to add the tags fft and signal-analysis to this question: Calculating the power of a signal However, I think the question has nothing to do with FFT. I could remove the tag but ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Signal Processing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google,...
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How to deal with quotes that aren't marked aus such?

The first paragraph of this question seems to be a verbal quote from a Wikipedia article but is not marked up as quote. I assume this is not accepted because it is plagiarism? Before editing the ...
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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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Is this the place to ask about measurements produced by spectrophotometer?

I have a question regarding some reflectance measurements produced from a spectrophotometer. This is to measure the coloration of bird plumage. Is Signal Processing an appropriate stack exchange site ...
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Is there any way to prevent users from deleting answers?

A while ago I wanted to refer to my old answer, but I've realised the question was most probably removed by an OP. That is not a first time I can see user posting a question and removing it from SE ...
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Are questions on measurement uncertainty on uncertainty off-topic?

I will soon be doing some work on uncertainty in image processing type techniques (specifically surface texture) and have some questions on various measurement uncertainty related topics. Is this a ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Signal Processing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google,...
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What is the criteria of a site being launched

I just came across the Area 51, and found that we have got 3 Okay and 2 Excellent evaluations. Looks like our site probably needs some improvement on answer ratio and rate (I guess these two dropped ...
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Language Problems

I only recently joined this community, however it strikes me how many questions appear to be mostly about words. Often, the person who's asking seems to do so in an unclear formulation. I sometimes ...
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Why is there no "quantization" tag yet?

First of all sorry if this doesn't belong here, or if i'm a newbie and i'm out of line, etc. But i was wondering why no one has created the quantization tag yet? Is it perhaps, because no one really ...
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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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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Signal Processing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google,...
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Winterbash 2013?

The SE network is about to put its silly hat(s) on again, and allow *.SE sites to enter (or not) the Winterbash 2013. Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that ...
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Requests for a data set on topic?

I perused the Meta and the site's help center and didn't see this topic addressed, so I hope it is not a duplicate. This site occasionally sees questions of the form "Where can I find a data set for ...
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Can I ask for an explanation of an answer on somebody else's question?

I was checking through the questions on DSP Stack Exchange and found a question that I was also curious about. So i was following the question to see any solutions. An answer has been given by a ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Signal Processing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google,...
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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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Truth is considered offensive and untolerated

Peter K. has removed this message I do not think that datageist answer is the answer. By just saying that you can convolvolve simpler in the fourier domain, you do not explain why do you need ...
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Are questions about VHF antennas off-topic here?

I am not sure if this is a good place to ask technical questions—e.g.: power required to transmit data over [x]km—about VHF antennas; or if electrical engineering would be a better stackexchange site ...
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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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Let's get critical: Jun 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Signal Processing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google,...
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What to do about old SO questions which are a good fit for DSP?

Reading this question which is relatively new (also migrated from SO), I found a link contained in the question to a very related, old and answered question from SO. The question is, in my opinion, a ...
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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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Not enough reputation for comment, should new users write answers instead?

I have a comment on this question which might be helpful, but definitely not a complete answer. I would write that comment, but do not have enough reputation yet to do that. Should I write my comment ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?