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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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Reason for being off-topic missing from list?

In the list of reasons for closing a question for being off-topic, there was one along the lines of "This question is not about signal processing as defined in the help center". I don't see that ...
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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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okay, if i have sufficient rep to edit someone else's question and it has immediate effect

... why is it that when someone else, assumedly with less than sufficient rep, edits a question and I (with sufficient rep to change the question) approve the edit, why is that not sufficient to ...
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Missing bounty?

I answered this question during its first bounty period but the answer didn't get enough votes or get accepted during the first bounty period. The poster then started a second bounty and then ...
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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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Why is the URL for Signal Processing dsp.stackexchange.com?

Here's a silly question: Why is the URL for Signal Processing dsp.stackexchange.com? What does DSP stand for?
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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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Adding a Documentation Section

Some questions here are answered in the most intuitive way in the world. I wonder why not gather all pertinent high voted answers in form of tutorials, something like what it is done in https://...
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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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Convert to edit where edit has an image causes images in original post to be replaced

When I deleted an OP answer using the mod convert to edit option on this question, the edit added the edit but didn't update the links to the picture. So the ...
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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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Weird badge award

I got an Announcer badge for sharing the IP address of Filter coefficients for colored noise Voss Algorithm which caused 25 different users to visit the question. But I have no recollection of ever ...
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My edits need approval again… AND I can vote for my own edit, giving it half the approval needed

Edit of question: Need help implementing DCT Type 4 algorithm I edited the question, and then noticed that I was presented with the "your edit will be placed in a review queue" form that low-...
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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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Transferring points to another user for answering based on a comment

Would it make sense to have a feature where User-A can donate points to User-B? I've seen situations where User-B posts a valid answer in a short comment, and then User-A comes along and posts a ...
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why can't i edit this question?

i usually think that i have enough rep to directly edit questions on the SP.SE site. but i cannot edit this question because someone with less rep has an edit in the approval queue. now my "...
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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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How to poke or ask a community member to answer the question?

Under the place where you post questions, there is a textbox where you can enter email of someone who you think might know the answer to your question. I wonder if there is a way to mention a member ...
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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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Questions in “close” review queue with no close votes

In the past few weeks I've ocassionally seen questions on the "close" queue that don't have any actual close votes. Has anybody else seen this? Is it a bug?
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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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Question follow feature like Quora

Like Quora, we need the ability to follow a good question that we really need to know the new answers that added in future.
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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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What's this stupid thing about having to indent all of your code with 4 spaces for it to be rendered as code?

isn't there some markup hook that i can use to do that? i'm getting tired of fetching some old C file that i want to simply paste in and having to manually add spaces to many of the lines. this ...
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I hope it's okay that I created a “fast-convolution” tag

I think we needed it. I searched the archive and attached that tag to a few questions that appeared to be about the topic.
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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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Another little bug in the display of answer scores for accepted answers

Just adding to this related question: In user profiles under Activity => Answers [or Favorites / Bounties] there's a similar problem:

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